Rhythm Roulette: Havoc

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In this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal linked with Havoc of Mobb Deep to show us why he’s considered a living legend.

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Rhythm Roulette: Hi-Tek

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In this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal presents Hi-Tek.

Not to be an #oldhead, but if you’ve never delved into Rawkus Records and Soundbombing, you’re seriously missing out. We’re talking about Eminem, young El-P, Mos Def, Talib Kweli. Plus, the production-par-excellence, and a big part of which was coming from the one and only, Hi-Tek. We linked up with Cincinatti’s own for our newest episode of Rhythm Roulette, featuring Spirit’s Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, The Routers’ Superbird, and Elvis’ For Ol’ Times Sake. Tek cooks up a soulful, bassline-heavy beat, clowning Elvis all the way (“What’d Chuck D say?”).

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Rhythm Roulette: Jake One

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For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal linked up with Jake One.

Very few artists can traverse the constantly shifting borders between the underground and the mainstream like Jake One. The Seattle producer is respected, and rightfully so, in both worlds for his work with 50 Cent and G-Unit, De La Soul, E-40, DOOM, and more. He’s also worked on complete projects with Freeway and Brother Ali. Then with Mayer Hawthorne, he put out a feel good album under the Tuxedo moniker. Basically, his production credits weigh a ton.

From Spin Cycle to his studio in Washington, Jake lucks out with The Best of Herbie Hancock, The Manhattans’ Forever By Your Side, and a Reverend E. Stanley Branch record. Jake One’s sampling methods kick in immediately as he skips around the records, finding a “Yeah!” from Rev. Branch and some drums from The Manhattans. He hears something worth taking from the choir on Rev. Branch’s record then drums from Herbie. The Manhattans also helped provide a snare. As the beat comes together all on his keyboard, he goes back to the choir to find some shouting to fill out the beat. Jake tinkers around with a bass line and before you know it, he’s sequenced a beat fit for the church and the club.

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Rhythm Roulette: Ayatollah

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For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal linked with Ayatollah.

Ayatollah has been a staple of east coast hip hop for years. The Queens native is most well known for turning heads on Mos Def’s beautifully stark “Ms. Fat Booty.” But he’s also locked in time with Talib Kweli, various Wu-Tang members, Cormega, Tragedy Khadafi, Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik, Buckshot, Smif-n-Wessun, Sean Price, and more. Outside of his work with other artists, he’s released a solid work of instrumental projects as well.

After a quick blindfolded browse at the Future Shock Records, Ayatollah ends up with Roy Ayers’ Vibrations, a BBE Disco record, and the compilation album Urban Classics 2. Set up at the DJ booth in the shop, Ayatollah chops up the Roy Ayers record with his MPC then adds some of his own scratches. He also throws on a sample from the “Where Did You Go” track from The J’s and “Yes It’s You” by Sweet Charles.

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9th Wonder – “Rhythm Roulette”

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After linking up at The Record Krate in Raleigh, Mass Appeal joined 9th back at his studio to watch the master at work. With Charly McClain, Jermaine Jackson, and The Temprees at his disposal, the GRAMMY award-winning producer warmed up with a few quick flips before ultimately chopping up Lovemen. The final result was so crazy, Rapsody immediately hopped in the booth to bless it with a proper verse.

 

 

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Mac Miller aka Larry Fisherman – “Rhythm Roulette”

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On this episode of Rhythm Roulette we have Mac Miller aka Larry Fisherman. Traveling out to LA, we headed over to Record Surplus where Mac went into the Jazz selection and got his fingers dusty.
Heading back to his studio, Mac quickly sifted through the three records and began crafting the skeleton of the beat before finishing the production by playing keys and guitar over the track. If you’re still sleeping on Mac as a producer, check out his beat tape Run on Sentences Vol.1.

 

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Cardiak “Rhythm Roulette”

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The folks over at Mass Appeal took Cardiak to Amoeba Records in Los Angeles to make his blindfolded picks for the records he would be attempting to flip. Little did Cardiak know, he would pick out some self-described “bullshit.” But that didn’t stop him from making the best out of his picks, primarily using Allure’s “Kool Wit Me” to craft his patented hard-hitting wave of layered funk. Cardiak did this shit pretty effortlessly, despite almost striking out three times on his record picks.

 

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