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Beats, Instrumentals, Samples, and Rhythm Roulette

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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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More than any other genre, rappers get accused of being frauds (ie, not real musicians) by people who do not or cannot appreciate the art.
Those people don't know the truth. But we do!
Rappers have learned to create music using their own instruments, and in their own way. The craft has evolved quite a bit over the years, as has the equipment, but the method of sampling music, laying down a beat, looping an instrumental, laying down some bass, effects, etc (I am NOT a producer just a big fan of the craft, so forgive me if I am missing anything or just being ignorant) remains largely the same.

There are way too many great instrumentals for me to pick a favorite, but I do know that this instrumental from the Cunninlynguists' album A Piece of Strange is among the instrumentals that I can't get enough of. It is so soulful. I like the instrumental way better than the finished song (Tonedeff is not my fav). Check it out!
The Gates


So I really like to figure out the songs that rappers sampled. If I don't know it myself, I try to hunt it down and find the original song. I've found a lot of gems (many 70s) like that! Here are the samples used for The Gates. Pure music gold.

This one is so soulful:


Has anyone seen the show Rhythm Roulette? It is such a good way to watch the process of producing a hip hop beat. This episode with Just Blaze is like watching a symphony being made. Enjoy ATS! Please share some of your favorite instrumentals or samples here!

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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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Medeski,Martin and woods!!



Bass and drums!!
The bass player is using a loop pedal but thats cool.




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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

Hey thanks I am checking those out now.. funky, very nice



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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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Recognize the classic joint created from this sample?



Here's another great song which inspired several producers:






posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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This just tripped me out!

Biggie's Hypnotize all started here:

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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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Those who know and love Tupac will recognize this




posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 05:47 PM
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Oh my gosh, CREAM




RZA always found the deepest cuts



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Love it...its morning and I am jacked on coffee.







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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

That Beastie Boys woke me right up Drums! Thanks for posting, was feeling a bit lonely in here
(ha ha kidding I can entertain myself for hours)

You reminded me of my favorite Beastie Boys instrumental, thank you.




Have a groovy day

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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Get funky!!








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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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Awesome, thanks.. loved this! I am now as properly funky as a Thursday permits






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