Pusha T on Working with The Neptunes (Again) for ‘King Push’
Last night at the Bacardi Fusion Lounge in Tribeca, New York, we caught up with G.O.O.D. Music artist Pusha T. Push was fresh off of a flight from Los Angeles, where he’s been working with Kanye West on his upcoming sophomore album King Push. We spoke to him about his 20-day stint in the studio…
Ryan Lewis Believes Rick Rubin Is A Producer God
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are still on cloud 9 after stringing together a platinum album with The Heist, consisting of a plethora of number one singles. Ryan Lewis, the man on the production side of the tandem, recently sat down with Prologue to discuss the duo’s future. “Obviously going into the studio and doing another…
Q-Tip Hits Studio With Dr. Dre, Claims To Be Working On Detox
Dr. Dre’s infinitely delayed album Detox has long went the route where unicorns and fairies convene to play poker, yet artists still insist that its release date is around the corner. The latest rapper to toy with fans emotions is the legendary Q-Tip who, just a few hours ago today (April 17) posted a picture…
Large Professor Confirms Refusing “Illmatic” Executive Producer Credit
Exclusive: Large Professor looks back on meeting Nas outside of John Brown High School, cutting his demo tape and details from the “Illmatic” recording sessions. Large Professor holds production credits on “Halftime,” “One Time 4 Your Mind” and “It Ain’t Hard To Tell.” For those keeping score, those tracks represent roughly one-third of Nas’ classic…
Sam Cadet - ‘Danny Brown - Die Like a Rockstar’ Remix
New Jersey beat maker Sam Cadet remix’s Danny Brown’s ‘Die Like a Rockstar’ with Dilla-esque precision. Check out more of his work below: SoundCloud: Sams_Beats Bandcamp: SamCadet Tumblr: Sam-Cadet
MisterrCha - No Dreams | @MisterrCha
17 year old UK beat maker MisterrCha blesses us with a cut from his newest Experimental/Hip Hop beat tape “Standing EP”. You can download/stream it HERE. Check out his contact info below: Facebook: ChaProductions Twitter: MisterrCha Soundcloud: MisterrCha
In The Lab with Harry Fraud
Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) Surf’s up! Yup, that’s right, we’re about to go In The Lab with the waviest producer in the game, Harry Fraud. The Brooklyn-bred beat monster has been down in Florida this winter putting in work on various projects for his Surf School label, as well as cooking up new product…
Prodigy Compares Alchemist & Havoc’s Beat Making Precision: “It’s Like a Frankenstein Thing”
I think the music that Alchemist makes is like in the same vein as the production that Havoc has been making for us all these years, and we’ve been doing all these years.
Alchemist brings his own flavor to it though because he’s from Los Angeles, so he got the whole Cali feel mixed with our style and New York music and it’s like a Frankenstein thing, he’s created a monster with his sound. So it’s just something special, that’s why we always work with him, he’s a part of the team.
[With the artwork], well, my name is Albert Johnson, so I wanted to do an album that kind of goes with my name because I did a project called The Bumpy Johnson EP when I first came out from jail so I wanted to put an album out that goes with my name.
Albert Einstein was kind of perfect for that. I had this vision in my head of the picture of Albert Einstein with his tongue hanging out, it’s that kind of funny picture that he had.
So I was like, let’s use that picture for the album cover but let’s vandalize it and make it look crazy and that’s I what I told Don and that’s what I came up with for the cover.
Atlanta Producer R!O Says Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music V” Was Scrapped From ‘Mastermind’
Rick Ross’ sixth solo album, Mastermind, became available to stream on iTunes on Wednesday (Feb. 26). The same day, XXL published a story pulled from an interview with the three producers from the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, where the trio spoke about why Mastermind did not contain a continuation of Ross’ “Maybach Music” series, which has showed up on each of his albums since his sophomore effort,…
J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ 130-Page Book to Be Published In April
Written by Jordan Ferguson. Pre-order for April 24th release.
If there was ever an album we’ve released which could inspire a 130-page book, it’s J Dilla’s Donuts – one of our proudest releases, by an artist we were blessed to work with, and a work that took on special significance when J Dilla passed away just after it’s release. 33 1/3 books (a series devoted to classic albums) is publishing…
In Retrospect: “The Grey Album” 10 Years Later
Danger Mouse’s definitive remix was more than just a well-done mash-up album.
This year marks landmark anniversaries for a number of essential albums. OutKast’s Southernplayalistic, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, and Nas’ Illmatic are just a few of the classic albums to turn 20. Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart turn 15. Madvilliany and Kanye West’s The College…
DJ Skizz catches up with the Bee Shine for their “Producing…” Series
Producer DJ Skizz shows off his Brooklyn studio and his production process from scratch. He takes an undisclosed record and samples it using the MPC2000 XL. Watch how “Monks At Your Door” was created.
2Deep: Spotlight On VA Producers (Bink!)
As a once proud resident of Norfolk, Virginia, I take some pride in knowing that there are great artists and producers that have risen from the 7 Cities. From the legendary Teddy Riley, to Timbaland, Pharrell and Chad Hugo, Nottz, Clipse, Missy Elliot, Lex Luger, Danja and Bink!
To celebrate the producers out of the 757, we’re gonna do our best to highlight them in this new sub-section of 2Deep;…