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Free Rap Beats Make This Deal Worth Having!

Free Rap Beats Make This Deal Worth Having!

If you’re new into the rap music scene, or you’re wondering what it takes to make your own rap music, here’s something you should check out. Getting into rap music is easy when you have the right tools. One tool you shouldn’t be without is DubTurbo. DubTurbo is an excellent music production software package that will help you take your musical career to the next level.

DubTurbo Gives You What You Need

With DubTurbo, you have everything you need to make your own rap beats. DubTurbo is designed for the beginner, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get “beginner” results from this program! DubTurbo software is available for both Windows and Mac computers, so you can use the computer resources you have on hand to get started on your rap music-making career!
DubTurbo gives you a 16-track sequencer that will help you create the professional sound you’re looking for. Better than most beginner programs, DubTurbo will also help you create .WAV files, which give you the very best sound quality available.
DubTurbo is simple to use and easy to learn. You don’t need to have loads of experience with the computer or music making to lay down some wicked beats. DubTurbo will make you sound like a professional right from the beginning.
The number of fresh sound kits you get with DubTurbo will amaze you. But that’s not all. You also get a load of free tutorial videos that will help you learn how to use the software and make your own, unique sound. DubTurbo also provides you with a growing library of royalty-free rap beats that you can sample and use in your music. This feature alone makes DubTurbo worth having, especially when you consider how expensive it can be to license copyrighted music.
Better still, you can add your own sounds to DubTurbo and mix them into your music. You’re not limited to the samples and sounds that come with the program. Make and add your own sounds for a product that is uniquely yours!
DubTurbo gives you 32 bars – something most entry-level beatmakers don’t. The more bars you have, the more music you can make and the more sounds you can create. You will have the tools you need to make a fresh, funky and completely unique sound.
With the tutorials, the 16-track sequencer, 32 bars, royalty-free beats, the ability to add your own sounds and make high quality sound files, there’s no reason NOT to download DubTurbo today!

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Rap Beats To Light Up Sundance

Rap Beats To Light Up Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival normally features independent films. Alongside the films, the festival also pays homage to the music that makes films so great. This year, the Celebration of Music in Film will feature hip-hop music for the first time in the festival’s 34-year history.

Top Hip-Hop Acts To Be Featured

Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz will perform at the Celebration of Music in Film. The performance is related to Ice-T’s documentary film, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, which will also be featured at the film festival. The film will also showcase music from some of rap and hip-hop’s most enduring acts, including Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, KRS-One, Mos Def, Nas, and Snoop Dogg.

The festival will also feature live musical performances from artists whose music appears in films shown at the festival. This is the first year organized musical performances will be included. In the past, musicians performed at private parties that were related to, but not sponsored by, the Sundance Institute. This year, musical performances will be incorporated into the official festival program, with live performances from at least two artists per night.

Ice-T produced Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap to examine the musical genre. The film features interviews conducted by Ice-T with more than 50 rap and hip-hop artists who try to define what rap music is today and where it came from. The film tries to capture rap’s roots and share some musical history with a generation of rappers who may not understand the forces that brought rap music into the forefront.

In the film, Ice-T says that he had to make the film because rap made his life. Ice-T is just one more in a growing line of old-school rap artists who are concerned about the genre and where it’s headed. Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z and others have all expressed concern that today’s up and coming rap stars don’t understand what rap music is all about.

Ice-T is expected to perform in Park City, UT at the festival on January 21, and indicated in at least one interview that he may be joined by other rappers who are interested both in promoting the film and supporting Ice-T in his effort to preserve a bit of rap music’s history.

Ice-T had a significant career as a rap artist, beginning in the 1980’s. He also began his acting career at that time. In 2000, he appeared as a regular character on Law and Order, and has since concentrated primarily on acting. His most recent album, Gangsta Rap, was released in 2006.

