Saturday, December 24, 2011

Watch Timbaland's E! True Hollywood Story Right Here!!!

Yes! One of my favorite producers finally has an E! True Hollywood Story. It's none other than multi-platinum, mega-rich, Timbaland. Here is the link below to the video.

Timbaland's E! True Hollywood Story [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar

And this ain't a snippet! Its the whole program so block of some time and check it out!!! Big shouts out to NodFactor for always providing the good content on Hiphop's hottest producers!!!

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.Beats4aDub.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

Eddie Meeks Flushes The Throne and EarBits

There's a lot happening in my Hiphop world!

First of all my long time Partner-In-Rhyme, Eddie Meeks
aka Cappuccino has been really grinding with new music
and projects.

You can check out his latest joint FTT (Flush The Throne)
by clicking on the link below:

http://eddiemeeks.bandcamp.com/track/flush-the-throne-ep-ftt?permalink

This joint is S-O-L-I-D!!!


Also, Spectra Records is looking for new talent and
they're putting together a contest...sort of...

Once again, Eddie Meeks is on the front line and you can
listen to his music from the "Unauthorized Records" album.
The more songs you listen to, the better chance he gets at
a record deal.

Here are the links to the songs:

Intro - http://www.earbits.com/s/irSCvNfeBX7V5D
We Are - http://www.earbits.com/s/6qLqVNLKEWXU0j6
The Briefing - http://www.earbits.com/s/eqLqVNLKEWXU0j6
The Mission - http://www.earbits.com/s/mqLqVNLKEWXU0j6
Cappuccino's Theme - http://www.earbits.com/s/uqLqVNLKEWXU0j6
Song of Satisfaction - http://www.earbits.com/s/87N4HmJkJWXU0j6
The Truth - http://www.earbits.com/s/g7N4HmJkJWXU0j6
Stronger - http://www.earbits.com/s/o7N4HmJkJWXU0j6
Ghostwriter - http://www.earbits.com/s/w7N4HmJkJWXU0j6
Please Don't Change - http://www.earbits.com/s/E7N4HmJkJWXU0j6
Monotype - http://www.earbits.com/s/M7N4HmJkJWXU0j6
The Passion - http://www.earbits.com/s/qOOIsVGUNWXU0j6
JAX Everythang - http://www.earbits.com/s/yOOIsVGUNWXU0j6
Shoulder Chip - http://www.earbits.com/s/GOOIsVGUNWXU0j6
Assasinated - http://www.earbits.com/s/OOOIsVGUNWXU0j6
Obituary - http://www.earbits.com/s/WOOIsVGUNWXU0j6
Legitimate Dope Boy - http://www.earbits.com/s/4POIsVGUNWXU0j6
The View From A 'Lac - http://www.earbits.com/s/cPOIsVGUNWXU0j6
Loudmouths - http://www.earbits.com/s/QvQmeuEuSWXU0j6
Outro - http://www.earbits.com/s/YvQmeuEuSWXU0j6

Thanks in advance!

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.Beats4aDub.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Behind The Rhymes With @Young_Guru [VIDEO]

Anytime I get to listen to Young Guru talk, I stop what I'm doing. This brother has an amazing wealth of knowledge about the music business and the Hiphop Kulture in general.

Check out the link below to see the 1st few parts of the interview. For the rest of the interview click on the iStandard link at the bottom of the NODFACTOR.com page. Enjoy!!!

Behind The Rhymes With @Young_Guru [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.Beats4aDub.com
www.RapBeatCreator.com

P.S. Check out my latest beats at www.Beats4aDub.com.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Personal Producer Beat Site Review

As I’m continuing my beat site reviews, I’ve come across www.mypersonalproducer.com. Although the design is not as advanced as some of the other top ranking beat sites, the simplicity does have its advantages. I like the fact there is an opt-in subscription box that you don’t have to search the whole website to look for. So if I wanted to get informed of new beats, I can be sent an email.

I also noticed the site is using Google Adsense to monetize the site. While this is okay, I wonder if it takes away from the real purpose of the site. Once you click on those Google Ads, they take you away from the site which is not a plus unless your goal is to get more money from Adsense than selling beats.

While www.mypersonalproducer.com does use samples in their beats (which are creatively used), most of the beats have the same feel and almost the same BPM (Beats Per Minutes). As an emcee myself, I like to write to different types of beats and I rhyme at different speeds.

Checkout seems to be fairly simple and you do not need a membership to buy beats. This is good because some people just want to get their beats and get to work without the hassle of filling out a subscription form just to buy a beat.

As an alternative to www.mypersonalproducer.com, you should definitely check out www.Beats4aDub.com, for the latest beats and instrumentals.

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

New Beat - Download for FREE!!!

