Production News

Timbaland Producing Entire Jay Z Album

According to Timbaland himself, a classic is in the making as he could quite possible produce Jay Z’s entire next album.  In an age where it’s not unusual for there to be more producers on a project than songs, having one person at the musical helm would be a feat in and of itself.

Timbaland Wins ASCAP Songwriter of The Year

Last night June 23rd, 2008, The Beverley Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles hosted the 21st Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards with guest presenters MC Lyte, Ne-Yo, and T-Boz on hand to see superproducer Timbaland awarded Songwriter of the Year.  The award represents the third time Timbaland has been honored, with this time being recognition of … Read more

Eric B Teaches Recording & Life Lessons

Through a Newark Housing Authority program, producer/DJ Eric B (Eric B & Rakim) helps New Jersey youth learn about music, recording, business, and life in general.  While the program is based in a community center recording studio, it places an emphasis on the importance of students being college bound and attaining solid credentials rather than … Read more

Trapp Attacks Greg Street For Comments About Jermaine Dupri

Round 3 in Jermaine Dupri’s "The DJ Is Dead" backlash leaves us with Trapp (The Mic DVD) attacking DJ Greg Street for bashing JD.  Trapp says that both of them are putting out garbage records, that the public can’t be fooled and, "You are not as big as you think you are."

Recording Artists Pushing For New Audio Standards

Not directly related to Hip-Hop, but nonetheless a concern to all producers concerned with sound quality.  We all know that hypercompression is the current trend in mastering and that lossy codecs such as mp3 are inferior, but has it gotten out of control?  Neil Young, Trent Reznor, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett are uniting … Read more