On January 19th, 2dopeboyz
—one of the country's most highly respected and most trafficked hip-hop blog sites—announced a remix contest in conjunction with DJ K.O., who drummed up the thing to try and find sparkling new producer talent to be featured on his upcoming remix mixtape. Here's more explanation, from the man himself:
When I put Royce, Elzhi & Supastition on this track together nearly 3 years ago, who would have thought joints like "Motown 25" or "Glow" would be the trickle down effect?!!???!!? I want to give a chance to every producer out there to be a part of history that I helped create with "Best To Do It" being the 1st track Royce & Elzhi were on together. I'm going to be releasing a remix EP for Picture This shortly and the winner will receive placement on it as well as have their own hand in hip-hop history. The good folks at Elementality Productions, Shaman Work Recordings and 2DB present to you the "Best To Do It" Remix Contest!! The contest will be judged by 2DB, Shaman Work Recordings executives and myself. All you have to do is download the a capella version and show us why you're... the best to do it. -DJ K.O.
Bedroom studio junkies and rising producer starlets from all over emailed in their entries and promptly crossed their fingers. Today, 2dopeboyz and K.O. chose Dave Notti, a Portland producer from the Thrilla Music Group, as their winner. Notti moved to Portland last year from Yonkers, New York, where he was born and raised. Since moving to Portland, he's quickly become an integrated fixture of the local hip-hop scene and when not at his day job at Nike, he can be found stationed in front of his glowing laptop screen, pumping out hand (and computer) made beats.
Here's the short and sweet blurb from Shake, one of the 2 dope boyz:
So February 9th is here and we've got the Best to Do It Remix Contest winner to announce. There we're quite a bit of submissions (ranging from teriible to great). So to give some of the talented producers a chance to shine as well; we decided to upload the top runner-ups as well. So hit the jump for them and the official winner!
Notti's Winning Entry
Notti Beat Tape Download
Photo courtesy of MySpace
RUNNER UP: Mr.JoeKer Remix
RUNNER UP: Mixwell Remix
RUNNER UP: Dario Remix
RUNNER UP: Ortega Remix
WINNER: Notti Remix
Congratulations to Notti!