Ma Dukes On J Dilla’s Childhood, Foundation, Memories

Ma Dukes sits down for an interview to talk about J Dilla’s childhood, her favorite memories, and the goals of the J Dilla Foundation. ¬†You’ll definitely enjoy hearing her talk about Dilla spinning records at the age of two and hearing one of his beat for the first time? He was a strange child. –Ma … Read more

Raekwon, D. Dot, Sean C, Absolut Talk Beats In Studio

Raekwon, D. Dot, Sean C, and Absolut sit down in a recording studio to talk about some of the more esoteric aspects of production including the greatness of Havoc’s production, the art of picking beats, and the importance of timing involved in the completion of a song. The song is bigger than the beat sometimes.

Ali Shaheed Muhammad Talks Drum Layering & Neve

Ali Shaheed Muhammad talks to about some of the technical secrets behind the A Tribe Called Quest sound including layering drums and Neve vs SSL. He also answers questions about the relevancy of The Native Tongues, internal issues with the group, and his most memorable studio moment of Midnight Marauders. We worked on a lot … Read more

Pete Rock Explains His Entire Production Catalog

Over at Vibe producer Pete Rock breaks down the history of his career, album-by-album and track-by-track. From All Souled Out to Mecca & The Soul Brother and beyond, The Chocolate Boy Wonder reveals some little known facts about influences, progression of his music, missed chances, and lucky breaks. Read the whole piece. Notable Quotes: I … Read more