Good Friday morning to all… it’s a sunny day so far on the eastcoast. I feel like going out again today, but not until I make some fire!……..
Last night I had a chance to sit in on a Live Stream geared toward producers, artist, and songwriters. A&R’s Tony G and Dre McKenzie of G Unit Records are the main host.
There are so many good things about their Ustream sessions. #1 on the list? The listening sessions are FREE to all! I can’t think of any reason an upcoming hip hop producer would miss this great opportunity.
The basic concept is fairly simple, with many extras each week. Tony and Dre offer a chance to play up to 3 beats or songs in mp3 format. They critique them, and tell you what went wrong or right. Depending on a “Hot or Not” this means your beat could possibly get played for G Unit artist.
Last night was my 3rd time tuning in. On the first night I only caught a few minutes. Tony Yayo sat in choosing a few beats that he wanted to use from the producers who participated. The second night I sent 2 beats. They were constructively critiqued. I was very excited. 1 beat got an A, the 2nd they suggested I work on the drums, adding that the sample was cool. Another night they had a special guest producer Jake One, who gave us tips and pointers.
They are keeping it fresh usually adding something new each week, or having different guest on. Right now they are choosing producers for a battle. I am happy to say that “AHK” and “3rd Infantry” producers who inspired me get started, blew them away with some hard hitters last night. Both from Baltimore, made the first pick to be in the battle. Check out Ahk’s Mypsace, and 3rd Infantry Productions to listen to their music.
O.k now all of the regular readers, here is your chance to make something big happen. To find out when they will hold sessions Follow on Twitter:
They will tell you when to send beats.
They are trying to do it each week either Wednesdays or Thursdays between 8pm and 11:30- ish pm eastern time
I will tell you to bring your A game! Send in your BEST beats or songs only. Send high quality MP3 formant ONLY. Be sure your mix is great and DRUMS are knocking HARD!!. For those who love to go outside the box, don’t go to crazy with it. Keep in mind that this is G Unit, imagine a G Unit artist rapping over your beat. Wishing you much success with this! Say hi when you see me in the chat room 🙂
Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~