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Clyde Strokes Shares 5 Hip-Hop Production Tips He Learned From Scott Storch

3 November 2022

Contents Bring it back to the basics. Teamwork makes the dream work. Everyone works at their own pace. You’re more than just your music. There is no secret recipe. After earning the top spot in KRK’s Kreator Classic beat-making competition last fall, Producer Clyde Strokes was awarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ― a one-on-one collaborative mix […]

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5 Smaller Artists Worth Checking Out At Made in America

5 September 2022

Roc Nation If you’ve never heard of Made in America, here’s what you need to know. Created by Jay-Z in 2012, Made in America is a music festival held every labor day weekend on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the festival was canceled in 2020 but returned to business in […]

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Albums You’re Sleeping On In 2022 But Totally Shouldn’t Be

5 September 2022

Streaming and digital service platforms or DSPs have made music more accessible than ever, allowing us to play and stream music on a whim. The downside of being able to listen to what we want when we want is that we tend to place heavier weights on the albums and songs we know, often ignoring […]

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Best Indie Rap Songs of August 2022

19 August 2022

At the rate we are going in 2022, we may get an album from about every mainstream artist we love. The arrival in the first quarter of the year of Kendrick Lamar, coupled with second-quarter releases from Drake and Beyonce, ensures that plenty of people will be back outside supporting musical tours. Summer 2022 was […]

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Champagne Poetry Sample: Where Drake Found The Sounds For The ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Single

15 August 2022

Contents The Champagne Poetry Sample(s) Fun Facts About The Champagne Poetry Sample “Champagne Poetry” was released on September 3rd of, 2021 and was the leading single off Drake’s album Certified Lover Boy.  And as with many raps, hip-hop, and RnB songs, the track’s foundations are built on samples from other pieces throughout history. These samples […]

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The Lucid Dreams Sample: Where Juice WRLD Found His Favorite Soundbite

13 August 2022

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File Contents Where Is The Sample In “Lucid Dreams” By Juice WRLD From?  Fun Facts About “Lucid Dreams” By Juice WRLD In May 2018, American rapper Juice WRLD released his track ‘Lucid Dreams’ to critical acclaim. Debuting at the 74th slot on Billboard’s Hot 100, the song went on to accrue […]

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A Music Producer’s Guide To The Best Piano VST Plugins For Trap Music

11 August 2022

Contents Hip-Hop Producers Playing Piano ReFx Nexus 2 Spectrasonic’s Omnisphere 2 Tone 2 Electra 2 The Giant By Native Instruments ImPerfect By WA Productions Virtual Piano by Art Vista SampleTank Custom Shop Hip-hop and trap production thrives on having a blend of textures and instruments on your beats. And while a dissonant synth hit or […]

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The California Love Sample: What To Know About 2Pac’s Biggest Hit

10 August 2022

Contents What Sample Is In California Love?  “California Knows How To Party” Sample Fun Facts About “California Love” By Tupac Shakur The year is 1995, 2Pac was just released from prison and he’s already plotting his comeback into the limelight of the world of rap and hip-hop.  His single “California Love” would the track that would […]

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How Reinventing Your Brand Can Define Your Career In the Music Industry As An Artist or Producer

28 July 2022

Contents Marketing Yourself As A Musician Is Essential Build a Team of Like-Minded People to Help Be Consistent With Your Content  Capitalize on Every Opportunity Always Be Ready To Adapt Reinventing yourself is essential in an industry that prioritizes constant trends to survive. For many artists, being able to adapt and change the tactics that […]

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Blu and Exile’s Advice For Building A Lasting Career In Music Through Faith and Authenticity

18 July 2022

Constant change is not only a fact of life but a fact of the entertainment industry. Just as sounds and musical trends come and go, so do great solo acts and groups, despite how impactful and influential they were prior to the fall.  In the case of the rap duo, Blu and Exile of Los Angles, […]

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The 15 Best Hip Hop Songs of June 2022

11 July 2022

Ella Hovsepian/Getty Images June saw a bunch of great albums and singles released by well known artists, as well as others we may need to pay more attention too.  As summer starts to heat up, we tried to give you vibes for any occasion. Need something with a softer melodic touch? We got you there […]

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Magnetic’s 10 Best R&B Songs Of The Summer

8 July 2022

The summer is here and there’s nothing people want more than to be able to hear good music to keep them dancing and smiling. In 2022 we’ve heard of a mix of everything including vintage rap records like Logic’s Vinyl Days album to conscious rap records like Kendrick Lamar’s “Father Time” and Future’s afrobeat-influenced “Wait […]

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