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Lex Luger Drops A Couple Of Free Rap Beats

Lex Luger Drops A Couple Of Free Rap Beats

Rapper Lex Luger released a couple of free rap beats last week for any aspiring rap musician to use. The beats, which Luger released via Twitter offer up-and-coming musicians about eleven-and-a-half minutes of mellow backup to work with. Luger comes with a pretty good rap pedigree. He’s recently worked with Waka Flocka Flame, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Lil Scrappy and That’s not the only way aspiring musicians can get their grooves on, however. No one can beat the collection of free rap beats offered by Sonic Producer.

Free is Key To Making Hot Rap Music

Most rap music contains beat samples from other songs – either from rap or from some other genre. When a rapper samples the music of another artist, typically he or she splits the proceeds of the song with the original artist as a way to license the music. If a rapper can come up with his or her own beats, or uses music that is royalty-free, there are no splits involved. All of the money stays home with the original artist.

Sonic Producer offers a library of thousands of royalty-free samples that aspiring musicians can use, without having to worry about splitting the proceeds of any songs. Royalty-free music samples can cost hundreds of dollars when purchased individually. The exceptionally large collection of royalty-free rap beats is what makes Sonic Producer stand out from the crowd. The beats alone are worth a fortune!

Aside from the great free rap beats, Sonic Producer also provides video tutorials to help new music producers learn how to get the most out of the Sonic Producer software. Sonic Producer is easy to use, but there are a lot of features that new music producers may want to take advantage of. The tutorials show you how to make the best music possible.

Sonic Producer contains all of the features you need to make professional-quality sound recordings. You don’t need additional equipment and you don’t need the services of a professional sound engineer. Everything you need is right in the box! Once your music is arranged the way you want it to be, lay it off to MP3 and start sharing it with your friends, your fans or with anyone! Sonic Producer enables you to make high-quality recordings that you can even sell on iTunes.

Create a name for yourself with your rap beats by creating and distributing your own mixtapes. Let everyone hear your raps and get your name out in the open. Give your mixes to the local DJs and help them help you promote your act. Download Sonic Producer today. It’s available for both the Mac and PC platforms. What are you waiting for?

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XXL Magazine Names 2011 Freshman List For Hip Hop Beats

XXL Magazine Names 2011 Freshman List For Hip Hop Beats

XXL Magazine has debuted its list of the “most promising hip hop beats, rhymes, artists, labels and more.” The April 2011 issue, which has been in the works for months, features 11 hip hop artists whom you may not have heard of before. It also features some new lists, including Top Five Hip Hop Soul Artists, Top Five New Producers, Top Five New Groups and Top Five New Labels/Companies.

Music Still Open To New Hip Hop Artists

The magazine has produced its “Freshman” introduction for the last four years running. This year, the magazine features hip hop artists Big K.R.I.T, CyHi the Prynce, Diggy Simmons, Fred the Godson, Kendrick Lamar, Lil B, Lil Twist, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Yelawolf, and YG.

If you haven’t heard of them, you’re not alone. None of these artists has landed on a major label, and most of their press has come from their own hard hustling to earn fans through self-produced music and online distribution. A few of the newcomers do have album deals, though.

So what does being selected as a XXL Freshman mean? Ask some of the alumni, including Big Sean, B.o.B, Kid Cudi, Wale, and Wiz Khalifa. You’re likely to be hearing a lot more about these performers and their hip hop beats in the coming months. Being an XXL Freshman comes along with a lot of publicity. To be sure, there are a few acts that don’t make it, but the staff at XXL have done a pretty good job of picking out the future stars of the hip hop genre each year.

These freshmen also demonstrate that it’s possible to break into the hip hop music scene with not a lot more than some fresh hip hop beats and a lot of determination. Hip hop is a great genre to get into, and there are plenty of great tools out there to help you make your mark. One of the best tools available today is Sonic Producer.

Sonic Producer is a software package that allows you to create professional sounding beats using your own computer. Sonic Producer has everything you need to mix as many as 16 tracks, and it comes loaded with thousands of royalty-free samples that you can use, mix and master to make your own unique sound.

When you make your own beats, you can develop your style the way you want to. You don’t need to spend time and money in a professional recording studio, because you’ll get a great sound out of Sonic Producer.

