Appearing live on Scion radio, 45 King runs through a set live set of hip-hop classic samples and drum breaks.
The 45 King cuts it up on his Vestax Handi Traxx turntables then explains the making of the unexpected Jay Z classic, “Hard Knock Life”. Both 45 King and Jay tell their sides of the story from finding the Annie soudtrack at a thrift store to recording the final version.
45 King serves up a little production advice along with insight into how he made the beats for Eminem’s “Stan”, Jay Z’s “Hard Knock Life”, Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First”, Latee’s “This Cuts Got Flavor, and his own “The 900 Number”. Perhaps the best advice was that “sometimes it’s just luck”… after all, the beat for … Read more
Since Crate Kings is all about digging deep in those crates… here’s an insane video of legendary 45 King rocking a solid breaks set using a pair of Vestax portable turntables.
Unkut always brings something that gets me hooked. Check out their interview with 45 King as he reveals the story behind his fabled studio turnstyle, work with Flavor Unit, and Tough City Records.