That's right Peeps. I just put the touches on a new beat I've been working on and its available at www.Beats4aDub.com.

It's called "Ode To Heavy D". Download it for FREE!!!

Here's the link to the beat below. Click on it to check it out...

www.Beats4aDub.com

Mello

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

R.I.P. Legendary Emcee Heavy D (1967 - 2011)

Last Thursday, Hiphop icon Heavy D made his transition. His passing came with a lot of mixed emotions ranging from denial to heartache to celebration. Heavy's music made you feel good. It made you want to dance and sing along. Male or female, none of that mattered. If you experienced the era of Hiphop called the "Golden Era", then you surely know his music.

We thank you for blessing us with so many musical jems.

Here's one for the road. We love you Heav!!!




Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.Beats4ADub.com
www.RapBeatCreator.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Alternative to www.JeeJuh.com

I’ve been following the guys at www.JeeJuh.com for a few years. They are definitely some real power players in the beat making game. I remember them initially from Soundclick and they grew to have their own site where they could have more control of how their beats were presented.

When you first enter www.JeeJuh.com you are not bombarded with advertisements. The music player is easily accessible and there are clear instructions on how to buy beats. You can listen to as many beats as you want and the beats are made by 3 different producers who cover a variety of genres.

I do like how JeeJuh.com has customized their music player so people can vote on their beats. They also have different prices for different formats such as .mp3, .wav, and fully tracked out versions. Many beat websites will not offer the tracked out version of their beats or the .wav format.

The check out process at www.JeeJuh.com was very simple and easy to use. They use Paypal to process their transactions so it is a site that can be trusted. They have special deals for customers who buy in bulk and sometimes they offer giveaways.

There are video testimonials on the site and they do have an opt-in subscriber box for people who want to be notified when new beats have been uploaded.

If you would like to by an exclusive beat there is a direct link in the toolbar at the top as well as a link to their FAQs, Forum, Blog, and their Featured Artists. There are also several places on JeeJuh.com were you can “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. What was really cool was they were giving away a nice industry quality microphone on the site and while I was writing this review, they announced the winner and it was updated on their site via Facebook and Twitter.

Overall, the beats were good and the site was very user-friendly. I would recommend this site to anyone looking to buy beats online.

As an alternative I would also recommend Beats4ADub.com for artists who want to get the real ins and outs of the music business from someone who is not just selling beats but who has released albums and shared the stage with legendary artists like The Roots, KRS-ONE, and Talib Kweli. Anyone can sell you beats but not everyone can teach you the music business.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Good Alternative to MakeHitMusic.com

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived at www.makehitmusic.com was how clean the beat site looked. It looked very professional and easy to use. It looks very well thought out and seems like a successful business model. I liked how your attention is called to buy beats at the very top of the website. Before I even heard any beats, I read the messages in the banner and I felt like I could be successful if I used these beats.

I listened to some of the beats on www.makehitmusic.com and they were music industry quality beats and just like their motto says, all you have to do is “just add vocals”. It was very easy to listen to the beats and instrumentals. They give you about a 60-second sample of each song. They also have different genres like Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B.

The prices are very affordable. There are different prices and they even have free beats. MakeHitMusic.com has a massive catalog of beats by many producers. It’s a win-win-win situation for their members because the producers benefit as well as the artist and MakeHitMusic.com itself.

I did notice it was hard to find the subscription box for the site. They have a “join us” link in the top right corner which is in red. The benefits of becoming a member are not expressed clearly and you must become a member to buy a beat.

Also when I did go to buy a beat, the process had too many steps. You must definitely want the beat very much if you got through their process. I’m not saying it’s bad. I’m just saying it’s a lot to do. If you wanted to purchase exclusive rights to a beat, it seems like it’s a lengthy process. You can’t just click on a link and buy the beat exclusively like most beat websites. Some other beat selling sites offer combination deals also. I didn’t see this feature on www.makehitmusic.com.

One big thing that I liked was the ability to download their vocal recording software app to your smartphone if you have one. You can play their beats and add your own vocals right on your phone.

Overall though, the design alone makes me want to come back to MakeHitMusic.com. It’s really easy on the eyes and anyone can use it. The beats are good and plenty and they make it easy for new rappers and singers to use.

For a good alternative, I recommend www.Beats4ADub.com. Not only do you get industry quality beats but the checkout process is much smoother and you get to work with proven music industry veterans.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Common On Working With Kanye And Dilla [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM

Common's "Be" album is one of my favorite albums. It's full of fresh Hip Hop Beats and Lyrics. There's not a track on it that I didn't like. In the interview below, Common talks about working with Kanye West and the late, great J Dilla.