Use Sonic Producer to make your own beats, mixtapes or music. You decide what you record because you can be your own producer with Sonic Producer. There’s nothing quite like it on the market today. Download your copy and start making your own beats today!

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Elvis Presley Songs Get Hip Hop Remix

Elvis Presley Songs Get Hip Hop Remix

Eric van Tourneau, the music director for Cirque du Soleil is working with Legacy Records to produce a hip hop remix of songs originally recorded by Elvis Presley. The remixed album will also contain punk genre versions of some of The King’s music.

Reaching Out To Hip Hop Music Fans

Legacy Records Vice President Tom Cording says he’s prepared for complaints from Elvis purists who may not appreciate the newly remixed songs, but says that the remix is a way to bring Elvis’ music to a younger generation of music fans who would otherwise not hear Presley’s music. One single from the album, “Suspicious Minds” has already been released. The new album, entitled Viva Elvis: The Album, will be available November 9.

Renewing older music is a great way to reach out to young music fans who wouldn’t otherwise hear songs. Sonic Producer provides the tools you need to create your own music, remix older tunes and create whole new sounds. One great thing about Sonic Producer is that it provides hundreds of royalty free samples you can use to make your own sound.

Sampling or re-recording someone else’s music is a great way for a new artist to get in trouble. Music is copyrighted and without the permission of the music’s owner, you can quickly find yourself in financial trouble. Sonic Producer’s samples are included with the product, and they’re entirely royalty-free. Anything you create is yours to do with whatever you choose. Export your music to MP3 and share it with your friends, make it available on the Internet, or use it during live performances.

You can also use it as a basis for promoting your own music. Set up a Web site where you can promote your music and make songs, mixtapes and even entire albums. Sonic Producer is one way for you to create the music you want to make.

Don’t know much about producing music? No problem. Sonic Producer can show you how to put together the rap beats people want to hear. Learn how to make a professional-sounding mix in no time. Within hours, you’ll be able to create your own music. Sonic Producer is available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, so you don’t even have to buy any special equipment. Download the software, install it on your computer and get your music career in high gear. There are lots of opportunities to bring your music to the world. Let Sonic Producer help!

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C. KhiD Announces Free Hip Hop Music Album Available For Download

C. KhiD Announces Free Hip Hop Music Album Available For Download

C. KhiD, an emerging hip hop music artist, has announced that his new album “New Hip Hop Songs” will be available for free download starting October 25. C. KhiD works with producers Johnny Juliano, Bravestarr Beats, and LOSBeats.com on this new collection of hip hop music.

Free Hip Hop Music Is A Way To Build A Fan Base

C. KhiD says his songs appeal to the “under-30” crowd, and says that he and a handful of hip hop music artists are changing the way hip hop music appeals to fans. Producers Johnny Juliano and Bravestarr Beats have recently created rap beats for hip hop music artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Travis Porter, and Nipsey Hussle.

Fans who want to download the music, or want to hear C. KhiD for the first time can visit C. KhiD’s Web site (ckhid.com) beginning Monday, October 25 to get the new tracks. C. KhiD’s producers say they expect to see 100,000 downloads in the first month. C. KhiD has already been building a quiet following on YouTube and on his own site. His YouTube hits have exceeded four million and his site boasts more than 100,000 hits each month. In addition, ringtones featuring C. KhiD’s music have been downloaded more than 350,000 times.

C KhiD’s approach underscores the importance of being yourself when it comes to producing and promoting your music. “I’ve had a lot of success on-line because people like who I am authentically. I love entertaining, I love music, and I love having fun. Will Smith, Heavy D, and Teddy Riley might have been the last successful people to do what I do and be successful,” says C. KhiD.

Online distribution is just one way in which independent hip hop music artists can promote their work. C. KhiD is also looking for support from local DJs and party promoters to help spread his music to new fans.

Independent artists can be successful when it comes to music self-production and self-promotion. One key in producing great rap beats is to have the right tools on hand for the job. One great tool to have is Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer is a software program that can not only help you put together rap beats, but also can show you how to put together the music that people want to hear. Check out Sonic Producer and see how it can help you get your music career started.

