Back in March, The Beat Academy held their “Champion Sound Beat Battle” event at SXSW in Austin, TX. A team of producers from Texas—mentored by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Symbolic One (Kanye West, Beyoncé) and a group nine young up-and-coming producers from Toronto—mentored by GRAMMY Award-winning hitmaker Boi-1da—battled it out in five incredible rounds.
In the Final Round of competition, #TeamTO showed why “The 6 ain’t friendly” with “416,” an original beat produced by WondaGurl, Rich Kidd, Chef Byer, J Reid, Nick Nikon, Superville, 2oolman, DZL, and C-Sharp. We need some of TDot's finest to hop on this production, as soon as possible.
Today, we’re giving you an exclusive listen of “416.” For those up the North, The Beat Academy is hosting “Battle of the America’s: USA vs. Canada” on June 21 during NXNE 2014. The legendary Young Guru will join Symbolic One and Jake One as judges for the beat battle competition and early bird tickets for the event are currently available for purchase now.