Posts Tagged ‘music production’

Youthful expression in Hip Hop has always been fundamental to the culture. After all, the youth collectively are and have always been responsible for the long-term sustainability and progressiveness of the culture. In a recent conversation, I went on record saying that Hip Hop and I are twins; there are very few recollected moments in my life in which Hip Hop hasn’t been a major fixture.

In this regard, DJ Kool Flash and I are similar. Where we differ however is DJ Kool Flash’s ability to profess her support of the culture [at her present age] in a way that is extremely passionate, expressive, and masterful.

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This week on TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio (4/20/2016), D.D. Turner and C. Stats kick it with the talented future legend, DJ Kool Flash. During our time spent with DJ Kool Flash, we discuss her Hip Hop roots, her favorite Hip Hop artists, and equally as exciting and riveting, her introduction and ongoing skill development as a Turntablist. And regarding the playlist? Let’s just say it bridges the musical gap and effectively celebrates those Hip Hop artists that started out young…Like DJ Kool Flash.

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By: D.D. Turner, Founder/Executive Producer/Host
TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio
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Hearing good music, in its originally composed format, makes for a great experience. But when that original composition is reinterpreted in a manner that explores and subsequently identifies additional depth in the piece, the listener finds themselves thrust into a subjective space where the sound’s melodic pleasantries are perhaps as ubiquitous as the smell of ripe fruit emanating from a NYC Produce stand on a hot summer’s day.

By far, Hip Hop has led the charge in the reinterpretation of classic music compositions; inherent to the existence of true Hip Hop DJs, Producers, and Beat Makers is the beloved activity of Crate Digging – The process of sourcing past obscure and popular music titles for the purpose of reinterpreting the original composition to make it anew. At the beginning of Hip Hop’s timeline, the infancy of this skill would be displayed by pioneering DJs [like DJ Kool Herc, DJ Hollywood, DJ Afrika Islam, DJ Grandmaster Flowers, DJ Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Grandmaster Flash, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Marley Marl, DJ Chuck Chillout, and DJ Jazzy Jay], all of whom would maintain the collective momentum and engagement of partygoers by manually extending/looping identified drum patterns from previously released classic Soul/R&B compositions. This would come to be known as the Break-Beat; the keystone and arguably most fundamental component of Hip Hop’s, Rap music. Celebrated beat and production craftsmen that have and continue to indulge in this process while making advancements to the skill include the likes of the legendary J-Dilla, DJ Pete Rock, DJ Premier, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, No I.D., Hank and Keith Shocklee (The Bomb Squad), Q-Tip, Kanye West, Timbaland, 9th Wonder, and Just Blaze.

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But also leading the effort of this discipline is Detroit’s own, Tall Black Guy. Tall Black Guy has coined a sound and music production style [amidst the realm of Hip Hop] that is truly all his own. To attempt to contextualize the depth of his creativity in words is to be of a disservice to Tall Black Guy and the effort of explanation related to his level of musicianship. So, in traditional TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio fashion, we’d like to formally invite you to check out the upcoming, ‘Tall Black Guy Chapter.’ This Wednesday on March 16th, TCOHHL Radio kicks it with Mo-Town’s own, T.B.G. With him, we discuss his childhood, musical influences, production style, Hip Hop culture, past/present/future projects, and a host of other topics. And the playlist you ask? Let’s just say that this will be a great opportunity for you to be introduced and/or reminded of the skill and style of our homie, Tall Black Guy.

By: D.D. Turner , Founder/Executive Producer/Host – TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio

Twitter: @TCOHHL_Radio/@HipHops_Wizard

Instagram: @HipHops_Wizard

Mixcloud.com/TCOHHL_Radio

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**You know the drill! Don’t be a #Turdbird! Visit mixcloud.com/tcohhl_radio to hear the interview. And while you’re there, subscribe to our station to stay updated on our latest show releases.

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Inarguably, classic soul music is the cornerstone of Hip Hop’s, Rap music. From the rhythmic, beat-driven concoctions of the kingly, James Brown and The JBs, to the strumming harmonies of the great blues pioneer, B.B. King, Hip Hop musicians have always looked towards the classic creations of these great musicians and countless others for inspiration and influence while amidst their own creative process.

Tonight on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, the dynamic duo, D.D. Turner and C. Stats, will be kicking it with DJ/Producer/Beat Maker, Amerigo Gazaway. Over the years, Amerigo has released a number of projects that have redefined the way in which samples are used by identifying a workable and undeniable synergy between the talents of yesterday’s soul legends and the legendary lyricists of today.

So tune in tonight (Wednesday) from 8-10pm est on tenacityradio.com.

Call yourself a music enthusiasts? Then you’re going to love this episode!

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird. Tune in and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL and #AmerigoGazaway. #WordBorn!

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Did you know that the H.H.D. Domain (Feedback’s Crib) in “The Chronicles if a Hip Hop Legend” is inspired by an actual location in Brooklyn, NYC’s, East New York section? Just look for the huge mountain at the Pennsylvania Ave exit along the eastbound Belt Pkwy. Well, it appears that the good folks at Google have hooked us up. Check out the map reference! Even more of a reason why you should check for this series. Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com to get the #freeaudiobook today!
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To say the least, The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend, remains an unparalleled literary series. We challenge you to find something similar to it. From Sneaker Culture to Gargoyles to Wizards to Sorcerers to Mix-Tapes to Flying Cars to Teenage Love to Education to Music Production to DJing, this work of fantasy-fiction literature provides your imagination with a rigorous workout. And never does D.D. Turner miss the mark of generational relevance. In short, this series is…Above The Rim.

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A unique literary series that is...Above The Rim