Battlecat

Battlecat

Battlecat

Biography

Kevin Gilliam, better known by his stage name Battlecat, is an American hip hop producer from Long Beach, California. He is well known for producing artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, Xzibit and Tha Eastsidaz along with a number of other West Coast rappers. His aesthetic is a progression from the early-'90s G-Funk sound pioneered by Above the Law, characterized by fat synth bass lines and soulful keys. He is also the concert DJ for Snoop Dogg.

In 2009, Battlecat produced a special song called "A Soldier Never Dies", dedicated to fallen Marine, Anthony Vargas. Battlecat is a legendary DJ member of The Worldwide DJ organization, The Core DJ's. The music video was directed by Paolo Ongkeko and produced by Don Le. One of the video's leads was portrayed by Sonny Ayon.

Discography

Battlecat - Gumbo Roots

Battlecat - Gumbo Roots

Warner Bros. Records, Maverick 1995
BattleCat & AMP - DJ BattleCat Presents G' & Sexy Vol. 1

BattleCat & AMP - DJ BattleCat Presents G' & Sexy Vol. 1

Dcat Ent., Ind.Alliance 2009

Guest Appearances

B.O.X. - Beyond Ordinary X-Istence
  • The World We Live In

B.O.X. - Beyond Ordinary X-Istence

PWL America Records Ltd 1991
Blak Czer - Tales From Da Blak Side
  • Just Another Day

Blak Czer - Tales From Da Blak Side

Relativity, Lifestyles Records 1994
Caz - Thundadome
  • Flossin

Caz - Thundadome

Glasshouse Records 2000
Playa Hamm - Layin' Hands
  • Sumpn' 2 Do

Playa Hamm - Layin' Hands

Brainstorm Enterprise 2001
Dirty Rat - Rookie Of The Year
  • D.M.F.

Dirty Rat - Rookie Of The Year

Stiff Arm Records 2004
E-40 And Too $hort - History: Mob Music
  • Do You Remember?

E-40 And Too $hort - History: Mob Music

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
Ronnie Hudson - Westcoastin'
  • Westcoastin' (Extended Mix)

Ronnie Hudson - Westcoastin'

Rappers Rapp Disco Co. 2014
Mr. Criminal - Evolution Of A G
  • So True

Mr. Criminal - Evolution Of A G

Hi Power Entertainment 2015
Missippi - The Marshall Law Project
  • These Streets

Missippi - The Marshall Law Project

Adotk Entertainment Group 2016
Snoop Dogg - Neva Left
  • 420 (Blaze Up)

Snoop Dogg - Neva Left

Doggystyle Records, EMPIRE 2017

Compilations

The Posse Chapter 2
  • DJ N-Effect

Various - The Posse Chapter 2

Macola Record Co. 1988
Various - Highway Bangers 1
  • Flossin

Various - Highway Bangers 1

Mo Thugs Records 2013

Production

The Posse Chapter 2
  • DJ N-Effect

Various - The Posse Chapter 2

Macola Record Co. 1988
A Lighter Shade Of Brown - Brown & Proud
  • Paquito Soul

A Lighter Shade Of Brown - Brown & Proud

Pump Records 1990
Bobby Jimmy And The Critters ‎- Hip Hop Prankster
  • Rap Dirty

Bobby Jimmy And The Critters ‎- Hip Hop Prankster

Priority Records 1990
B.O.X. - Beyond Ordinary X-Istence
  • Rock 'Dat A**

B.O.X. - Beyond Ordinary X-Istence

PWL America Records Ltd 1991
Music From The Motion Picture Trespass
  • I'm A Playa

Various - Music From The Motion Picture Trespass

Sire, Warner Bros. Records 1992
Bloods & Crips - Bangin On Wax
  • Bangin' On Wax

Bloods & Crips - Bangin On Wax

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1993
Domino - Domino
  • Getto Jam

Domino - Domino

Outburst Records, Columbia 1993
Blak Czer - Tales From Da Blak Side
  • Just Another Day

Blak Czer - Tales From Da Blak Side

Relativity, Lifestyles Records 1994
Quo - Quo
  • Quo Funk

Quo - Quo

MJJ Music 1994
Spice 1 - AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
  • Busta's Can't See Me

