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.
Daily Fix quickly touches on the upcoming release of 88 Key’s "The Death of Adam" and Kanye West’s role in "reproducing" the album. [via OP]
Longtime EPMD member DJ Scratch announced that he’s left EPMD after finding out that Eric Sermon and Parrish Smith had been recording an album and performing without him. In an interview with All Hip Hop, Scratch cites money issues as cause for the rift. Read the interview and check the footage for a glimpse of … Read more
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
Great news for Mac users wishing to run Pro Tools. Today Digidesign announced the release of Pro Tools 7.4.2 for HD, LE, and M-Powered users who have updated their systems to run Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard. Registered Pro Tools 7.4 owners may download the update for free while others can head over to the … Read more
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
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."
Apparently Lil Flip and crew are now offering custom beats on the cheap. Not really sure how this pricing can be sustained for a significant income, but it’s great news for independent MC’s.
Apparently Jermaine Dupri’s statements about the DJ being dead touched on a nerve with a few people. DJ Greg Street comes at JD stating that the "The DJ is not dead. You gotta stop making all this wack music. You gotta stop putting your name on all these wack records." Greg Street even goes so … Read more
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