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Published on December 21st, 2017 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Battle Rapper T-Top Talks Smack URL and the Art of Battle on ‘Headlines’ with Shay Star

Battle Rap is thankfully making a larger footprint in the Hip Hop space and it’s so very timely with all the “passive voice” rapping going on these days. Celebrating lyrical prowess aka BARZ is regaining its rightful place in the fabric of the culture, the strength that was key in the promulgation of the Hip Hop culture is returning with a new generation of pillar respecters!

The Hype Magazine “Headlines” segment producer Shay Star gets to the business with multi-talented Battle Rap Champion T-Top…he’s more than a lyrical leviathan! Headlines streams live each Tuesday via

Here’s the official line on the segment

South Carolina native T-Top; best known for his gut stabbing lyrics and diabolical punchlines; visits The Building ATL for a few laughs and some heavy conversation! Tune in to see what the “Bear” had to say about his latest project and what to expect very soon….

On the set, behind the scenes or ON THE SCENE Shay Star is a trusted voice within the Atlanta entertainment community and you might run into her just about anywhere…get connected with rising media maven Shay Star!

Twitter: @ShayStarDOTcom

IG: @shaystardotcom




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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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