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Mobb Deep's Havoc

Mobb Deep’s Havoc

Mobb Deep Producer and M.C, Havoc has recently released a drumkit for producers and beat makers entitled “The Infamous Kit”. The infamous Kit was released on January 18th, 2014th with a variety of drum sounds put together by Havoc himself for the purpose of giving the inspiring producers a drum style that has that kick like the sound that you’ve heard on the Mobb Deep albums as well as other Havoc produced projects.
There are two volumes that can be purchased online and one of the two being a limited edition kit that includes a digital download and a usb drive.
The limited edition kit can be pre-ordered now at: http://hiphopdrumsamples.com/products/havoc-the-infamous-producer-kit-pre-order for $69.99 and is scheduled to be released on January 30th,2014th. The standard version of the Infamous Kit (out now) can be purshased at: http://www.hclassentertainment.com for $25.00.

Peep the video below of Havoc promoting his new drumkit “The Infamous Kit” as making also remaking the “Eye For An Eye” beat off the Classic Mobb Deep album entitled “The Infamous Mobb Deep”.

Apollo Brown

Apollo Brown

Apollo Brown is different than most producers. He grew up on the Seals and Crofts-not the Isley Brothers-version of “Summer Breeze.” Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, his early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes-Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon-from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life.

Apollo’s credo is simple: “Everything I make, I try to make it my favorite album of all time.”

Alway’s BEat Inspired!

Information about Apollo Brown is from his bio, via mellow musicgroup.com

WELCOME BACK BEAT MAKERS & PRODUCERS!

WELCOME BACK BEAT MAKERS & PRODUCERS!

For those of you who’ve been patiently awaiting for instrumology.com to return, WE ARE BACK!
That’s right, we are back and better than ever. We are excited to bring you more interviews, more tips, articles, plus our new sample flippers segment, a beat makers life with VerseAll, and the return of BEat Inspired.

Attention All inspiring beat makers and producers: Instrumology.com would like to interview you for our Producers Spotlight or if you’re just a fan of instrumology.com, and would like to recommend your favorite beat maker/ producer for this site, contact VerseAll at: instrumology@gmail.com.

The Legendary Sample Flipper J. Dilla

The Legendary Sample Flipper J. Dilla

In this edition of Sample Flippers, I bring to you J. Dilla. J. Dilla is widely thought of as being one of the best beat makers in the world of music and most commonly known for his natural sounding drum techniques.  As a former member of the group Slum Village, Jay Dee’s production shined bright, and solidified him as one of the best hip-hop producers to touch an MPC.

The song entitled “Players” off of the “Fantastic” Vol. 2 By Slum Village contains a sample from a quintet group called the The Singers Unlimited. The song that Dilla sample was “Clair”. The way J. Dilla flipped the sample made for a very soulful track with the word Clair being heard as if it was saying players in which the groups concept of talking about player haters in their midst.

peep the original sampled track as well as the flipped version below.

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes

Here (Hear) is a remix I did of Busta Rhymes classic hit “WhooHa” (Got you all in Check). I did this just playing around with a few ideas but I liked it enough to want to start another blend inn project. Press play, share, also download if you liked what you’ve heard. Thanks for listening.

Large Professor in The Lab Holding some rare Vinyl!
Large Professor

Large Professor

In this first edition of “Sample Flippers”, I chose Large Professor. The original song is entitle “Sugar Man” it is performed by Rodriguez. The sampled selection appears 8 seconds into the song. Peep the sample below.

Here (Hear) is the flipped version of the sample. The song entitled “Your The Man” performed by Nas, produced by Large Professor. This is dope because of how LP manipulated the voice to make it sound like he said your the man instead of sugar man. The sampled selection appears at 1:16 into the song. Peep Nas “Your The Man” in the video below.

Large Professor in the lab

Large Professor in the lab

Large Professor is a producer/lyricist from Flushing Queens, NY who has worked with the most notable mc’s in the game. His credits can be found on some of your favorite records. Large Professor has worked with Nas, Q-Tip (ATCQ), Neek The Exotic, Main Source, and many more. Peep the video below featuring Large Pro as he talks about how he got started producing.