The always on point folks over at Baller Status serve up a solid interview with the Alchemist as he talks about the release of Chemical Warfare on Koch, the LA Hip-Hop scene, and the evolution of production. Read Alchemist: Mixing Dangerous Chemicals
Attorney Anthony Falzone, Executive Director, Fair Use Project, discusses the recent ruling against Bad Boy Records for the unauthorized sampling of the Ohio Players’ “Singing in the Morning" in The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready To Die”. His article “Diddy Could Save Sampling” presents a refreshing legal argument for the practice of sampling along with an interesting … Read more
Apex talks to Real Talk NY about equipment, copyrighting, and having his beat for 50 Cent’s "I Get Money" jacked by an fake online producer. Tools of choice: Roland MV-8000, Roland VS2400CD, Yamaha Motif, Roland Fantom-XR, Reason 4.0, KRK Rokit 8, and CD recorder.
Our sincere condolences go out the the West family for the passing of Kanye West’s mother. Donda West 58 passed away suddenly on Sunday under circumtances currently unknown. A statement has been issued by his label Island/Def Jam stating that "the family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief."
While in the studio working on an upcoming Sean Price/Guilty Simpson album, Black Milk discusses EQ, filters, drums and chopping popular samples to disguise them. Sean Price also explains the concept of rappety rap and his hatred of composition books.
All hands on deck! The outlook for the future of sampling has greatly improved since Wu-Tang recently obtained clearance for the first Beatles song ever legally sampled! According to XXL and the Wu-Tang Myspace blog, the sample of The Beatles “My Guitar Gently Weeps” from the self titled White Album will appear as a remade … Read more
Digidesign is playing with my emotions! It looks like my tap dance and ball change between two laptops will not end anytime soon. Seeing that the company originally stated ProTools LE and M-Powered would be Vista compatible by the end of the summer, I figured Digidesign would actually stick to that statement. Instead, while checking … Read more
Havoc talks about the intention of his now famous comments about T.I. and Southern Hip-Hop. He also goes on to speak about his latest release The Kush and Mobb Deep’s history with G-Unit Records. Check out the interview
Peter Rosenberg drops a dope segment with Q-Tip speaking about Common, Dilla, and A Tribe Called Quest. If you can remember the name of Tribe’s second album, you may also qualify to win a Mitchell & Ness jacket from Altrap and VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. Spine Magazine gives us a taste of Large Professor’s upcoming … Read more
Coming straight from the Scratch Magazine website… Issue #20 featuring 50 Cent & Timbaland will be the last ever published! Announcing the news In a post today, Eskay over at Nah Right says “I hope all you purist snobs are happy. You didn’t buy it when it targeted you, then you screamed bloody murder when … Read more