Teen Producer LiL Mike Wins Red Bull Big Tune Battle


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Nineteen-year-old producer LiL Mike won last night's Red Bull Big Tune hip-hop beat battle, the high-school version of the national competition. Mixmasters Johnny Rockz and Cassius G provided stiff competition.

LiL Mike will compete in the next round in Chicago. According to the event's organizers, last year’s champion, Chicago's C-Sick, recorded a track with Nas. In 2007, Seattle's Brainstorm recorded with Young Buck.

Suggestion from the peanut gallery: Next, Red Bull could sponsor a competition for the most innovation presentation of the word "Li'l." —D.X. Ferris

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