K-Def – Beats From The 90’s Vol. 2 (Cover + Tracklist)

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Vintage production fans will be happy to hear about K-Def’s upcoming sequel Beats From The 90’s Vol. 2.  Consisting of instrumental tracks created during time spent at Marley Marl’s House of Hits, K-Def delivers 14 instrumental tracks born from Akai MPC 3000 and S-3000 samplers. 

"This is one of my favorite albums, that I’ve assembled, says K-Def. These tracks were done from 1992-1996. There’re tracks here, that were overlooked from a lot of 90’s artists. Tracks chosen, for albums that never came out. I’ve kept working in the studio. Do I have a life? Yup, making HOT!!! tracks."

Look for K-Def’s Beats From The 90’s Vol. 2 on July 14, 2009

Tracklist after the jump!

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K-Def Talks Production Equipment Used During The Years

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As told to JNOTA of Redefinition Records

On the SSL mix board, on getting started, and the equipment he used prior to making the switch to computers:

At the House Of Hits; Marley would stick me in there on the SSL.  Mind you, he was the only cat that had one at the time… Well, Dre had one, Diddy had one in his house, but Marley was the first to have the SSL in his house.  So, there was a lot of stuff in there, on the SSL, that you usually went to school for.  I never went to school for it, so there was, like… pressure.  The Lords were there, all these different artists.  I remember Keith Murray was there and we were doing a song, the "What I’m After" remix.  Keith Murray was rhyming real real LOUD, and I’m like,  ‘yo, Keith, why you so loud?" and he said, "cause I wanna be heard, Def!  I wanna be heard."  Now, you’re not supposed to be able to record with all this distortion, so I had to find another compressor to limit him down with his yelling an all that stuff, so there was a lot of pressure.  

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K-Def – Beats From The 90’s (Review)

So I was slipped a copy of K-Def’s Beats From The 90’s album a little while back, but I’m glad to say that the collection of vintage instrumentals has been officially released.  K-Def dug into the archives to present us with a collection of 16 original tracks that stand alone, yet would have had any … Read more