Tag Archives: underground hip hop

AlistFame Presents: Intentional Damage Kit Bundle Review

Whats good MM world. I’m here wit another review of some hard hitting drums that producers can really benefit from. AlistFame presents: Intentional Damage Kit Bundle; which consist of 2 volumes of street gritty drum samples bundled together to provide that bang! Zipped up with over 150 sounds from kicks, snares, loops and percussion, AlistFame […]

Erik Jackson Presents – The Essential 808 Review

Erik Jackson Presents – The Essential 808 Review The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer; the quintessential drum machine of the early 1980’s that put a stamp in hip hop production. With these sounds we all assume to know what to expect. But sound designer/producer Erik Jackson samples his own drum machine with an addition of masterly […]

Maschine Masters Havoc Placement Challenge Winner

Maschine Masters Havoc Placement Challenge Winner Maserati Marcus, From Converse, TX (a small town outside of San Antonio, TX) who has been in love with music since he was a young child. His sister used to baby sit him by recording music videos on a blank VCR tape and play the videos just so he […]

Stix Jam Pack Vol. 2 : Sonically Vintage Review

Stix Jam Pack Vol. 2 : Sonically Vintage Review Whats good MM crew! I am back with another dope drum review to share with the community. Stix Jam Pack Vol.2-Sonically Vintage Drum Breaks & Drum Fills presents us with some awesomely trill drum sounds. Stix; currently the drummer for Chance The Rapper, equips us producers […]

Deebox Chopra: Drum Box to 2″ Tape Review

Deebox Chopra: Drum Box to 2″ Tape Review There are drums everywhere! Sometimes it can be overwhelming. Some of my producer peers say ” I’m sticking with my old drums” and be stubborn about. “If it Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix it” But what about revamped. Or like your favorite piece of furniture reupholstered? The homies […]

Weiss Drums: The Maio Collection Review

Weiss Drums: The Maio Collection Review Whats good MM world! I’m here with a review for the new “The Maio Collection” from super engineer Matthew Weiss. Maio Collection supplies us with over 160 acoustic drums that were recorded through vintage analog gear and tape machines. With the overwhelming amount of synthetic drums dominating over the […]

Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol. 2 Review

Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol. 2 Review For those of you who are not familiar with South London based musician and engineer Timmy Rickard (@timmyrickard). He is the visionary behind The Dirty Arse Drum Breaks (Vol. 1), a collection of 163 royalty free drum breaks of varying tempos and styles. Performed, mixed, and arranged all […]

Ski Beatz Iron Fingers Kit Review

SKi Beatz Iron Fingers Kit Review It goes without saying that any real Hiphop head knows who Ski Beatz is. Even if they don’t know his entire catalog, they at least know about Reasonable Doubt and Dead Presidents, and that Ski is no stranger to crafting dope Hiphop joints. Blap Blap Blap! So when dude […]

Why The Hell Are We Making Music?

What’s the word everyone? It’s been a minute… Although, not too long of a minute, but enough to be considered a minute regardless. I hope all is well with everyone, and felt especially inspired to write a blog post and get myself back in action around these parts. Music surrounds us in every single way… […]

Producer Tips: Picking the Perfect Drum Samples

Picking the right drums can make or break your track. I guess I’m lucky because I was taught this from the very beginning. When I started messing around with drum machines I had to rely on a equalizer to kind of boost up the sounds from the drum machine. The TR-808 was tricky because it […]

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