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Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 19 - 2008

Sam Addams – Making A Beat Live Just For
Check one of my fav producers doin his thing on the Roland Fantom series…nice chord progressions and a sweet piano melody line…

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Feature Artist: Stress

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 16 - 2008



Thanks to Prezidential Records for giving me the tip on artist with “Five Hots”… next up is Stress, an emcee straight outta Queens. If you are a fan of Fabolous, you’re gonna love Stress. On a rainy Friday morn his hit single ” Show Me” has the head nod factor off the meter! Having sold 10,000 copies of his album “Who Am I”, He’s using his indy hustle to reach the top.
“..Put ya hands up if you get money…” Stress definitely has that Big Swagg for the masses. He’s keeping the art of lyricism sparked with hot punch lines and clever metaphors. Another favorite about Stress is his choice of beats. Leaning towards tracks with an eastcoast bounce feel, he’s chosen the right back drop for his street certified lyrics….

“Show Me”

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Feature Artist: G Dash

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 15 - 2008

I know I know featured artist weren’t supposed to arrive until June…But, Prezidential Records gave me the up on 2 artist who are making power moves you need to know about like… yesterday…

In this crazy world of Hip Hop, independent labels are arriving on the scene in record numbers. Some are bad , some are good, then you have those considered Great! The labels which are great usually consist of “Five Hots”
1. Hot Artist, 2. Hot Production,3. Hot Songs 4. Hot Management, 5. Hot Promotion.

I know there is far more criteria, but in general these are extremely important. When all these consistantly come together..whaaaala! I’ll be promoting artist and labels that are utilizing the ” Five Hots”, and making power moves in the game. Lets learn from one another as we grow into greatness, always improving our ” Five Hots”…shine artist shine!

Prezidential Records inside scoop on Gdash and Stress a two part feature. Up 1st…


I was playing GDash’s single ” What Should I Do” while posting yesterday…..without even thinking…. I caught myself singing the Hook when it came in after the 2nd verse… ” What Should I Do”

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Ladies are gonna love this track!~ Be sure to tune in on BET

Gdash hits 106& Park On June 4th!

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Ab Rock’s ” Who Do You Think You Are”

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 15 - 2008

Check out the new video by Ab Rock, “Who Do You Think You Are” ft. Marc Evans, produced by yours truly Ms.Tris Beats, directed by Hilton Carter.

We had a blast doing this shoot. Ab and I have worked together on several tracks for his album. We’ll sit down with Ab this summer. Check out the video and always remember “Clicky Clicky the links”…..


Often described as what Hip-Hop would be, when it grows up, AbRock has been steadily rocking crowds in the MD/DC Mid Atlantic region for the last 5 years. A product of the late 90s Baltimore Hip hop scene, the Nigerian emcee burst into the spotlight with his 2003 debut album Declaration of Independence.

A well balanced lyricist, AbRock has competed in various local and national showcases such as The Source Unsigned Hype and Blaze1 Battle. He also recently won the StyleWarz Battle and took 2nd Place in the Okayplayers Foreign Exchange Remix competition couple months later. Having earned a reputation among his peers and fans as a strong performer with the ability to rock crowds, Ab has shared stages with independent and national heavyweights such as Fertile Ground, 5thL, Poemcees, Akrobatic, Zion I, Black Sheep, Sadat X, and others.

Influenced musically by hip hop contemporaries Jay-Z, Pharaoh Monch , Talib Kweli, Common, Nas etc. AbRock developed the perfect balance between battle and creative emcee. His in-depth understanding of songwriting allows for songs with strong hooks, attention grabbing lyrics, an topics often ranging from social commentary, introspective self reflections, all the way to feel good party anthems. A firm believer of music as a soundtrack to life, AbRock is currently promoting on his sophomore album aptly named the mid MidLife Crisis.

AbRock Myspace

Marc Evans Myspace

Hilton Carter Official Site

and of course you are cruising MsTris’s Official Site…pz til later

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A Bit Of Hip Hop History…Heavy Rotation Magazine

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 14 - 2008

Man oh Man has it been along time since I’ve heard whats being slated as “Real Hip Hop”. Once you get to know my music you’ll see that I try to stay up with the up. I make all kinds of Hip Hop..Eastcoast, Westcoast, Dirty South, Mid West, Experimental … you name it!.
I stated in “I Was A Sample Queen” that I grew up on classic Hip Hop , the Boom Bap 90’s style, and all the great underground artist of that time. Now being that I’m from the eastcoast and raised on this classic Hip Hop, of course when I got into Dirty South, mnnn let’s just say some may have thought ” She’s sellin out” This is simply not true. A lot of Hip Hop heads seem to have forgotten Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew from back in the day. In my opinion they were some of the key pioneers of Dirty South music. From Florida to Ny they were burning up clubs with the 808 driven porno rap :-). Guess that’s where I acquired a liking for a different style, which would later lead to an equal love of crunk.
“On and on it seems to go…don’t know what you got til it’s gone”… Today stations are playing a majority of crunk/dirty south style tracks. So when I come across some Boom Bap Hip Hop, it’s almost like a “family reunion” type emotion goin on. You know like being reunited with some old friends from school or something.. immediately I’m taken back and find myself turning up the volume…Aaaah scratchin..when is the last time you’ve heard songs with scratchin in it on the radio?
For all the lovers of classic Hip Hop, I met a DJ who still ” picks up the phone up on the request line”…
His name is AJ Rok Woodson. We met on Twitter. I went to his site and found myself listening to almost every mix he had on there. It’s called Heavy Rotation Magazine Radio… So he’s mixing Hip Hop from old to new, and even allows artist to send tracks. NOW keep in mind that his station is Hip Hop..don’t go sendin Crunk and Pop But take a listen and leave comments on the mixes you like. (ga-head click the link, get a mix playing, and read on……….)
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Geek Tip: Playing With Your Gmail Account

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 13 - 2008

Check out this cool lil gmail tip. If you are starting your online beat business or any business online this may help keeping gmail more organized.
The + sign thing is extremely useful! Check out Geek sugar to

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Wish List ” Roland Fantom-G”

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On May - 12 - 2008

“Roland Fantom-G”

This baby is bad! The reason I’d like to have one is: It includes a multi tracking feature, and incorporates the use of VST instruments. That means I can connect the Mpc, sound modules, and use Fl Studio, Reason, all my tons of Soft Synths, use Rolands great library, and record vocals all in one unit..Sweet..check out the video let me know what you think..
Have one? what are the pro’s and cons compared to your other Equipment and Software…

I’m really looking into to this one…
Pz til later

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About Me

Introducing Ms.Tris Beats a Hip Hop Producer, Artist,and Blogger from Baltimore, MD. Currently producing for a host of Maryland\'s hottest Mc\'s, and artist from all over the country. Her music is in demand to the who\'s who in Baltimore Hip hop. Please enjoy your visit as Ms.Tris takes through her musical journey of production, hiphop and life....



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