See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tonight: Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:59 PM

If you didn't already know, tonight is the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit. It's actually organized by folks from Seattle -- Vitamin D, Jake One, and J Moore -- and they're nationally hosting this competition in select cities around the country. In each, two producers take the stage at a time and square off, beat for beat, and after several rounds a winner is crowned at the end of the night based solely on who the crowd thinks was best. Fair enough? The winners from each city get to compete in a final national producer showcase to see who's truly best of the best.

Tonight is Detroit's chance to get in on this and I suspect some of the city's finest producers will either be on stage competing or in the audience watching. There's no shortage of ace producers in Detroit (good Lord!) so competition should be fierce. I'm working on getting a full list of tonight's competitors but I know that Nick Speed is at least one of them. Speed has had heat for years on the boards and hopefully he does well. But it's up to you. So hit St. Andrews tonight. Admission is free but there's a suggested $5 donation going toward Youthville Detroit.

After the jump, check out footage of 14 KT shot by the Red Bull staff after he won the competition in 2008.

Update: I've got the competitors names. 1. Nameless, 2. Family Biz Entertainment, 3. J Dub, 4. Lancescape 5. Izzy the Kid, 6. Nick Speed, 7. 2oolman, 8. Vaughn T, 9. J Rell, 10. No Speakers. 11. Northern Profit.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

More by Jonathan Cunningham

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation