January 21, 2012 – The Space City Beat Battle™ launched Episode Five of what is considered to be the premiere beat competition in Houston. With previous winners Tony Dark, Risky Boi, V12, Black Keys Productions, Y Phoenix,  Steezilla plus wild cards Nahuma, King Henry, illFaded and Code Redd all in attendance the stage was set for a phenomenal  night for the fifth edition of The Space City Beat Battle™.  The city’s best emerging producers made it to the final round of the competition in what we will call a sonic battle royale. With a producer vs producer format for each round, the finalist were able to choose two tracks to go head to head against the competition.

The Mercury Room served as the host venue for the showcase as a last minute conflict arose at the original host location.  The energetic crowd was enthused round after round as the finalist delivered radio worthy productions.  DJ Ipod Ammo (Killa Kyleon, Fat Tony) and DJ Arsnik (Turnin Headz Radio) provided the sounds in between rounds.

In the end the two legendary guest judges, DJ Scratch of EPMD and DJ DMD unanimously chose crowd favorite Rahim of Black Keys Productions as the 2011 Citywide Champion. The sixth episode of The Space City Beat Battle™ will take place in May and kick off the next season. Producers looking to participate may contact SCBB at spacecitybeatbattle@gmail.com