Battlecat (producer)

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Battlecat
Birth name Kevin Gilliam
Origin Los Angeles, California, California, U.S.
Genres West Coast hip hop, G-funk
Occupation(s) Record producer, rapper, songwriter, singer
Instruments Sampler, keyboard, drums, vocoder, synthesizer.
Years active 1993-present
Labels Maverick/Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Eastsidaz, Bloods & Crips, TRU (group)

Kevin Gilliam, better known by his stage name Battlecat, is an American hip hop producer from Long Beach, California.

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He is well known for producing artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, Xzibit and Tha Eastsidaz along with a number of other West Coast rappers. His aesthetic is a progression from the early-'90s G-Funk sound pioneered by Above the Law, characterized by fat synth bass lines and soulful keys. He is also the concert DJ for Snoop Dogg.

In 2009, Battlecat produced a special song called "A Soldier Never Dies", dedicated to fallen Marine, Anthony Vargas. Battlecat is a legendary DJ member of The Worldwide DJ organization, The Core DJ's. [1] The music video was directed by Paolo Ongkeko and produced by Don Le. One of the video's leads was portrayed by Sonny Ayon.[2][3]

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