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Red Bull Big Tune Invitationals @ SXSW 2010

April 6, 2010

Jake One, Vitamin D, Jonathan Moore, and DJ DV 1 take production fans on another battle based journey during the Red Bull Big Tune Invitationals, which took place at the SXSW music conference.

1st round: QB the Problem vs Ryan Lewis, Mr. Incredible vs 14KT, Budo vs Showstoppers, and Brainstorm vs FKI.

2nd Round Semi-Finals: QB the Problem vs Budo and Brainstorm vs 14KT.

Final Round: Budo vs 14KT

Hit the break for 2nd and final round highlights!

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  5. Trifeckta Wins St. Louis Red Bull Big Tune

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Roc April 7, 2010 at 7:41 am

14 KT’s beat was nasty!

btw..The girl @ 1:52..a NICE!


Juney April 7, 2010 at 9:54 am

i like the way brainstorm flipped that joint he did.

but 14kt!?!?? he won that contest. i mess with him. i still bump his last beat tape.


Neal Helton (Daysun( April 7, 2010 at 9:58 am

14 KT killed that battle. He really one in m oppinion.


RTC Shogun April 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

Damn….That shit got me hype…


ClearBlue April 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

hahaha i feel you


Lukus April 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Hell yeah, I strongly suggest dl’ing 14kt’s free beat tapes, he also recently released a beat mix with Rhetmattic on his twitter… go get em.


Shoulda Coulda April 7, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I absolutely love red bull beat battles. But what I really like in this vid in particular is the way they both seemed to be very good sportsmen and genuinly enjoyed each others music and showed mutual love. Dope, real feel good ish! Producers never beef like childish rappers, lol.


RTC Shogun April 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I’ve thrown a lot of freestyle battles locally and have participated in beat battles. There is a helluva lot less arrogance in the beat maker community. There’s also a better turnout and crowd response from beat battles.


woowee April 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I love my Northwest brethren, but I gotta go with 14kt on this.

What up with the way producers dance? hahaha


BoKnowsBest April 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I’m a huge 14KT fan but Budo came correct with that last track …dude deserves the win


kazilla April 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm

I didn’t like any of these beats.


juiceboxjackson April 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

Ehhh, I wouldn’t go THAT far but I’ve def. heard quite a bit better from all of these dudes…they probably had to make some of these on the fly though…I don’t know…:)


Michael April 8, 2010 at 6:29 am

Red Bukk Beat Battles, am I the only one who feels that Hip Hop gets raped by these sort of things?


Willis Reed April 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm

@Michael: Hip Hop gets raped in almost every Hip Hop related event these days.

I respect the hustle of these beatmakers, but can someone tell me the fascination with watching some guy press play on a cd player, then jumping around like some idiot??
I honestly don’t understand these “beat battles”.

Out before the first one that calls me a hater.


kazilla April 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Yo Willis be a hater man, j/k

People like it because its something new. It will get old like the DMC DJ battles unless people start making some crazy ass shit.



DJ Ian Head April 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm

yo willis, i agree 100%. it’d be more interesting if cats were given a selection of samples and had to go in on the spot and put a few joints together. there was an ill battle i heard about where a jazz band opened, their opening set was recorded, and then producers had to sample something fromt that set and battle with it.

pressing play – and then doing a corny dance?!? – man…i don’t know…


IV April 10, 2010 at 2:18 am

I agree with Willis as well & yo Ian the event you are talking about is a really dope concept.


Dj ILL One April 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

The thing about the battles are not the dancing,but when the beat drops ,and the reaction from the crowd. The dance is a confidence thing. If you can dance and move to it, the crowd might also. It`s a adrenalline rush you get when you hear your beats on a big system.


BoKnowsBest April 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm

adding to what Willis Reed said said, I think more all “Hip-Hop” producers need to be DJs. That way when you grab something from your crate and scratch it as you play your beat…Atleast that’s what I plan on doing if I ever enter a beat contest


Dj ILL One April 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

That`s only if they let you.


BoKnowsBest April 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

true true


Dj ILL One April 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

And @ Ian head. You must remember that not everyone in that battle samples. You could have a battle like that,but think about it. Would you rather have that kind of battle where people are making beats on the spot and end up with a bunch of lackluster beats,or would you want them to take thier time and come with the best they could make in thier own time? When you are in that battle,it`s for everything. So why not come with your best and set it off? It sounds like a great idea,but with time constraints,it wouldn`t be the best battle it could be in my opinion.


IV April 10, 2010 at 2:23 am

Peace Ill One I see ya point, but I think that if you have skilled producers in the competition then they will be able to come up with something dope using a recording of the live set. The only way you would have a bunch of lackluster beats is if you had wack producers in the mix. The concept Ian Head mentioned sounds like more of an actual battle than the whole pressing play & dancing around thing to me. I guess both have their place.


juiceboxjackson April 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I think what you said in the last sentence pretty much sums it all up. I’ve heard of beat battles where beat makers are given a sample and both have to flip it in a certain amount of time so ya, both kinds of competitions have their place. This one just has the biggest audience and most exposure cause it’s sponsored by a large company.


juiceboxjackson April 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

It sounds like some of ya’ll need to check out next season’s louisden competitions…each producer is given the same sample, then they get a week to make a beat out of it. Sounds like something pretty close to what you guys are lookin for.


DJ Ian Head April 11, 2010 at 12:11 am

yo ill one, i feel you – i guess, my point is that if i’m going to go out and see someone perform, i wanna see them perform – not play pre-recorded music. for instance – in dj battles, they’ve practiced the crap outta their routines, but they still gotta put that down live and not fk up. which makes it all the more amazing to watch (if you’re into that stuff). in the end, it is what it is and i’m not a big proponent of battles anyway – obviously (from my posts) i’m more into the creative nerdy aspect of watching cats assemble their ish and how they do it.

still – a lot of that dancing gets a big ed lover ‘CMON, SON!’


Dj ILL One April 11, 2010 at 2:51 am

@ Ian Head,yeah,you are right about the silly dancing. LOL


Cartell Anthony January 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I want information on how I can become apart of this years (2011) competition , contact me at 301-283-1822. I am out of the DC, Maryland and Va area.


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