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what makes a good sample musician?

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after listening to lots of beat videos on youtube for a couple months now, i've realized that a lot of this stuff is stretched too long for its own good and too bland. i don't personally have any gear besides a piano and a hardware synth, so i haven't done much producing besides what i can manage on an unauthorized version of live lite. but you can tell a clear difference between madlib and other guys who are doing things on youtube. so what is it that makes madlib better? is it the variety of his samples or the way he constructs them? i'm really not sure and i want to know what makes you GOOD at the process of sampling and creating songs off of your samples :)

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If the shit is dope, it's dope.

If you can snap 2 spoons together and make people's head nod, go that route.

It's the culmination of sound which results in something that gives someone else a good feeling.

The process is only a milestone in delight on the producer's behalf.

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my favorites are when someone takes a very well known pop song and adds a simple, generic drum beat to it...and voila! hip hop is born lol.

here's a perfect example:

Steely Dan knows what i'm talking about

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