Think you make hot beats? Then put it to the test and let the audience decide!
Diarra “Uncle P” Collazo , founder of www.DetroitRap.com, started the March Madness Producer Beat Battle back in 2007 at The Bullfrog.
Over the years the event has been hosted at St. Andrews, The Shelter, Grasshopper Underground, The Crofoot and this year is returning to The Bullfrog!
What is the March Madness Producer Beat Battle?
20-30 competitors versus each other. Each producer gets two 1-minute long beats. Audience response, your mix, if you’re sample-based or original, etc, all are factored into the judges decisions.
“I decided to do a huge yearly Beat Battle to coincide with the March Madness basketball tournament,” Uncle P says, “I felt it made sense because just like the brackets used to determine who plays who in the basketball games, I do the same thing placing the producers.”
Uncle P is a well known and well liked veteran of the Detroit rap scene. He started DetroitRap.com in 2004 and turned it into a globally famous website for rap fans.
Eminem, Big Herk, Dej Loaf, Lazarus, etc, Uncle P has seen it all and he’s always looking to help discover new talent.
To become a competitor in the Beat Battle, email Uncle P at UncleP@detroitrap.com
Uncle P also runs the Urban Ambiance Radio station and hosts an annual “Beat Retreat” (all-night beat making party) every July at Hawk Woods Campground in Auburn Hills.
“My passion for helping producers caused me to start a all beats radio station called Urban Ambiance Radio and a yearly event i do called “Beat Retreat” where I rent out a camp ground in Auburn Hills Michigan and invite the Producer community to come out and have a good time in the woods socializing, sharing tips and playing their music creations for all in attendance. We have a couple camp fires, a lodge where we do the main showcasing and 6 cabins where we have a DJ playing and everyone can just hang and chill. This event is free to attend. There is a fee for the cabin rental if people want to stay over night.”
So come check out the event and hear some great producers!
What: DetroitRap.com’s annual March Madness Producer Beat Battle!
When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Where: The Bullfrog Bar & Grill (15414 Telegraph Rd, Redford, MI)
Cost: $10.00 entry (pay at the door)
Age: 21 and up
Contact: UncleP@detroitrap.com (email him if you want to compete)
Facebook event page
Uncle P’s Detroit Rap website