Production News

Producer Teddy Riley Selling Studio To Pay Creditors

Here’s your chance to cop a 3 million dollar studio on the cheap.  The diabolical production genius behind New Jack Swing is selling his Virginia Beach recording studio in order to pay creditors.  I’ve always had a hard time understanding how superstars get into such bad financial shape when they clearly have so much going … Read more

Grammy Producer of The Year: Mark Ronson

It will never cease to baffle me why anyone still has faith in the Grammy’s.  I actually completely gave up watching award shows at the tender age of 13 when Young MC edged out groups such as De La Soul and Public Enemy for Best Rap Performance.  It’s not that most, if not all, of … Read more

Rza Gives Production Tips To Customized Roland MV-8800 Owners

To promote the release of 8 Diagrams, Guitar Center will offer for sale 8 Roland MV-8800’s customized by Bruce Forat. In addition to owning a one of a kind production workstation, all eight owners will have to opportunity to attend an intimate beatmaking class with Rza himself. Each Forat/Rza customized MV-8800 will feature one of … Read more

Could Diddy & Bad Boy Save Sampling? – Slate Magazine

Attorney  Anthony Falzone, Executive Director, Fair Use Project, discusses the recent ruling against Bad Boy Records for the unauthorized sampling of the Ohio Players’ “Singing in the Morning" in The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready To Die”.  His article “Diddy Could Save Sampling” presents a refreshing legal argument for the practice of sampling along with an interesting … Read more

Donda West, Mother of Kanye Passes Away

Our sincere condolences go out the the West family for the passing of Kanye West’s mother.  Donda West 58 passed away suddenly on Sunday under circumtances currently unknown.  A statement has been issued by his label Island/Def Jam stating that "the family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief."