PostHeaderIcon Paparazzi ( I'm A Star )




Now this is some really sweet sound from a couple of buddies of mine, Real Nice Kat And InsaneMars
I say this track has a rihanna feel to it, but the sound is clear and smooth. Its worth the download

Paparazzi ( I'm A Star )

Kingkoy's Klan feat. Da Franchize

produced by: Stood Up Productions , Noctune , Flee Music

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PostHeaderIcon Zone Fam - Remix



I got this acapella from the boys Zone Fam, so i did this lil remix right here, sweet remix.

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PostHeaderIcon INSPIRATION - Numb3rs & Alphab3ts



INSPIRATION: A TRUE FORCE IN HIPHOP TO BE REKONED WITH

Inspiration is a collective of like-minded individuals who came together due to their common love for the art of hiphop. Moeti Damane known as San The Instromonumentalist is a multitalented and a multifaceted producer/mc who has been in the industry close on 10 years honing his skills in his home country of Lesotho. He came to South Africa to further his studies in economics and is currently doing his masters at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. It is here that he met like-minded individuals who excel and thrive on the beautiful art that is known as hiphop. It is through this love that he met his fellow partner in beat making Mark Sunners also known as Alias.

Mark has lived, schooled and worked in Grahamstown for the passed 14 years. Collectively they have produced an instrumental hiphop album called “Inspiration: Pieces of our broken mind” which received rave reviews and has garnered the collective a large following worldwide, and 2 mixtapes that go by the name Reinvention which garnered the talents of producers and mc’s locally and from all over the world which have also earned them an even larger following. San and Alias have created many soundscapes for artists covering 4 countries in Africa and 3 continents. This just proves that music and specifically hiphop is indeed a universal language.

Currently Inspiration is working on their much anticipated following to their very well received first offering. Their new project which is called “Inspiration: Numb3rs & Alphabets” is a new take on what an instrumental hiphop album should be, but you’ll have to get the album to experience its magic. Another multitalented local mc/producer known as Self from Krusch Enterprises has lent his unending talents and is executive producing the current project. Another genius mc/producer that is lending his well of talent and experience is the well-known Lesotho powerhouse known to the masses as Anonymous, representing Dimlite Productions. Well renowned mc/producer Lil’ Vic and producer Velotz from Orena Records in the USA have also contributed to this monumental project. With this team of extremely talented and passionate individuals, Inspiration’s current and future projects are set and bound to be classics.


PostHeaderIcon Syklik Interview

Explain music as an art?
Music is one thing that always appeal to emotions, anything that you might be going through you can express it through music. Music is more about emotions and thats art to me.

Emotions? .
…laughs…
This is one question I have found most variance, can you describe the difference between a producer and a beat maker
well beat makers are more into making beats than being involve in the whole project; where else a producers job is more than just making a beat; its about choosing a specific direction for the track and helping the artist project their ideas or talent. I mean producers are more hands on any project they work on, where beat makers only provide a beat and their job ends there.

So you get a weird sound from a friend, he is really pumped up about this track... He wants you to sample it; the sound is just one hit string, what do u do next? Do u sample it, or you hit him back and tell him to pass the full sample?
Funny enough I love challenges like that. infect most of the beats I’ve made came to be in that form, where my friend would challenge me to work with a certain part of a sample. I would then mess around with it until I kind of hear something I can work with, I then just lay it down on the sequence and sometime its ish that's dope.
for example,
was once challenge to work with an Alicia Keys track and the results is this
Save Time To Chill A Little With You
it’s on the Life (Lesson 1) beat tape
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2ytd0ehj311

I recall you being called evil genius; did it have anything to do with music?

laughs, no it didn't. Which it did I was going to call my self that. Evil genius of beats sound dope don't you think?

