Beat Battles

Erykah Badu “Real Thang” Remix Contest

Here’s your chance to have a featured instrumental featured alongside a major label recording artist.  Soul songstress Eykah Badu and Remix magazine are holding a contest to determine the best remix of “Real Thang”, originally produced by Madlib.  Head on over to Cornerstone for official contest rules and to download the acappella. 1 Grand Prize … Read more

Producer Gal Wins Latest Crate Kings Beat Battle

In the latest producer beat battle featuring special guest producer judge Ski Beats, Producer Gal edged out the competition and proved to be the best of the best. As a very unique, refined, and positive professional, Producer Gal describes her style as “sometimes a blend of R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, Gospel, Orchestral, Jazz, and Electro.”  With … Read more

Beat Battle Winners w/Guest Judge Ski Beatz

Congrats to the winners of the most recent beat battle judged by none other than producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z, Camp Lo, and many others).  As usual, it was a tough competition with a ridiculous amount of talent and high quality production.  However, in the end, three producers were able to distinguish themselves from the … Read more

Producer Nik Nak Wins Second Crate Kings Beat Battle Title!

Congrats to forum member Nik Nak as he once again proves that he has skills and talent for days!  Officially chosen by our guest producer judge K-Salaam, Nik Nak, a member of the Three Kings production crew, came through and became the first Crate Kings beat battle champion to hold multiple titles! Since winning his … Read more

Crate Kings January Beat Battle w/ Special Guest Producer Judge Ski Beatz!

2008 is looking to be a great year full of promise and opportunity.   To kick things off we’re happy to announce that legendary producer Ski Beatz has agreed to judge the January Crate Kings Beat Battle.  The same producer responsible for classic hits from Original Flavor, Jay Z’s, Camp Lo, and most recently Pittsburgh Slim … Read more

Producer K-Salaam Judges Crate Kings Beat Battle #5

Big shout to producer K-Salaam and his partner Beatnick for agreeing to take part in the latest Crate Kings producer beat battle! K-Salaam comes from a DJ/Turntablist/Entrepreneur background, while Beatnick has that of a multi-instrumentalist/Producer/Engineer.  Since arriving from Minneapolis, MN about 4 years ago the duo has landed a three album record deal with VP … Read more

Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle – New York Footage

For those of you who were wondering what happened with the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle, the kind folk over at the energy packed beverage company have posted some vids of the New York sectionals. Check out the footage and let me know if you think Marco Polo or Algorithm actually won. Red Bull … Read more

Crate Kings Beat Battle Number 4

It’s battle time again and I can barely contain my excitement!  Our last producer beat battle set a record for participation with the largest number of entries and another talented winner Young B Da Producer (whose feature profile will appear tomorrow).  As always I look forward to the competition and hearing all of the amazing … Read more

Kanye vs. Swizz Beatz Beat Battle At Hot 97 Summer Jam NYC

It’s not often that you get to see superstar producers battling each other, but it’s pretty entertaining to see Kanye battle Swizzy at the Hot 97 Summer Jam. I think Swizz took this one because, for whatever reason, Kayne left his real heat at home. Where were joints like Guess Who’s Back, The Corners, Heart … Read more