Metro Chicago To Host Red Bull Big Tune 2010 National Finals

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19 Innovative Producers will Compete in National Battle of the Beats

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The winner of the Red Bull Big Tune national championship in Chicago receives the opportunity to record in the Red Bull Studio in Los Angeles with an A list emcee of their choice."

19 aspiring producers are primed to innovate the music scene with the next “big tune” on November 18th, where the Metro in Chicago will open its doors to the national finals of Red Bull Big Tune and the crowd will determines who has the sickest beats. Nine qualifying battles were held across the US bringing the winner and runner-up from each stop to represent in Chitown. Before each producer rocks the stage they will have one-on-one experiences with top name talent Just Blaze, and DJ Premier who will help them gain industry insight during two days of mentorship. Producers looking for their big break and to walk away with the Red Bull Big Tune title:

Austin - Winner: Budo; Runner-up: 14KT

Philly - Winner: The Incredible Stro; Runner-up: T Mos

Los Angeles -Winner: Diabi$e; Runner-up: Captain

San Francisco - TIE Winner: Cam; Hitmakers

Denver - Winner: Boon Doc, Runner-up: Experiment

Seattle - Winner: Risingson; Runner-up: Trox

Minneapolis - Winner: G Mo; Runner-up: Nicademus

St. Louis - Winner: Trifeckta; Runner-up: Mike “Em80” DuPree

Detroit - Winner: NOSPEAKERZ; Runner-up: Big Pops

The winner of the Red Bull Big Tune national championship in Chicago receives the opportunity to record in the Red Bull Studio in Los Angeles with an A-list emcee of their choice. In past years some names have included Common, The Game, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Talib Kweli. Last year’s Red Bull Big Tune winner, C-Sick, had a hands on personal recording experience with hip-hop great Nas. “Everything sounds great!” exclaimed C-Sick after a long day in the studio. “The way Nas spits over beats is crazy. It’s exactly what I expected.” The end result was a track named “Film” This year’s winner will have a choice of three to five top notch emcees to choose from.

While searching for the next big name in music production, Red Bull Big Tune takes the time to reach out to inner city kids through a music education outreach program at local music schools, colleges and community centers. The program hosted by Vitamin D, Jake One and Jonathan Moore will share vital information about the art of making music and the business tips needed to navigate the industry that help inspire and create the future beat makers of America.    

Big Tune began in 2004 as the brainchild of DJ/producer/emcee Vitamin D and hip-hop visionary/event producer Jonathan Moore with the purpose of bringing emerging and established talent to the forefront. After three years of hosting thriving local battles in Seattle, they forged a creative partnership with Red Bull and the event evolved into a dynamic national producer program. Red Bull Big Tune made its national television debut on the BET Network last spring with a half-hour show chronicling the 2008 national finals in New York City. All-star acts such as Digable Planets, Ghostface Killah, Alchemist and Sha Money made cameos.

Red Bull Big Tune is an 18 and up and open to the public at Metro (3730 N Clark Street) with doors opening at 9:00PM. RSVP at for free entry.

For press inquiries contact: Jennifer Belongia-Barak at (jennifer.belongia-barak(at)us.redbull(dot)com or 312-320-6260) or Kelli Shives at (kelli.shives(at)us.redbull(dot)com or 310-913-4788).


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