Hi-Tek talks about getting started in production and his approach of focusing on an albums music rather than MC’s and lyrics.
The alchemist talks about sample clearance, creative control, and the importance of maintaining industry relationships. Alchemist Radio Interview
Producer Jake One talks about getting started in Hip-Hop and the creative process used when making beats on the ASR-10.
Apex talks to Real Talk NY about equipment, copyrighting, and having his beat for 50 Cent’s "I Get Money" jacked by an fake online producer. Tools of choice: Roland MV-8000, Roland VS2400CD, Yamaha Motif, Roland Fantom-XR, Reason 4.0, KRK Rokit 8, and CD recorder.
The always outspoken DJ Premier talks about the making of “Classic”, the difference between a producer and beatmaker, and the future of Hip-Hop. Check the interview from those crazy cats over at Words N Tunes
Interview by Maze of Diggers Spot During the last years, producer Black Milk representin’ Detroit turned out to be an insider due to his unique production style and sound. While other producers focused on synthesizer sounds and recycling of used-a-hundred-times-before loops, Black Milk was still getting his fingers dusty while diggin in the crates, always … Read more
Always a flair for the dramatic, with the assistance of an Amex Black card, Ryan Leslie has a pocket trumpet couriered to his studio for the completion of a track. Pay no attention to the improvised dancing and lip syncing, but take note of the stripped down workspace and KRK monitors, simplicity is a beautiful … Read more
Here’s footage from the One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference that took place last year presented by Sha Money XL. Looks to be a great opportunity for networking with producer, A&R panels, beat battles, and numerous chances for speak with other industry pros like No I.D., Swizz Beatz, Havoc, DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, and The Alchemist.
Shondrae (Ciara, Ludacris, Kelis, 8Ball & MJG) crafts a beat live on stage using an Akai MPC 2000XL at the Producer’s Balls which took place at Justin’s in Atlanta, GA. It’s crazy to hear him recreate a hit while telling the creative process behind the composition. Another plus is watching how much fun he seems … Read more
So I broke down, caved in, joined the bandwagon or whatever you want to call it. Although there are arguably better choices for home recording, at the end of the day I just couldn’t resist the call of Digidesign’s Pro Tools. I’ve had extremely great experience using Steinberg’s Cubase and Adobe Audition, so hopefully in … Read more