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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Da Bomb Of The Week: dcteK is up top again dropping some serious knowledge on Sampling and clearing samples. In this blog he talks about The Fair Use Law, How to obtain a license, and common mistakes people make. Read more about all the legal ins an outs here: So you wanna Sample?

On The Front Line: New Warbeats member XcaliberZero writes: "Im not asking for feedback to rate my beats or anything im simply asking what can i do to improve?" The obvious answer would be practice, practice and then practice more, but as A.G.C. always does, he didn't leave it at that. Check out this post to read Chapter 1 of A.G.C.'s new book, it's still untitled at the moment.

The Weapon Of Choice: TRANSITIONS! To add life to your productions, and keep them from being too repetetive you should always make sure you have a nice mix of fills and transitions. Crash cymbals, snare rolls, hat rolls, etc. Break downs / bridges are also very effective to ad interest and life to your production. Read more about breakdowns and transitions, when-where-why in this thread.

A Final Note: Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed on the the third Monday of January. RIP Martin Luther King Jr and thanks for your sacrifice. King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles.

Here's your chance to be in SmarterHipHop hall of fame by sampleing this video below and make a beat then submitt it  to smarterhiphop@gmail.com and we will judge them and put the best in the hall of fame sampler of the month!