Archive for the 'Behind The Scenes' Category

Video: Rhythm Roulette with Large Professor

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

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.

Previously: Large Professor – New Train Ole Route (Video)

Inside The Musical Mind of Mike Dean

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Esteemed producer and engineer Mike Dean, who has been lacing Soundcloud 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.

Previously: Mike Dean – White Black Jesus

Video: Rhythm Roulette with Scoop DeVille

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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.

Previously: Rhythm Roulette with Organized Noize

Video: Rhythm Roulette with Organized Noize

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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.

Previously: Rhythm Roulette with Just Blaze

The Making of Eminem’s “Phenomenal” Video

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Em’s video for “Phenomenal” was a fucking movie. Here’s how he made it.

If you’ve never seen it because it dropped as an Apple Music exclusive, I’ve included a Youtube embed of the entire thing below.

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Future & Drake Record What A Time To Be Alive (Behind the Scenes Pt. 2)

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Future and Drake share another quick piece of footage from the Atlanta recording sessions for What A Time To Be Alive with Metro Boomin.

Previously: Future & Drake Record What A Time To Be Alive (Behind the Scenes) | Drake Covers FADER’s 100th Issue

Video: Wiz Khalifa – DayToday: Boys of Zummer (Ep. 4 & 5)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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.

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How Lil Dicky Made His “$ave Dat Money” Video

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Earlier this month, Lil Dicky dropped one of the most insane music videos I’ve seen in a minute. Here’s how he pulled it off on a shoestring budget.

Previously: Lil Dicky ft. Fetty Wap & Rich Homie Quan – $ave Dat Money (Video)

PICS: Jeezy Shoots the “Church In These Streets” Video

Friday, September 25th, 2015


Yesterday in Atlanta, Jeezy shot the video for his new #SundaySerivce cut “Church In These Streets.”

Video coming soon. Look out for a new #SundaySerivce drop this weekend.

Previously: Jeezy – Church In These Streets

Future & Drake Record What A Time To Be Alive (Behind the Scenes)

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

In a new vlog, Future shares some behind the scenes footage of him and Drake in the studio working on their new joint album, What A Time To Be Alive.

Previously: Drake and Future Drop #WhatATimeToBeAlive