Spice 1 - AmeriKKKa's Nightmare

Jive 1994
N.O.T.S. - True Blue II: You Only Live Once
  • I Wonna Hit The Joint

N.O.T.S. - True Blue II: You Only Live Once

Ain't Jokin Records 1994
Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality
  • Die Like A Gee Or Live Like A Trick

Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality

Rap-A-Lot Records 1995
Battlecat - Gumbo Roots
  • All Tracks

Battlecat - Gumbo Roots

Warner Bros. Records, Maverick 1995
Po' Broke & Lonely ‎- Forbidden Vibe
  • Mr. Go Down

Po' Broke & Lonely ‎- Forbidden Vibe

Big Beat 1995
Kam - Made In America
  • Trust Nobody

Kam - Made In America

EastWest Records America 1995
Dana Dane - Rollin' Wit Dana Dane
  • Ain't No Love

Dana Dane - Rollin' Wit Dana Dane

Maverick 1995
Dazzie Dee - Where's My Receipt
  • Ain't No Busters This Way

Dazzie Dee - Where's My Receipt?

Capitol Records 1995
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits
  • Bangin On Wax

Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits

Dangerous Records 1996
Dru Down - Can You Feel Me
  • Playa Fo Real

Dru Down - Can You Feel Me

Relativity 1996
Ras Kass - Soul On Ice
  • Marinatin'

Ras Kass - Soul On Ice

Priority Records 1996
A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Playa Fo Real

Various - A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (Music From The Motion Picture)

Jac.Mac Records, Warner Bros. Records 1996
Dazzie Dee - The Re-Birth
  • Knee Deep

Dazzie Dee - The Re-Birth

Raging Bull Records 1996
Yo Yo - Total Control
  • Yo Yo Funk

Yo Yo - Total Control

EastWest Records America 1996
Def Jam's Greatest Hits
  • Getto Jam

Various - Def Jam's Greatest Hits

Rush Associated Labels 1997
Life After Evolution: Reality Check
  • Reality Check

Various - Life After Evolution: Reality Check

Alexia Records, New Image Entertainment 1997
L.A. Nash - Make Me Or Break Me
  • It's About Time (Remix)

L.A. Nash - Make Me Or Break Me

Menes Records 1997
Strong Empire - The Remedy
  • Clap Your Hands

Strong Empire - The Remedy

Semaphore 1997
Kurupt - Kuruption!
  • We Can Freak It

Kurupt - Kuruption!

A&M Records 1998
The Players Club (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  • Under Pressure

Various - The Players Club (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

Heavyweight Records 1998
WC - The Shadiest One
  • Fuckin' Wit Uh House Party

WC - The Shadiest One

Payday, FFRR 1998
Ride (Music From The Dimension Motion Picture)
  • Feels So Good

Various - Ride (Music From The Dimension Motion Picture)

Tommy Boy 1998
Vontel - Vision Of A Dream
  • Playa Style

Vontel - Vision Of A Dream

Fo Life Records 1998
Lyrical Assassins (Underground Hip-Hop Compilation)
  • Just Wanna Hit

Various - Lyrical Assassins (Underground Hip-Hop Compilation)

Thump Street Records 1998
Gonzoe - If I Live And Nothing Happens
  • In The Car With Us

Gonzoe - If I Live And Nothing Happens

Menes Music Group, Private I Records, Mercury 1998
Tash - Rap Life
  • G'z Iz G'z

Tash - Rap Life

Loud Records 1999
Tru - Da Crime Family
  • Suppose To Be My Friend

Tru - Da Crime Family

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
The Corruptor: The Soundtrack
  • Reminise

Various - The Corruptor: The Soundtrack

Jive 1999
Mr. Mike - Rhapsody
  • Why Fall In Love With The Struggle

Mr. Mike - Rhapsody

Priority Records 1999
CJ Mac - Platinum Game
  • Ends

CJ Mac - Platinum Game

Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records 1999
Bookie - Stressin
  • Stressin

Bookie - Stressin

Fo Life Records 1999
Kokane - They Call Me Mr. Kane
  • 1999

Kokane - They Call Me Mr. Kane

Eureka Records 1999
Thicker Than Water
  • Partners In Crime

Various - Thicker Than Water

Priority Records 1999
E-40 - Charlie Hustle - Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire
  • Get Breaded

