Rsonist On Producer Business Issues, DipSet Sound, and Crash Crew

Rsonist of The Heatmakerz tells the story of initially getting involved in production while in college, his first big record, and cultivating the DipSet sound.

He also discusses his experience working with managers, the importance of building relationships with artists, the responsibility of personally handling business issues, and the sound that dominated New York Hip-Hop at the hight of The Diplomats.

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Rsonist Warns To Stay Away From the Music Industry

Rsonist of production crew The Heatmakerz talks about upcoming projects with the Crash Crew, the changing role of internet marketing with new music, and current musical trends in Hip-Hop.  He also discusses initially working with Dip Set, receiving track placements on the Diplomatic Immunity album, and warns that "the music game is not all it’s … Read more

Rsonist/Heatmakerz Beat Making + Freestyle Studio Session

Rsonist of the Heatmakerz takes through the construction of a quick instrumental in order to showcase sample looping, keyboard work, and drum layering utilizing his Akai MPC 4000 sampler/sequencer.  Warning:  The track creation portion of the video is enlightening, but after 2:45 it deteriorates into a typical lackluster freestyle session.

Rsonist of Heatmakerz On Leaked Albums + Label Tricks

Rsonist of The Heatmakerz talks about the true nature of leaked albums, 360 deals,  and money lost from perceived label manipulations.  While I can’t say that I agree with his analysis of the label’s "master plan", it’s interesting to get a producer’s opinion on the value of leaks.

In part two Rsonist goes on to address the sophomore jinx, music as a reflection of your internal state, and laying off of the Heatmakerz signature sound.

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Heatmakerz Rsonist Talks Goals & Sacrifice

Rsonist (Heatmakerz) talks about getting his first big break from, networking, and work ethic.  It’s really interesting when he touches on the changes that have taken place in Hip-Hop, sacrifices, and future goals.

Heatmakerz Rsonist Interview: Sampling Skills

Dface and Icerocks of The Dirty Hour Radio sit down with producer Rsonist from Heatmakerz as he runs down a resume of hits, learning the MPC from his partner Thrilla, and spending most of his time watching talk shows & making beats.  He also goes on to talk about his perceived lack of credit received … Read more