For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we connected with Extra P, aka Large Professor. We took the legendary Queens producer to Human Head Records in Brooklyn, where he picked three random records to begin a game of Rhythm Roulette. He ended up grabbing an Instant Funk record, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ Black and Blue album, and Shirley Scott’s On A Clear Day. From there, Extra P began to go through the records and create some new heat from what he picked.
For the latest installment of Rhythm Roulette, we tap Scoop DeVille to chop up some random records and conjure fire. DeVille’s credits mostly reside on the West Coast with old and new school artists, including Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” and “The Recipe,” and Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock” ft. Jay-Z. But, dude gets down on the East as well, working with Fat Joe, 50 Cent, and Tony Yayo. We caught up with him in New Jersey as he thumbed through the crates at Scotty’s Record Shop, picked three random joints, sparked some herb, and flipped the records in the stu.
DeVille was no doubt influenced by Dre and how he repurposed P-Funk growing up in Los Angeles, but dude can seemingly reimagine whatever. He flips the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody,” precisely chopping the hook. Pat Swayze was probably dirty dancing in his grave to that joint. Then he laces Aztec Two Step’s twangy folk guitars with quick hi-hats and bass drums, which will loosen your license plate holder from the trunk rattle, before layering with vocal samples from his library. If that Aztec beat ends up on somebody’s project in the near future, it would not be a surprise. It’s a shame he didn’t get a chance to work with James Taylor’s brand of blues-y folk rock. It seems like just a few clicks from DeVille and fire come through the speakers.
Hey look it’s our studio!
Torae is gearing up to release his sophomore album #Entitled & of course he has to call in the best of the best to work on it. Here’s a glimpse into the creation of their newest collaboration.
Torae had launched a Kickstarter to finish up his new LP. You can contribute here: kickstarter.com/projects/torae/torae-entitled-kickstarter
Get a glimpse into the creative process of renowned producers Alchemist and Oh No as they reveal the inspiration and techniques behind their new, Grand Theft Auto V inspired album, “Welcome To Los Santos.” Taking cues from the game’s deep and atmospheric portrayal of modern Southern California and the original score they helped create, Alchemist and Oh No collaborated with a range of artists to create a brand new album. “Welcome To Los Santos” is out now.
After putting on the ceremonial blindfold, Filthy randomly selected Lani Hall’s Albany Park, Michael Quatro’s In Collaboration With The Gods, and Barry White’s Greatest Hits: Volume Two. Once we arrived at his studio, he got right to work and began crafting a joint from the Michael Quatro record. Boldy James actually stopped by right after Filthy laid down the beat, and fucked with what he heard so much, that he recorded a verse on the spot
reel to reel tapes and creating music in the studio with producers! something most of you rappers have no idea about!
Student Union Mixtape Series Vol. 1
Starring DJ Wayne Ski & DJ Run P.
Executive Producers: Vega Benetton, Qiana Rosado, Despo & Dan The Man
Filmed/Edited By: Swiph
Random video I just came across, but I thought it was dope, so I wanted to post and share!
We linked up with Wara at Wuxtry Records in Decatur, Georgia where he randomly selected three records: Jackson Browne’s Lawyers In Love, Ace Cannon’s The Happy and Mellow Sax Of Ace Cannon, and Sternwheeler Steamboat’s Natchez Calliope.
For this episode, we got up with DJ Nu-Mark, aka Uncle Nu. He picked up three records—The Rockettes, George Benson, and Charlie Mingus—and created something magical. In fact, the final result was quite puzzling, in a “How the fuck did you do that?” kind of way.
Thirty-minutes of pure rap bliss from three of sessions held in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York. The Rap Monument features white-hot beats coproduced by Hudson Mohawke, Nick Hook and S-Type. This epic beat was then rapped over by the likes of Push T, Action Bronson, Young Thug, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Prodigy and many more. Sit back and enjoy.
Continue reading for the full list of rappers involved
While each producer has a unique spin on how they sample, Oh No’s Rhythm Roulette is truly one of a kind, as he took to a video game store and selected three Nintendo 64 games to sample from. Using sounds from NWO/WCW Revenge, Karate Champ, and Nascar ’99, Oh No had his work cut out for him. However, he didn’t stress one bit, and proceeded to play all the games, then make a beat out of the sounds he recorded during gameplay.
A look behind the scenes at the NYC session for the Rap Monument feat: Raekwon, Prodigy, Action Bronson, Bodega Bams, Flatbush Zombies, and more.
This should be interesting…although I’ve never been a big fan of songs with more than 3 people on it, and this has 30…we shall see!
Three Cities. Thirty Rappers. One Track. The Rap Monument. Coming Soon.
DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″ share a behind the scenes clip in anticipation of their collaborative album.
Incase you didn’t know, Mac’s producer name is Larry Fisherman, and here is Larry on the latest episode of Mass Appeals “Rhythm Roulette”!
For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with the man who tears down shows in Teva sandals, Stones Throw Records Producer/rapper Jonwayne. We took Jonwayne to Poobah Records in Pasadena, CA to pick out three records while blindfolded. The fun begins once we start to witness what he came up with. Out of the three records, he ended up going drawing joints from The Ritchie Family’s Give Me A Break, as well as The Stylistics’ Sun & Soul record he considered using to be “cheating,” because it’s a given that there is good shit on there. Nonetheless, your boy crafted two joints back-to-back for your listening pleasure.
continue reading to see his Breaking Bad remix and more!
Digga met us at 125th and Madison in the heart of Harlem, where he blindly copped some records from a local street vendor. After pulling some Peabo Bryson, Chaka Khan Live, and Johnny Mathis, Digga brought us back to his classroom at a middle school in Harlem, where he quickly crafted a banger using his midi keyboard and Reason.
In the first episode of Inside the Beat, Earl Sweat and Vince Staples talk about growing up and making music together.
We’ve dealt with EVERY single one of these dudes in our stu…lmao!
On this episode of Rhythm Roulette we have the legendary Ski Beatz. From legendary tracks like Jay-Z’s “Dead President” to modern day classics like Curren$y’s Pilot Talk, Ski has been laying legendary production down for more than 20 plus years.
n this week’s episode of “HS87: We The Plug,” Hit-Boy introduces rapper, songwriter, and queen of the HS87 crew BMac. You’ll also meet producer and vocalist K. Roosevelt – the artist behind R&B hit “Do Me Now.” #HS87 #WeThePlug #HitBoy #BMacTheQueen #KRoosevelt
continue reading for Episodes 1 and 2