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Behind The Beat: Jake One On The Making Of 50 Cent’s “The Funeral” (Video)

Seattle producer Jake One aka ‘Snare Jordan’ is a beast with the beatmaking. We’ve posted on him before. Did you know his work was on one of those monster singles from 50’s “Animal Ambition” LP? Well, here’s visuals on his making of the “The Funeral” beat. Daughter with him, at the house, kind of like a take your kid to work day.

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Producer Spotlight: !llmind Speaks About His G.O.O.D. Music Contribution ‘The Morning’ & How His Life Has Changed Globally (Video)

If you’re a real hip hop head like we are then your already know just how “ill” new jersey based producer !llmind is. The filipino brotha has produced hundreds of tracks for mostly street level artists like Skyzoo, Little Brother, Sean Price, Scarface, Diamond D, KRS-ONE, Buckshot & more. Although he’s done some work with bigger commercial artists like 50 Cent & Eminem, he explains in this interview how producing the track “The Morning” for Kanye West’s latest G.O.O.D. music compilation album “Cruel Summer” has changed his life & has broadened his global appeal as producer who is able to diversify his sound. He also discusses his group Smokey Robotic, and producing from Korea based K-Pop artists Drunken Tiger and Yoon Mi-Rae.
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Marley Marl Classic Recipes: Recreates LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ With Unreleased Verse (Video)

“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.” – Dubspot
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Producer Spotlight: Hit-Boy (Video)

In this episode of the “Let the Beat Build” series, the crew sat down with G.O.O.D Music’s new resident hit maker, Hit Boy. The mastermind behind Kanye West & Jay Z’s “N*ggas in Paris” got talking about his start in production, working with A$AP Rocky on “Goldie” and his debut single “Jay-Z Interview” produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Bink.

Producer Spotlight: Jahlil Beats (Video)

Jahlil Beats has produced tracks for everyone from Lil Wayne to Diddy, but it was his breakout hit, Meek Mill’s anthemic “I’m A Boss” which has catapulted him into the hip-hop spotlight. Here, the 23-year-old Chester City, Pennsylvania native (located about 20 minutes from Philadelphia) takes us through his process, talks about signing to Roc Nation and offers a glimpse into his reality.” – Life & Times

Just Blaze Speaks On Producing Electronic Music, Signing XV, & Working With Jay Electronica (Video)

Just Blaze sat down for an in-depth 4am interview that took place in a hotel lobby following one of his DJ gigs. The New Jersey super producer spoke with Hardknock TV on incorporating electro dance tracks for many of his early hip hop records, signing the artist XV, & his current situation working with Jay Electronica, & working on new music for an unnamed pop icon, Rick Ross, & Drake.

AraabMuzik Speaks On His Growing Career, Meeting The Diplomats, & His A$APMuzik Project (Video)

Producer Spotlight: Cardiak Making A Beat From Scratch (Video)

I’ve heard plenty of dope joints from producer Cardiak that he’s recorded with many artists from Freeway, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Young Chris, Vado, Nipsey Hu$$le, & my current favorite “Lean Wit It” with Meek Mill. Check out this video spotted at HHNM of Cardiak’s creative process in crafting these joints from scratch. The kid from outside of Philly, Willingboro New Jersey to be exact, is doing some big thangs & ‘flatlining’ some of his competition. Check for more video below….
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Respect Da Vets: Easy Moe Bee (Mini-Documentary)

The lovely Chanel of “Respect Da Vets” speaks with legendary producer Easy Moe Bee about working with Biggie among others & his upcoming projects including his new work that he’ll be doing for a posthumous collaboration with James Brown.

King I Divine Cookin’ Up Some Heat For The ‘Divine ScienZe’ EP (Video)

The cameras catch up with dope Atlanta based producer King I Divine as he cooks up what I like to call some “Audio Hot Grits” that’ll have Al Green hollerin’. Prepare for his upcoming collaborative project called “Divine ScienZe” with NY emcee ScienZe due March 13th….


M-Phazes – ‘Another Classic’ Beat Making Tutorial (Video)

Australian producer M-Phazes just released a project entitled Phazed Out on Coalmine Records, which is a remix project featuring a lot of dope emcees. Check him out here breaking down the process of making the beat for a remix he did with Brooklyn rap artist Torae.


Producer Spotlight: Ritchcraft On The Beat Vol. 3 – You’re Alright (Video)

Richcraft is a producer up top in Canada with some definite talent. Check him out making a beat in FL Studio.

Beats Per Minute with DJ Spinna (Video)

Flud Watches are back with their series dedicated to the producers and DJs out there. This time the lock down DJ Spinna to talk music.

Beats Per Minute: Evidence (Video)

Another installment of Flud Watches BPM series sitting down with producers and DJs talking about thier craft, next up Evidence.

Behind The Curtain With ‘!llmind’ Part 3 (Video)

iLLmind heads back to the studio for another “Going Behind The Curtain” video, this time breaking down his track “Champions” instrument by instrument.

Producer Spotlight: Behind The Curtain With ‘!llmind’ (Video)

A little history on dope ass producer !LLmind. The illest asian on the boards touches on his early years with music, purchasing his first sampler and making great relationships with artists from Little Brother to G-Unit. All new instrumental album from iLLmind “Behind The Curtain” is available now!

Producer Spotlight: Lex Boogie From The Bronx (Video)

Check out this in depth interview that Atlanta based ‘Serious Knock’ entertainment conducted with the homie Lex Boogie as he breaks down his producing techniques. Lex Boogie maybe from the Bronx but he’s been doing his thing on production working with many talented Atlanta based acts as of late. Lex Boogie is also a part of the School Of Sharks Network & the Dirty Drum Academy of producers based out of Atlanta!

Producer Spotlight: 14KT

The Detroit area is killing it with these all of these highly talented producers & emcees. Check out this interview with 14KT who, to the mainstream masses, is one of the Detroit area’s best kept secrets on the boards. His fortunes are changing in terms of the familiarity lane as was also the winner of the Red Bull Big Tune producer battle. In addition 14KT produced this new banger called ‘Sweet Tee Ish’ featuring Boog Brown that we’ve been digging over here where he flips an old school Sweet Tee record. Watch the rest of the interview where he talks about growing up in nearby Ypsilanti Michigan (outside of Detroit), his group Athletic Mic League, & he also shows the fans how he does it.