It does... Keep in mind I'm also being called evil genius. Laughs.
Dawg, syklik? Please explain the name

damn! it goes a way back. I think I discovered the name back in high school science class. I was an emcee back then and still looking for a name to call my self. That just came to me when I saw the word cyclic then I just switched it up to syklik and it kind of went along with the mentality I had "A Revolutionary emcee".I got known but that name so I just sticked with it

give a lil low down of how you would make a beat
Most of the time its start off me hearing a random track on my playlist, it might be a hip-hop track or an old 70's soul track what ever it is that I am listening to.That gives me an idea or inspiration on making a beat from there I am on the lab, I first lay down the drums which come up with a little beat box, after sequencing the drums, I pick a sample and chop it up to some part which sounds dope to my ears; from there put together the pieces I have came up with, its like solving a puzzle it can take mins or hours; I then lay a bass line for the track. I might sometime add extra sound fx but I normally get all my sound from samples.


Ait ait... I see. Equipment wise what are you pushing?
I have an M-Audio Keystation 49 keyboard, and MS20 Beringer Monitor, Behringer XENYX 1002 mixer, software :- FL Studio and Garage band, and set of technics Turntable

Pc wise?
I am running an AMD Sempron 2.2 GHz Tower PC
and also own mini Mac that's where I run the garage band
Nice...

You are based in capcity, should we be expecting any fire from you? And which rappers are in your future work list?
a whole lot of fire! in terms of Kats I am working with, I got Harmoniquez capcity kat that I am busy sending beats. I am currently based in capcity but I am from J-sec (East Rand) so I’ll be working a lot with katz that side. We pushing a project with PullOvah Production (
www.pullovaproductions.co.za they responsible for Substance previous project DO The Knowledge)to introduction East Rand kats to everybody. I am also involved on with the Substance new project Kriminal Turned Poet which will hit the street pretty soon.
and personally project
there's one with you and also working on a project which will drop next march.

Busy man I see...
yeap we got to work, no slacking!
What best describes ur diff approach to production? What is it you bring that most have not?
laughs, emotions!

Drop an outtro rap for us man... Just pity 6 lines
Laughs…ok
bare in mind I don’t rap anymore, I stop that cause I ran out of stuff rap for/now I am on sequencers and keyboards/where samples are chopped up with samurai swords/This is the first revolution, syklik remember the name/tell all your friend that I’ve came!
maintain!
ONE

Thanx FAM

PostHeaderIcon 49keys - Vol 4

Sleeve vol 4


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Wadup all, just need to say thanx to all the downloaders who have been coming up here for heat, and to taint for all the boost from his blog.

In this tape you will find a promo track from project kay, kay is my number one kat down in durbs, we been brothers since since, i bumped the track and felt the fire, much love goes to his mixtape that will be droping soon as well, and I got a surprise for everyone with the up coming volumes....

Stay up

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Need I say more?


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PostHeaderIcon 49 keys - Vol 2

49keys



Pulled out a beat or two from back in the day, but none the less this is much longer than the first tape.

Enjoy
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First volume has 7 beats


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PostHeaderIcon 49keys of distruktion

What is it?
7 weeks + 7 beats weekly = 49keys of distruktion.
Basically I'm going to be uploadin a 7 track mixtape/beattape every tuesday for the next 7 weeks. Yes I agree its going to be harder than hard, but I'm up for it.
About other projects I still have? They will still continue as normal, nothing there should change, infact me and blackchild are looking to let it rip end of august, but that can easily change to mid sep... Will keep ya posted.

The project with Syklik, its still up, just haven't had words with him for a sec but I'm pretty sure we will be on that real soon.

I have heard a guy or two ask about the meta4rik mixtape.... People let me be honest, I have not had a chat with him for about 3/4 months maybe even 5/6, personal reasons? I would like to believe not, and last we chated, the mixtape was off. Sad but its a reality, can't give any answers for why it is, but the day he calls me up, I will still be ready to work with him.

Facebook, mxit, twitter, myspace... Am I on? NO!! Sorry, but for the next 7 weeks ima try get on em, but there is a big posibility that will not happen.


Now let's all get ready for 49keys and more music from myside.
ONE

PostHeaderIcon Name clearification

Wadup wadup....

