The masses have spoken and it seems as if I left a few gems out of the greatest hip hop drum samples and breaks list. I can’t ignore the significance of this classic and influential drum break, so here ya go folks. Hope that you enjoy this little history lesson about the masterful reworkings of … Read more
I was just bumping around and wasting a little time when I ran across this interview where J Dilla discusses the use of beats and ID tags. Of course there are many more lessons to be learned, so pay attention… you might just get schooled.
It was a very sad weekend. After coming up with the idea to have a rare beat making video blowout, I came to realized that in order to make room on my external hardrive, I deleted virtually all of my beat production and beat making videos. Yeah, I know it’s a damn shame to even … Read more
Happy New Year Everyone! 2006 has definitely been an interesting and exciting year all around, especially musically. We saw the return of Jay Z, the confession by Nas that Hip Hop is Dead, and The Source magazine asking if Hip Hop has become a minstrel show. It seems as if there is a theme developing … Read more
I went ahead and gathered every Smack DVD beat making video that I could find. It just so happens that I hold a lot of respect for D.R. Period and it’s pretty interesting to hear his view on how a beat should knock. Arsonist from the Heatmakerz throws together something pretty hot in no time … Read more
I really like this video of Kev Brown making a beat on his trusty MPC 2000XL. This is a great video because he goes farther than just looping a beat and takes it up a notch by chopping the hell out a string set. For further Kev Brown heat such as Brownies and his Beat … Read more