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In the first installment of Marley Marl ‘Classic Recipes,’ he shows you how he produced the beat for the 1991 Grammy award-winning chart-topping single “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J. He discusses the collaboration and the production process of the track, as well as methods and tools that were used, including the Akai MPC60 and E-Mu SP-1200, the preferred sampler and drum machine for most hip hop producers at that time. In this video Marley Marl loads the samples into his new production weapons of choice, Ableton Live and the Akai APC40, including bits of Sly And The Family Stone’s “Trip To Your Heart” and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer“.
Throughout the video, the DJ legend gives invaluable advice and tips for young and up and coming producers, and he concludes the episode by offering a mixing technique for Ableton Live users and lovers of 808 kicks and other bass-heavy kick drums, and an alternate rock version of the song with never before heard lyrics recorded by LL in 1990.

Source: Dubspot

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From the new album “Snowgoons Dynasty” ft. Esoteric, Ill Bill, Godilla, Fredro Starr (of Onyx), Sicknature, Punchline, Reks, Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Planetary (of Outerspace), Virtuoso, Maylay Sparks, Swann, Sav Killz, M-Dot & Reef The Lost Cauze!

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Queensbridge rapper Nature, known largely for his membership with The Firm superground (Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown), has resurfaced for the first time since the ’08 release of his solo album Pain Killer with “Fly Away,” the debut single/video off the Deep Concepts Media compilation Opportunity Knox (Vol. 1), which is produced by Sickness and directed by Porter Vision.

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Roc C & Chali 2na are Ron Artiste, the next project from Roc C’s Kash Roc Entertainment imprint inspired by one of the most gulliest b-ball players of this era, Meta World Peace. The two finally join forces on the upcoming album, R.I.D.S. dropping August 14th. The album features appearances from King Tee, The Alchemist, Edo G., Krondon, Oh No, Rapper Big Pooh, Lee Bannon, LMNO, Soul Professa, Tristate, Casual and IMakeMadBeats.

The album’s first single, “Ron’s Theme,” produced by steady rising beatsmith Soul Professa, is the ultimate banger featuring the legendary EDO. G.

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Mr. Dirty Hairy složio je mix pjesama hip hop izvođača koji će nastupiti na ovogodišnjem Terraneo festivalu.

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Nottz and his Durte Muzik crew D.M.P. are at it again with a new single produced by Nottz and featuring Phonte, titled “Dead End Street”.
This track will appear on the “Live From Early Street” /The Official MixTape, Which will be dropin’ as a free download next week.

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The Alchemist stopped through KCRW to sit down and discuss Russian Roulette, with host Anthony Valadez. While there Alc blessed listeners with a 30-minute mix, entitled Cigarette Glow. The mix blends all original tracks from records that he has used to produce for the likes of Nas, Mobb Deep, Morcheeba, Dilated Peoples and much more.

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Showoff’s own Reks dropped by the Toca Tuesdays studio to talk about Rebelutionary. Of course Tony had him rhyme, so Reks gave you some bars off the top of the head. Tune in to Toca Tuesdays each and every Tuesday from 8p till Midnight EST on Shade 45. For more freestyles, log on to Allindstrom.com today!

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