Competition for area producers to showcase tracks is May 11Written by Martini Rox | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Track Meet Beat Battle is an amazing competition for aspiring area producers to showcase their musical talents, track versus track. Much like at a rap battle, the crowd gets into the beats/production and applauds to give approval of favorite tracks to advance them to the next rounds. This year I am giving you early notice so you will be ready to attend or participate in what is sure to be one of this year’s most entertaining events.
Brand Name Media Works presents The Track Meet from 7 to 11 p.m. May 11 at The 50/50 Sports Lounge, 5082 Douglas Road. My first article about The Track Meet was two-and-a-half years ago; it has since evolved from a local to a regional event with plans of eventually becoming a national competition.
Living between Toledo and New York has proved challenging. the founder of the event, rapper/producer Lagik of Brand Name Media Works. But staying true to his roots, he continues to provide this premier production showcase. Word has spread about the event and currently, the competition is set to feature some of the most talented producers from Toledo and from as far away as Kentucky. The atmosphere is positive and lighthearted with producers representing all genres from rock to hip-hop.
Martini Rox: How can people sign up to compete?
Lagik: They can contact me, I’ll give them the rules and regulations and let them know what’s going on and they can inquire about how the format goes.
They fill out the entry form and they pay their entry fees; there’s a $25 entry fee and you’re in it. They have until May 9.
Rox: I’ve got to ask, is there a cash prize?
Rox: Why did you put together this event and what are your observations about the talent it has attracted over the years?
Lagik: There’s a lot of talent that I wasn’t aware of in the city. It kind of sheds light on you know, these producers that are in their basement doing crazy production and making this crazy music that nobody’s really hearing. I just really want to give people a platform to come out and really show what they’ve got.
Also, it’s a great networking opportunity. I’ve noticed over the years, I invite out the artists to network with the producers and from that I see a lot of camaraderie among artists and people coming together.
Rox: What do you want the attendees and supporters to experience at this event?
Lagik: An excellent night of entertainment shedding some light on what the city has to offer and not only the city, [what] the region actually has to offer as far as music.
It’s just an all around good time for people that come out and see it.
They are pleasantly shocked most of the time.
Producers and artists should not miss this event and if you are a genuine music lover you will be as surprised as I was about the musical talent coming from people in your neighborhoods. For information on how you can enter The Track Meet Beat Battle, call (419) 377-5133 or look for the event page on Facebook.com.
As we continue on …