Just Blaze & The Alchemist Face Off at Beat Battle in ATL [With Video & Photos]

Count Mistah FAB, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Killer Mike and Diamond D among rap notables who headed to Atlanta’s Opera nightclub on Tuesday night (November 3) to witness a phenomenal night for hip-hop culture; the RedBull Big Tune Finals.

Last night’s events concluded a yearlong series of qualifying battles across the country between up-and-coming producers fighting for the right to be among 16 finalists to grace the stage in the ATL. Add new Big Tune champion, 26-year-old Frank Dukes, to the list of Toronto natives (Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Lil X) holding down hip-hop for Canada.

Midway through the four round competition, fans were treated to a face-off between producers Just Blaze and Alchemist (pitting hits like Jay-Z’s “PSA” and T.I.’s “Live Your Life” against Jadakiss’ “We Gon’ Make It” and Prodigy’s “Keep It Thoro”) that proved MCs get more than just a little backup from the folks crafting their tracks. [Watch below] The competition between the two beatmakers, who are also friends, was part of an evening that also included beat exhibitions from Denaun Porter (D12, Eminem, Dr. Dre) and Tha Bizness (50 Cent, Young Money) and a half-hour-long set from Jadakiss to close the night.

Last year’s Big Tune winner, C-Sick, who has collaborated with Nas since claiming the title, was also in the building. Those present to witness the event have Seattle Rock Steady DJ DV One, program director Jonathan Moore and producers Vitamin D and Jake One to thank for putting on another great event. For more information visit the Big Tune website here. —Janeé Bolden

Photos and video courtesy of Janee Bolden. Click on the image to enlarge.

Just Blaze and his phone.

ALC and his brother Neil Maman.

Denaun Porter throws up deuces.

Tha Bizness get down to, um, well you know…

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League rep for Tampa.

(L-R) Jake One, Frank Dukes and DV One

  • G-UNOT KILLA

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    • LINOX

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    • DV8

      just the thought of Spider Loc freestyling makes me laugh.

      GUK strikes again keep em coming. Nevermind the dumbasses that dont recognize GUK is a fictional character and his “Real Industry Stories” is just comic relief.

      @ Beaver its GUNOT Killer not GUNIT killer. Read before you speak/type.

  • http://theinfamoussyndicate.blogspot.com/ Noles506

    Give it up kid before we pull the Mom card & she takes your computer away from you for a week or two.

  • beaver

    bitch we don’t kare if u don’t lik g-unit..
    i bet if u met 50 an them..you’ll be his number 1 fan..get a life..

    anyways..
    damn i wish i was there..
    dat blaze an alchemist battle..sounds dope as hell..any videos..?

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  • AZ40

    keep it thoro one of my fav beats of all time

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  • Slaughter

    i see alch’s homie rockin da space jams…lookin freesh….dec gon be a crazy month

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn, what I would do to be there…that ish was dope

    • parviz

      co sign

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  • kevin

    this is why our city is nice. aside from a few gays, haha.

  • http://www.dynamicproducer.com dynamicwayne

    I bet this battle was bananas..Wish I could have made it