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Battle -- Set in Atlanta’s hip-hop underground scene, Rippa (Conrad Clifton), a struggling music producer working on his latest tracks for a regional beat battle, loses everything after a robbery. While lying low, he is forced to get back to the music and prove he has real talent. With the help of his friends, he’ll devise a mix to bring down the house and get him closer to being the beat battle champion.
Battle -- Trailer for Step Off
Battle -- Battle is a coming of age drama about an unknown producer who pursues his passion for composing music. He wants to produce music for the top rappers in the industry. He must find his way and his own soul for his music before he faces off at a national Bea


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Release Date:
15 March 2011 (USA) See more »
Every Dream has a Fighting Chance
When thieves steal the tracks that Rippa was using for a crucial beat battle, the up-and-coming music producer struggles to prove his talent by cooking up an even hotter mix with the help of some talented friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Conrad Clifton ... Rippa

Onira Tares ... Monique

Chris Burns ... Jay

Errol Sadler ... Maestro

D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik ... Mighty Mouth

Taurean Blacque ... Blue
Muta'Ali Muhammad ... Heat
Sarah Cooper ... Sabrina

Alisha Honoré ... Keisha Jones
Mike Senior ... Black Out

Miracole Burns ... Lady O

Candace Mabry ... Nadine

Derrick Haywood ... Bumpy Knuckles
Michael D. Friedman ... Bay Bay
James Brown ... Big Man
Haji Abdullah ... 300

Samantha Worthen ... Mrs. Whitmore
Christopher Thomas ... Cecil

Megan Sousa ... Chelsea
Terrance L. Campbell ... Judge T-Storm

Noree Victoria ... Nikki

Ted Huckabee ... Judge
Arvell Poe ... Quasar

Dave R. Watkins ... Enigma / Police Officer 2

Philip Covin ... Police Officer 1
Talib Shabazz ... Talib

Joshua Tanksley ... Technician
Bashiri I. Shakirah ... Salsa Emcee
Samuel Abrahamsen ... Beat Priest
David Matthews ... DJ Dainja

Rachelle Neal ... Singer at Label
Khalid Salaam ... Wiz Kid
Orin Wilson ... Godzilla
Courtney Gates ... Bad Studio Rapper
Ian Frank Williams ... Sound Engineer (as Ian Williams)
Austance Bell ... Bad Studio Singer
Dee Byers ... Beat Battle Fan (as Deangelo Byers)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James E. Brown II ... Big Man
Rashawn Gilbert ... Crowd member
Joel Gavin Glazer ... Auditioning Producer
Wesley Jenkins
Josh Lowden ... Poet

E. Roger Mitchell ... J.T.

Donterrius Ruff
Andrew Sherrod
Steffon Washington
Resenia Williams
Mina Alexander ... Extra (uncredited)
Nate Chase ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
LaRon Austin 
Writing credits
Martin L. Kelley 

Eddie Davis Singleton 

Produced by
Ly Bolia .... associate producer
Denia Burdie .... associate producer
Martin L. Kelley .... producer
Kenno Rixson .... co-producer
Eddie Davis Singleton .... producer
Bennie Swint .... producer
Cassius Weathersby .... executive producer
Original Music by
Samuel Abrahamsen (original score music)
Samuel Abrahamsen 
Andrea Kim (original music by)
Andrea Kim 
Costume Design by
Jenique K. Mincey 
Makeup Department
Jenique K. Mincey .... makeup artist
Jenique K. Mincey .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave R. Watkins .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jonathan Bryan .... boom operator
Dan Duff .... supervising sound editor
Nicole Hankerson .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory P. Allen .... camera operator: second unit
Ly Bolia .... director of photography: second unit
Eric Bomba-Ire .... director of photography: second unit
Bashiri I. Shakirah .... assistant camera
Dan Slemons .... gaffer
Ian Frank Williams .... set videographer (as Ian Williams)
Music Department
Mr. Boz .... composer: additional music
Conrad Clifton .... composer: additional music
Keith A. Davis .... composer: additional music
D.J. Grumble .... composer: additional music
Lord Kayos .... composer: additional music
Dan Pederson .... composer: additional music
Mizfitz Soundz .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Sang Min Chon .... production staff
Jason Lenakos .... production assistant
Kevin Raser .... production assistant
Star Victoria .... production assistant
Donna Allen .... special thanks
Scott Beauchemin .... thanks
Gregg Bishop .... thanks
Nathan Brown .... thanks
Cam Cannon .... thanks
Sang Min Chon .... special thanks
Michelle Doyle .... thanks
Richard Etchison .... thanks
Lynton Felix .... thanks
Steve Guzman .... thanks
Troy Halverson .... thanks
Christina Hsu .... thanks
Tsai Hsu .... thanks
Charles Judson .... thanks
Robbie Kee .... thanks
Charles C. Kelley .... thanks
Sondra Kelley .... thanks
Dan Krovich .... thanks
Travis Levius .... thanks
Kely McClung .... thanks
Donald J. Moore .... special thanks
Ben Mosher .... thanks
Vickie Oldham .... special thanks
Meena Payne .... thanks
Doyle Tatum .... thanks
Donnie Thompson .... thanks
Jamie Wingler .... thanks
Mark Wynns .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Step Off" - USA (DVD title)
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Rated R for language
USA:95 min
USA:R | USA:R (certificate #46545)
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