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Just Blaze on Ghost Production, Musical Styles

Just Blaze on the evolution of musical styles, the state of New York hip-hop, DJ’ing, and ghot production. “A lot of these guys employ people who do their music for them.” “Some of these DJ’s that are constantly on the road are also constantly putting out new music.  How… because they have guys under them … Read more

Battle Of The Americas Beat Battle f/ Young Guru

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The Beat Academy presents The Battle of The Americas Beat Battle featuring judges Young Guru, Symbolyc One (S1), and Jake One. On Saturday June 21st 24 producers from USA and Canada will go to war in the ultimate team beat battle!

Grab tickets or visit Beat Academy for more info.

Video of The Road to SXSW battle featuring Wondagurl, Rich Kidd, Chef Byer, and more after the break!

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DJ Premier Explains Iconic Gangstarr Logo

DJ Premier explains how Guru and Big Shug designed the Gangstarr logo and how it’s been used throughout all of their albums.  Primo also talks about how Mass Appeal was created with the intention of being a radio hit.

FL Studio Mac OS X Public Beta Now Open

All you Mac nerds that though you may have been missing out on the FL Studio fun can now rejoice. Today Imageline announced that FL Studio Mac OS X would be open for public beta. Previously, this had been a private invite only. ¬†This is an experimental version running in a custom crossover wrapper, so … Read more

J-Zone Studio Setup, Broken MPC, Outdated Pro Tools

J-Zone takes viewers into his studio to show off his stripped down setup and discuss his views on music technology and production equipment. I always kinda of felt that too much technology was a bad thing when it came to making music.