ALCHEMY NETWORKS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES DIGITAL RAP BATTLE NETWORK AS ONE OF THE FIRST YOUTUBE PAID CHANNELSRap Battle Network Provides an Interactive Hub for Urban Culture and MusicAlchemy Networks, the premiere digital network for urban lifestyle and entertainment, announced today the launch of Rap Battle Network (“RBN”) as one of the first YouTube paid channels. RBN provides an online destination where rap fans can watch rappers battle against each other in a lyrical fight of the fittest. Initially this channel will be exclusively available to YouTube subscribers and allow access into the underground rap scene throughout US and international cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Denmark.Embracing the revival of underground urban culture, Alchemy Networks’ Rap Battle Network is an online community dedicated to providing its’ subscribers with an inside look into the sub culture of emerging rap artists as they battle head to head in arenas from around the globe with hopes of becoming the next big star. With over 120K subscribers on its existing channels, Rap Battle Network has partnered with top-tier battle class leagues to feature popular battles, celebrity alignments, exclusive interviews, and videos.Rap Battle Network will provide an online portal into the world of rap battles by hosting original programming with monthly rap battle events and competitions, providing audiences with a platform that will grow as a result of innovative hosting and highly-selective aggregated content. As the renaissance of rap battling continues to gain momentum, Alchemy Networks is utilizing advanced digital technology to provide an online stage for rappers to showcase their abilities on a global platform.Anthony Maddox, Head of Development at Alchemy Networks stated, “Rap Battle Network has emerged as the new underground for hip-hop music and RBN will be one of the major filters to help build the genre into a global proponent of hip-hop music.”Alchemy Networks has already emerged as a leading outlet for urban lifestyle and culture, offering over 40 YouTube channels. The network averages over 9 million views a month, has over 150 million total views and has over 1 million subscribers. Peter Griffith, CEO of Alchemy Networks said, “Rap Battle Network will serve as a launch pad for the rap battle community and the emerging rapper on a global scale. The rap battle fans have been paying in the range of $10.00 to $30.00 for one pay-per-view event, investing more that $150 to $200 per year in watching infrequent pay-per-view battles. We offer monthly battles, 4 major pay-per-view events, exclusive interviews, the Rap Ring Girls and more for $2.99 per month or $24.99 for the entire year.” Rap Battle Networks’ first monthly rap battle offering will take place June 1st in Los Angeles, California and will feature some of the top, internationally known battle rappers including; Math Hoffa, John John Da Don, J Pro, Syd Vicious, Shotgun Suge, and Daylyt.For subscription information please visit the newly launched RapBattleNetwork.com, the new website that features details of top battles from around the world, profiles rap battle artists and learn about the new and emerging battle rappers from around the globe. Users can also preview some of the most exciting rap battles, sign-up and create a free profile and receive exclusive promotional offers. To subscribe, viewers will have to be signed into YouTube.com on a computer and have a Google Wallet account.