Dawud "D-Mile" Aasiya-Bey Wins Guitar Center Drum-Off
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:44:10
Lake Elsinore, California resident, Dawud "D-Mile" Aasiya-Bey has been crowned the winner of Guitar Center's 25th Annual Drum-Off!
Over 5,000 drummers from across the country signed up to compete, and just five finalists were chosen to battle it out for a prize package valued at nearly $50,000.
As the winner, Aasiya-Bey joins an esteemed group of highly talented drummers -- past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and more. We wish bright things in the future for Aasiya-Bey.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the night featured performances from renowned drummers including Questlove, Chad Smith, Steve Ferrone, Ray Luzier and Chris Dave. Judges included such respected musicians as Adrian Young (No Doubt), Nisan Stewart (P. Diddy, Missy Elliot), Brooks Wackerman (Tenacious D, Bad Religion), Aaron Spears (Usher), Chris Johnson (Rihanna) and more.
Watch the video below.
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Photo credit: Courtesy of Guitar Center