The Best Hip Hop Beats For Sale in 2017

The best Trap Soul Beats period

How to choose the right licensing option for your project

Oct 102017

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     When you're just starting out as an artist and your putting together a project for the first time, choosing the right licensing option is vital. Knowing which option is best for your project can have an impact on it's overall success. You'll want to avoid choosing the wrong licensing option so that your not throwing away your hard earned cash. Few tips to keep in mind that will help you make the best decisions when buying beats online.

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1-Project Goal- The type of project your putting out will determine your licensing choice. For example an artist putting out a mixtape will choose to lease beats instead of then buying exclusive rights. As exclusive rights can be pricey opting out for a lease would be the appropriate solution for an artist putting out a mixtape. Albums and EP's would require exclusive rights do to the nature of the project being put together. The expectation that comes with an artist buying beats for their album or Ep would be to have zero limitations, as far as sales and commercial use. As for mixtapes the expectation is some what lower and temporary in terms of how long an artist will be allowed to use the beats for their project.

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2-Mp3 or wav- This is determined by an artist's experience level. Early on quality isn't usually a concern with artist who are putting out a first time project. In fact if you're just starting out a mixtape is usually a starting point for beginners. Choosing an mp3 lease is fine if your just starting out. And if you're looking to save money as well, since Wav leases usually cost more. Other producers may even offer stem files as well, leaving you with more control over your recording sessions. But again this is due to preference that comes from the artist's experience with recording their work. By the third or fourth project most artist will begin to come into their own and will pursue better quality hence Wav or tracked out licensing options.

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 3- Pricing- You'll notice a huge difference in pricing between the licensing options available to you when it comes to mixtapes and albums. As mentioned before your experience level and project will determine how much you'll need to spend on licensing. You won't have to search to hard to find a mixtape deal on line do to the nature of these types of projects.

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4-Expectations – Knowing what you expect from your project will help you determine the direction you'll need to go when it comes to choosing the right license. If you're expecting to just do shows to help create a buzz while handing out your mixtape or demo then leasing is best they way to go. But if you're looking to have your songs placed on Tv & Film than obtaining exclusive rights is the best option for you. Establishing a clear plan earlier on with the points discussed in this post will help you choose the right licensing option for your project.

 

 

 

Song of the day

Oct 032017

 

 

Today's song of the day artist is 6lack and his song titled ” PRBLMS “. 6Lack explains his failed relationship and how he's played a part in things going wrong. Questing his past decisions and reflecting on his relationship issues. The trapsoul banger will have you just as emotional.
This song was produced by Soundsbynova. Here are the lyrics to the and visuals of the vid.

 

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Alright

[Verse 1]
And she said
"You a god-damn lie"
I ain't mean to say that shit girl I was god-damn high
So we left the crib now we in the god-damn ride
She lookin' god-damn fine
I wanted a bitch who was down to Earth
But she want the god-damn sky, uh
List of my problems
Got this one on my line that won't stop fucking callin'
It's crazy I made her that way
Every time I see her out, I see the hate in her face
Like why you do that?
Tell her you love her when next week you just want your space
Why you do, why you do that?
Tell her you want her but next week you do your own thing
Why you do, why you do that?
I can't explain it but just know it working for me
She text me "I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you"
But how the fuck can you hate me?
When I ain't did shit, but be the real thang
She know I'm the real, that'll never change
I never been the one to try to explain
While you catch them feels I'mma sip on this drank, it's easing my brain

[Hook]
I got real shit to stress about, girl, I ain't worried 'bout shit ('Bout shit)
Remember that I tried to build ya, now I ain't worried 'bout shit
I got real shit to stress about, girl, I ain't worried 'bout shit ('Bout shit)
Remember that I tried to build ya, now I ain't worried 'bout shit
So I found me a new thang, I'm not as lost as you think
Got plenty queens in my hometown, all they need is drank and that dank
So I found me a new thang, I'm not as lost as you think
Got plenty queens in my hometown, all they need is drank and that dank

