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McDonald's Flavor Battle Finalists: DJ Erika B, DJ Niena Drake & DJ R Tistic


McDonald’sFlavor Battle, a national disc jockey (DJ) competition featuring some of America’s hottest up-and-coming mix-masters, revealed today DJ R-Tistic of Los Angeles; Niena Drakeof Chicago; and DJ Erika B of Newport News, Va.; beat nine other DJs from across the nation and advanced to the final round of the 13-week battle. The top three will scratch, mix and battle on the 1s and 2s before a panel of celebrity judges. What’s at stake: a $10,000 grand prize and bragging rights as the 2014 Flavor Battle Champion — and we had all 3 of them stop by Sway in the Morning! Check out their mixes below, plus watch the Flavor Battle tonight on flavorbattle.com!

McDonald’s Flavor Battle Finalist, DJ Erika B swings by Sway in the Morning and drops an ill mix for the citizens. The female DJ spins all the jams for Heather B. & Sway as they jam in the AM. Erika B mixes throwbacks like All About The Benjamins, Who’s Real and Tambourine

McDonald’s Flavor Battle finalist, DJ Niena Drake spins classics on Sway in the Morning. Niena does it for all of the heavy hip hop fans during this mix and keeps stays true to hip hop. Niena Drake shows citizens that she knows how to mix on time, and that she mixes for her love of music.

We had the 3 finalists of the McDonald’s Flavor Battle swing by Sway in the Morning to prove their skills. Niena Drake hopped on our turn-tables (watch HERE), Erika B mixed for us live (watch HERE), next, Cali’s DJ R Tistic joined us and woke the Citizens up with his live DJ set.

Did you know he started off as a producer for Murs? As well as for Eric Bellinger, Glasses Malone, Ty Dolla Sign, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more.


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