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Back to Basics: Get Offline: Put the Screen Name with The Face

Back to Basics: Get Offline: Put the Screen Name with The Face

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the members of IllMuzik.com designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and develop the presentation skills to approach industry professionals to make meaningful connections and alli...

Less Is More!

Less Is More!

Introduction One of the most overlooked aspects of today's beats is that a lot of times there's too much going on. What I mean is that when it comes to making rap music, less is always more. Most producers, including myself, will make a 4 or 8 bar loop and be happy with it, but then many times we'l...

Marketing Companies

Marketing Companies

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cove...

The Art of Hip Hop Sampling

The Art of Hip Hop Sampling

Sampling - it's the backbone of rap music. It's how it all started. It helps turn a track into a banger. Yet why is it not used properly in today's beats? What Sampling is All About When I first began making beats all I had was a Roland R-70 drum machine, and I was using all of its internal sou...

Press / Media Kit

Press / Media Kit

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cove...

Live Show Fundamentals

Live Show Fundamentals

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cove...

Live Shows! How to Get Em and Keep Em

Live Shows! How to Get Em and Keep Em

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cove...

Do I Need A Manager?

Do I Need A Manager?

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cove...

Blowing Up From The Basement

Blowing Up From The Basement

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/artist increase their exposure and make industry contacts that will get his/her music heard. These articles will run bi-weekly or monthly and will cove...

Production Junction

Production Junction

What's up everybody? I'm Phreeze and my man Fade put me on with an opportunity to just talk about different topics every week involving everything from production and the music business to random musings about various topics. About Me and Starting in The Game I'd first like to give you some backgr...