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  • Big K.R.I.T. – “86” | @BIGKRIT

    Yesterday for Big K.R.I.T.‘s birthday he shared this track in reference to the year he was born, “86”. He also announced a 39 city tour kicking off in October. Check him out if he comes to your town. Peep the track and download below.

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  • Sango – “2009 — 2012 Tapes” Release | @SangoBeats

    Sango just let loose a gang of beats to serve as a timeline of progression titled “2009 – 2012 Tapes“, the period of time these tracks were made. There are 37 tracks for reference in this project for you to check out. Read more about how he transitioned below. Name your price for the release.

    2009 to 2012 beats by myself.

    This year was rather odd for me (musically). I felt like I was never going to get better and needed to find myself. 100% of the time, I would only make beats when I needed to…fearing the of loss of my skills or when I felt it was time to work w/ Waldo…at the time (Waldo Da Don) lol. Jokes! Overall I want to display what my musical space and creative efforts sounded like at the time.

    I graduated high school this year. I still feel like this year was my most productive year in beats. I made around 240 beats that year. I also was super busy w/ sports. I ran cross country and track during high school. I was a decent athlete and had some pretty amazing accomplishments. Nonetheless, I felt I finally was able to learn when and where I could create. The summer of 2010 was a rather heartbroken one. It was ruined by this TERRIBLE girlfriend I had. I hated dating. Much of this music was due to post break-up free time as well. Aside from that, this year was also the year I met my wife, Angela. Later in the year of 2010, my beats got more emotional and I felt like I was putting new effort into it.

    It’s hard to explain this year in one paragraph. I would say it was experimental. I was definitely finding a sound of my own. My sampling was getting better. My drum work was getting better. My mixing and arrangements were a little better as well. One thing I would say is that I was stuck a lot this year. I felt like I needed to make weird stuff just to get it out my system. I also fell into a sampling hole from time to time eventually feeling limited to even making beats from my own melodies. You can probably hear the different ideas that went through my head and hear the inconsistency/stubbornness. Overall, I love this work from 2011.

    I put my first release out on Soulection called “Trust Me” this year. This year was exciting. Things were moving fast and I felt like my music was finally being heard with the right ears. I also changed my whole producing experience by switching DAWs from FL Studio to Reason 5. Best mistake I ever made. Shout out Wil Pino for that CD copy.

    Blessings and thanks for listening.

    Dedicated to my brother Erick for getting me into music.

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  • Countdown To Straight Outta Compton: Ice Cube

    Tensions formed between the group and Ice Cube due to contracts and pay so he went solo. His first album was released in 1990 with production by The Bomb Squad. Cube went on record to say he wanted Dre to produce the album and Dre wanted to as well, but contractually it wasn’t able to happen.

    This was the start of the more political and conscious side of Cube to add to the gangster aesthetic. He eventually would release a N.W.A. diss on Kill At Will released the same year. That wouldn’t be the last time he went at the group. No Vaseline served as the end all to that battle featured on Cube’s third solo album “Death Certificate”.

    Check out the video by N.W.A. for the track that started the feud along with a few from Cube below.

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  • Countdown To Straight Outta Compton: Eazy-E

    With the success of NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” in 1988, Eazy-E followed up with his solo album “Eazy-Duz-It” the same year. Unlike the groups release, Eazy’s album did get a little radio and tv support. It also still featured all members of NWA by way of writing and producing and performing. Check the video for the first single from the release, We Want Eazy which sampled Bootsy Collins.

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  • Countdown to Straight Outta Compton

    It’s been a long time coming for “The Worlds Most Dangerous Group” to be immortalized on the silver screen, and this Friday August, 14th, Straight Outta Compton The Story of NWA will be released. This is bigger than a meme generator. It even gave Dre the energy he needed to put out his latest, Compton.

    For those that don’t know, NWA played a huge roll in the music industry and the shape of the culture. Imagine what it would be like without Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Yella, and MC Ren. Some of your favorite artists wouldn’t exist.

    With that being said, for the rest of the week we will post something by or directly influenced by N.W.A. for a little history. Today, peep the video for Straight Outta Compton off of their first studio album. Check back tomorrow for another one.

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