Prodigy Tribute (prod. by Mixtape Meeko)

Hip Hop lost one of the great ones today. I’m not trying to sound cliché, but Prodigy was one of the few artists in my permanent playlist. As a producer, he was at the top of my dream collaboration list. I have made plenty of beats picturing Prodigy laying verses to them. This is one of the beats I made with him in mind. Get the download HERE.

 

Kay Flow – Feature Presentation (Official Video)

Feature Presentation is one of my favorite tracks.  The beat itself is special because it is the first beat created from scratch with my cousin Big Tomb playing the live bass.  We have other collabs, but all of those were already made beats that he just played the bass over.  Kay Flow had just flew in and we were recording for a few days, then the cousin came through, and he played the bass over a few tracks we had done.  We then decided to make something together from scratch.  I chopped up a sample and put it together and he played the bass over it.  The next morning, while everybody was still sleep, I listened to the beat with fresh ears, and I just wasn’t feeling it.  The bass part was good, I just wasn’t feeling the way I used the sampled.  So, I chopped up a sample of the “unliked” beat and put some crazy drums over it.  When Flow and Tomb finally got to hear the beat, they had a genuine reaction (a good one) to the beat.  I knew Kay Flow was feeling it because he immediately recorded to it.  Here is some footage from the making of it: Making of Feature Presentation.  Anyways, enjoy the video and mark your calendars for June 30th when Bars Over Dope Beats is released.

Bars Over Dope Beats (Album Art)

This is the album art for Bars Over Dope Beats, the new album from Kay Flow and myself that will be released on June 30th.  Simplicity is a theme for this album.  The album title itself is a reminder that 2 of the basic elements in regards to Hip Hop music is bars and dope beats.  A lot of the music that is being passed off as Hip Hop lacks these 2 elements.  The cover is a photo of Kay Flow and myself in the studio.  You see the vinyls, MPC, maschine, and Kay Flow reciting rhymes from the iPad.  The cover sums up our creation process.