Just Blaze & Rawkus Records Host Beat Battle In NYC

 In an effort to find the next great producer, storied independent label Rawkus Records is set to present the "Soundbombing Beat Battle" later today (February 21) in New York City.

The event, which will be held tonight from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Joe's Pub in NYC will be hosted by super-producer Just Blaze and Rawkus' own DJ Double O (of Kidz In The Hall), with music provided by DJ Soul. The event is the latest in Rawkus' efforts to find new and fresh talent, as the label recently announced its search for the 50 best emcees to represent the label and become part of the "Rawkus 50."

The battle, which is being billed as a "proving ground for up and coming producers," will feature three beat makers battling it out and vying for the chance to become a "Soundbombing Champion." The contestants will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges as well as the crowd, who will ultimately decide the winner of the contest.

Rawkus signees Kidz In The Hall will also treat fans to a special performance during the event. The group, which consists of Naledge and O, will perform songs from their latest release School Was My Hustle.

The "Soundbombing Beat Battle" starts at 10 p.m.tonight at Joe's Pub in NYC.

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