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    Hi STBB Brothers and Sister.. My 100th stbb entry fast approaching..crazy..what a ride... Winning my fifth!... it never gets old...still hella nervous... Woke up twice this night...and I'm typing this an hour and a half before I actually need to get up. It's a big deal to me... there have been weeks I spent up to 25 hours on my entry. Gratitude and love go out to everybody who has helped me out with feedback and and all other sorts of advice and support over the last two years. I made some genuine friends through this forum. Some I meet for live collabin', chillin' and partying too Sometimes I hear things of some past stbb members like yeah, before two years ago things were different..better... We challenged eachother and gave more feedback etc... Well, I don't know..I wasn't there... yes I have fond memories of when I started out too... but I'll be damned if I say: things were better in the past and just leave it at that. It is what you make it..and I'm sticking it out to see what happens regardles This is just an awesome place to have fun and learn stuff... just ask! Ed and Nellas rule with the feedback was great... trying not to forget to put a * in my titles. Haha, my kid's happy... we're going out for a nice dinner to celebrate the win. ...Thanks for all the love... I do this all for you, my peers...and to be a dope ass mofo! ...oh, and the love for the craft of making music and rap of course haha... ...pz! ..I'm off to work!
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    PS that's not the background, it's a duet
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    you need to come up with these quotes in time for us to slap 'em on stickers & press releases
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    Stones Throw Beat Battle #419 Thank you for all the love on my beat this week! After almost 12 months of making beats and doing these battles, this is the first I've won! (the struggle is real). Without further ado... BEAT TAPE WEEK Sample: Straight from my cassette deck, feel free to find the original if you want a cleaner version (Artist/Track name on file) http://www33.zippyshare.com/v/tRIfQRPp/file.html Make a beat using the sample and following the production rules Upload your beat to the sound cloud STBB group AND to this topic ! Production rules : 1. time limit - 90 seconds! 2. outside drums - allowed 3. keys/synths (VST) - not allowed 5. outside bass (inc. VST) - allowed 4. acapella/skits - allowed 5. cuts/scratches - allowed 6. outside sample - required (see rules) SPECIAL RULE(s) : 1. Intros/skits to be no longer than 4 bars. 2. Your beat must contain at least 1 other sample (sourced by yourself) to compliment the main sample i've provided. Vocal cuts, acapelas and drums will not count towards completion of this rule (although you're free to use them in your beat elsewhere) ie: make the extra sample for this rule an instrumental element (woodwind, brass, guitar etc). 3. Make the main sample provided the focal point of your beat. GLHF. >Post your beat - by Wednesday at Midnight pacific time >Vote - by Friday at Midnight pacific time >Winner - post new sample, rules, etc - by Saturday Noon pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com >Questions about posting, production, voting, deadlines? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page here: http://www.stonesthr...showtopic=13607
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    Peter Andres Marriott-Singh, or simply "DJ Pete Marriott", is the distinct name of the Brooklyn musician in the United States, that first began mixing break beats at the age of 15 during the Golden Era of Hip Hop, and who's music today is very likely to surpass human extinction, to echo the cosmos, reaching its destined "post human stage". Currently on the brink of a controversial, nationwide campaign to reshape Hip Hop back to its ancestral roots, his current musical manifestation consists of numerous small unconnected groups that all utilize Pete's signature conscious analog rhythms. They have all emphasized secrecy, all have called for purification of Hip Hop, and all are considered the third disjuncture of a master plan. The current manifestation is classified as #REALHIPHOP by the League of Hiphopopotamus and the Southern Rhymenoceros Center. DJ Pete Marriott is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 billion fans as of 2012, and the first Fan Club flourished in the Northern United States in the early 1980s, then died out by the late 1980s and went underground, where they remain today. Members made their own, often colorful, costumes: Adidas sneakers, Adidas sweat suits, and Kangol hats, designed to be outlandish yet funky fresh. The second coming of DJ Pete Marriott flourished again nationwide in the early and mid-2010s, and adopted a standard black shirt and black hat wardrobe and code words #REALHIPHOP, while adding radical ego and mass ranting. Emerging now after a 4 month hiatus Pete plans to progress among minorities through a so-called epidemiological externalism of a simulated human-like persona. This second incarnation of the DJ Pete Marriott is the best yet, and has made frequent reference to the Golden Age of Hip Hop and harking back to its original nativism. Though most fans of DJ Pete Marriott see themselves as holding to Hip Hop values and morality, virtually every sound wave produced by the man has the technical ability and motivation to create a completely new musical era. Rumors have spread that Pete's long range planning for #REALHIPHOP2 will develop beyond the foundation of Hip Hop. This album will mark the third coming of DJ Pete Marriott, restructure musical science, theologically reestablish the cosmological rhythms, and back DJ Pete Marriott into the heart of God -- morphing them together as one, past the simulation of time and space. Prepare to swan dive into the timeless archetype of consciousness and all encompassing infinite-energy that is to one day soon be, DJ Pete Marriott.
