Battlecat (record producer)

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For the Masters of the Universe character, see Battle Cat.
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.


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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