JayDee Beat Batch Warz contestants:
Chilam Balaam (Los Nativos), Orikal Uno, Kanu M, DJ Cassiopeia, Katana Da Don, Bruh Piro, Jake Tang, >Greater Than, Trai-P, Joel Bauman, Virgo, Steff, Forecast, David Kellner, Tommy Karate, and Lono Black Soul
Urban DJ/Producer SciPreme (aka Omar Kareem, Science, Science Omega)
A Minneapolis native who has been breaking through since 1995 with the Rhyme Sayers and Los Nativos, Francisco has found a home with SP Style and his group D.A.P.O. (Fly Dro). He is arguably one of the Midwest’s finest DJ’s, opening for a laundry list of top headliners. “Cisco,” as fans know him, has rocked crowds from the West Coast, the Midwest, and Mexico (with SP Style and Paradise Parties Spring Break Vacations). When situated behind the decks, this turntable technician possesses mixing and scratching skills that would rival those of any DJ in the galaxy.
Chadwick “Niles” Phillips attended Michigan State University where he was involved in many student activities, performances, and activist work around campus. After graduation he moved to New York City to pursue a music career. During “The Harlem Rapathon” a prestigious 24 hour performance competition event, he was chosen to perform in front of thousands of hip hop fanatics at the 2007 Hot 97 Summer Jam. He takes the intricate knowledge of creative process and transfers that to young people in our rhyme writing workshops.
S DOT MADISON
S. Madison (S Dot Madison) was born February 21st in Chicago, Illinois during Hip-Hop music’s emergence on the scene. S Dot was inspired by the great accomplishments these artists achieved and that furthered his dream to become a success in Hip-Hop. By the time S Dot was a teenager he made a name for himself by going from high school to high school in Chicago trading verses with the best emcees. He built a reputation as a punchline phenomenon gaining the title “Chi-Town’s Finest” which turned into “Chi-Town’s Pretty Fella.” Two years later he formed a rap duo called The Staff and released two mix-tapes, ‘Double Nickel’ and ‘Hi Haters.’
Hip Hop Activist, James Dewitt Yancey Foundation, U.M.A.H.H., Islamic Resource Group, DJ, Hip Hop Teacher