Click on the link below to check the video:

Common On Working With Kanye And Dilla [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar


Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Friday, September 2, 2011

T.I. Accused of Tour Bus Bait and Switch | TMZ.com

Okay, WTF? Really? This is some garbage right here. Why the f*ck is T.I. being reincarcerated over a damn tour bus? I mean how criminal is that? It ain't like the muthafucka put on a concert in front of the prison in Arkansas. This has got to be one of the biggest waste of tax dollars and manpower that I've seen in a while.

T.I., this is what happens when you keep getting caught up in dumb shit: people will continue to throw dumb shit at you like this. Brother, if you claimin' "King", then you damn sure better start actin' like one because if you keep fuckin' up, you ain't gonna keep gettin' out jail dude.

If you want to read more about this stupid ass story, check out the link below:

T.I. Accused of Tour Bus Bait and Switch | TMZ.com: - Sent using Google Toolbar

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Ski Beatz On WTT, Dame Dash And Kicking Ass With Tribe | NODFACTOR.COM

Has anyone actually heard the Watch The Throne album with Jay-Z and Kanye West? I've read some reviews and heard a couple of joints but nothing to make me run out and buy it.

Here's what producer Ski Beatz had to say about it. Click on the link below to watch this interview.

Ski Beatz On WTT, Dame Dash And Kicking Ass With Tribe | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar

On another note, why are so many producers adding Beats or Beatz to their name? Sounds like a little biting to me. LOL!

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gerrard C. Baker On His Start Making Beats [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM

Yo,

Sometimes we never know who is behind the scenes making Hip Hop beats and what they've been through to get to where they are now. Here's a story on a producer I've never heard of but yet he's been working steady in the industry.

Check out Gerrard C. Baker by clicking the link below:

Gerrard C. Baker On His Start Making Beats [VIDEO] | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar


Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Phonte feat. Elzhi - Not Here Anymore (Prod. 9th Wonder) #newtigallo | NODFACTOR.COM

Whaddup Peeps?

Here are 3 dudes that make good music on a track together. With Phonte and Elzhi on the mic and 9th Wonder on the track, you can't go wrong. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Click on the link below:

Phonte feat. Elzhi - Not Here Anymore (Prod. 9th Wonder) #newtigallo | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar

Let's Make it Happen!!!

-Mel

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Monday, August 29, 2011

NO ID Named Executive VP Of Def Jam | NODFACTOR.COM

Some of you may know of music producer NO ID from his work with Common on his earlier albums. As a matter of fact his work on "Resurrection" is legendary. Check out his latest move being name Executive VP of Def Jam.

Click on the link below to read up on it:

NO ID Named Executive VP Of Def Jam | NODFACTOR.COM: - Sent using Google Toolbar


Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hip Hop Music Is Timeless: Don’t Put an Expiration Date on Your Favorite Music

Music is an art and Hip Hop music is not only an art but a culture. Hip Hop artists should strive to make their music timely. Think of artists like the O’Jays, The Rolling Stones, and The Isley Brothers. They have been making music for many, many years and what if someone would have told them they could only make music until they were 25 years old?

What if the world put a time limit on how long we could create art? Can you imagine Eddie Levert doing something other than making good music? What about Chuck D from Public Enemy or KRS-ONE? I can still enjoy a good show by De La Soul any day of the week.

These artists have been around for years and they are true to their craft. They put out good music consistently and they do not let anyone tell them when to stop doing what they love.

That love for what they are doing is the key ingredient to a successful career. When you start making music just to make some money or to satisfy a record label or whom ever, then you are on the way out. The people with long careers are passionate about their music. They are passionate about their fans. They are in touch with their fans and their fans are in touch with them.

Their music is not about winning awards or fancy marketing and promotions tactics. It is about making good music. Music they can be proud of…music that will stand the test of time and create a mental shift in the mind of the listener.

We will always remember the first time we heard a song from one of our favorite artists and when we hear it now it makes us feel a certain way. That is what artists should strive to do with their music. Then, the music will be memorable and timeless!

So what is the formula for making timeless music? It can be summed up in the following steps:
  1. Have a passion for your music
  2. Find a way to record and distribute your music
  3. Promote your music to as many people as possible
  4. Give great live performances
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4
Using this formula, any artist, Hip Hop or otherwise, should be able to record and distribute their own brand of timeless music as often as they want to. So what are you waiting on? Now is the time to get started creating a legacy for yourself and your music.

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

Click here for Hot Hip Hop Beats and Instrumentals

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Breaking Down Jay-Z And Lil Wayne's Beef (VIDEOS) | Global Grind

Yo, this is getting to be a much discussed topic.

Who's really hotter? Jay-Z or Lil Wayne? Even though they've worked together several times in the past, they've been shooting disses at each other lately. Well, I like both emcees for different reasons.