Got a couple of kats confused with who is who...
I am, or rather I was upointed by a rebbi (still not sure which rebbi dou) to update this blog.
Now on the beattape. Its a rebbi and blackchild, not the rebbi but a rebbi, and also not sir black but blackchild... If you ask me who I am... I'm a known hacker hired by a rebbi to make him look like a genius with this blog, currently working on something real nice for him, but you know rebbi, won't answer your calls or even return them...

Anyways, hope you all looking forward to the beattape and all that follows.

Prototype--- filling in while lil rebbi and a rebbi enjoy time together.
ONE

PostHeaderIcon Name clearification

Wadup wadup....

Got a couple of kats confused with who is who...
I am, or rather I was upointed by a rebbi (still not sure which rebbi dou) to update this blog.
Now on the beattape. Its a rebbi and blackchild, not the rebbi but a rebbi, and also not sir black but blackchild... If you ask me who I am... I'm a known hacker hired by a rebbi to make him look like a genius with this blog, currently working on something real nice for him, but you know rebbi, won't answer your calls or even return them...

Anyways, hope you all looking forward to the beattape and all that follows.

Prototype--- filling in while lil rebbi and a rebbi enjoy time together.
ONE

the golden coast tape is soon to hit ya'll
As San always says... YOU NOT READY

The golden coast tape comes from non-other than Sir Black and yes yes.... A Rebbi. As i said, you not ready.

Watch out for it, give it a two week break and your neck will be jamming really hard.

ONE

PostHeaderIcon since since....


Yes its been ages since i have last been up here, wait.... Its been ages since I have been active. I don't owe anyone no explanation, I do have my reasons for cutting away for so long.


None the less......


Im back.


Here is whats going down my side...

There is a lil something im cooking with my boy syklik, a little sorry from my side and a welcome back from sykik to me I guess. Its his main idea of having a lil something different to the projects i have worked on before. But I did take it up and those who know me, ya know i don't half step, i go head first all heads in.


Another thing...

Sir Black owes me fufu... What does that mean, he owes me a one on one ghanian beattape, yes it is official, we having a head to head clash for that ghanian dish... And that will be out real soon.




PostHeaderIcon Siamese Midnite Remixtape




Native people of africa.... Need i say more on this project?
NO
This is an exclusive from Trompie himself, i do have to say, this is some hard hustle right here....


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PostHeaderIcon Heck!!

35 Days left, dang... Time is moving, anyways, yeah been in the labs, sure will be ready for the massive day.
Thanx for the support from all, promise not to disappoint.

PostHeaderIcon FL STUDIO 8.5 HERE!!!

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All Producer & Fruity Edition users (boxed as well) can try out the public beta of FL Studio 8.5


I would advise people to look at this in order to see what to expect with FL Studio 9

PostHeaderIcon The re-invention sampler



Boys, girls, ladies, men.......
It is here, the generation has indeed come. The official re-invention sampler is out, yes I said it, its out people. Here is the link

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Reason my link is here is because plunder is never blocked on any domain.... Enjoy people.

PostHeaderIcon Reason 4?

So i have been playing around with reason now, and recently ran into a couple of tutorials on just setting up the program as a whole, now i can't say get tutorials on creativity now can i?
So i thought why not provide the same tutorials for everyone who wants to get started with reason 4, the links are below so enjoy.

Use vlc player to play the downloaded videos

tutorial 1- intro

tutorial 2- setting up general preferences

tutorial 3- setting up audio


tutorial 4- setting up keyboard and controllers

tutorial 5- setting up advance controllers
tutorial 6- testing your system setup

tutorial 7- inserting devices into rack

tutorial 8- inserting more devices and saving a template

PostHeaderIcon Word out

Word out is that Rebbi be in the labs cooking a brand new site.... Screen Shots will soon be available and the site implemented soon as well, heads up the promo is also taking fast shape.

PostHeaderIcon Hedrin vs instru-monumentalist


San (Hedrin) on the mic
San, the instru-monumentalist (on the beats)

THE DIFFERENCE



Wadup San

1. Back at home(Lesotho) you are not as active as you are is this side, why is this so? I mean, anyone makin it big in this industry will be pullin up boys from home, are you secretly doing so or you have stopped?

