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!!!

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Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

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...



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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

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.