E-40 - Charlie Hustle - Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire

Jive 1999
D.E.X. - What They Want What They Need
  • Paper Chasin'

D.E.X. - What They Want What They Need

Brown Rice Entertainment 1999
Ronnie Ron - The Best Of Ronnie Ron: Gangsta-Lation Album
  • Coming Out The Cage

Ronnie Ron - The Best Of Ronnie Ron: Gangsta-Lation Album

Dangerous Records 1999
Caz - Thundadome
  • Flossin

Caz - Thundadome

Glasshouse Records 2000
E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal
  • Nah, Nah...

E-40 - Loyalty And Betrayal

Jive 2000
Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal
  • Leave Me Alone

Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal

Priority Records 2000
Xzibit - Restless
  • Been A Long Time

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records 2000
Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl
  • You

Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl

Pookie Entertainment 2000
Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
  • Balls Of Steel

Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

TVT Records 2000
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
  • 24 Mo' Hours

Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)

Priority Records 2000
Doggy's Angels - Pleezbaleevit!
  • Put Your Hands Up

Doggy's Angels - Pleezbaleevit!

TVT Records 2000
3 Strikes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • G'd Up

Various - 3 Strikes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Priority Records 2000
The Comrads - Wake Up & Ball

The Comrads - Wake Up & Ball

Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records 2000
Caffeine - Things In The Game Done Changed
  • Kimico

Caffeine - Things In The Game Done Changed

Jive, GoodFella's Entertainment, Zomba Records 2000
Mr. Short Khop - Da Khop Shop
  • Flashbacks

Mr. Short Khop - Da Khop Shop

TVT Records 2001
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1
  • It Might Sound Crazy Rmx

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 1

DPG Recordz 2001
Brian McKnight - Superhero
  • Don't Know Where To Start

Brian McKnight - Superhero

Motown 2001
Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
  • Dogghouse In Your Mouth

Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

The Orchard 2001
Tyrese - 2000 Watts
  • Just A Baby Boy

Tyrese - 2000 Watts

RCA 2001
Nate Dogg - Music & Me
  • Concrete Streets

Nate Dogg - Music & Me

Elektra 2001
Faith Evans - Faithfully
  • Faithfully

Faith Evans - Faithfully

Bad Boy Entertainment 2001
Bad Azz - Personal Business
  • Ready 2 Bang

Bad Azz - Personal Business

Priority Records 2001
Kenny Lattimore ‎- Weekend
  • Come To Me

Kenny Lattimore ‎- Weekend

Arista 2001
Playa Hamm - Layin' Hands
  • Sumpn' 2 Do

Playa Hamm - Layin' Hands

Brainstorm Enterprise 2001
Busta Rhymes - Genesis
  • Ass On Your Shoulders

Busta Rhymes - Genesis

J Records 2001
Training Day - The Soundtrack
  • Bounce, Rock, Golden State

Various - Training Day - The Soundtrack

J Records 2001
Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack
  • Lost Angels In The Sky

Various - Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack

Priority Records 2001
Mr. Jekel - Twisted Reality
  • Sinners Prayer (Street Mix)

Mr. Jekel - Twisted Reality

S.F.E. Productions 2001
Chico & Coolwadda - Wild 'N Tha West
  • High Come Down

Chico & Coolwadda - Wild 'N Tha West

MCA Records 2001
Jayo Felony - Crip Hop
  • What Ya Need

Jayo Felony - Crip Hop

American Music Corporation 2001
WC - Ghetto Heisman
  • Tears Of A Killa

WC - Ghetto Heisman

Def Jam Recordings 2002
Big Tray Deee - The General's List
  • Street Sweepin

Big Tray Deee - The General's List

SPOP Entertainment 2002
King T. - The Kingdom Come
  • The Game (It's Ruff)

King T. - The Kingdom Come

Greedy Green Entertainment 2002
Deborah Cox - The Morning After
  • Just A Dance

Deborah Cox - The Morning After

J Records 2002
Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$
  • Ballin'

Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$

Priority Records 2002
Frost - Still Up In This $#*+!
  • Everybody Knows

Frost - Still Up In This $#*+!

