They chose controversial subjects, which sold records and frankly was an important addition to a scene that had grown somewhat stale due to the lack of regional diversity. With a lot of the mixes i receive, i find hi-hats are usually the biggest problem, because most of the time they are too loud. Using pre-recorded samples can also affect the soundstage and texture of your track, and these are things to bear in mind as you mix. The structure is so unconventional at a time when nearly every hip-hop single followed the same pattern and subject matter that it probably only found airplay because of ll’s existing fan base, but that same break from the norm is what made it an instant classic. The snare and kicks drums will probably be your baseline. The instruments can range from guitar, piano, flute, or sirens and even vocals. The hi-hats decide the speed of your beet. “so wat cha sayin’” – epmd. And consider these lines, written nearly twenty years ago: “there’s war on the streets/and there’s war in the middle east/instead of wary on poverty/they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me. Well, it’s not cool. The first thing you need is surely an idea. Both will enable you to compress the bass differently if it strays into the lower mids at any point in a track. “follow the leader” – eric b. A multiband compressor can be useful for controlling bass that wanders from low to high during a track. Yo i'm robbie b and i bought my first hit. If you want them to dance, make it happen, if you want them to cry you need to do something different than that. ” shock g and money b of digital underground appear, but 2pac makes it clear he was the best mc in the du posse. Most a&r do not listen to unsolicited demos for many reasons. Some sort of designer belt with an ugly monogram so you can stunt on people. I am so impressed with the ability to adapt, show flexibility and grow. Presented by bigg rome to perserve the community and to ward off all wackness by spreading the basic knowledge that i have acquired over a lengthy stay on future producers. “mistadobalina” – del the funkee homosapien. Baloo sings a tune of concrete wilderness as primates move continually on mood swings. The kicks are the dark and heavy. Doggystyle even though it came out three years earlier, with similarly funky beats, clever wordplay, and plenty of weapon-filled boasting. Com compared the album favorably to a tribe called quest, but i think it’s more like a west coast version of tribe, harder lyrically and musically but with the same laid-back vibe. No shot of crossover success for a group that rapped almost entirely about their islamic faith, but the speed and quality of the rhyming here is remarkable. And if you get bored at work like i was when i typed this. ” it ain’t braggin’ if you can do it. “quik is the name” – dj quik. You can read more about this here: how to prepare mix for mastering. Can be close to impossible. Next, your percussion pattern is important. As you get the baseline down, you head will start to spin and the ideas will come up. Don’t be afraid to let the vocal stay a little rough around the edges. The best rappers could drop clever rhymes to make the point for them, even if the music and production weren’t anything special. Think lil jon and those loud synths like on snap ya fingers. Dedicated to trouble t-roy, a member of heavy d and the boyz who died after falling from a balcony, the song is mc c. In the lyrics, the d. Words to live by: "stay humble. “shake your rump” – beastie boys. I remember seeing dj quik appear on the. A big bottom end is usually a prerequisite for a great hip hop sound. Don’t need is a bunch of pretend thugs walking around talking about lives they don’t live, and if they do, then greatly exaggerating all those stories in a way that glorifies them. The low tones that make your base vibrate. When a&rs or interns (yes i said interns) actually do start listening to. The snare drums are the higher or mid tone drums and beats. Use eq and compression to try to make all your samples sound like they belong in the same track. That doesn’t mean trying to make them sound the same, but try to avoid the impression that they have been culled from lots of different records, even if that is in fact the case. So i checked out the site and was instantly mesmerized. Starting out so we have created this guide to make it easier for you to get. A poor cousin to his two real standout tracks, which are much further up the list. Do dat, do dat, do do dat dat dat. They’re looking for buzz. It’s funny that snoop dogg managed to upstage dr. “i came in the door/i said it before/i never let the mike magnetize me no more. I wonder if chuck d still supports tawana brawley, whose claims of a violent assault by white public officials and police officers were discredited before the grand jury, and who appeared in the “fight the power” video. “rebirth of slick (cool like dat)” – digable planets. Lauryn hill had her one amazing solo album before releasing. Nothing but a milliliter, i’m a kilo. Pretty sure this is the origin of the phrase “as serious as cancer,” as well as the song to which shaq was referring with his “slam it … and make sure it’s broke” line at the end of the regrettable “what’s up doc (can we rock. This song seemed like a major disappointment when it came out, because it had all of the urgency of. “jump around” – house of pain. Most don’t take the time to add some subtlety like maybe a shaker, a ride, a cymbal, etc. The lines “time for me to kick another fly funky verse/and if i die, put a soundsystem in my hearse” is one of my favorite from the entire era. Bassline, if your going to have a song that fits the 2000 watt systems that most cars and clubs have… the way to get people to groove along is to have a decent but not overpowering bassline. From above, dimension loses all of its flavor. Use a piano or guitar or any sound you can find. But it belongs here, as it’s clearly of this era and genre and features some of 2pac’s most intelligent and thoughtful lyrics. “wild wild west” – kool moe dee. It has nothing to do with the music itself anymore. “droppin’ rhymes on drums” – def jef. You want people to hear you otherwise they won’t be able to connect with you’re song. You should add any sound effects that will compliment the name / mood of the song. 4 best friends migrating through the jungle of life. Did any rap act every do less with more than the fugees. No disrespect to mc breed, who died of kidney failure when he was 38, but 2pac is the main attraction here, one of five appearances for him on this list. Things like police sirens, preachers, dogs, guns or whatever. You can use a wave editor to blend tracks together at their beginnings and ends while still creating cds with specific track break points. So you’ve got all that.