[Verse 2]
Now I'm like
It's a goddamn shame
We done crashed, we done burned
But baby you the god-damn blame
See I wanted love but you wanted god-damn fame
Every god-damn thang
I wanted a bitch who was on the move
But you want to god-damn lay
Uh, list of my problems
Got this one in my bed and she just wants to sleep
Fucking up all of the sheets
She only wake up to eat
Do this shit every week
Like, why you do that?
Crying you want to be great, but sleepin' until the next day
Why you do that?
Don't got that much in the bank, we go out she order the steak
Why you do, why you do that?
She can't explain it but just know it working for her
She claiming she down on her luck but really she don't give a fuck
And I cannot make this shit up
And I ain't did shit but be the real thang
She know I'm the real, that'll never change
I won't be the one to try to explain
While you catch them feels I'mma sip on this drank, it's easing the pain

[Hook]
I got real shit to stress about, girl, I ain't worried 'bout shit ('Bout shit)
Remember that I tried to build ya, now I ain't worried 'bout shit
I got real shit to stress about, girl, I ain't worried 'bout shit ('Bout shit)
Remember that I tried to build ya, now I ain't worried 'bout shit
So I found me a new thang, I'm not as lost as you think
Got plenty queens in my hometown, all they need is drank and that dank
So I found me a new thang, I'm not as lost as you think
Got plenty queens in my hometown, all they need is drank and that dank

Song of the day

Aug 312017

Slim Thug - Addicted (Feat. Kirko Bangz)Prod By Sound M.O.B

 This is a track that i've been playing everyday since it dropped. The beat alone puts me in a mood that makes me wanna go out for a drive in a convertible with no destination in mind. With a scratch hook sample by the late legendary Pimp C (R.I.P.) compliments the song nicely. As soon as the hook drops you're addicted resulting in an instant head nod. lyrics posted below: 

 Hook: 

I'm addicted to money
I'm addicted to hoes
I'm addicted to cars
I'm addicted to clothes
Dripping paint bending corners 
Sipping drink marijuana
I stick my dick all in your bitch then give her back, I don't want her
Shout out my dogs in the trenches
Free my boys in the pen
I live my life a balla hustla
I'ma shine to the end
I'm fuckin' these bitches and getting' these riches
Because I be pimpin' my pen
I got the slab on glass house
And got the foreign on ten

 verse 1 Kirko:

Niggas wanna hate cause I got cake congratulate
Top down in LA but I still ride on Texas plates
Last night i lost like 20 Gs in a casino
I don't give a fuck, I make it right back with a feature
I'm so Houston Texas, I bought swingers on the toy
My bed cost 15 Gs, bitch I ain't fuckin' on the floor
Diamond grills, poppin' seals, make it hard to feel yo
Fuckin' hoes, on these shows, that's how your nigga live
H-O-U-S-T-O-N, versace shades behind the ten
Pussy poppin' on my Gucci buckle while she ride my dick
Thugga told me, get your dough and shine on these hoes
I get plenty rap checks and I got hoes on the pole

 

Hook:

I'm addicted to money
I'm addicted to hoes
I'm addicted to cars
I'm addicted to clothes
Dripping paint bending corners
Sipping drink marijuana
I stick my dick all in your bitch then give her back, I don't want her
Shout out my dogs in the trenches
Free my boys in the pen
I live my life a balla hustla
I'ma shine to the end
I'm fuckin' these bitches and getting' these riches
Because I be pimpin' my pen
I got the slab on glass house
And got the foreign on ten

[Verse 2: Slim Thug]
Everywhere you see me, you gon' see me with a bad bitch
I keep a pretty lady by my side, it's a habit
She say she a model, my bitch make her look average
Big bank rolls and bad hoes I gotta have it
Live life lavish
Pockets like I'm playing for them Rockets
Courtside with my niggas, tryna see if I'ma profit
Pull up, trunk knockin' in that hell cat 
Step up out the car they like, damn can you smell that
I'm just being me, and being me is being real
Still roll old school Caddie bumper grill
Thugga still trill, keep my city on the map
Welcome to H-Town where them real niggas at

How to prepare your songs for the mix engineer.

Aug 032017

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  Preparing your songs for a mix engineer can vary. As it pertains to the preference of the mix engineer working on your song(s). Some engineers may prefer you to send them your songs in the program session they were created in. While some may want you to send them individual stem files. But before doing anything there is much preparation on your end that needs to be done.

