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Ice-T vs Soljah Boy..??? What N Da World?

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 24 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Hip Hop beef is nothing new…. but this is crazy..

Soljah Boy is 17 years old and a millionaire off of “Snap Music”. Ice- T one of the first gangsta rappers ever; sends a fowl message to him about how he killed Hiphop single handedly…says he’s young enough to be his son and later tells him to eat a body part?

This is the first beef I was surprised at… Soljah Boy responded saying Ice-T should be giving him pointers, instead of beefing with a 17 yr old. They both said some fowlness…but Ice -T and Soljah Boy??? is Ice -T about to drop an album?

What do you make of all this…

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Akai Mpc 3000 :Dirty South

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 24 - 20082 COMMENTS

Good morning to all..This is a requested tutorial for the Mpc 3000. NewToProduction wanted to know how to make a dirty south “3 6 Mafia” style beat. I have the 2500 and wasn’t sure about the 3000. I went on the hunt and found a few things that may help out… Anyone with the 3000 feel free to add your tips through comments….

There is no set way to get a double time beat . Some people speed the tempo, some use time signatures, and some producers can tap it out manually then quantize. Here I will use the method of changing the time signature, because this was a specific request. The “Time Signature” specifies how many beats are in a measure. This tutorial is to get you headed in the right direction on the Mpc3000, preparing to make a dirty south beat. I won’t be making the actual beat of course, but sharing suggestions on how I would try it if I had the 3000 in front of me. Some producers double the tempo 1st. I like to work with the time signature due to the click track or “metronome” when I record. The click track stays at a normal BPM which makes it easier to count the beats and stay in the pocket when working with double time dirty south beats.

Akai Mpc3000 Manual: Akai Mpc 3000 Manual

Start with a basic 4 bar loop, set tempo to 75 BPM to chnage the time signature refer to page 91 in the manual.
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This is for all my blogging folks, and of course all the producers getting into it. It’s about a contest that ends today, and I’m sharing a couple new sites I’m reading to enhance my blog.

Two weeks ago I was on Datmoney.Com and I read an article about a guy named John Chow. Now everybody knows I’m new to blogging, and I’ve been following Jay’s advise on several aspects. So he made the post about John Chow Can Give You Traffic …… I’m thinking “New blog… I need traffic”… but I’d really like my traffic to come from people who need the help that I offer. So I left that post alone.

Last week I’m reading another blog and up pops Chow’s name curious me typed in the addy and landed at the site of the guy with a super high google rank…whoa. His site is full of in depth tips on making your blog a success, as well as how to make money from your blog. I read a few post and added Chow to my twitter. Since then I’ve gotten so much free information from him in one week, including two ebooks about blogging. Sweeeeet….!~

So now John Chow is having a contest giving away more free stuff. I said before, I like free..woohoo..I’m in..

Take a look at what he’s giving away :

* Flip video camera
* $200 Market Leverage Amex Rewards card
* USB drive that is also a pen
* iPod Nano.

Today is the last day for entry for those who’d like a chance to win.You can find out more from John Chows Post:

Win A Market Leverage Bag Of Stuff.

All of the items in the bag come from


Now while I eat my lunch I’m gonna read up on the Market Leverage folks and see what they are all about, then it’s back to making beats….Goodluck…

Pz Til Later

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Rewire Reason 3.0 to Fl Studio 8

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 20 - 20084 COMMENTS

Today I’m gonna dive into rewire. I’m gonna use Fl Studio 8 rewired to Sonar Le. First thing I do is open my help file, and follow the instructions. So far so good. Next I decided I want to use Reason and Fl Studio later on, rewired to Sonar… So I start fiddling with the options…. 1/2 hour into this, and I’m ready to just make the beat…lol
Hmnn Fl Studio 8 and Reason..some might say ” why would you want to do that?” For me Fl Studio gives the kick a grimy underground HipHop sound, and Reason synths have better quality without as much tweaking. That’s it… no more no less… both programs are awesome. Remember I told you I am just getting deep into mixing, so right now I have to do the best mix I can inside the software then export and mix in my editor. I’ve often made beats with Reason wishing I had that grimy kick from Fl Studio… okay so here we are… I ” you tubed ” it 🙂 and found this quick video that shows how to rewire Reason 3.0 to Fl Studio 8, from the picture the producer looks young but his beat is pretty hot too… let’s get to it

Aighty I’m off to make some new heat..time to update the beat section. I’m still working on the pages but coming soon you’ll have all the Ms.Tris Beats in categories… yaay.

**All emcees stop back later I’m gonna do a ” Friday Freebie”…**

Happy Beat making To All
Pz Til Later…..

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Snare Rolls : Reason 3.0 Using The NNXT

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 19 - 20086 COMMENTS

Aahh the infamous Dirty South Snare Roll, Mannie Fresh was the king of this supersonic 808 roll when Southern Rap was on the rise. Heres a clip of “Real Big”, though he may not have been the first, Mannie definitely made the 808 roll popular.
Snare Rolls Mannie Fresh’s Real Big
Free 808 Snr

How I achieve this in Reason:

I like to use the NNXT for snare rolls instead of the ReDrum. I find that I can tweak the snare .wav better, and have more control over the dynamics. (I will continue next week with Fl Studio Snare Rolls, but if you are an Fl user can apply this same concept in the Fl piano roll)

I load my 808 Sn into the NNXT

Add Snare To NNXT

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A Milli Sold: LiL Wayne Gives A Thank You

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 18 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

I know you heard..Lil Wayne sold 1 Million copies the first the middle of a the genre that folks are saying is dead…hope for Hip Hop?

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Digging For Samples: Beat Digging Doc

Posted by Ms.Tris On June - 18 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Started the day with sample clearance up.. ” Beat Digging Documentary”..
This one is 31 mins.. nice for all the crate diggers …Gives some history and many tips on finding hot samples.

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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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