Antagonist Dragonspit is an emcee/producer from the Hampton Roads or Tidewater Area of Virginia. Hampton Roads is home to some of the greatest producers in the history of hip hop, namely, Timbaland, Nottz, The Neptunes, Bink, Danjahands, Teddy Riley, Missy Elliott, etc. Antagonist hopes to follow in their footsteps, making his mark on the music scene, both locally and internationally. This will be done with the support of his production team, The Better Beat Bureau, spearheaded by DJ Disko Dave, DJ Vex, Know Talent, J Clyde, and The Ologist.
As a producer, Antagonist has worked with hundreds of artist, mostly underground. Some of the more notable artists to bless his tracks wereCory Gunz, Bizarre (D12), Yung Won (ATL), Mood (Ohio), Wu-Syndicate(VA), Trigger tha Gambler (NY) and Teisha Marie (MD). Currently, Antagonist continues to offer production to many local artists, also providing tracks for whoissugar's video blog: http://www.youtube.com/user/whoissugar. He did a movie soundtrack for Image Entertainment and People's Film Company's production, For Thy Love (2006). This can be found on Netflix. Download Antagonist's online beat tape here: http://theproducers757.bandcamp.com/album/triton-magik
As an emcee, Antagonist has been known as a skilled freestyler and battle rapper. He began recording songs in 1996 with his crew called Makin Noyz Produkshinz. They disbanded in 2006 and that's when Antagonist began to define himself as a solo artists. In 2011 Antagonist releasedThe Back on the Map LP, his first digital album. Then he followed that up with The Ugly Truth LP in 2012. Both albums can be downloaded at: http://dragonspitjones.bandcamp.com/
THE WRECKAGE BEAT TAPE
These are some of the last beats I made on Reason 5 before the crash. I programmed most of them using my M-Audio Keystation 49. On some of them, particularly the boom bap beats, I used the Akai MPD18. When paired with some of the samplers in Reason, the MPD works almost exactly like an MPC 2000, one of my favorite samplers. Speaking of samples, only four of the beats contain samples. The rest are original compositions. I tried to include a range of different sounds in this beat selection, but it is still obvious where my heart lies. I hope you all enjoy The Wreckage. All of your support and feedback is welcome.