Production News

Hip Hop Breaks and Sample Website Roundup 2-9-06

I just discovered a great digging mixtapes blog.  Unfortunately it’s writen in Japanese, so I have no idea what is being said, but it’s still nice to look at the pictures. Orgy In Rhythm is a great little Jazz album blog.  You’ll definately get excited if you are a crate digger with an appreciation for … Read more

Beware of the Sample Trolls!

For all of you cats who like to chop, loop, and flip those samples; beware of an up and coming new enemy to sample based music production… the sample trolls. Slate magazine has done an excellent job illustrating a part of the music industry that many of us lesser known producer have not had the … Read more

DJ Drama’s Arrest & Raid Is the Rebirth of Hip Hop

The recent raid and arrests of DJ Drama and Don Cannon have shaken up the extire mixtape tape world and some of the largest mixtape distributors, sites, and DJ?s have ceased selling their products. Many in the industry are running for cover and contemplating what the future has in store for Hip Hop, mixtapes, and … Read more

R.I.P to Hip Hop Producer Disco D

I’d like to say R.I.P. to Disco D who passed away from suicide on January 22nd. I wasn’t fortunate enough to meet him, but to this day I am still awestruck with the work that he did on 50 Cent’s "Ski Mask Way".

Vintage Party Flyers

For a fairly young dude, I’m soooo old school and sometimes wish that I had been around and active during the birth of Hip-Hop. This attitude is very well represented in my musical releases and cover artwork and I give a lot of credit for my style and inspiration coming from those who represented so … Read more

I’m Back!!!

Ahhh yeah… It’s been a while since I’ve been around, but we’re finally back in effect with a number of changes and completed projects, including the redesign of Crate Kings and development of my other site Own The Frame, which is centered around the subject of lifehacks and office/personal productivity. I hope that everyone like … Read more