It took six preliminaries to find a half dozen hopefuls in 2018’s search for Hawaii’s top beatmaker. Making it to the final throwdown were EDP Beats, Nao, The Possible, Average Joe, Hushush Beats and Lambo Go. In between heats, the evening’s featured performers included Paradigm, Scholar, Kids Need Food and Punahele. Again, Hawaiian Brian’s was the venue for Lightsleepers‘ yearly Beatroot beat battle hosted by founder and organizer Kavet the Katalyst. Which producer would take the title in 2018?