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Beat This! - August 3-4, 2016

Beat This! - August 3-4, 2016

Posted in: Beat This! Competition

The next competition will be from August 3-4th! See the information below. *Note: Read the new information below. Signups The signups will be on Au...

Warzone - July 29-30, 2016 - Comments/Questions

Warzone - July 29-30, 2016 - Comments/Questions

Posted in: Warzone Beat Battle

The next battle will be from July 29-30th! See the information below. Signups The signups will be on July 29th at around 8am ET, and end around 8pm ...

INDS Talks About His Style of Beats and the Upcoming Mountain Hood Crew

INDS Talks About His Style of Beats and the Upcoming Mountain Hood Crew

Posted in: Industry Talk

The most recent winner of the Warzone Beat Battle, INDS fought his way through four rounds of opponents to claim the title. With a few albums alrea...

Welcome to the Nation of Beats

Welcome to the Nation of Beats

Posted in: News & Rules

What is the Nation of Beats? I chose that name simply because IllMuzik encompasses everything beats. Whether it be from our numerous beat battles to ...

Mike Free Music Discusses His Hard-Hitting Beats

Mike Free Music Discusses His Hard-Hitting Beats

Posted in: Industry Talk

Producing music and playing the bass is what @Mike Free Music is all about. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, he recently won a Beat This! Competition wi...

Expand Your Knowledge of Music Production and Audio Engineering

Expand Your Knowledge of Music Production and Audio Engineering

Posted in: The Lab

Making beats is what we all do, and most of us would be perfectly content with doing just that every single day. However, just putting together loop...

How Technology Has Changed Hip Hop Sampling

How Technology Has Changed Hip Hop Sampling

Posted in: Digging & Samples

Sampling from vinyl is a common practice amongst Hip Hop producers, going all the way back to the early days of beat creation. Going digging at the...

S3oulC1ty Talks About His Boom Bap Influence and Winning the Warzone

S3oulC1ty Talks About His Boom Bap Influence and Winning the Warzone

Posted in: Industry Talk

Sticking with the Boom Bap style of beats, S3oulC1ty recently won the Warzone Beat Battle with his dope productions. With all of the different styl...

Sampling: The Stairway to a Lawsuit

Sampling: The Stairway to a Lawsuit

Posted in: Industry Talk

Once again, the grey area of music sampling has come to the forefront in a lawsuit concerning Led Zeppelin's most famous song, "Stairway To Heaven"...

Build Top Notch Beats with Segments

Build Top Notch Beats with Segments

Posted in: The Lab

"You have to listen to this song", he said. "I had all their albums back in the day and this song was amazing". The first thing I did was go on Yo...