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


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


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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Last Chance For Beat Battle Entries!

Just a reminder that today is the last chance to enter the Crate Kings Summer 2008 Producer Beat Battle Sponsored by Zoom-In Online.  The final deadline for the competition is Friday, July 4, 2008 at 12a.m. EST. at which point our guest producer judge K-Def will be lending a hand to determine who is the … Read more

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

K-Def & Diddy – Making of “We Gon’ Make It”

Diddy and K-Def in the studio recording "We Gon’ Make It" from the Press Play album.  More interesting insight into what happens behind the scenes to attain the perfect sound. Be sure to check out the Crate Kings Summer ’08 Beat Battle judged by K-Def sponsored by Zoom In Online.

Exclusive Hip-Hop Mix by Producer K-Def!

Hopefully we can help to save a few struggling Hip-Hop fans by providing the proper sounds to get you through the rest of the work week. Listen close as famed Hip-Hop producer K-Def is on the cut dropping back to back gems and mixing joints featuring his own production with Lords of the Underground, Ghostface, … Read more