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It can easily be perceived so, but the truth is of a different nature. Everything I do has always carried with it a representation of whom I am and where I come from. That’s why on all the albums I’ve been involved with the names “Other Intelligences (O.I.N.T.S)” & “Audible Braile Entertainment” are hoisted up and are like a banner under which all the works I’m personally in charge of orchestrating and putting together are released. Other Intelligences is a two man Hip-hop/jazz/poetry group I am part of with my brother in rhyme and grind Barometz of Green back home in Lesotho, Audible Braile entertainment is a music production, promotion and events organizing outfit Alias, J. Meegar, Barometz, Lyrical TiP and I formulated with the primary objective of bringing cats we feel are nice on the mic and deserve recognition can fully be marketed through. This of course includes cats from Lesotho and in other places.

Over and above that, the premise under which I operate is one that recognizes that to be able to pull other cats to the fore front; you must initially cement yourself as someone who is in a position to earn respect from the listeners and fellow HipHop heads alike. In that way, it’s easier for you to dictate and relay to cats that the people you run with are as much talented as you if not more. Earn respect and credibility, from then on catapult your cats with you to the front…

2. When you were pushin the re-invention album, there was a time you told me kats are not serious and working towards the end of the product, but what i noticed was you had the same amount of energy at the end of the project as you had at the start, what pumpd you up? And what would you say to those who dropd empty promises on the project?

My hunger and passion to succeed in this world and culture of HipHop is infallible homes. With the Re-Invention album, I was fortunate enough to have laid the blueprints to the entire project down with Alias, Lyrical Tip, J. Meegar and Leminah Chifadza, people whose need to succeed and do well was equal to mine. With that inspiration behind me, I was able to keep my eyes on the ball and know exactly what was at stake, the reputation I told you is important in every producer’s career. In turn, this hunger was transferred to the fellow producers we were proud to have on the album. Those who made the final roster unquestionably felt the same way too and were ready to build with us. Unfortunately not all the cats we would have liked to have on the album managed to appear, some for reasons beyond their control and others simply because they did not realize the magnitude and seriousness of what we were trying to do. To them, I cant really say much except keep on doing what you do, the talent is there, that’s why we wanted to build together in the first place but bare in mind always that discipline is key in any discipline, can’t lose sight of that…


3. From my personal view i would say the re-invention album was or still is the biggest of projects to have taken place on AG, how did you feelin whiles pushin this project? I mean after the producer challenges hit the floor, you realy had to have had a lot of faith in this project.

True, like I said, I was inspired duke; I had an irrefutable conviction of what had to be done. The project manifested itself in front of my eyes way before it was put into the works and the producers were told about it. It took some time to plan, with that said, it’s only natural to understand that we had faith in the cats we would want to have on it and knew that with the a nudge from us in the right direction, they would do what they do best, deliver heat and we would have a classic on our hands…

4. You and Trompie are pushin the second version of the re-invention album, after the failer of the AG mixtape, what kind of faith do you guys have that this one will pull through?

Reputation! That’s what is at stake if this does not see the light of day or if it drops and flops. Trompie has been involved in more projects than I can care to mention and all of them have been received well by heads across the board. He brings to the second VOL a fresh and knowledgeable perspective of how to coordinate something with a bigger group of people. You should remember that with VOL 1 the producers were calling the shots, with VOL 2 we have them and the emcees, a different ball game all together, one that requires a more stringent and firmer line of dedication. Moreover I believe that with the success of VOL 1, all the emcees are inspired to do one better with VOL 2 cos they have something to act as a benchmark, no one wants to fall victim to the “sophomore jinx”.


5. Down to your production Who are you working with at the moment? I have heard you mention a couple of GTown kats, exactly how involved are you in the scene down that side?

The G is blessed with artistry ma nigg, everybody I know is involved in one way or another in the arts, and be it as dancers, choreographers, emcees, producers and so forth. With that kind of vibrant nature of the environment I’m in, it’s not too difficult to immerse yourself fully into the culture and find your footing. Also because of its small geographical characteristic, Grahamstown is a small place where everything happens in plain sight and easily within reach. As a HipHop producer and one fifth of an events coordinating company we host HipHop shows, emcee battles, B Boy shows and such, playing our part in the growth of the art.

