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Tuesday night at Taj was turnt, during the fourth Rémy Martin Presents The Producers Series: Season 2 qualifying event. Headlined by Super Producer Honorable C.N.O.T.E., known for platinum hits for artists including A$AP Rocky, 2 Chains, and Rae Sremmurd; hosted by Power 105.1/The Breakfast Club star, Rémy Martin Ambassador Charlamagne Tha God, and featuring DJ Rey-Mo, from start to finish, the event proved why its quickly becoming the summer’s most coveted invite.

THE “TECH TALK”: To a capacity crowd, and a line down the block clamoring to get in, C.N.O.T.E., interviewed by Charlamagne, conducted a 30-minute music “Tech Talk,” sharing his journey as a producer and giving advice to producers in the room that ranged from “…don’t compete with producers on your level…” to “…work everybody…”. While demonstrating how he comes up with tracks, he called his protégé, Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang to the stage to talk about how they work together, and treated the crowd to an impromptu performance before the competition.

THE COMPETITION: If last night’s “The Producers Series” fourth qualifying round is any indication of how fierce the completion will be come September’s finale, fans of the series have a lot to look forward to. The three producers, Ellio, from the Boston-area, Evan Brown and Priority Mel, both from NYC, went head-to-head, elimination style. Against the audience’s judgement, the first round was a three-way tie; believing Ellio and Priority Mel should have advanced. After two rounds, the Ellio and Evan Brown squared off, with Evan Brown, well known in NYC’s beat battle circles, advancing as the fourth semi-finalist; another hotly audience-debated outcome.

NEXT EVENT: The next qualifying event will be held in Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 15 with none other than Wyclef Jean headlining.

PHOTO CREDIT: Terrence Jenkins

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