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PostSubject: You people that are into rap   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:53 pm

Listen to that and tell me what you think. I've worked with this guy back in Mississippi before creating rap instrumentals. I talked to him a little while ago about working on some more stuff together and hopefully getting some of the rappers he knows to rap over it and us doing a small release. Anyway, this is an instrumental I did today. Rap isn't my favorite genre, but I've had fun working with people in it. So yeah, I'm just looking for critiques and advice.

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PostSubject: Re: You people that are into rap   Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 pm


Hardest part of making beats is finding good drum samples, which you need to work on. That synth-hook you have should be either replaced or paired with a good sample. It's not bad, but is a bit overly-simplistic as well as a tad too down-tempo for me. Ok for just fucking around and not even being a genre that you're really into, though.
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PostSubject: Re: You people that are into rap   Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:08 pm

roughdraft_zero wrote:

I liked the beat but it didn't really sound like a rap beat to me (not that there is such a thing). Sounded kind of like what you'd hear in ridge racer, like menu music or something.

Anyway kind of what R_Z said. Concentrate primarily on the drums. They don't have to be super complicated, in fact I think maybe in this song they are too complicated, a lot of beat changes. Work on a sample that works with the drums.

I'll say don't try to go into it just saying, "I want to make a rap song" then make some super simple song. Just make a cohesive song first, one that has all the sounds working together. If the first 30 seconds sound dope then you've got a good rap song.
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