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 Drums and Samples Kit

The Heatmakerz are entirely responsible for Dipset’s signature sound of sped up vocals, super hard kicks, and heavy gunshot snares.  Very few producers have burst upon the production scene with such ferocity as this amazing team.  In addition to setting the careers of Cam’ron , Papoose, and Jewelz Santana on fire, these two producers caused … Read more

Smack DVD Beat Making Videos – D.R. Period, Arsonist of Heatmakerz, Just Blaze,

I went ahead and gathered every Smack DVD beat making video that I could find. It just so happens that I hold a lot of respect for D.R. Period and it’s pretty interesting to hear his view on how a beat should knock. Arsonist from the Heatmakerz throws together something pretty hot in no time … Read more