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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 young. Some of you may say that you were born with an MPC, or that producing music is something you always knew you wanted to do. However, no matter how much you want to get to the top of the food chain in the music business...

Make Money With Your Beats

Make Money With Your Beats

Do you want to make money with your beats? Yes! The ultimate goal for all producers and beatmakers - make money. Of course, a lot of you will also say that you want fame and recognition, but be honest - money is the driving force. We all love money and we all love making beats, so it's only natural ...

Trends Don't Lie, Hip Hop Is Dead

Trends Don't Lie, Hip Hop Is Dead

Hip Hop is dead. I know it's hard to hear, but it looks like Hip Hop as we know it, is dead. It's been said many times over, along with furious debates from others that state it's not dead, but statistics don't lie. I recently took a look at Google Trends and plugged in a few keywords to see w...

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 MySpace and SoundClick where you could upload your beats and tell the world about yourself.

Are You A Beat Making Newbie? Don’t Worry About It

Are You A Beat Making Newbie? Don’t Worry About It

There are many Hip Hop producers in this game, and I have seen many come and go. It seems that almost daily, I see new young blood popping up and hungrier than ever to get their hands dirty at making beats and producing top notch music for the masses. One the main differences of the newbies today...

5 Reasons Why I Hate Sampling

5 Reasons Why I Hate Sampling

Sampling is dope. In all of the years that I've been making beats, sampling is one of those things that just makes my beats sound great and unique. However, there are times when sampling can be a real pain, but it's still something I continue do. I guess it's some sort of love/hate relationship, but...

Stick With What You Know And Make Better Beats

Stick With What You Know And Make Better Beats

I'm always on a never-ending quest to make the perfect beat, and I think deep down you are too. With all of the studio hardware and software to choose from, it can often be overwhelming to figure out what to use and what is best for your particular setup. This is why it's important to not worry a...

Get Feedback On Your Beats (And Give Some Too)

Get Feedback On Your Beats (And Give Some Too)

Music producers are a special breed, forever creating productions in the lab and trying to come out with that one big hit that everyone will enjoy. Over the course of many years, I have seen many members of IllMuzik come and go, and many of them had some really good beats, but the ones that were gre...

Deciding Which Is The Best Method For Playing Melodies

Deciding Which Is The Best Method For Playing Melodies

Producing Hip Hop beats is a very tricky business, mostly because you can use a wide array of tools to create your productions. Putting together a drum loop is simple enough, especially if you're using a breakbeat, but what about melodies and basslines? The melody of a beat doesn't have to be com...

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Drums Right Now

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Drums Right Now

I love drums, and I love working on them when I'm making beats. When I'm creating a drum pattern, however, I find it's too easy for me to get lazy and I end up with a boring drum loop - and then a boring beat. There's plenty of things you can do to spice up your drums, such as using various plug-...

Is Producing Hip Hop Music What You Really Want To Do?

Is Producing Hip Hop Music What You Really Want To Do?

For the longest time, I've had the title of this article written down somewhere and I was debating as to whether or not to write it. Music is a big part of my life and I'm sure yours too, and music production is a big passion that I can never give up. There's plenty of things you could be doing w...

Make Beats For The Listener

Make Beats For The Listener

As music producers and beatmakers, we tend to create something that sounds great to our ears but sometimes at a cost. When making beats, it's important that it sounds good to you, but you must not forget about the listener because it's them that will be listening to your beat. What tends to happe...

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