If you have contacts you can shop a song to, buying exclusive rights to a hip hop beat might be a good idea. If you are just looking to get noticed, you should consider leasing that beat. Read More.
When it comes to hip hop, few pieces of gear are more iconic than the Akai MPC series drum machine, sampler, and sequencer. Easily recognizable by its matrix of trigger pads, the MPC (Music Production Center or MIDI Production Center) has been used by some of hip hop’s greatest producers and by innovative music makers in countless other genres. Read more.
If you’ve ever tried building hip hop beats on your own from the ground up, you know that producing something propulsive, gutsy, fresh, and original is not a simple science. We brought in one of the genre’s founding experts to offer some advice. Read the post.