Scorpio61 Sample Mix Volume #58… Later!!!

Hey everybody.   Kinda late with this one, but you know what they say… “When in rome…”

Scorpio61 continues his legendary Hip Hop sample mixes…

 

 

Soulseek Tip 4.b Revisitied…

Lets refer back to the E-Digging 101… Soulseek Tips & Tricks for a moment.  Tip #4.b…

Tip 4b:  Beware of general bitchassness! You will come across people on Soulseek that guard some of their music like they created it their self, even though they downloaded it from someone else online.  Beware of them.

Last night I was trying to download some indie mixtape/albums, on which I had produced a few tracks.  Just so I can have them for my ipod.  I queued them up in Soulseek and went to sleep.  I wake up this morning and find that the little hoe who I was trying to download the albums from banned me…   This has to be some sort of record for hypocrisy.

Anyway, just letting you all know I’m still around.  Got a couple updates on the way and some pretty big, or at least interesting news on the way.

Get On Your Grind…@ The All Access Music Conference: Producer Edition + Discount For Our Readers

For all of my people out there who are in the NYC area or can be in the NYC area… The first ever All Access Music Conference PRODUCER EDITION is taking place this April 30th @ SIR Stage 37!

If you want an opportunity to mix it up with representatives from pretty much every major & important indie labels in NYC, this is the place to be.  The AAMC also includes one on one meetings/demo sessions with industry execs.  I also heard through the grapevine that the godfather of Harlem himself, Jim Jones, … Continue Reading

Kanye West 2001 Beat CD…!?

Apparently someone came across an old Kanye West beat CD that he got way back in 2001.  The first thing that stood out to me is how plain and inconsistent the mixes are.  A lot of the tracks really do sound like Kanye tracks,  just really unpolished and at times horrible Kanye tracks.   Congrats to track #14 for winning the worst beat I’ve ever heard from an established producer.

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Don’t Wait For The Hook!!!!!!!!!!

A reader sent me a beat today (which by the way he completely ignored the official rules of emailing mp3’s).  In this email all he wrote was this…

wait for the hook.

I can not stress enough, NEVER EVER MAKE SOMEONE WAIT FOR YOUR HOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Submit Your Music For FREE!

Secret Beat Submission Update!!!!!!

First off, I’d like to thank all of you who sent in beats for the secret beat submission …

Submit Your Beats To Juelz Santana…

Here is a nice fresh one for everybody…  Juelz Santana put out another call for beats a couple …

Send your beats to Rick Ross…

Rick Ross put a call out for beats.  So get your best maybach music together and send him …

Submit beats to Nicki Minaj…

It seems that the lovely Nicki Minaj is looking for beats.  She has posted up on her twitter …

Send Your Beats To Diggy Simmons…

Diggy Simmons posted this email on his twitter a while back.  Please no cursing in your beats… There …

Send Beats To Styles P…

As any other MC does, Styles P needs beats. He has posted this email numerous times, so I’m …

Submit Music To G-Unit For Free…

Dre McKenzie, head A&R over at G-Unit records, has put out an official open call to all producers, …

Essential Posts

Everything You Need To Know About Clearing Samples!

clearing samples

I’ve been digging through my old gmails trying to figure out which questions I’ve been asked the most over the years.  Questions about if, when and how to clear samples …

How To Find Music Submission Opportunities On Twitter!

Have you ever wanted to know how to find people to send your music to on Twitter?  Look no further.  Through the power of the most powerful search engine in …

How To Write A Production Invoice…

I got a good question from a reader named Anthony yesterday.  He wanted to know how to write up an invoice for beat sales.   For those of you that don’t …

The OFFICIAL Rules Of Labeling Mp3′s!

I thought it would be a great idea to iron out a simple format, so whenever you send a track to some A&R, artist, manager, etc, you will make it …

The Pros & Cons Of Tagging Your Music.

The last few weeks I’ve come across a few discussions online about whether or not you should tag your music when shopping it.  So I figured I’d throw in my …

How To Place Beats: Networking to “Bright Lights Big City”

A bunch of people have been asking me how I placed the “Bright Lights Big City” track with Jim Jones. It was pretty easy actually. I Didn’t need a grand scheme or plan (which has worked for me before). I’ll try to make this sound as interesting as possible… but its really not. This is a straight forward example of how real networking pays off.

E-Digging 101… Soulseek Tips & Tricks

Soulseek (A peer to peer file sharing program) may very well be the greatest thing in the world for hip hop samples. Here are some tips for power usage on Soulseek…

The Top 10 “REWIND!” Moments In Hip Hop Sample History!

There are times when you are going through some old music & you get hit with a musical moment of perfection that is so great, you go back and listen to it over and over again. We will call this a REWIND moment.

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