The Tru Skool Beat Grinder producer battle is back tonight at Liv and will have some of the area’s finest hip-hop producers engaged in head-to-head battle for local bragging rights. The event is known to bring out the real beat junkies and has become quite an institution in the regional hip-hop scene.

Ten contestants will step up with their hottest tracks, even doing battle using identical samples to see who’s really doing their work on the boards. The three-round event will be hosted by Grap Luva and will feature performances by locals Kokayi and Oddisee. Damu and Underdog will be holding down the turntables all night long—-so expect to hear the finest in deep cuts, rare grooves, and vintage hip-hop.

Liv is located at 11th and U Street NW. Doors open at 9 p.m.; $7.