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Rap Music Artist T.I. Talks Down Suicide Jumper

Rap Music Artist T.I. Talks Down Suicide Jumper

Rap music artist T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, lent a hand to Atlanta police by successfully talking a suicidal man down from the top of a building. Harris, who is from Atlanta, was giving a radio interview when he heard about the suicidal man. Since the man’s location was nearby, T.I. drove to the site and offered his help. The man agreed to come down from the building after spending a few minutes talking with the rapper.

Rap Music Can Speak In Other Ways

The episode illustrates how powerful rap music and rap artists can be. One reason rap music is so influential is because it resonates with the fans. The artists also have their own resonance; they’re ordinary human beings, too. T.I. spent a year in federal prison on weapons charges, and was on supervised release when he and his wife, “Tiny” Harris were arrested on drug charges. The judge in T.I.’s case wasn’t moved by the rapper’s admission that an unaddressed drug addiction caused him to violate his probation, and the rapper was sentenced to an additional 11 months in prison.

Rap music artists are more than gangsters, however. T.I.’s suicide intervention and his charitable works show another side of the rap culture, which fans understand and appreciate. Rap music is more than just a genre; it’s part of a larger culture and a larger community.

Getting into the community isn’t as hard as you might think. Many artists have entered the rap music scene on a shoestring budget. Having music and the ability to make meaningful music is just the first step. Making the club scene and getting promoted by local DJs is another important part. That enables you to build a loyal – if local – fanbase.

Self-producing your own music isn’t hard. Start with a great product like Sonic Producer and you’re halfway there. Sonic Producer won’t help you with your lyrics, but it can teach you how to make beats and provides thousands of royalty-free music samples to choose from. You can mix your own beats and start making your own mixtapes.

Export your music to MP3 format and share it with your friends and with the people you meet. Sonic Producer is great because it helps you produce music anytime. You don’t need studio time or special equipment. Sonic Producer works on any computer and is available for both the Mac and PC platforms. If you want to be part of the rap scene, get your music together with Sonic Producer!

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Rap Music Lays Down Cultural Roots

Rap Music Lays Down Cultural Roots

If anyone still thinks that rap beat music is a fad that will pass, they’re in for a surprise. Rap music, which has its roots in African-American culture, is spreading with quiet determination around the world. The musical style has broad appeal in places one doesn’t immediately think of as “rap-friendly.”

Rap In China And The Middle East

Breakthrough rap artist MC Jin originally made a name for himself on BET’s “106 & Park” by winning seven consecutive “Freestyle Friday” rap competitions. He even had some success with a US record deal, but the rapper tackled an even larger challenge when he moved to Hong Kong in 2008. Though he had a loyal following of fans in Hong Kong who loved his English lyrics, many of them didn’t understand them since they don’t speak the language.

No problem for MC Jin, who has re-invented himself by rapping in Cantonese, no easy feat for someone born in Miami. Cantonese is a less common Chinese dialect and relies on sound and inflection to transmit meaning. A single word can have 6-9 meanings, depending upon how the word is said. One of the elements of his raps that is still missing in his Cantonese work is the clever use of words that MC Jin is known for in his English-language raps. He says that simply mastering Cantonese is hard and he hasn’t quite gotten to “clever” yet. MC Jin still releases some materials in English and combines English and Cantonese in others.

Rap music is also making waves among Southeast Asian Muslims who are attracted to “classic” American rap styles. The messages aren’t inspired by Islam nor are they political, but focus on the same social ills that American rap music has become associated with.

The pervasiveness of rap music and its appeal to other cultures is a testament to the music form’s universality. Regardless of your culture or language, rap music is a way to get your message out, and rap music can be a conduit among people from a variety of backgrounds. If you’ve got a desire to get your message out, try producing your own rap beats with Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer delivers thousands of royalty-free samples that you can use to create your own mixtapes and music. Export your tracks to MP3 format and share them with friends, fans and the rest of the world. Download your copy today and start making your own rap beats!

