URL’s “Unfinished Business 2” is going down in New York City Saturday (July 9) with the primary piece of unfinished business being the headline 2-on-2 battle between Tay Roc/Tsu Surf and DNA/K-Shine.
The first match-up between the two teams at “Double Impact” in March set the battle rap world on fire. The video has done more than 1.7 million views on YouTube since its release on April 14, making it the highest-viewed battle of the year by a lot (as long as you’re not counting the Russian scene). Part of the reason behind the high view count is the controversy that stemmed from the battle being cut short when tensions between Tay Roc and K-Shine boiled over.
Another big reason for its popularity is the explosive performance from first-time teammates Tay Roc and Tsu Surf. The two stars lit the crowd up over and over with an incredible performance and were widely considered the clear winners in the non-judged battle.
A preview on BattleRap.com explains that their first performance may be tough to exceed. “[Tsu Surf and Tay Roc]’s last performance can be seen as a gift and a curse,” the publication says. “In one showing, they have catapulted themselves from new contenders to the absolute team to beat. The anticipation will be there once again at UB2 but this time, Roc and Surf have their work cut out for them. How do you outdo what many see as the best performance this year?”
However, DNA and K-Shine are an experienced team, credited with re-popularizing 2-on-2 battles by mixing the street style of battle rap with complexly choreographed rounds and outside-of-the-box concepts and props.
DNA and Tay Roc were already trading jabs on Twitter ahead of the battle.
DNA tomorrow gone be like:
What's up, u dumb fuck, if u swing and miss or land tho(Orlando) I'm shootin ya whole club up ???
THATS HIM IDC
— #MrMaryland (@TheRealTayRoc) July 8, 2016
??? I'm still waiting for u to tell me what's a wing gate n when did shaq become grand Ma Ma goodnight man https://t.co/f8DZpiw93J
— D.N.A™ (@DNA_GTFOH) July 8, 2016
July 9 marks the second time the league is trying to redo the match-up. The battle was rescheduled for a June 4 event, but the venue where it was supposed to be held, Santos Party House, shut down without warning days before. URL attempted to find another venue on short notice but was unable to find something that met its needs. Saturday’s event is being held at Highline Ballroom in New York.
Other notable battles on the card include Charlie Clips vs. Rum Nitty, Shotgun Suge vs. Brizz Rawsteen, T-Top vs. Math Hoffa and John John Da Don vs. Big T.
Check out the trailer for more.
Tickets are available here.