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    yoo gang, As I've said on here before, I used to write about hip-hop for a living (at XXL) and now do it on the side for sites like Noisey and Revolt. Recently I did an interview with Knx for Passion of the Weiss, which is the personal blog of hip-hop writer Jeff Weiss. He and I had an awesome talk. We touched on wrestling, giving Dre beats, his work with Kendrick and more. Check it out if you have a spare minute: http://www.passionweiss.com/2015/04/21/im-just-numb-to-surprises-an-interview-with-knxwledge/
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    Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? Why did Judas, rat to Romans while Jesus slept?
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    It's kind of eerie how we no longer see what Madlib is up to now that he has amassed such great notoriety. I figured I'd document the story of the time I was lucky enough to meet him, as I don't come on here much. It was nine years ago and ST was doing their thing-I used to follow shows with a magnifying glass and just figured this would be a show to see. Dilla had passed and PBW was doing that video mixing thing that seemed a bit gimmicky. It was a Friday and I had just gotten off of work dressed in full suit. I had no one of course to go to the show with. I stopped of at the buddha connect house that was near the venue. I was early so I blazed listening to MV which was not terribly old at that time. I eventually made it into the venue and noticed everyone puffing inside. It wasn't a terribly large hall with the cup room just a small ways from the bar. The music was pretty good and since I was a workaholic, I thought to myself that the Frank and Dank Dilla produced song was a new sound-that music should sound like that. PBW was being a showman and people in the crowd were weirdly shouting DOOMs name. PBW said that DOOM was in attendance then said "psych." I found the early DOOM cult following interesting. I ended up chilling in the back bar undoubtedly sticking out considering I was wearing a navy blue suit and everyone else hip hop regalia. I notice the vip room door open and out comes Madlib (a bit heavier than he has ever been in his life) with a bigger white girl. I then see Guilty Simpson, who I give a nod to-he nods back. Now Madlib is playing hoochie coochie with ole girl right next to me and I'm kinda cracking up. I offered Madlib a beer-Heineken at the time. We didn't really communicate verbally-it was mostly head-nods and hand motions. He thanked me and went on cavorting with the gal. Later, I reached over and handed him my business card sort of explaining why I was wearing a suit and told him that if he needed anything, he should call. Ha-the entertainment fancy and sample clearance. I was so wet behind the ears, but I figured if I was ever going to work with anyone, it would have been someone whose music I couldn't turn off. He looked at the card, he looked at me and nodded. He was wearing thick shades a long chain and the huge five pointed star ring (he already looked the part). He definitely was not a wine drinker. Anyway this night seemed bigger than any for me. I asked him for a photo and he smiled, gave a super cheesy grin which cracked my shit up and thanked him. From that moment on I knew he was a cool as heck guy. I had been dabbling in music, mostly as a crate digger, so I felt our non-verbal exchange interesting as befitting of improv that only jazz fans can create. I didn't go nuts for his music thereafter like everyone else I'd see at the record shop-but I always recalled that moment. I checked in here much too late. Social media kinda cramped the music scene.
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    ummm yea...... 18 Spock.mp3
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    Surprised nobody's made a Meat Konducta joke yet.
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    does having multiple samples bother anyone else? some of you newer guys probbably dont even remember a time when the battles had only 1 sample (and maybe a break, too). being able to pick from multiple samples kind of kills the competition for me. the best thing about having only sample is that it takes you out of your comfort zone, which usually results in good results because you can't just apply your formula to it, you have to get creative and work hard. if we get a dozen samples to choose from, naurally we're going to sample whatever we think is most dope, which makes it easier to make a beat.
