Saturday, October 10, 2009

And The Winner Is....


Hannibal Celebrates His Victory

New Orleans, LA – October 7, 2009 – The Warehouse District of New Orleans pulsed on Wednesday night as music producers and beatsmiths competing in Red Bull Big Tune – the nation’s premier music producer battle – wowed the crowd in an all out beat-battle in hopes of staking claim at the Red Bull Big Tune New Orleans title.

Republic nightclub overflowed with excitement as the ever-growing crowd of more than 700 fans cheered for their favorite producer. Twelve producers confidently took to the stage ready to throw down their beats. However, in the end there can only be one winner, and the crowd has spoken. It was “Ill Gamez is Hannibal the Beat Animal ” of New Orleans who captured the Red Bull Big Tune New Orleans title. “Sky Scrapa,” hailing from Houston, Texas, came in a close second. Both advance to represent NOLA in November at the National Red Bull Big Tune Championship in Atlanta.

“I’ve wanted to win this competition for three years” said Hannibal. “Red Bull Big Tune is at the top of the food chain. I do a lot of beat battles and this is definitely the most difficult one I’ve ever participated in.”

Kicking off a night a great music, DV One, Vitamin D and Jake One got the party and the crowd hyped. Featured producers KLC and DJ Premier, kept the party jamming between battles and into the wee hours of the morning.

At the center of the Red Bull Big Tune program is a focus on educating the next generation of music producers. Prior to the Wednesday’s beat battle, event visionaries Vitamin D , Jake One , and Jonathan Moore hosted high school and collegiate workshops for New Orleans up-and-coming producers and musicians. The crew shared their history and experience in the music industry as well as provided hands-on tutorials on how to create new beats.

Created in 2004, Big Tune is the brainchild of DJ/producer/emcee— Vitamin D and Hip Hop visionary/event producer – Jonathan Moore, with the purpose of bringing emerging and established talent to the forefront. After three years of hosting thriving local battles in Seattle, they forged a creative partnership with Red Bull.

The next stop on Red Bull Big Tune’s third National tour is Las Vegas, NV, where twelve more enthusiastic and talented competitors will take the stage on October 15 to crown the “Sin City” beatsmith, who just might have the next big tune.

Other regional battles were hosted throughout the country in Seattle, Long Beach, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Denver. The top two producers from each city will square-off on November 3 , 2009 at the Red Bull Big Tune National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

The winner of the National Championship wins the opportunity to collaborate with a recording artist of his/her choicing in the prestigious Red Bull Recording Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Last year’s Red Bull Big Tune National Champion collaborated with hip-hop star, Nas.

To learn more about the program or hear beats from Red Bull Big Tune producers, visit

Hannibal Calls Out Opposing Producer

Runner Up Sky Scrapa Pumps Up the Crowd

via Red Bull Big Tune Press Release

More pics to come.