Battlecat (record producer)

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Birth name Kevin Gilliam
Origin Long Beach, 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 1988-present
Labels Maverick/Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Joi, Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Eastsidaz, Bloods & Crips

Kevin Gilliam, better known by his stage name Battlecat, is an American hip hop producer from Long Beach, California.[1]


He is well known for producing artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, 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 and Dr. Dre, 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 DJ member of The Worldwide DJ organization, The Core DJ's. [2] The music video was directed by Paolo Ongkeko and produced by Don Le. One of the video's leads was portrayed by Sonny Ayon.[3][4]


  • 1999: Gumbo Roots
  • 2009: G' & Sexy Vol. 1 (with Amplified)


  1. ^ "Battlecat". steadydippin. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rap memorializes Marine, cousin". The Press-Enterprise. 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  3. ^ "A Soldier Never Dies". Global Grind. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Rapper INVINCEABLE, R&B Crooner JON B. and Producer BATTLECAT Collaborate On "A Soldier Never Dies"". BlackVibes. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 

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