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81 Awesome Resources For Hip Hop Producers

81 Awesome Resources For Hip Hop Producers

I have compiled a list of some great resources that any Hip Hop producer can use to further their beat making, producing, marketing, and overall music industry presence. The links are a combination of articl...
You Can Be The Best Hip Hop Producer Ever

You Can Be The Best Hip Hop Producer Ever

For most of us, music is something that has been in our blood since we were y...
A Retrospective Look At Pete Rock's Main Ingredients

A Retrospective Look At Pete Rock's Main Ingredients

Pete. Rock. Saying those two words together instantly makes any Hip Hop fan s...
DJ Tech's DIF-1S Is A Dope Mixer, Perfect For A Cheap Budget

DJ Tech's DIF-1S Is A Dope Mixer, Perfect For A Cheap Budget

Having a DJ mixer is essential if you're a Hip Hop producer that samples. It'...
Make Money With Your Beats

Make Money With Your Beats

Yes! The ultimate goal for all producers and beatmakers - make money. Of cour...
The Mackie VLZ4 Mixer Is A Great Addition To Any Studio

The Mackie VLZ4 Mixer Is A Great Addition To Any Studio

Having an audio mixer in your studio setup is a definite must, but having a r...
Trends Don't Lie, Hip Hop Is Dead

Trends Don't Lie, Hip Hop Is Dead

I know it's hard to hear, but it looks like Hip Hop as we know it, is dead. I...
Get Your Music Featured On IllRaw.com

Get Your Music Featured On IllRaw.com

Getting your music featured is something that a lot of producers, beatmakers, and artists strive to accomplish because that way they will be heard by the masses. However, it can be diffic...
Beef Up Your Beats With Pure Protein Vol. 3

Beef Up Your Beats With Pure Protein Vol. 3

Making beats a lot of times is something that can be hit or miss. It has happened to me quite often where I sat down to make a beat and it ended up sounding like shit, and usually it's be...
How To Get Your Bass And Kick To Play Nice

How To Get Your Bass And Kick To Play Nice

Drums and bass play a very important part in Hip Hop production, as it is the foundation of what makes our beats sound great. However, many times there are drum kicks that just don't soun...
Do Your Social Media Posts Matter?

Do Your Social Media Posts Matter?

When social media first started to get really big a few years ago, and everyone jumped on it, it seemed like the ideal way to promote yourself and your beats. There were websites such as ...
Rise Of The Beatmaking Tablets

Rise Of The Beatmaking Tablets

A few years back, when the iPad was gaining a lot of momentum, I noticed that some people were using them to do DJ mixing, and I thought it was an absolute joke. Don't get me wrong, I sti...
Erick Sermon Plays Rhythm Roulette

Erick Sermon Plays Rhythm Roulette

It's so rare to see a top name producer make beats in the studio. There are millions of videos on YouTube of people making beats, and that's great, but to see someone like Erick Sermon ma...
Download The Leeds Town Hall Organ For Free

Download The Leeds Town Hall Organ For Free

Free is always a good word to hear, and this is no exception. Samplephonics has decided to release the Leeds Town Hall Organ for free.
Maschine Updates To Version 2.1

Maschine Updates To Version 2.1

Maschine 2.0 came out a few months ago, and now Native Instruments has updated it with a new version, giving the popular software some nice improvements.
Sign This Petition And Help Bring Back The Technics 1200 Turntable

Sign This Petition And Help Bring Back The Technics 1200 Turntable

Hip Hop deejays and producers from all over the world know about the Technics 1200. If for some reason you don't, punch yourself in the face. Since Panasonic stopped production on the 120...
Korg Releases The Taktile Controller Keyboard

Korg Releases The Taktile Controller Keyboard

To me, Korg is one of those companies that seems to lay low, but still manages to put out quality products. They've just announced that the new Taktile keyboard controller is now availabl...
Enhance Your Beats With The Vitamin Sonic Enhancer From Waves

Enhance Your Beats With The Vitamin Sonic Enhancer From Waves

Waves is known for their bundle plug-ins that feature tons of great sounding effects, which can be used in your DAW to enhance your sounds. But now they have the Vitamin Sonic Enhancer, w...
Tascam Unveils The UH-7000 Audio Interface

Tascam Unveils The UH-7000 Audio Interface

There is a huge selection of audio interfaces on the market, but there's always room for one more. Tascam has released the UH-7000, which is a solid unit.
Bitwig Aims To Become The Best DAW Ever

Bitwig Aims To Become The Best DAW Ever

I recently heard about Bitwig, a DAW that seemed too good to be true. Not only does it look awesome, but it also seems to be.
Akai MPC Users Will Want To Try These Headphones

Akai MPC Users Will Want To Try These Headphones

Hip Hop producers have been using the Akai MPC for decades because of its simplicity at creating beats, but now Akai has come out with the MPC headphones, a perfect fit for its users.
Native Instruments Introduces Molekular Effects For Komplete

Native Instruments Introduces Molekular Effects For Komplete

We've come a long way from the days of lame software effects, which eventually led Hip Hop producers to look at much better alternatives. The latest addition from NI is Molekular.
Watch DJ QBert As He Discusses His New Music

Watch DJ QBert As He Discusses His New Music

DJ QBert, known as the best scratch DJ on the planet, recently did a workshop with Dubspot and explained his techniques and sound, as well as preview his upcoming album releases.
Roland TR-707 Sounds Are Coming To The Aira TR-8

Roland TR-707 Sounds Are Coming To The Aira TR-8

As I reported a few weeks ago, Roland has released the Aira TR-8, which is a modern drum machine with both the TR-808 and TR-909 sounds in it. Now they're planning on adding the TR-707 so...
PatchBanks Releases Low End Theory Volume 3

PatchBanks Releases Low End Theory Volume 3

PatchBanks has been putting out some really dope sample packs over the past while, and the Low End Theory series is probably their best.
The BPB Cassette 606 Brings Back That Dope Analog Sound

The BPB Cassette 606 Brings Back That Dope Analog Sound

Some Hip Hop producers can't get enough of that old school sound, whether it's from dusty samples or from vintage hardware gear, so that's why you can now get Roland TR-606 sounds with th...
Go Compact With The Traktor Audio 2 Sound Card

Go Compact With The Traktor Audio 2 Sound Card

Having the right sound card for your DJ setup is very important, especially the sound. But it's the size of the soundcard that is something to think about because for some, space is very ...
Your Snare Is Wack - Time To Beat It Up

Your Snare Is Wack - Time To Beat It Up

Drums have always been looked at as the foundation of a Hip Hop track. Because of this, there have been numerous productions that have some tremendous drum tracks, whether it be from livi...
Lil Dap About To Release New Single 'Code Of Silence'

Lil Dap About To Release New Single 'Code Of Silence'

Group Home was one of those 90's groups that always had dope material. A large part of it had to do with DJ Premier's beats on their early work, but even after they did their own thing, t...
Don't Have A TR-808? Get Boom 808 Instead

Don't Have A TR-808? Get Boom 808 Instead

The TR-808 is well known in the Hip Hop production world, and that's because it's a classic machine that is responsible for many hits. Just LL Cool J's use of the 808 drum machine alone i...