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The Architects of Illmatic - DJ Premier

"Not the one that's on the album. The one on the album is a remix." During the making of Illmatic, DJ Premier made one version of "Represent," then he heard what L.E.S. and Q-Tip did on "Life's a B*tch" and "One Love" respectively. It sent him right back into the lab.

Illmatic turns 25 on April 19

DJ Premier

EPISODE 99 -The Truth About Reaching Success

On this episode, Illmind talks solo about coming up on the 100th episode, the power of the mind and the effect it has on successIllmind gives a shout out to fans and gives a brief intro of the podcast to new listeners(00:03:09)"You can go from A to Z and realize that Z is not the end.


The Architects of Illmatic - Pete Rock

Friday, April 19, makes 25 years since Nas' debut album, Illmatic, was released. To celebrate the quarter-century mark, Mass Appeal and Hennessy will be paying homage to "The Architects of Illmatic" with exclusive interviews featuring photographers, producers, writers and members of Nas' inner circle, including Pete Rock, the subject of today's clip and the producer of one of the LP's "signature" songs, "The World Is Yours." The legendary producer remembers back to when he first heard the lyrics of the classic record. "Your heart just... you just feel it for him.

Pete Rock

6ix9ine's Music Publishing Administration, Split Sheets and More (Songtrust Part 2)

Songtrust rep CJ explains music publishing administration, signing up to BMI and ASCAP for free, how split sheets work, especially for producers, and how Tekashi 6ix9ine's splits work in this exclusive music publishing conversation.

DJ Pain 1

Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. Reveals Origin Of His Producer Tag and Voice

Benton Harbor, MI born/Atlanta residing hip hop producer, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., sits down with DJ Smallz and reveals the origin of his beat tags, plus more.

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Honorable C.N.O.T.E

Destiny’s Child and Charlie Puth producer JR Rotem on his synth collection | Studio Essentials

Producer JR Rotem boasts a discography spanning entire eras of pop music - from his start making beats for Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor,” to producing smash hits like “Whatcha Say” by Jason Derulo and “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston to today, where he continues to work with acts like Fall Out Boy, Charlie Puth, Panic at the Disco and more. The thorough-line of Rotem’s productions lies in both his classical piano training and impressive collection of synthesizers, ranging from classics like the Roland Juno, soft-synths like Omnisphere, to modern workstations like the Korg Kronos.

JR Rotem

Ask Me Anything: SCORE Academy

Let's talk about my new SCORE Academy!
Learn more and apply here. http://score-academy.org
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Junkie XL

Larrance Dopson on Nipsey Hussle

In memory of Nipsey Hussle

With heavy hearts, we celebrate Nipsey Hussle’s contribution to music.


Larrance Dopson talks about his friendship with Nipsey Hussle and producing his Grammy-nominated album ‘Victory Lap‘.

1500 or Nothin

EPISODE 97 - Rich Mentality Vs Poor Mentality

On this episode the Blap crew goes over the importance of initiative and a "problem solving" approach to the industry and your career.


Vybe Beatz Talks Changing From Online to Industry Producer, Making $300K a Year Selling Beats & More

Vybe Beatz Interview on the Producergrind Podcast. We linked up with Vybe in LA for his first ever interview after being in the game for over 10 years! We talked a lot about his early days pioneering the selling beats online market and paving the way for generations of producers to make money online selling beats. Vybe shared some of his career mistakes and and opened up sharing his regrets about getting comfortable making money online and not taking the industry path to fame & recognition like some of the more popular producers these days.

Vybe Beatz