Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

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Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by keydaking » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:07 pm

I frequent this site pretty often, and all i ever hear is talk of dnb/dubstep/electronic music/procedures. Dont get me wrong i appreciate all genres, but i would like to chop it up with ppl of the same genre sometimes. So im call all hip hop/rnb producers. Lets start to make more topic regarding Hip Hop.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:42 pm

Not that there aren't hip hop producers that use Live, but I think most of them use Fruity Loops.

It's cheaper and there's the "follow what others are using" thing, in the case of FL being cheap and PC-centric.
Or in other words, it's ghetto. Very very capable ghetto. If not more capable than Live, really....
Then if it isn't FL, it'll probably be Cubase or Studio One.
The big factor here is that it's more pc-centric and for the amateurs using cracked software, Live was impossible to crack during 8, so I think those are reasons why you don't see as many hip hop producers floating around the Live forum.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by rakim87 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:58 pm

shadx312 wrote:Not that there aren't hip hop producers that use Live, but I think most of them use Fruity Loops.

It's cheaper and there's the "follow what others are using" thing, in the case of FL being cheap and PC-centric.
Or in other words, it's ghetto. Very very capable ghetto. If not more capable than Live, really....
Then if it isn't FL, it'll probably be Cubase or Studio One.
The big factor here is that it's more pc-centric and for the amateurs using cracked software, Live was impossible to crack during 8, so I think those are reasons why you don't see as many hip hop producers floating around the Live forum.
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most actual hip hop users are probably on pro tools. that's just young kids and beginners and they all flood youtube with crap.

i'm vaguely hip hop, i guess. i love the sound but i find the community pretty frustrating. there's a lot of crap writing and acting, the latter is alright in small doses. whenever i search for hip hop stuff i usually just get annoyed with what i find in terms of tutorials or support.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by H20nly » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:52 pm

keydaking wrote:I frequent this site pretty often, and all i ever hear is talk of dnb/dubstep/electronic music/procedures. Dont get me wrong i appreciate all genres, but i would like to chop it up with ppl of the same genre sometimes. So im call all hip hop/rnb producers. Lets start to make more topic regarding Hip Hop.
it's a tough crowd.


+1 for most hip hop producers are probably using pro-tools more than anything. that seemed to be the consensus when i got into it. i think RZA spilled the beans.


when you say hip hop... what do you mean? for me, these days, that's Cool Calm Pete radio on Pandora.

BTW, the fact that i have to ask that is the problem. a girl on the street in Oakland once told me "hip hop will break your heart". she was right.

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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by rakim87 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:28 pm

H20nly wrote:
keydaking wrote:I frequent this site pretty often, and all i ever hear is talk of dnb/dubstep/electronic music/procedures. Dont get me wrong i appreciate all genres, but i would like to chop it up with ppl of the same genre sometimes. So im call all hip hop/rnb producers. Lets start to make more topic regarding Hip Hop.
it's a tough crowd.


+1 for most hip hop producers are probably using pro-tools more than anything. that seemed to be the consensus when i got into it. i think RZA spilled the beans.


when you say hip hop... what do you mean? for me, these days, that's Cool Calm Pete radio on Pandora.

BTW, the fact that i have to ask that is the problem. a girl on the street in Oakland once told me "hip hop will break your heart". she was right.

if people wrote better and played instruments it would probably have a stronger foundation as a genre.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by memes_33 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:42 pm

rakim87 wrote:
H20nly wrote:
keydaking wrote:I frequent this site pretty often, and all i ever hear is talk of dnb/dubstep/electronic music/procedures. Dont get me wrong i appreciate all genres, but i would like to chop it up with ppl of the same genre sometimes. So im call all hip hop/rnb producers. Lets start to make more topic regarding Hip Hop.
it's a tough crowd.


+1 for most hip hop producers are probably using pro-tools more than anything. that seemed to be the consensus when i got into it. i think RZA spilled the beans.


when you say hip hop... what do you mean? for me, these days, that's Cool Calm Pete radio on Pandora.

BTW, the fact that i have to ask that is the problem. a girl on the street in Oakland once told me "hip hop will break your heart". she was right.

if people wrote better and played instruments it would probably have a stronger foundation as a genre.
there are so many things wrong with that statement i don't even know where to begin
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by starving student » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:45 pm

shadx312 wrote:Not that there aren't hip hop producers that use Live, but I think most of them use Fruity Loops.

