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The 10 Most Iconic Dr. Dre Beats

<b>Dr. Dre</b>'s iconic production is woven into the DNA of hip hop. Dre has always had a prophetic vision of hip hop's future and was key in the genesis of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The A-Z Of Music-Making: The Q’s & R’s – From Quantisation To Reverb

Marc JB once again returns with more essential musical terms without the jargon; from learning how quantisation can transform your rhythm to the …

Music Production

Your Side Hustle Can Become a Million-Dollar Business. These 5 Examples Prove It.

Under Armour evolved from its founder's wish for a moisture-wicking t-shirt. What's your pain point and future million-dollar idea?<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you currently have a side hustle? A secondary stream of income? A hobby …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be a Music Savant? This New $200 Gadget Can Teach You Guitar in 60 Seconds

Fret Zealot is an LED lighting device for your guitar that will train you to play in 60 seconds. Does it work? We put it to the test.

Guitar

Apple Music to overtake Spotify in US subscribers this summer as it hits 36M globally

While Spotify has long-held a lead over Apple in streaming music subscribers, the gap between the two is slowly narrowing, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing “people in the record business,” explains that Apple Music is adding subscribers in the United States …

Music Industry

Watch Nas Perform ‘Illmatic’ at the Kennedy Center

Nas brings <i>Illmatic</i> to PBS. Twenty-four years after dropping <i>Illmatic</i>, the hip-hop icon performed his seminal debut album with the National Symphony …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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• Producer: Zaytoven<br>• Album: Merry Christmas Lil' Mama (ReWrapped)<br>• Added on Jan 11th, 2018 by SpratFool

Temptations Former Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead at 74

Motown pioneer initially joined group in 1968, appeared on hits "Ball of Confusion," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"<p>Dennis Edwards, a former lead singer …

Soul Music

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Fugees Release Their Debut 'Blunted On Reality' LP 24 Years Ago

On this date in 1994, crew members <b>Wyclef Jean, Pras</b> and a young, talented <b>Lauryn Hill</b> otherwise known as <b>The Fugees</b> formulated their first album …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Drake's $90 Million-Plus Business Lessons On How To Top The Charts -- Yet Again

Drake is returning to the top of the charts with a new single and an album set to follow. The Canadian rapper’s song “God’s Plan,” which arrived unexpectedly with minimal promotion, is now at No. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K. in its debut week. Drake’s critical and commercial kudos is explained by …

New Music

Rap Producers Run Pop, So Why Won’t The Grammys Notice?

The producer with the most hits on the Top 40 of the Hot 100 last year was the 24-year-old Metro Boomin. He had 11 smash singles, including Future’s “Mask Off,” Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision,” 21 Savage’s “Bank Account,” Gucci Mane’s “I Get The Bag” and Migos’ “Motorsport” — a commanding collection …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Most Anticipated Hip Hop Albums Of 2018

What’s crackin’ people? As we now are in the new year, heads are already anticipating projects from their favorite artists, and critics are …

Inside Wu-Tang Clan’s Best Record in Over a Decade

Late on evening in 1992, Allah Mathematics got the call. RZA, de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, was gearing up to drop “Protect Ya Neck,” the …

Tom Hardy Used To Be A Backpack Rapper And The Internet Has Proof

Tom Hardy — the actor, the man who played Bane and Mad Max and a stormtrooper and will be playing Venom in an upcoming Marvel movie — was apparently a huge fan of underground rap back in the day. The proof is an unreleased, unfinished album entitled <i>Falling On Your Arse In 1999</i> that was recently …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Art Of Being Self-Made: A Conversation With A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Generating a respectable buzz following the release of his 2016 breakout single “My Shit”, 22-year-old A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has continued adding a slew of notable hits to his catalogue.<p>Teaming up with a growing list of superstars like Chris Brown, Yo Gotti, 21 Savage, Quavo and Kodak Black, the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Toast to Grandmaster Flash: Hip-hop Pioneer, Turntable Wizard and Superhero DJ

At 60 years old, the DJ pioneer is still a beacon of youthful enthusiasm for what hip-hop has been and continues to be.<p>The term “old school” can …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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“Handle Your Business”: Sonny Digital Tells Producers Not to Blame Atlantic Records

2018 is the year we get producers paid on time and in full. At least, that’s the hope as conversations regarding the lack of compensation for …

New B&O Play headphones deliver stunning battery life and cool new Proximity Mode | Trusted Reviews

<b>Bang & Olufsen has updated a trio of headphone models, under its B&O Play lifestyle brand.</b><p>At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the company took the wrappers off …

Audio-Technica goes crazy for wireless with five new Bluetooth headphone models

DSR5BT for audiophiles, SPORT70BT for fitness buffs, NC700BT for noise canceling, and S200BT for cheap<p>Japan’s Audio-Technica is coming to CES 2018 with a big set of new wireless headphones to show off. The highlight among them is the <b>DSR5BT</b>. Its codename hints at the fact it has the same Pure …

The Black Godfather Who Rose, Fell and Vanished

Legend holds that Carlo Gambino, the No. 1 Mafioso in New York City, put a contract out on Frank Matthews in the early ’70s. Instead of going into …

Crime

It’s Time For Hip-Hop Producers To Start A Union To Protect Their Work

He’s not a household name, but DJ Burn One was one of the primary producers of ASAP Rocky’s <i>LiveLoveA$AP</i>, a modern classic that helped shape hip-hop’s new school. Similarly, Atlanta DJ and producer TM88 crafted “XO Tour Lif3,” a triple-platinum smash that was inescapable last year. Their music …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar “is not a top tier lyricist”, according to Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco has taken aim at Kendrick Lamar’s lyrical capabilities, comparing him to rapper Logic.<p>During a number of since-deleted tweets, Fiasco …

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Streaming music

If 2016 was the year that streaming music became a necessity, 2017 is the year streaming music showed its clout. This couldn’t have been showcased any more clearly than at the Grammys, where Chance the Rapper won best new artist, best rap album, and best rap performance — an honor only made …

We Are Entering a New Golden Age of Soul Music. We Can’t Let It Pass Us By.

With the rise of artists like SZA, Frank Ocean, Khalid, and Childish Gambino, this resurgence in black singer-songwriters has been a long time coming.<p>…

The Definitive List of YouTube Channels for Music Producers

We all know that YouTube is an excellent resource for learning just about anything, and music production is no exception. With the shift to …

Big Synths In Logic Pro X

<b>There’s more to a mix-filling synth sound than simply pressing the Unison button. Mark Cousins shows you how to add real scale to your patches…</b> <br>Once …

Music Production

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