Don Cannon Talks Mixtapes + Voice Tags

Has anyone else had "Cannon… Cannon" echoing in their head at some point?  Producer Don Cannon talks about the source of his signature voice tag and dares anybody to figure out the source (rumors place the source at NFL announcer Pat Summerall).  He also gives and update about the status of his mixtape legal issues, … Read more

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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DJ Shadow Explains Ditching His MPC + James Brown Collection

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Many debates have taken place over who the king of drum programming is.  Solid arguments will always be put forth for J Dilla, but depending on how you classify music and what genres you include, DJ Shadow is another name that’s sure to arise as a contender.  Lucky for us DJ Shadow has returned to his reader Q&A to directly address questions or misconceptions that may plague fans of his work. 

Check it out as he talks samples, collecting James Brown artifacts, and reasons for ditching the Akai MPC 60 and MPC 3000 as his main production tools.

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