This Sunday marks the return of DC’s premier Hip Hop producer event The Beatdown at U Street Music Hall. To kick off the show Twenty20’s SmCity and Studio 43’s Ra the MC will perform both backed by live bands. Throughout the night, DJ Marc Nfinit wlll be spinning music to keep the party going.
The Beatdown’s return is in collaboration with SmCity’s The Indie Life movement. The Indie Life is a series of events, music and film projects from SmCity in the spirit of the independent music experience.
The Beatdown is not beat a battle. It’s a platform for established producers to showcase their latest music to their core fans before they become hits. The guests of honor Bink (Jay-Z, Rick Ross), 88 Keys (Kanye West, Kid Cudi) DJ Spinna (Eminem, Pharoahe Monch) and Kev Brown (Busta Rhymes, De La Soul) will premiere music that has never been played for public audience until now. U Street Music Hall features one of the city’s best sound systems, making it the perfect venue for this event.