Producer 9th Wonder Added to Judge Line Up – Battle of the Beat Makers 2011

July 28, 2011

This will undoubtedly be one of the hot ticket items for this Fall! Producer extraordinaire, 9th Wonder and artist Stalley have been added to an already impressive list of  judges. If you’re an on-the-rise producer and want to make your mark, you still have time to register for this competition — deadline is August 15th. Not sure if you’re ready to compete? Some of the other events look like they’ll make pretty good networking opportunities.  See the details below!

Grammy award winning and nominated producers, T-Minus, Boi-1da, 9th Wonder and Maybach Music Group Recording Artist Stalley will be joining aspiring producers in Toronto, Canada for the nations official producer competition and retreat. BBM Producer Retreat is a three-day, ten-event series.

Grammy nominated and platinum-selling producer, T-Minus is taking time to show his love for the event that gave him his initial push as a producer. T-Minus was crowned champion at the 2005 installment of the competition. “It’s an honour to come back and be a part of what was a big influence on my career, says T-Minus. “It was a pivotal moment in my life; it really showed that I had the talent to make it in the industry.” Since his win at BBM, T-Minus has gone on to earn a Grammy nomination for his production work on Ludacris’ “How Low”, and has produced chart toppers like T.I.’s “Poppin’ Bottles”, Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake and current smash hit by DJ Khaled “I’m On One” featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil’ Wayne.

Grammy award winning and platinum-selling producer Boi-1da, has competed in the event winning three times in previous years and took part as a judge in 2008 and 2010. He returns this year looking for the next top producer to win the 2011 crown. “I’m looking for creativity, transitions in the beats, and honestly just hard hitting beats” says Boi-1da. “Their beats have to move the crowd!” Boi-1da has garnered much awards and acclaim with chart topping hits and album credits such as Eminem’s album “Recovery”, Drake’s “Thank Me Now”, DJ Khaled’s “We The Best Forever” to name a few. Collectively selling platinum six-seven times over.

Grammy award winning producer 9th Wonder makes his first appearance to the competition this year. Very familiar with the grind producers have to endure to make it in the industry. 9th was tapped to produce on Jay-Z’s “Black Album”, three songs for the R&B Super group Destiny’s Child on the album “Destiny Fulfilled”, Mary J. Blige for “The Breakthrough”, Erykah Badu’s “Honey” and Ludacris’s “Do The Right Thang”, and will also be working with Drake on his sophomore album. 9th Wonder signs on as a special guest judge, panelist and keynote speaker at the Pro Audio Conference. The excitement doesn’t stop there! 9th Wonder will be screening the Canadian premiere of “The Wonder Year”, a documentary directed by Kenneth Price, which chronicles a year in the life of CEO, NAACP ambassador, Duke University professor, husband, father, son and Grammy award winning producer 9th Wonder.

Rounding out the list of judges is Maybach Music Group recording artist Stalley. “Producers and artists like the announced judges motivate aspiring producers to strive for success. Those same aspiring producers motivate me to continue putting my heart and soul into keeping BBM going.” Says Clifton Reddick, BBM/Sound Supremacy Entertainment Founder. “Turning on the radio and hearing Boi-1da & T-Minus or turning on the TV and watching music videos even awards shows featuring/acknowledging them is also something that makes me know the show must go on.”

Full details on each event will be made available via www.battleofthebeatmakers.com . This is the ultimate destination for any producer in Canada serious about showcasing their talent, networking and taking the next step in their musical career.

Registration for main event:
Applications are still being accepted until August 15th, 2011.
Producers of all ages can enter for a chance to compete.

Producers can make their way over to www.battleofthebeatmakers.com to register online or they can register in-person at various locations across the Great Toronto Area.

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