It's cheaper and there's the "follow what others are using" thing, in the case of FL being cheap and PC-centric.
Or in other words, it's ghetto. Very very capable ghetto. If not more capable than Live, really....
Then if it isn't FL, it'll probably be Cubase or Studio One.
The big factor here is that it's more pc-centric and for the amateurs using cracked software, Live was impossible to crack during 8, so I think those are reasons why you don't see as many hip hop producers floating around the Live forum.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by starving student » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:51 pm

rakim87 wrote:
H20nly wrote:
keydaking wrote:I frequent this site pretty often, and all i ever hear is talk of dnb/dubstep/electronic music/procedures. Dont get me wrong i appreciate all genres, but i would like to chop it up with ppl of the same genre sometimes. So im call all hip hop/rnb producers. Lets start to make more topic regarding Hip Hop.
it's a tough crowd.


+1 for most hip hop producers are probably using pro-tools more than anything. that seemed to be the consensus when i got into it. i think RZA spilled the beans.


when you say hip hop... what do you mean? for me, these days, that's Cool Calm Pete radio on Pandora.

BTW, the fact that i have to ask that is the problem. a girl on the street in Oakland once told me "hip hop will break your heart". she was right.

if people wrote better and played instruments it would probably have a stronger foundation as a genre.
You have got to be kidding.
The problem is that you didn't say that about rock, pop, punk, or electronic music.

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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by starving student » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:58 pm

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ5d6rDVMb0

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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by rakim87 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:04 am

memes_33 wrote:
there are so many things wrong with that statement i don't even know where to begin
should we all agree with each other in the first place or am i allowed to think? i do not give the slightest shit if hip hop was originally based in sampling
starving student wrote:

You have got to be kidding.
The problem is that you didn't say that about rock, pop, punk, or electronic music.

HA! that may be true but people crapping out garbage remixes left and right and shitting all over them with their fake style and crap writing is debatably worse. even worse a lot of people just look for prepared instrumentals to shit all over.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by starving student » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:11 am

rakim87 wrote:
memes_33 wrote:
there are so many things wrong with that statement i don't even know where to begin
should we all agree with each other in the first place or am i allowed to think? i do not give the slightest shit if hip hop was originally based in sampling
starving student wrote:

You have got to be kidding.
The problem is that you didn't say that about rock, pop, punk, or electronic music.

HA! that may be true but people crapping out garbage remixes left and right and shitting all over them with their fake style and crap writing is debatably worse. even worse a lot of people just look for prepared instrumentals to shit all over.
You could be talkin about the plethora of ableton live sets on beat port for all I know, the issue is that you think hiphop has a monopoly on something that it doesn't, for me to act like you don't know that would be insulting your intelligence so what's really real?

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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by rakim87 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:19 am

starving student wrote:

HA! that may be true but people crapping out garbage remixes left and right and shitting all over them with their fake style and crap writing is debatably worse. even worse a lot of people just look for prepared instrumentals to shit all over.
You could be talkin about the plethora of ableton live sets on beat port for all I know, the issue is that you think hiphop has a monopoly on something that it doesn't, for me to act like you don't know that would be insulting your intelligence so what's really real?[/quote]

there doesn't seem to be much rationality or point to what you're saying. you're also speaking for me in terms of the monopoly thing.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by stringtapper » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:21 am

starving student wrote:
rakim87 wrote:if people wrote better and played instruments it would probably have a stronger foundation as a genre.
You have got to be kidding.
The problem is that you didn't say that about rock, pop, punk, or electronic music.
You'll have to excuse ss, logic and attention to detail are not his strong suits.

@ss: the thread isn't about rock, pop, punk, or electronic music. Just because someone makes a statement on a current topic doesn't mean they're making a de facto statement about some other topic. See how that works?

Of course the "better writing" part is true for all styles and genres.

Not sure how one could seriously say that there need to be more people playing instruments in rock, pop, and punk compared to hip hop. Electronic music, maybe.
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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by knotkranky » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:29 am

90% of the hip hop cats are about hardware, not software imo. Push might change that a bit. maybe

Most of the top dudes are MPC and/or Maschine so the rest follow suit, in general. Too much mucky muck in live for a lot of them.

Pro tools midi is dead simple, solid as hell, and easy to track vocals. Hip hop production is about "simple" and huge vocal stacks.

MPC and Pro tools is the main combo.

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Re: Where are all the Hip Hop Producers?

Post by starving student » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:38 am

I didn't even take the more instruments part serious so you can consider that something I didn't respond to but the 'writing' , I thought that was funny and outlandish, I'll entertain anyone's opinion at any time no matter how ridiculous it is cough cough stringtapper can vouch for that, but his strong suit isn't mathematics
Or he'd tell you that even making a statement like that only makes sense in broad terms.
My apologies if the monopoly inclination was off base, it seemed to fit.

Btw st you do know he was talking about the foundations of genres in a comparative manner else what would he be using to determine the strength of the foundation in the first place.

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