I Beat Daily (@iBeatDaily) Beat Battle – It Only Takes One
Written by: Femi – (@DJ_OLU)
Only Takes One
“It only takes one.” Was the repetitive phrase of the night at the annual “I beat daily” music competition that was held on Tuesday June 26th, 2012. North of the 2nd largest music driven city in the United states sits a small, but well-recognized studio also known as “The Artist Factory”, which has recorded some of Atlanta’s notorious rappers, Mykko Montana being among the masses. This studio was the setting or stage for what will soon be described as an eventful and experience healthy night. Producers from all over the United States sent in tracks to enter the competition, but only 16 were chosen to stand on the stage and have their music critiqued by some of Atlanta’s musically accomplished figure heads including representatives like Tmah Wayne of Konvict music, Peniece Le Gall of S.E.S.A.C. and Grand Hustle.
With only four rounds to “show me what you got” all of the producers came with their heavy hitters. Round one consisted of a head to head free for all. Two at a time each producer battled with two tracks showcasing 30 seconds of their masterpiece. After all is said and done the judges decided which of each pair would advance to the next round, “And man were these judges hunting for heads.” With comments like “that lacked originality” or “I’ve heard that one before” these judges weren’t cutting any slack, on the upside some of the producers highly impressed the judges and were offered contact information on the spot, getting them one step closer to their dream. With Round two the producers were allowed 45 seconds to display 3 tracks in the same head to head format, which revealed and told a story about a lot of their styles and inspirations. From Cali swag to dub-step most of these producers had a signature that begged to differ from the rest, but again like one of the judge’s nicely quoted “You don’t come to a fight to only block punches ,s*** you gotta swing.” And that blocking punches mentality is what got some of the producers cut from the next round.
With only 4 producers standing round 3 quickly intensified with a new set of rules “No Hip-Hop” but still abiding with the head to head,3 tracks, 45 seconds format. After a close battle and careful deliberation on what sells two produces were chosen to battle in the final round. Even though there were a plethora of talented producers, only one could be chosen for the grand prize of $500, but many of the producers left the studio with prize’s that could only be appraised as priceless, “experience,” and “connections.” “It only takes one” said Tmah as he offered words of encouragement to the producers in attendance. “Keep working at your craft, and Keep doing you.” All it takes is that one hit for you to make it. “It only takes one.”
Shoutout to Rob 2K for his win at the, “I Beat Daily”, Beat Battle.
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