Hit A Lick Records 2002
Daddy V - The Compton OG
  • It's The D.O.G

Daddy V - The Compton OG

Daddy V Records 2002
Still More Bounce
  • Still More Bounce

Various - Still More Bounce

WolfPac Records 2002
RL - RL:Ements
  • Do U Wanna Roll

RL - RL:Ements

J Records 2002
Ras Kass Presents Re-Up
  • 4 Much

Various - Ras Kass Presents Re-Up: The Compilation

Empire Music Werks 2003
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - West Koasta Nostra
  • Bang On

Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - West Koasta Nostra

Sarinjay Entertainment, Oglio Records 2003
Debo Records Presents Soundtrack To South Central (Straight From The Streets Of Los Angeles)

Various - Soundtrack To South Central (Straight From The Streets Of Los Angeles)

Debo Records 2003
40 Glocc - The Jakal
  • Everybody

40 Glocc - The Jakal

Empire Musicwerks 2003
Truth Hurts - Ready Now
  • Love U Better

Truth Hurts - Ready Now

Pookie Entertainment 2004
Spice 1 - The Ridah

Spice 1 - The Ridah

Activate Entertainment 2004
King T - The Ruthless Chronicles
  • Squeeze Ya Balls

King T - The Ruthless Chronicles

Boss Up Entertainment 2004
Xzibit - Weapons Of Mass Destruction
  • Criminal Set

Xzibit - Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Sony Urban Music, Columbia 2004
Paperboy - The Love Never Dies
  • California

Paperboy - The Love Never Dies

Thump Records 2004
Dirty Rat - Rookie Of The Year
  • She's A Freak

Dirty Rat - Rookie Of The Year

Stiff Arm Records 2004
Bigg Snoop Dogg Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album
  • Shine

Bigg Snoop Dogg - Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album

Koch Records 2005
Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest
  • We Can Freak It

Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest

Treacherous Records, Bungalo Records 2005
Hittman - Hittmanic Verses
  • When It Comes To The Hoes

Hittman - Hittmanic Verses

Sickbay Records, L.A. Hill Records 2005
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active
  • Cali Iz Active

Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Koch Records 2006
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Lax

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Geffen Records 2006
Eastwood - The Ride
  • All Tracks

Eastwood - The Ride

Christian Records 2006
Holy-D - Holy-D
  • How God Rolls

Holy-D - Holy-D

P-Funk Gospel Entertainment 2006
Westside Connection - The Best Of
  • Walk

Westside Connection - The Best Of

Priority Records 2007
Talib Kweli - Eardrum
  • Give 'Em Hell

Talib Kweli - Eardrum

Blacksmith Music, Warner Bros. Records 2007
J-Ro - Rare Earth B-Boy Funk Vol. 2
  • It's So Hard

J-Ro - Rare Earth B-Boy Funk Vol. 2

Juju Records 2007
Soopafly - Bangin West Coast
  • Smacc Yo Ass

Soopafly - Bangin West Coast

Gangsta Advisory 2007
Holy D - God's Creation
  • Without God

Holy D - God's Creation

P-Funk Gospel Entertainment 2008
Hustle Hard - The All Star Movie Soundtrack
  • Thug World

Various - Hustle Hard - The All Star Movie Soundtrack

Destination Worldwide 2008
Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland
  • Secrets

Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland

Capitol Records, Doggy Style Records, EMI Music 2009
Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
  • Dogghouse Ridaz

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority

Priority Records 2010
Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
  • The Way Life Used To Be

Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary

Priority Records, Doggy Style Records 2011
E-40 And Too $hort - History: Mob Music
  • Do You Remember?

E-40 And Too $hort - History: Mob Music

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2012
Big Sono - Left Overz EP
  • Sono (What’z Goin On)

Big Sono - Left Overz EP

Not On Label 2012
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Art Of War WW III
  • It Will Be Alright

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Art Of War WW III

Seven Arts Music 2013
Daz & WC - Westcoast Gangsta Sh*t
  • Don't Get Wet

Daz & WC - Westcoast Gangsta Sh*t

Dilly Recordz, Bigg Swang Recordz 2013
Ronnie Hudson - Westcoastin'
  • Westcoastin' (Extended Mix)

Ronnie Hudson - Westcoastin'

Rappers Rapp Disco Co. 2014