A paper cup toast sets the tone at Nightclub 9:30 as it plays host to the 2008 Washington D.C. Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle. A quick look at the footage reveals a lot of talent bubbling under the surface of the D.C. production scene with Mark Henry, Algorythm, K-Murdock, Young Slim, Best Kept Secret, J-Wheels, Remot, and Loren Chambers leading the way. Add to the fact that there was a noticeable lack of on-stage producer dancing and clowning and it becomes clear that no gimmicky tricks are going on here.
Congrats to Algorythm and Best Kept Secret for making it to the NY Finals.
Respect to Best Kept Secret for taking on Ahmad Jamal’s "Swahililand". They were somehow able to pull it off despite the strong history of J Dilla and De La Soul’s use of the sample on "Stakes Is High"… no easy task.