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New Pimp C Recording Featuring Drake Released By Bun B

New Pimp C Recording Featuring Drake Released By Bun B

Bun B, one half of the beat maker group Underground Kings – UGK – has released what will be the final solo album by UGK’s other half – Pimp C. The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones will be on store shelves October 5, nearly three years after Pimp C died of an accidental overdose. . The first single, “What Up” features the late rapper with Drake, and was produced by Boi-1da.

Album’s Recordings Were Made After Prison Release

Chad Butler, known as Pimp C, spent three years in prison following a conviction for aggravated assault and probation violations. He was released in late 2005 and spent time compiling recordings for the UGK’s 2006 album release, Pimpalation. Pimpalation was certified gold and reached the number one spot on both the Billboard US R&B and Rap music charts. It also reached the number three spot on the US Billboard 200 chart. Pimp C was also featured in two other singles in 2006, Love Song by Missez and D-Girl by Brooke Valentine.

What Up isn’t the first time Bun B and Drake have worked together. Bun B’s current album, Trill O.G., features a Drake collaboration entitled “Put It Down.”

Rap music collaborations are hot today; rarely does an artist release an album that doesn’t feature at least one, and several of the top albums feature a majority of collaborative tracks. With the right recording and post-production tools, you can create your own collaborations with friends, colleagues or other artists you’ve never even met!

Sonic Producer is an excellent, full-featured software package that enables you to create your own mixes, collaborate with other artists and produce professional-sounding tracks for nothing more than the cost of the software and the time it takes to create your music.

Sonic Producer offers royalty-free samples that you’re free to use in any way. Once the track is finished, the sound is yours to keep. No splits or other payments that could reduce your cut or prevent your music from being heard, played or sold.

Sonic Producer is available for both the PC and Macintosh platforms, so you’ll be able to get started on your music production right away, without the need for special equipment or additional software. Once your music is finished, export your work to MP3 and keep it, share it, play it or sell it! Download your copy of Sonic Producer today and get started on your music career!

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Hip Hop Music Artist Wyclef Jean Barred From Haiti Election

Hip Hop Music Artist Wyclef Jean Barred From Haiti Election

Hip-hop music artist Wyclef Jean was on the losing end of a ruling by Haiti’s provisional election commission last week, meaning that the Haitian-born performer won’t be on that country’s presidential ballot after all. Jean was barred from running for office due to the country’s residency requirements, which state that candidates must be residents of the country for five years preceding the election.

Hip Hop Music Name Not Enough

Jean was born in Haiti but his family moved to the United States when the 40-year old singer was just nine. He has spent most of his time in the United States, though he travels to Haiti frequently and operates a charitable foundation designed to fund public works projects in the country.

Jean began his career as part of the hip-hop group The Fugees,in the late 1990’s and established a solo career in 2000. He has several recent collaborations with other artists including T.I., will.i.am, Niia, Akon, L’Il Wayne, Eva, L’il Kim, Cyndi Lauper and Timbaland.

Although his presidential bid was cut short, there’s no doubt that Jean would have been one of the most visible candidates in the Haitian election. Before the election commission’s ruling was handed down, Jean talked about his ability to reach out to young Haitians to inspire them to make a better future for themselves and Haiti. Analysts were divided on whether Jean could have made a difference if elected, since he doesn’t speak French or Creole, the two languages most often spoken in Haiti.

Jean would not be the first hip-hop music artist to use his musical roots to start a new career, though most “graduates” opt for careers in related industries like entertainment; music promotion for other up-and-coming artists; and celebrity endorsements. Jean’s political ambitions aren’t expected to put a damper on his career. He still plans to release a self-titled album, wyclefjean, sometime in 2010. That album’s first single is entitled Hold On, featuring Mavado.

If you’re interested in starting your own career in hip-hop music, your options have never been better. You can get into the scene quickly with a little help from Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer is a software application that will help you make your own beats, using the thousands of royalty-free samples that are included with the program. In addition, you’ll get valuable tutorials that show you how to create the beats that today’s hip-hop music lovers want to hear. Download your copy of Sonic Producer today!

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