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The Pensado Capital Jam - Part 1

Pensado's Place gathered a star-studded panel to hang and talk shop in Washington D.C. From Rock to Rap, Movies to TV, Production to Engineering, Mixing to Mastering, Dave & Herb brought the star-makers to hang, teach, and discuss all things audio.

Panelists included:

- Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Amazing Spider Man 2)
- Gavin Lurssen (Alison Krauss, T-Bone Burnett)
- Young Guru (Jay-Z, Kanye West)
- MixedByAli (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q)
- Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Beyonce, Shakira)
- Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer)
- Noah “40” Shebib (Drake, Nas, Sade)

Producer: 
Noah "40" Shebib
Engineer: 
Young Guru
Engineer: 
Dave Pensado

RZA Keynote | SXSW Live 2015 | SXSW ON

RZA is a multi-Grammy® award-winning producer, BAFTA nominated film composer, recording artist and actor. He is a prominent figure in hip hop music and the creator/producer of the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA has scored for filmmakers Ridley Scott, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Mann and Quentin Tarantino. He also scored the Emmy-nominated American adaptation of the Japanese anime Afro Samurai, executive produced by and starring Samuel L. Jackson. RZA’s on-screen credits include: Mr. Right, Gang Related, The Man With The Iron Fists, American Gangster, Funny People, Due Date, The Next Three Days and G.I. Joe 2.

Producer: 
RZA

Salaam Remi Says Fu Gee La Originally Was For Fat Joe. Just Blaze: Girls, Girls, Girls for Ghostface

http://www.hardknock.tv With SXSW Music Festival right around the corner Hard Knock TV decided to revisit one of the most talked about panels from last year: Behind the Hit: Inside the Mind of a Producer. The panel featured Just Blaze, Drumma Boy, Salaam Remi, Dan Nakamura aka Dan The Automator and was moderated by Hard Knock TV's own Nick Huff Barili. This video clip starts of with Salaam Remi and Just Blaze talking about songs that ended up with different artist than they had originally produced beat for.

Producer: 
Salaam Remi
Producer: 
Just Blaze

Just Blaze Says First Time Working With Eminem Was Almost His Last

http://www.hardknock.tv With SXSW Music Festival right around the corner Hard Knock TV decided to revisit one of the most talked about panels from last year: Behind the Hit: Inside the Mind of a Producer. The panel featured Just Blaze, Drumma Boy, Salaam Remi, Dan Nakamura aka Dan The Automator and was moderated by Hard Knock TV's own Nick Huff Barili. This video clip starts of with Salaam Remi talking about chemistry working with Nas, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill. Just Blaze adds that a big part of being a producer is understanding human psychology and working with creative people.

Producer: 
Just Blaze

Just Blaze "Jay Was Not F&%king with Me at All", details how they eventually worked together

http://www.hardknock.tv With SXSW Music Festival right around the corner Hard Knock TV decided to revisit one of the most talked about panels from last year: Behind the Hit: Inside the Mind of a Producer. The panel featured Just Blaze, Drumma Boy, Salaam Remi, Dan Nakamura aka Dan The Automator and was moderated by Hard Knock TV's own Nick Huff Barili. This video clip starts of with Just Blaze giving insight into the making of one of his hit songs "Oh Boy" which Jay Z passed on before Cam'Ron recorded to it.

Producer: 
Just Blaze

Young Guru Speaks on Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff at MIT [Part 3]

Young Guru recently was a guest panelist at MIT courtesy of the Arts at MIT & Lyor Cohen's "TapTape". Young Guru states that many may think that Will Smith was corny, but not everyone in the population is a drug dealer. Guru reminisces on Will Smith backing up DJ Jazzy Jeff at a Philly House Party in High School.

https://twitter.com/young_guru
https://twitter.com/artsatmit

https://www.justwhookid.com
https://www.taptape.com

Engineer: 
Young Guru

Young Guru Speaks on Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and Jadakiss at MIT [Part 2]

Young Guru recently was a guest panelist at MIT courtesy of the Arts at MIT & Lyor Cohen's "TapTape". Jay Z's truth in his drug dealing rap has allowed him to be liked. It's from a struggler's mindset, and now Jay Z has matured from that situation. This now allows him to rap about having a beautiful wife and raising a child in this world. He also sheds light on a Jadakiss line that has stuck out to him.

https://twitter.com/young_guru
https://twitter.com/artsatmit

https://www.justwhookid.com
https://www.taptape.com

Engineer: 
Young Guru

Young Guru Speaking on What Sets Jay Z Apart at MIT [Part 1]

Young Guru recently was a guest panelist at MIT courtesy of the Arts at MIT & Lyor Cohen's "TapTape". Bringing existentialism and honesty to his drug dealer raps has set Jay Z apart from the rest of the Industry. This truth has allowed him to have a longevous career with wealth and prosperity!

https://twitter.com/young_guru
https://twitter.com/artsatmit

https://www.justwhookid.com
https://www.taptape.com

Engineer: 
Young Guru

Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music

Published on May 9, 2014
Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.

Producer: 
Mark Ronson