If you ain't hip to what the latest is between the two, check out the link below on Global Grind. As always, let me know what you think.

Breaking Down Jay-Z And Lil Wayne's Beef (VIDEOS) | Global Grind: - Sent using Google Toolbar


Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hot New Video by Ultra Beast feat. Anthony David


Check out the new Ultra Beast video "Hard To Quit The Rhyme".

This video puts together 2 of Atlanta's dopest emcees, Snr Kaos and 4-Ize, with Grammy nominated singer Anthony David. My homie LocSmif on the track. Let me know what you think!

Ultrabeast ft. Anthony David - Hard To Quit The Rhyme from Black Box ATL on Vimeo.



Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kanye & Jay-Z Are Two Kings In The Same Castle (PHOTOS) | Global Grind

New music and photos by Kanye West and Jay Z! Click on the link below to check it out:

Kanye & Jay-Z Are Two Kings In The Same Castle (PHOTOS) | Global Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"


Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Floyd The Locsmif Drops Another Classic Hip Hop Instrumental Album

ATL, Stand up!!! Here is one my homeboys from the "A", Floyd The Locsmif. This album is so dope, I think I can safely put it right up there with Dilla's Donuts album. Classic!

You can read about it on Nodfactor by checking out the link below:

Floyd The Locsmif Presents Divine Dezignz #3: Dirty Canvas | NODFACTOR.COM: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Click play to enjoy the ride!!!



Let me know what you think!!!

Mello Melanin
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Video: Eddie "Cappuccino" Meeks Presents: "Song of Satisfaction"

Yo Peeps,

This is the latest video from my homie Eddie "Cappuccino" Meeks. Its called "Song of Satisfaction" and all I'm going to say is it's dope!!!

Check the video below and I'm sure you'll agree.




To get your copy of Eddie's new album "Cappuccino's Unauthorized Records", click on the link below:

http://eddiemeeks.bandcamp.com

As always I encourage your feed back and comments.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Eddie Meeks, RapBeatCreator.com, and More Goodies


Whassup Peeps?

I know its been a little while since I've hit you with some newness but have no fear! I always deliver. First up is my homeboy and longtime partner-in-rhyme Eddie Meeks. He's a got a brand new album dropping on June 21st called "Cappuccino's Unauthorized Records".

Truly a gem.

Now, of course I'm biased not only because that's my brother from another mother but I was fortunate to spit a couple of hot verses on the album too. But honestly, since I've known Meeks since '89, I'm am truly the best person to critique his work honestly and with 100% authority!

The verdict: Guilty!!!

Guilty of being a dope expression of pure Hiphop. Eddie has always been know for clever rhymes and a voice that's like thunder and he stays true to form on this album. This is 20 tracks of pure heat!

I've attached a link to the sampler so you can see for yourself. Like I always say, if you know me, then you know I know good music. The Cappuccino album definitely falls into the good music category.

Eddie Meeks Presents: Cappuccino's Unauthorized Records-Sampler by Eddie South Memphis Meeks

Enjoy!!!

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Eddie Meeks Presents: Cappuccino's Unauthorized Records- FREE Sampler


Whussup Peeps?

My good friend and long time partner in rhyme, Eddie Meeks, has dropped an exclusive link to check out a mix of songs from his new album "Cappuccino's Unauthorized Records". I have a cameo on that joint too. I'm not gonna tell you which song it is because I want to you to listen to whole thing.

Here is the link below:

Eddie Meeks Presents: Cappuccino's Unauthorized Records-Sampler by Eddie South Memphis Meeks on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let me know what you think!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

People To Know: The Songwriters That Write The Hits Of Your Favorite Songs, Star On BRAVO's "Platinum Hit"

Whassup Peeps?

Most aspiring artists don't have any clue about songwriting and music publishing and how they together fuel the music business industry. Its an old system but it works...if you work it!

Successful artists who make it big are very rare. There are only so many Beyonce's, Whitney Houston's, Aretha Franklin's, Micheal Jackson's, R. Kelly's, etc. The thing that each one of these artists have in common is the song. Somebody has to write the song. Sometimes the artists themselves pen the song and other times it is someone or a team of writers we've never heard off.

People like Sean Garrett and The Dream come to mind as awesome songwriters who were "Go To" guys that wrote platinum songs before the world knew who they were. Songwriters get paid big money upfront and residual to write songs for artists.

BRAVO has a new show coming on called "Platinum Hit" which is about songwriters behind hit songs. Here is the link below to a video promoting the show.

People To Know: The Songwriters That Write The Hits Of Your Favorite Songs, Star On BRAVO's "Platinum Hit" (VIDEO) | Global Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

If you would like more information on songwriting and the music business check out the link below:

Superior Songwriting


Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist
www.RapBeatCreator.com

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