WOW! What a whirlwind of a night we had last night. To say the event was well attended is an understatement. At the start of the first beat, there was a line that stretched across the Wicked Hop’s sidewalk patio. I addresses the audience at 9:30 and the room was pretty much already at capacity.
We began shortly after 10pm, and began the evening with quite a lot of technical difficulty. (Best believe that I will be shopping www.NOVAMUSIK.com for new cables today.)
While there were some sound issues that created a less than perfect presentation, we had some real nice beats in the first rounds. Outside of the sound issue, everything else was perfect. Kid Cut Up was rocking the crowd before, during and after. Rufio was slang’n drinks, PBR Joe had the Pabst V.I.P. is full effect and the judges were feeling the competition. Speaking of judges, that was my final FAIL for this season’s opener. I FORGOT TO INTRODUCE THE JUDGE PANEL.
So with out further ado… Ladies and Gentlemen…YOUR JUDGES!
From THE MAD KIDS show on 91.7 WSMSE, and JSOnline’s TAP MILWAUKEE…DJ BIZZON
From 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, Rhythm Lab Radio host and UnLooped creator… TARIK aka The Architect
From RUNMKE.com Remix artist, Producer, Designer and VJ… DJ SLYM
From OnMilwakee.com’s Milwaukee UP , Hip Hop Blogger, Manager and Emcee… JC Poppe
Umbrella Music Group recording artist and Milwaukee rap star… Prophetic
Myself and Kid Cut Up also serve a judges number 6 and 7 in close calls. (and we had a few of them las night.) If you have not seen the score card or rules, you can find them here. Each producer is able to earn up to 500 points per battle.
After an intense night of battles, here are the results…
TRE COLD  vs. BUBBA 
OVA  vs. WHITE RUSSIAN 
JUNGLE BOY  vs. AUDIO PILOT 
CASH BEATZ  vs. DJ HEAVYWAIT 
In the finals last night, things got serious. Each producer really stepped up with bigger beats and the crowd got a lot louder.
BUBBA  vs. WHITE RUSSIAN 
DJ HEAVYWAIT  vs. AUDIO PILOT 
WOW! That was close at the end there, but WHITE RUSSIAN and AUDIO PILOT will move on to the 2011 MILTOWN BEAT DOWN FINALS at Turner Hall Ballroom. Advance tickets are available now, and while these preliminary rounds are 21 and over, the finals are an ALL AGES show! Be sure to join us next week for the 2nd Preliminary round at The Jackalope Lounj.
I have to admit, that it breaks my heart that great producers don’t always move forward, but that’s what battles are all about. 68 signed up, only 32 made the cut, and 31 of those will be losers. The event is, and always has been, about giving these producers a platform to show the city their beats.
I know I had a great time last night, and I hope you did too.