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    YO WHAT IT DO FLY PEEPS AND PEEPETTES. good entries this week! short list la food- reverse new school love it dwayne!- them vox tho! sixfingahzzzz- majorly major!!!! mike-a-veli- BEST INTRO EVER slanteyez- yasssss that swing! aktron- glitchy, smooth, killer drums, awesome work! saadyah- the drums in the second part and the synth work were clutch! morsecode- that laid back vibe was perfectttttttt the winner this week was tough, but i really loved what PETE RANGE did with the electronic vibe. def should have some dope lyrics to grace this one. thanks for the comments, votes, general awesomeness! this is a great place to get feedback and to improve. sidenote: a six finger bitch slap must hurt like hell. but i have something to add to the discussion about lack of interaction. soundcloud in general was originally intended for musicmakers to interact and collaborate with each other. forums like this one were intended to get those people all on the same page. it can be a tool to improve ONLY IF YOU USE IT CORRECTLY. as an instrumentalist and (so far) lifelong student of music, i find myself spending a lot of time LISTENING AND SHEDDING other peoples' music. you will never grow if you never explore music. I would never get better if it wasnt for me listening to cats like six, bmc, areou, etc freaking these beats and making them interesting. and you can tell from my first beat to the ones i've been posting lately that there is a LOT MORE MOVEMENT. its not an accident. i didnt wake up one day and say, "gee i should probably stop playing the same 4 bar lick for 3 minutes straight." through listening and seeing how other fellow producers flipped the same materials i had to work with, I grow. you wanna post beats and pump your stats, but dont want to interact and be a part of the thread? fine by me! i really dont mind! honestly! but i really feel bad for these kind of people, as they will have a VERY tough time growing as artists. ask ANY successful producer, they are shedding other people's music CONSTANTLY. just two cents that i might or might not have contributed. ferran adria said himself (the god father of modern cuisine) in an interview with one of my old chefs that he spends about 80 percent of his time researching and learning, and 20 percent of the time actually cooking and working in the kitchen. and hes the john coltrane of cooking and was also the ONLY culinarian to be invited to documenta 12. food for thought. one
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    so, i've been pretty quiet on the boards lately -- but for those who have been around long enough to know the intricacies of my bullshit existence, i'm a student filmmaker at CU - Boulder currently... long story short, my most recent film (which i have NOT linked here out of respect for the whole "anti-Hype" rhetoric i've been such a big proponent of) has been selected for numerous local screenings at small film festival-y sorta things this past summer. this makes me very happy, because it means that i'm not a complete failure and an idiot for choosing this line of work. but anyway, i figured this warranted me inviting you all to check it out on my Vimeo account...i've already linked my final projects from previous semesters on here at some point, and i don't really feel like scrubbing this thread clean just so appease the salty minority haha. but i do think that my newest one is much better than any of my previous work -- so if you're just curious to watch my development as a filmmaker in real time, look no further than my account. just search up the film's title "Deadbeat Successor" and/or my actual name (last name's Halterman; normally i would prefer retaining my privacy on here but i feel like it's pretty futile at this point anyway and i don't really have any reason to hide), and please let me know what you think -- i love hearing feedback from as many people as possible; it helps the process so much more when there are so many eyes watching and critiquing a single piece. anyway, back to my cave i go -- album's on the way, as is my senior thesis film sometime in Spring of next year. take care, STMB!
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    This was the original plan. I believe the change might have had something to do with the realities of pressing vinyl. With the major labels back in the vinyl game it's added a month to our average pressing time. I can't speak on all Dilla box set stuff, but Donuts will be continued to be in print and reissued – in good taste – for as long as people continue loving this music, hopefully long enough to outlive all of us. That's not a bad thing for an artist's legacy, it's a part of a legacy. I wrote about this on the board a couple years back when Mr Gerbick asked "Why another Donuts version?"
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    Might be DOOM, I've never seen him without the mask...
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    Hey dudes heres a video of a breakdown of my beat. Some people had been asking: