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Making 80s Horror Style Hip Hop Beat

In this video I create an 80s horror style Hip Hop beat (Horrorcore).  I used this beat to make a satirical song about the current UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Brexit. (I don’t like her lol)….. This new song is going to be called ‘Article 50 Shades of May’ and is going to be released on Patreon.

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Making an EskiBeat

So here’s a video of me making an Eskibeat.  The phrase ‘eskibeat’ came from ‘Eskimo‘ which is the name given to arguably the first ever Grime instrumental.Continue reading

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The Making of ‘Tinnies in a Backpack’

In this video I show you the making of ‘Tinnies in a Backpack’.  This is essentially a Hip Hop beat at 93bpm but to put a different slant on the whole beat making process, I decided to use what could be considered deep house production style techniques, a little bit like I did in my first grime influenced track.Continue reading

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The Making of The Good Vibe

I did a YouTube video showing the making of The Good Vibe which is a song I did off my first EP, The Bog Standard EP.Continue reading

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What Jazz Taught Me About Hip Hop Part 2

So let’s talk a little more in depth about what Jazz taught me about Hip Hop.  In part 1 I explained how I came to the decision to gain a deeper understanding of Jazz.  Now let’s actually explain what it taught me.  First of all it’s given me a deep understanding of chords and chord progressions which has allowed me the ability to create music without being reliant on sampling other music.  I found that a lot of my favourite samples are that of Jazz and there are certain patterns consistent in Jazz that can be recreated in a Hip Hop format.  One example is that almost all Jazz chord progressions go down in fifths and often in the widely known ii V I chord progression.  What can be confusing about Jazz is that it very regularly changes key every 4 or so chords in a single composition so you may well hear different examples of ii V I progression or other chords going down in fifths often going back to resolve at the original key the piece started off in.
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What Jazz Taught Me About Hip Hop Part 1

I want to explain what jazz taught me about hip hop.  My last post was centred around how jazz made me want to produce hip hop.   I explained how listening to the likes of A Tribe Called Quest really inspired me to want to create hip hop music rather than just rap over it.Continue reading

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Jazz Made Me Want to Produce Hip Hop

Yes it’s true!  Jazz Made Me Want to Produce Hip Hop.  I’ll explain how…  The genres really aren’t all that far apart and most avid Hip Hop fans are familiar with Jazz’s influence and how common place it is.  Nonetheless I still think many take it for granted and I’m rather surprised by how many fellow rappers I come across that love Hip Hop to death yet say they really hate Jazz more than any other music, WTF??Continue reading

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Making a Jazz Piano Beat

There are 2 videos below of me making a Jazz Piano beat.  Continue reading

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The Making of Imperial Pace

Watch how I created my song ‘Imperial Pace’!  Below is part 1. Join my friends list by clicking the picture below.  To get parts 2-6 FREE.Continue reading

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