Metro Boomin is a master of the head nodding basslines and hard hitting drums that have heavy influenced the landscape of contemporary Hip Hop. If you listen to Future, Travi$ Scott, Drake, or Wiz Khalifa, you have undoubtedly heard the signature Metro sound. In this tutorial for Razer Music, the usually secretive Metro Boomin aka Leland Wayne, gives an in-depth look into how he constructs his basslines including his favorite VSTs and samples plus sequencing techniques for 808s and synth sounds. Whether you are looking to tune up your low-end or take a rare peek into the studio process of one of Hip Hop’s most influential producers, Razer Music and Metro Boomin have you covered.
Famed producer Zaytoven has seen many wins in his career. From 1999 to today, the producer has worked with the likes of music’s finest like Nicki Minaj, Usher, The Migos, Gucci Mane and more.
In this exclusive interview with VladTV, Zaytoven reveals how he came to reach such successful wins and how he managed to do so as an independent artist in the music industry.
First, Zay explains how working extensively on your craft can help cultivate a distinct sound. While he didn’t reach success until 2004, he says the time doesn’t exist anymore for new acts because of viral fame. Making beats everyday and showcasing his work with artists helped his name build buzz.
Another tip Zaytoven recommends is staying true to yourself. Following the independent path inside and out has kept him grounded. He explains how Gucci Mane found faith in him because he used organs and piano sounds in his beats. Since it wasn’t the trendy sound spreading around Atlanta, Gucci was impressed by his work.
Lastly, Zaytoven says the “favor of God” has given him success. He prays and keeps a spiritual balance when it comes to his life path.
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In this first episode of Beat Bang Theory, Dubspot Instructor Shareef Islam welcomes Lord Finesse, influential hip-hop artist, producer, DJ, and founder of the legendary Diggin’ in the Crates (D.I.T.C.) crew.
Enter Dubspot’s dojo and join Shareef and Lord as they talk about the art of sampling and sound design from vinyl records. Watch as Finesse takes us through his workflow from listening to records and finding sounds to creating his signature sound. Soak in some wisdom from the master sampling craftsmen as Finesse shares his approach to tailor-making music from vinyl records using Ableton Live and Akai’s flagship MPC Renaissance. Take a ride through hip-hop history as Finesse talks about some favorite record he produced and a few pioneers of early hip-hop production that has influenced him. Gain a new respect for early age techniques of sampling and some insight into music production as a Crate Digger.
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In this series we hang out with super producers Foreign Allegiance to get an idea of what it takes to be successful producer in the music industry. This episode highlights some footage from studio sessions and what you have to do to make things work.
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Grammy-Award winning producer StreetRunner, who has worked with a veritable who’s who of artists such as Nicki Minaj, Lil’Wayne, and more talks exclusively about working with superstars 50 Cent & Eminem. He also gives some advice to up and coming producers and shares how the production game has changed.
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Are you a rapper or singer who wants a music manager ASAP? Watch this video for some useful information.
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