They call it Night of Main Events for a reason! After months of debate and speculation on whether or not Loso would ever appear on the stage that SMACK built, the Horseman was announced to battle on one of the biggest cards of the summer. The matchup, which was broadcasted as a free battle on YouTube, took place against the hometown hero Scotty in Houston, TX as a Proving Ground battle.
For months, the battle rap community had argued about whether or not Loso’s high profile performance record and undefeated streak carried enough weight to bypass the PG’s. That serves as a danger room for up and coming emcees. Many stated that Loso may not be able to handle the pressure of being on the big stage. Well after Saturday night, the former HGA affiliate silenced all the naysayers.
Loso did not come to play in that building. He set the tone for the rest of the night, putting everybody on notice with quotable after quotable. His opponent held his own for the first. He had a charisma and confidence that made his simple bars land harder than they would have with most but was overwhelmed every round.
Loso got the easy 3-0. So who’s the next plate on SMDDDDDAAACK? Whether it’s Nu Jerzey Twork, Chef Trez, or Nu Nu Nailz hairdresser, it’s guaranteed to be one to watch. Hopefully, we can get a Loso/Th3 Saga team up versus NWX on a Double Impact in the near future.
Only one question remains unanswered. With Th3 Saga, Street Hymns, and now Loso making their URL debuts, when will A. Ward officially touchdown on a URL Stage? And no, NOME 8 doesn’t count!
Watch Loso Below (battle begins at the 1:08:00 mark *Language*):
Corey Wise and OnBeatMusic released another collab song featuring Zach Paradis again called “Gotta Smile.” “This song was written during the darkest season of my life. Depression was heavy, anxiety was high and hope was running low.” Corey says. “God reminded me that even in the middle of the struggles, trials and falls we have to remember his love and smile even in the chaos.” Listen to Corey Wise and OnBeatMusic below:
Hip-Hop collective NFTRY released their first group album with Inventory. NFTRY is headed by Eshon Burgundy. The collective also contains Jeremiah Bligen, Thre, IV Conerly, Neek Smif, C.H.R.I.S., J. Johnson, Reflect, Tone Spain, Church B, and Jay Cabassa. Listen to NFTRY Below: Buy or stream here.
The trio is back with “Highlight,” the second single off of Ty Brasel’s upcoming album releasing on May 1, 2020. This track marks the third collaboration between the three artists, following 1k Phew’s 2019 cuts “How We Coming” and “Kung Fu.” Listen to Ty Brasel below: Buy or stream here.
CJ Emulous dropped his new single today featuring Miles Minnick called “Right Back.” “Right back with another CHH banger! I really wanted to incite and challenge believers in the context of being on fire with their faith. “Right back in it! Prayer time feels like Popeye spinach. This ain’t a bar it’s a bypass clinic, tryna change your heart to put Christ back in it!” I’m excited about my faith and wanted others to know that it’s ok, not corny, to be excited and blatant with their Christianity!” Listen to CJ Emulous below:
“Glory” by Diomer is all about self-reflection and redemption. “I’ve realized that even if I accomplish the dreams I’m chasing after, such as becoming a full-time artist and glorifying Jesus through it, that reality in and of itself won’t solve all my problems. I have some baggage from my past that I’m still learning how to surrender and let God restore me from, but regardless I can rejoice now, knowing that one day all Christ-followers and I will be fully restored and live with God in heaven forever.” Diomer teamed up with Los Angeles-based producer Brad Rame to bring his […]
Cary The Dreamer released “IGH (It’s Gon’ Happen)” featuring Parris Chariz. This Dos Zachys-produced track encourages listeners to trust it’s all going to fall in place when moving in faith. With everything COVID-19, this song is extremely fitting. Listen to Cary The Dreamer Below: Buy or stream here.