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5 Reasons Why You Should Totally Make Beats

5 Reasons Why You Should Totally Make Beats

After my previous article, "5 Reasons Why You Should Never Make Beats", I gave a rundown of why you should never make beats and that it can actually result in broken bones and/or death. For those of you that were too scared by the article and want something more uplifting, well then I'm here to tell...

Budgeting For Your Next Purchase

Budgeting For Your Next Purchase

In 2013, everyone is hurting financially (unless you're a Powerball winner, and if you are then why are you reading this? You should be on a tropical island sipping fancy drinks), and when it comes to making beats, money can be very tight. Buying the latest hardware or software is expensive, as we c...

Should the E-MU SP-1200 Make A Comeback?

Should the E-MU SP-1200 Make A Comeback?

I'll bet that when you first read the title of this article, you had to do a double-take and ask yourself if you really just read what you read. Yes, I'm asking you if you think the E-MU SP-1200 should be remade and brought back into the music recording market. What do you think? The E-MU SP-1200...

Why Teaming Up With Other Producers Is A Good Thing

Why Teaming Up With Other Producers Is A Good Thing

As music producers, we tend to spend a lot of time alone making beats, mixing, or just coming up with ideas for our next creation. We also spend a lot of time digging for records and shopping for new gear. What if you were to spend that time with other producers? What would be the outcome? I have...

6 Tips That Any Beat Maker Can Use With Social Media

6 Tips That Any Beat Maker Can Use With Social Media

Do you make beats? Do you love what you do? Then I'm assuming you want to get the word out to the masses that you're on the scene and you have music that you want people to hear. Am I right? Good. Then you must realize that in order to get the word out that you make beats, whether it's a hobby or if...

Why Are Basslines So Difficult? Learn A Simple Method

Why Are Basslines So Difficult? Learn A Simple Method

Within Rap music, drums have always been at the forefront for both producers and fans of the genre. Everyone knows that without a solid drum track, a Rap song will not hold as much weight or it might just be terrible altogether. What a lot of people fail to realize is that the bassline is just as im...

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Make Beats

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Make Beats

Making beats seems to be very popular nowadays and with good reason. There are plenty of beat makers out there that are looking to make that next big hit that could possibly land them lucrative work amongst some of the top Hip Hop artists on the planet. The problem is that you should not make beats....

5 Reasons Why You Suck At Making Beats

5 Reasons Why You Suck At Making Beats

Yes, you suck at making beats. Okay, maybe not, but too often I've heard beats that were either good or sub par and could use a lot of work. I'm not saying I'm a Hip-Hop-making genius, far from it, but let's face it - most beat makers don't like to receive feedback unless it's positive. Negative...

Learn How To Sell Beats (And How Not To)

Learn How To Sell Beats (And How Not To)

We all love making beats. From banging out your frustrations on the pads of the MPC or Maschine, to laying down a nice melody on the keys - we've all been there. Some of us enjoy making beats for the sole purpose of making music to satisfy our own ears and to those close to us, and to others, making...

Are Young Rappers Stealing Classic Hip Hop Songs?

Are Young Rappers Stealing Classic Hip Hop Songs?

Hip Hop is based on sampling, from the early days when DJ's would spin two copies of the same record and creating their own breakbeats. Rap music has come a long way since then, yet producers, beatmakers, and rappers are still sampling. Some sample small snippets, others take entire songs and claim ...

The Downfall Of Rap Battles

The Downfall Of Rap Battles

This past week, the entire world witnessed a tragedy in Hip Hop music. There was a rap battle between Canibus and Dizaster at the King of the Dot event on June 9th. For all of the fans that saw what went down, they were completely shocked. Canibus was "freestyling" by reading off of a notepad!

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