1/1/11 marks the start of the 200th weekly beat battle, a weekly competition on the Stones Throw message board which is completely user-run, and open to anyone willing to join on this public forum. The battle is based around a single sample chosen by the previous week's winner, with the beat posted to a Soundcloud.com page. Voting is open to anyone registered on the board.

On the board:

The beat battles begin on Saturdays when a sample is posted by the previous week's winner. Beats are submitted through Wednesday.  Voting takes place through Friday.

Beat Battles FAQ & rules