1. Labeling- Whether you're sending your project sessions or audio stem files you need to be organized. I have yet to see an artist record vocals without having any multiple takes and edits. With that being said make sure your labeling everything from intro chorus, verse one, bridge etc. Just because you might know where and what everything is doesn't mean the person who will be working on your tracks will. This saves you time and money as the mix engineer may feel like it's not part of their job to organize your work.

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2. Clean up your tracks-The dead space that often appears after your vocal recordings should be trimmed down. This includes unwanted noises that may have been caused by improper edits such as clicks and pops and any other unwanted artifacts. The use of cross-fading at edit points will help fix most of these issues. Another good technique that can be used as a counter measure. Would be to solo your tracks to hear if you can identify edits while looking away from your computer monitor. These are preventive measures against unwanted artifacts that could affect the quality of your mixes later on during the mastering phase. Where the use of heavy compression will be applied to your song, amplifying any and everything that you may not have been able to hear before the mixing stage.

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3. Bypass All effects Before you go and hit the export button make sure you have bypassed any EQ, reverb, delay and compression plug-ins that you have processing on any of the tracks. As this will cause issues for the person working on your tracks. Once you've exported your tracks. There will be no way for the mix engineer to bypass your effects, once you've exported your tracks. Resulting in a delay of your song being mixed. Because he or she needed to contact you about having your songs resent with unprocessed audio.

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4. Folder And Content info-Besides labeling your files you also need to label the export folder you've created. You'll want to label your folder with the song title and tempo. Also including a notepad file within the content folder stating any useful information such as sample rate and bit depth of the exported track. Once you've got everything done. You'll need to send your files to your engineer using a file sharing system. To consolidate your file size a free to use program called “winrar” or “zip file” can be used for this. Now you can opt out and send just your folder as most file sharing sites will allow you to upload just your folder. Whether its dropbox or mediafire you'll be able to upload with ease.

These are good practices for any project you're sending to your mix engineer or even collaborating with a producer/artist. Most professionals will be happy and willing to guide you throughout the entire process. But having some knowledge of how to send your sessions helps increase the turnaround time for your project. There are a ton of tutorials that can help familiarize yourself with the process, using the DAW of your choice.

How to improve the audio quality of your mp3 recordings.

Jul 182017

For artist who are unable to opt out for Wav leases as they can be pricey. When you're putting together a project and you're a few beats away from going over your budget. Here's a method that can help you save some money and preserve audio quality with your songs at the same time. For This method you will need to create a Wav file by recording from a mp3 file. While using a DAW of your choice but for this illustration I’ll be using Presonus studio one 3. This is a similar technique producers use to create beats from old and new recordings called sampling. But in this case the beat is already made, mixed, mastered and you'll just need to create a wav file from its recording.

  1. Load up your DAW: While methods may vary upon program the principle remains the same and can be applied to any DAW.undefined
  2. Import the mp3 file:  Set the project tempo to file you're going to use.Locate the mp3 in your file browser then drag and drop into the sequencer.undefined
  3. Create a “bus”: After you have imported the mp3 file, right click on the audio channel and select create bus. undefined
  4. Route audio to a send: Click send so that the audio can sent to another channel and make sure the “bus” is selected.undefined
  5. Create a new track. This new track is where you''ll be recording the audio to. undefinedundefined
  6. Choose “bus”: Now to receive the audio signal on the new track make sure bus is selected as the input source. undefined  
  7. Adjust the input levels: At this point you should hear audio coming from the mp3 channel as well as the bus track. You'll also notice the sound being too loud.Adjusting the levels from mp3 channel so that it reaches a level you're comfortable with on the VU meter. you'll also want to give yourself some headroom for your vocals. You will need to adjust the volume levels to your liking. Adjusting the bus volume as well if you're unable to reach a desirable level.undefined
  8. Arm the audio track: Once you've adjusted the levels make sure the monitor tab is and deselected and arm the track.undefined
  9. Press record: Now that you have your levels and have armed your track click on record.                    
  10. Review audio: Mute the mp3 and “bus” tracks to review what you've just recorded.
    Once you've finished recording your song you'll now have to Bounce it out to either a Wav 44.1khz 16bit  wav or mp3 file. Depending on how your songs will be distributed online most companies will prefer you to upload in wav format only.