King of The Beats DVD – Most Challenging Beat Battle?

Filmaker Pritt Kalsi takes us into the heart of King of The Beats, which, with 9 crews crews from around the world competing against each other for a title, bills itself as "the most hardcore beat battle of all time."

Obviously this isn’t the largest beat battle, but with only a £20 budget and 1 day to complete a track, it certainly ranks in the elite for requiring sampling producers to be resourceful.


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Jam Master Jay: Two Turntables And A Microphone Movie Trailer

Premiering last week at The Hollywood Black Film Festival was Two Turntables And A Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay.  I’ve yet to get a peak at the flick, but judging by the description it should be pretty insightful as it features footage with notable figures such as Russell Simmons, Swizz Beatz, … Read more

Questlove And Al Green: The Making of Lay It Down

Amir "Questlove" Thompson and Reverend Al Green show the making of Lay It Down.  We also get a couple of quick glimpses into the infamous record room of Brother ?  There’s some really great studio footage where Amir talks about the artistic goals behind the album and the focus of engineering the proper sound.  Complete … Read more

Wax Poetics Magazine: Behind The Scenes Footage

Every couple of months I get an IM from a close friend telling me the latest issue of Wax Poetics magazine has been released.  Almost immediately, phone calls are ended, IM’s exited, and priorities rearranged around the single goal of getting my latest Wax Po fix and subsequent mood boost. For those who don’t yet … Read more

Dilla Production Rundown And Overview

Stones Throw and The Wire Magazine present a thorough historical rundown of J Dilla’s career, including early production efforts along with his notable and career defining work with Slum Village, Pharcyde, Madlib, Common, and D’angelo. Check The Article

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Since part of being a snobby record junkie is knowing a little bit more than the next person, sometimes we have to get a little academic. Check this quick video about how vinyl records are made.

One Stop Shop Producers Conference 2007 Footage

Here’s footage from the One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference that took place last year presented by Sha Money XL.  Looks to be a great opportunity for networking with producer, A&R panels, beat battles, and numerous chances for speak with other industry pros like No I.D., Swizz Beatz, Havoc, DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, and The Alchemist.