Friday, February 26, 2010

Miscellaneous Post of the Day

If there's one thing that I despise about the music industry, it's when labels try and tell artists how to make their music. As if the artist doesn't know their audience well enough. Obviously there are certain demographics that you want to reach out to, but at the end of the day if the artist is top-notch, case in point with Lupe Fiasco, let the artist do their thing. Long story short, Lupe turned in his album to Atlantic recently, and apparently they handed it back to him asking him to make some "changes." In my opinion, just let the man do his job and make great music... he clearly knows what he's doing. Anyways, you can read Lupe's full account of the situation here.

In the coming days, I'm going to post the next entry into the "Behind the Boards" series. Part 6, which will feature none other than the lengendary DJ Premier, will be one of the best yet. Premo is widely regarded as the king of Hip Hop production, and when he speaks, you best listen. Recently, he was on Sean C & LV's (two members of Diddy's production crew, The Hitmen) radio show discussing the art of sampling in Hip Hop culture. As a fan of sample-based beats, I found it pretty interesting and felt it should be shared...

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