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Rap Making 180-Turn From Homophobia to Pro-Gay Rights
When the news network asked Jay-Z if he believes that Obama's new views would cost him votes among the African-American community, the singer said, "It's not really about votes. It's about people. Whether it costs him votes or not, it's the right thing …
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Korean Sound Wave: Korean-American Pop Star's Popularity Extends To New York
He's a singer, dancer and rapper but his fans say that still doesn't begin to describe Jay Park's talent. The 25-year-old Korean-American phenom has millions of fans across Asia. But if you want proof of his popularity in New York, look no further than …
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Jay-Z Taking a Break From Making Music to "Hang Out" With Baby Blue Ivy
In fact, the rap star has revealed he plans to put music on the back burner for a bit in order to focus on fatherhood. "I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter …
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Streets of Your Town: This week's concerts, with the Gossip, Charlie Hunter …
That song features an appearance by the Atlanta rapper Killer Mike (May 24, Brooklyn Bowl), whose thrilling, kinetic RAP Music, was entirely produced by El-P. The combination of Mike's aggression and El-P's dystopic production results in one of the …
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Chicago Rapper King Louie Went From Selling Mixtapes Out Of His Trunk To A …
The first day of May Kanye West's label, GOOD Music, released a remix of “I Don't Like,” a track by another Chicago hip-hop sensation, a 16-year-old MC by the name of Chief Keef. The song features drops from Chief Keef, Kanye, Pusha T, Jadakiss, …
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DMX Focused On More Music, Less Trouble With New EP
Again, and today the Yonkers, New York, rap great is happy that the focus is back on his music and not the legal drama that has plagued his career. "It's a good thing. I wish it was always like that but you can't really worry about what people think, …
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Kanye West Rumoured to Making Film Starring Kid Cudi for Cannes
The secret project is rumoured to be a thriller that will star Kid Cudi. While details are hazy, sources told the paper that Kanye has yet to start shooting the film, but he has been hyping it up as another "spectacle" that will surely change the world …
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For Tigerfest weekend, an increased police presence in Towson
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun Tigerfest, the annual spring concert, typically means hordes of Towson students and live music (this year's headliner is Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi). Last year, that combination resulted in 42 charges of "civil or …
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Never before seen footage of Tupac Shakur. Just sharing clips of Tupac from hours of video as special effects make up was applied and Tupac prepared for his final scene in the movie, BULLET. Sorry, it’s put together quickly, unprofessionally, it’s quiet…but at least you haven’t seen it before! There were no bodyguards, no paparazzi, not even one loyal fan was waiting for a glimpse of the Rapper Actor. We were at a cold night shoot in Coney Island. Tupac was quiet, friendly, polite and alone. It was just us; two special effect make up artists, I with my camera and Tupac, in a small unglamorous room. Tupac sat, I taped and two make up effects artists applied a neck appliance (fake neck) with a hidden hose. Few words were exchanged. The camera stayed on for the whole quiet experience … it totaled close to two hours, of special effects make up being applied to Tupac, then a few minutes of some candid shooting on the street showing the magic of movie special effects make up in use, on the actual movie set which became a fake bloody mess as Tupac’s character’s neck is slashed in a dark Coney Island corridor.
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Rapping beats – Mixing and Mastering your songs – Is It Necessary?
This Rapping Beats article is part of a series on becoming a successful independent Urban Music Artist (Rapper, Singer, etc.) You can view all the articles in this series on the author’s page.
Once you’ve got your hit rap beats chosen and your vocals recorded comes the most crucial step in the music making game – Mixing and Mastering. Recording your vocals on Rap Beats and Instrumentals is an important step as well but is that all there is to making professional music? What’s the real secret behind how professional music sounds? Most independent rappers and singers take this for granted and end up sounding like amateurs. Don’t get caught slippin!
Q: Do I HAVE to get my song Mixed and Mastered or is it ok to just record vocals on top of a beat?
A: The short answer is YES YOU DO! But it does depend on what you want to do with your song. If you are recording a song on rapping beats or R&B beats that you want to share with friends and family and do nothing else with, then you may not need to get it mixed and mastered. But if you plan on really promoting this song (especially on the radio) or selling it then you definitely HAVE TO get the vocals and rap beats mixed and mastered. It doesn’t matter if you have the best microphone in the world and rapping beats or soundclick beats from the best beatmakers alive – you HAVE TO BE MIXED AND MASTERED. There’s no getting around it. And don’t just go to ANYONE to get this done – make sure they’re work sounds good! Your song is your message to the world – you want it to sound as good as possible. You only get one chance at a first impression so make it count. There are lots of online and local solutions for you. Google Precursor Productions – they do GREAT mixing and mastering and it’s not too expensive.
So what exactly is mixing and mastering rapping beats and vocals? Mixing is the process of balancing all the different sounds in your rapping beats or r&b beats (including your vocals) so you can hear everything properly and its not too hard or distorted. It’s what happens after all the vocals have been recorded and tracked. Mixing is where all the special effects (reverbs, echos, EQ, compression) happen. Mastering is the final process in producing a song. It’s the last chance to catch anything that sounds off or wrong. It’s also when everything gets processed so everything gels together and sounds polished and professional. If you’re serious about your music career and want people to think you are too – GET MIXED AND MASTERED PROPERLY. It’s worth it and will save you the embarrassment of sounding like an amateur.
If you want to learn more about the urban music business, look out for my other articles in this series! You can also email me anytime! Hope this way helpful,
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DatPaki is the main producer for PBE MUSIC – an urban music production and music marketing company. He creates a unique style of Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall and Dance-Pop beats and instrumentals. He regularly contributes tutorial articles and videos for up and coming rappers, singers and music producers.
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Do you know who Robyn Rihanna Fenty is? Are you familiar with the song, “Unfaithful”? Do you often dance to the tune of “Umbrella”? If you are an R&B fan, you must know all the answers to these questions.
The song “Unfaithful” is one of Billboard’s Hot 100 Top Ten entries in 2006. “Umbrella” however, took the US by storm as it became the United States’ number one hit single on the same year that this single was released. Furthermore, “Umbrella” won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in the Grammy Awards in that same year. Indeed, Rihanna has become one of the hottest female artists in history.
Born in February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue her singing career. At this young age, Rihanna was able to have a fresh head start of her recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. A year after, she signed a contract with DefJam Recordings and released her first studio album, Music of the Sun. Despite her young age, the album peaked in the Top Ten Billboard 200 chart. This was the start of Rihanna’s recording career.
In just a matter of a few months after the release of her first album, she was able to record her second studio album, A Girl Like Me. As expected, this album also made it to the Billboard albums chart, making her name a mainstay in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Indeed, there is no stopping for this Barbadian girl, as her third album which was released in 2007 peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. Moreover, this same album featured five top ten hits, including “Umbrella”, “Disturbia”, “Don’t Stop the Music”, and “Take a Bow”. Correspondingly, because of these amazing hit singles, the album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards. Her latest album, Rated R, which is also her fourth album, once again peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. Three singles from this album peaked within the top ten of Billboard Hot 100.
From 2005 to 2010, Rihanna was able to establish her name in almost all recording stores all over the world. In less than five years of her recording career, she was able to achieve seven number one singles on Billboard Hot 100. And, as of July of 2010, she has sold more than 5, 563,000 album units in the United States alone. She was able to receive awards from prestigious award-winning bodies such as the World Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the most coveted Grammy Awards. With all these achievements in such a short span of time, Rihanna is indeed one of the most phenomenal artists of the new generation. Today, there is practically no one that does not know her in the United States, and in other parts of the world. At such a young age, Rihanna has still a long way to go.
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