ASAP Battle of the Beats Round 2
As the overall entertainment stage in the city broadens, it is quickly becoming apparent that among our city’s talented folk are a lot of beat makers! The Producer scene in Dallas is as strong as ever and is now accompanied by a strong underground. Dallas is no stranger to recognition for its production talent, grammy award winning Duo, “Play-n-Skills” are back in the city now, along with featured industry producer “The Kraken” and fellow commercially place engineer “Jah Born”. Several producer battles have also sprung up in the city including; “RAW & UNDERGROUND” near Denton, “Tha Culture: League of Extraordinary Beat Makers” in Dallas, Too Fresh Productions: #FreshBeats usually held at the Crown & Harp, and the ASAP battle of the Beats! These 1 on 1 producer battles are usually several rounds of head 2 head bracket style competing.
Super producer “Timmy Wayne” came up with the concept of having a beat battle, here locally, a few years back and since the 1st season it has expanded both in notoriety as well as popularity! After season 1’s winner went on to win an AMA (American Music Award) for his work on Ariana Grande album “Lovin’ it” season two brought out city heavy weights! Mr. Rickey “Slikk Musiq” Offord actually flew in from L.A. to guest judge the season finale, and this year has already seen two of the cities all-stars come back to judge.
Most recently I had the chance to see the 2nd round of the ASAP battle of the Beats, a competition in its 2nd full season of shows. This particular competition is responsible for launching several local producers in to the lime light, both nationally and in the city as well. The most recent victor, local producer “Freddie Bruno” has been making a name for himself around the city, has a solid crisp sound reminiscent of “Timberland” and some struggle vs the producer “Migi” he breezed through with thump & finished out number 1 in the most recent competition after best some pretty stiff battelers. For more info on “Freddie Bruno” and the competition its self visit their facebook page. www.facebook.com/asapbeatleague