SXSW 2015: Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, KLC And Young Guru Let The Beat Rock At ‘Beat Summit’

As part of the SXSW festivities, BMI and Flight School tapped esteemed producers Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, KLC, Young Guru and host Peter Rosenberg for a panel called “Building The Beat” at the Austin Convention Center in Texas on Thursday (March 19). The seasoned beatsmiths chopped it up on their creative process.

The sonic leaders also duked it out in a no-holds-barred beat battle that lasted several hours on Friday night (March 20) at SXSW. The Beat Summit featured a DJ-style wrestling match between Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze and DJ Toomp, with an introductory smackdown on the boards from Sonny Digital.

After the summit, Mannie Fresh got bromantic on Twitter:

Young Guru also took to his timeline to commend his homeboys on their music-making skills:

BMI’s Director of Writer-Publisher Relations, Byron Wright, went on Instagram to salute a die-hard fan who had some touching things to say about the Summit set-up, writing, “When I run across stuff like this it makes all the hard work worth it.”