For the first time EVER The Bahamas will be represented in the world famous Beast of The Beats music producer tournament in New York City this November 6th through 9th hosted by iStandard Producers. Beast of the Beats is a popular tournament style music producer competition held annually where producers from all across the United States converge in New York to compete for the Grand Prize which includes a filmed studio session and placement with a MAJOR artist, a Monster Energy Drink sponsorship, FREE music software courtesy of Native Instruments, Ableton, IK Multimedia and iZotope, and a homepage interview with iStandard Producers just to name a few. Representing The Bahamas will be none other than The HD Boyz comprised of Showtime Shaddy, EJ Sargent, Sniper and PC who were afforded the opportunity by competing in and winning The iCreate Music All Access Seminar Beat Battle held September 21st at The Atlantis Resort. They will also take part in The Beat Camp which is comprised of classroom discussions on producer branding, management, A&R meeting simulations, networking & relationships, songwriter & producer synergy, sampling, live mixing sessions, and more, and are taught by producers/engineers with major credits and music business professionals.
Past Beast of the Beats winners have gone on to build successful music careers by working with the likes of Kanye West, Rick Ross, Wale, French Montana, The Game, T.I. and Meek Mill. This year will prove to be the grandest tournament to date as there will be a record 100 producers competing for the top spot (last year saw 80 producers compete). This year’s judges and camp instructors will include legendary, Grammy award winning producers like DJ Premier, Rockwilder, Symbolyc One, Amadeus, !llmind, Ryan West, Cardiak, Ski Beatz, Jimi Kendrix and many more! We’re throwing our FULL support behind the HD Boyz to put The Bahamas on the map musically and bring the crown back to the 242!