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Not Every Beat You Make Will Be Awesome

Not Every Beat You Make Will Be Awesome

4982 One of the most popular trends in the music industry today is that everyone wants to be the best. Best at singing, rapping, producing, mixing, engineering, and everything in between. Everyone wants some sort of recognition and as a result, the quality of their music suffers somewhat. Let’s d...

8 Problems That Affect Your Beatmaking the Most

8 Problems That Affect Your Beatmaking the Most

4978 We all experience ups and downs through our beat making journey, and many times we find ourselves looking for solutions to some common problems. This is a list that will help you see things differently and help you eventually excel at making beats. ATTENTION : ALL OF THESE ARE MY EXPERIENCES ...

When Your Beat Doesn't Go as Planned

When Your Beat Doesn't Go as Planned

I've often preached that you should make beats that just come naturally. Everyone has their own way of making beats and their own style, but there are also plenty of producers that make particular styles of beats because that's what's "hot". I'm not a fan of doing that, but I understand. So I se...

8 Things You Might Not Know About DJ Premier

8 Things You Might Not Know About DJ Premier

When you think of Hip Hop producers, who's the first person that comes to mind? It could be Dr. Dre, or even Kanye West. But what about DJ Premier? Always chilling in the background and quietly making beats day in and day out, Premo has been producing since the 1980's and is still going strong. H...

The Importance of Soundproofing Your Room for Mixing

The Importance of Soundproofing Your Room for Mixing

Making beats is something we all love to do, as it allows us to be musically creative and express ourselves from the pads and keys, with the results blaring out of the speakers. But making beats is not the only thing that beatmakers and producers have to do to obtain a completed product. Mixing...

8 Things I Would Change in Hip Hop Production (If I Had a Time Machine)

8 Things I Would Change in Hip Hop Production (If I Had a Time Machine)

These are things I wish I could go back and change in Hip Hop production. Even though beatmakers and producers continue to move forward in their productions, it would have been even better if we had a bit of help from a time machine. Let's go... Limit Rap and R&B Collaborations Rap and R&B have ...

5 Things Every Beatmaker Needs in Their Studio

5 Things Every Beatmaker Needs in Their Studio

What you have in your studio is extremely important. You can always make beats with just a simple drum machine and sampler, or your favorite beat making software program, but you should always try to have the best possible setup, as it will make a huge difference. Here are some of the most i...

20 of the Most Influential Hip Hop Producers of All Time

20 of the Most Influential Hip Hop Producers of All Time

Hip Hop wouldn't be where it is today if it weren't for the producers that provide the backbone to every track. It's always the rappers and singers that get most of the attention, but it's the producers that are the driving force. I have compiled a list of 20 of the most influential Hip Hop produ...

Stop Following and Start Leading: Let's Take Hip Hop Back

Stop Following and Start Leading: Let's Take Hip Hop Back

The music business is a funny thing; it can make or break careers and it can also influence a whole generation of music lovers. It can also influence the people that make the music, such as beatmakers, producers, rappers, singers, etc. With the powerful influence that the industry possesses, it h...

Hip Hop Production or CSI Beats?

Hip Hop Production or CSI Beats?

Is this where music production is headed? I certainly hope so! I recently saw a video about a "crazy synthesizer demo". Here is the video: 9XMfKYVu_fg Why is that synth so fascinating? Well, the software seems really good but it's the hardware that stands out. The Wave of the Future Way back ...

I Make Beats and so Should You

I Make Beats and so Should You

I often hear various terms when it comes to beatmaking. "Boom Bap", "Trap", "Underground", and many more are what a lot of beatmakers refer to when describing what style of beats they produce. As far as I'm concerned, none of those exist. It's Not About a Style of Hip Hop Beats One of the most c...

This Is Why You Need More Electric Guitar in Your Beats

This Is Why You Need More Electric Guitar in Your Beats

On a recent episode of Attack of the Beats!, I gave advice to an IllMuzik member about his beat and what needed to be fixed and added or removed. The beat in question was really good but it was missing something, like some sort of lead instrument. So I recommended he add some electric guitar. Fa...

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