The legendary Large Pro hooks up with Mass Appeal for their latest episode of Rhythm Roulette. After hitting Human Head Records in Brooklyn, Extra P ends up with three pieces of vinyl from Instant Funk, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and Shirley Scott, and ends up using samples from all three to create a banger. Watch a master at work, and look out for a cameo and quick freestyle from Tragedy Khadafi.
Esteemed producer and engineer Mike Dean, who has been lacingSoundcloud with fire over the past few weeks, speaks with Hypetrak about how he got into music, getting love from Kanye West and the time a studio he was working in got robbed by a bunch of Eazy-E lookalikes. He also reveals that the songs he’s been dropping are a warm up for some new projects he’s working on and rattles off an extensive list of people he’s been creating with, including Beyonce, Travi$ Scott and Flatbush Zombies.
During a recent stop in the Tri-State area, Scoop DeVille hooks up with Mass Appeal for a new edition of “Rhythm Roulette.” After a visit to Scotty’s Record Shop in New Jersey, he ends up lacing some samples from The Righteous Brothers and Aztec Two Step.
Ray Murray, Rico Wade and Sleepy Brown of legendary Atlanta production team Organized Noize take part in the latest installment of Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” challenge. Working out of the storied Stankonia Studios, the trio create a banger from records selected at random from the bins of Wax n’ Facts.
Pulling from the Four Tops, Thin Lizzy, and Millie Jackson, ONP had to eventually set the records aside because there was too much to sample. While the final result is an 808-heavy, atmospheric production stamped with the crew’s signature soulful grooves, we got the sense they’ll be saving this one for something special, as they quickly told their engineer to stop recording once Sleepy laid down the bassline. The records were quickly tucked away; Ray, Rico, and Sleepy smirked as if they’d stumbled upon buried treasure. Trust, a fire was sparked in the studio than night. Here’s to hoping it isn’t extinguished anytime soon.
Here are a couple of new episodes of Wiz’s ‘Boys of Zummer’ vlog series. Part 4 chronicles his time in Austin for SXSW and a photo shoot with his mom, while Part 5 (below) has him showing off his championship dab skills and follows him to NYC for his appearance on Saturday Night Live, then back to LA for Ty Dolla $ign’s Talk About It In The Morning.
Updated with another new vlog from Wiz, Trapping Overseas Pt. 1 below.