Midi Mafia Talks about the history of their name, show’s off their collection of equipment & MPC’s, competing in the DMC world championships, and shifting from the MC role to a producer. They also show off a a few screens from their MPC 2000 XL and give a preview of a N.O.R.E. track.
Pete Rock talks about his past work and upcoming album New York’s Finest. Check the Interview
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.
Shondrae (Ciara, Ludacris, Kelis, 8Ball & MJG) crafts a beat live on stage using an Akai MPC 2000XL at the Producer’s Balls which took place at Justin’s in Atlanta, GA. It’s crazy to hear him recreate a hit while telling the creative process behind the composition. Another plus is watching how much fun he seems … Read more
Producer Illmind talks about the Beat Society showcase/event, upcoming projects, and the importance of having a signature sound while maintaing innovation. Something about interviews that take place in records make them all the better.
In a promo for his upcoming album Coldfusion, Fusion Ultd. takes us on an excursion to an undisclosed record store. Watching Fusion is always an education, but I actually feel sorry for his "digging partner" who spends most of the vid nodding off on a couple of crates.
There’s nothing more entertaining than great digging stories. Mr. Supreme and Jake One made a name for themselves as master crate diggers under the name of The Conmen. In this video Supreme tells of digging for Liberace records, nerdy collectors, and shiesty record dealers. Later in the vids he reveals his archive stash and shows … Read more
In a quick promo for MTV, producer and crate digger Maleet talks about the dedication necessary to be a master of records. If your lacking the motivation to get our and get your fingers dusty, this vid is sure to get you out of the house and digging with the best of them.
DJ Premier talks about importance of knowing staying current and knowing all eras of music. Primo also discusses the traits that he would like to have from other producers.
Producer Danja gives a tour of the Hit Factory while showing off some of the equipment responsible for his distinctive sound. A quick zoom around the area reveals working quarters surrounded by racks of keyboards, drum set, and a piano.