Thanks for asking, here we go! I take the old school sampling approach, no thinking no planning just feeling the music and letting the sample decide where the beat is gonna go. Started off digging on the internet but now I’m getting samples off vinyl as well, also getting to work more and more with some bands/musicians to sample their music for my beats, fun as fuck and I’m able to actually use those samples without having to worry by splitting some royalties with them! Actually started off writing and rapping a lot but moved to producing as it just fits my personality a lot better, and now I’m basically an addict for good samples. I use FL but it really doesn’t matter what you use, and there’s no bad parts to producing to me, I love the digging, I love the crafting and I love the mixing. And as off why I do this, pure passion for the music, I couldn’t imagine my life without Hip-Hop, it’s the only constant factor.
I produce just as a hobby, but don’t want to link my music much on this site since I’m the admin and all. Thanks for posting this though, it’s good to have some solid posts for new users to be able to contribute to when they join.
I make music that is both sample based and use plenty of weird synths on top of it. I’m really into finding new ways to manipulate weird sounds and generally just experiment. Love me some Synplant synths that are heavily processed multiple times over.
I usually start with the drums, which I need to improve on anyways, but adding those first gives me a sense of how I want the track to sound from the start so I can begin layering a melody and chords and what not.
My primary DAW is Ableton Live 10, but I also own Logic Pro X and use Reaper sometimes depending on my mood. I tried switching to Logic as my main DAW a few weeks back but Ableton’s workflow is just unmatched for my needs.
I should work on making my tracks more “emotional” just to express myself more, but for the most part I just make things that sound weird and interesting to me. I don’t rap, but I’ve thought about doing it in the future once I get better at producing a bit more, though I don’t think my voice would work too well in hiphop so I might not, we’ll see one day I guess.
Every step of the process is fun in my opinion, but if I had to choose one thing it’d definitely be experimenting with sound design. I don’t really have a least favorite, though I could definitely work on my mixing/mastering and arrangement a bit more instead of relying a bit too heavy on reference tracks. With practice I’ll build more of those skills though.
Hard agree for Wayne
it probably has to do with hits. i mean i personally can’t compare music between those two, i like em both. but hey, art is subjective, so all these GOAT list and awards aren’t really that important. music is music at the end of the day.
I never knew what this dude looked like ha. Not what I pictured
I’ve probably listened to Meet the Woo 2 and Funeral the most out of this year. Good tapes to throw on and go for a run or some shit
it’s a shame he lost the one beef that mattered most
yo this is gonna be crazy I hope they got some heat in store
Game has so many great tracks, too bad he name drops on basically every song he makes. Shit’s mad tacky
Meek wins (most) beefs to be fair
this whole video is wild in the context of his situation
Tekashi is so obnoxious. I wish I had anything more constructive to add tbh.
Prodigy was such a real one. Rest in Paradise.
He just broke the instagram live record with over 2 million viewers at once, god damn.
how does he even make this kind of shit, both song and video, while locked down in strict house arrest? the video is really high quality for something probably made in his house somewhere
The king of NY has returned in extravagant fashion. I expected a shift in his sound a bit after being locked up, but I can’t say I’m mad that this sounds like the 6ix9ine we all objectively adore. How does this man keep winning?
I wanted a Persian rug where the center looks like Galaga for longer than I’d like to admit after this dropped
best song on the tape no doubt, those hi-hats are something else
I completely agree, same with Frank’s imo (as far as rapping goes)