Currently I’m working with soul singer Bridgetta CoCo and are to release her Ep in the next coming months. Also doing some work on the Optic Nerve of Supremacy’s debut Ep “blood type O”. over and above that, Alias and I are scheduled to release our sophomore album as INSPIRATION called: Numb3ers and alphab3ts pretty soon….

6. I have heard a track or two with you rapping, but that was a bit back in the day, are you still in touch with that side of the industry?

Unfortunately not. Not as much as I would like that’s for sure. With Other Intelligences (O.I.N.T.S) I am the primary beat maker and partial emcee, Barometz rhymes more than I do on our records, but because I ascribed to making beats more than rhyming with the intent of better perfecting that side of my art I lost touch with the emcee in me for a minute. Im slowly trying to find a balance between the sequencer and the mic again though. I feel I have a lot to say now, seen a lot and been working with talented emcees, I have more to share. Who knows, you might even get to hear something for the Re-Invention VOL 2 so stay tuned. hahaha!...


7. You have droped a beat tape before, and you are currently workin on the second one, what different approach should we be expecting?

Growth! From working with different producers and being exposed to their different style of beat making and production I have consciously and sometimes even subconsciously been gathering lessons from everyone I encounter. Alias has been a huge inspiration in my beat making skills with his jazzy/classical forms of producing, him and Myth, Cymtom, Rebbi and Trompie. The second beat tape will in that way be more musical and not just a bombardment of signature arrangement…

8. I know you to be a typical Reason head, now how do you guys get along making a beat?

The first step is the selection of the sample. For that to be possible I have to have heard something I like and can virtually see coming together from chop to chop. Sometimes I might even have 2 or more samples I liked and would want to merge those into a song. For chopping purposes I use Adobe Audition 3, it’s a nice and handy way of not only getting the sample cleaned up and precisely chopped but you can stretch it. By this time I have my Reason 4 open. The default layout is a 14 track mixer and the mastering suite. My first action is to load my NN19 device, I use this to load the sample and manipulate it on the sequencer. Thereafter I load the Redrum computer for the drums, and begin. First have a 4 bar loop going and from there add bits a pieces of the sample as I go along. The whole beat however is not made on anything heavily technical im afraid, just my headies and my lappy…makes for easy creation when one is on a bus and living out of a suitcase like I have been for the past 3 years.

9. What are your plans for the future, seeing as you the only kat who has pulled out a realy big project out of AG?

I wouldn’t say that, many cats I look up to in the world of beat making have come from AG, Trompie, Nyambz, IQ, Myth and so forth. All of those cats have individually made a huge contribution to the art and continue to do so. I guess then I would say that my wish for the future is to keep ON doing what I do but only bigger…


10. Can you please give us an in detailed report of your experience within the industry, from how and where you started from to your highlights to this day, and also how different is the scene back in Lesotho as compared to SA.

The industry!” haha, I don’t know about that. Well, personally I have been making beats for the past 9 years now (I think or maybe longer).., got into HipHop like all of us have I guess, as a listener. Slowly moved up to emcee level and formed a group “the Mysterious Crew” with the Earth Priest (now Barometz of Green) in 1996 when we were still in high school and were al about two men crews (M.O.P, EPMD, Gangstaar etc). That was around the same time I think I met up with Core Wrekah and Fario Magnetic. Round the same time if not a year later Fairo and I lived in the same hood and he was the first cat to introduce me to beat making and gave me my first sequencer…from then on in my career as a ebat maker I went on to produce beats for a lot of people but none have as much significance in my life as the work I made for now late friend and emcee CREEPER REBORN the illa thought, he was a superb wordsmith with great passion, he will greatly be missed.

In terms of standard and stature, the HipHop scene back home can’t really be compared with the one here in SA because we are still in the very early stages of growth. People know about HipHop, they go to shows when there are shows, they buy records if you push them hard enough but the differentiating factor I think is what makes an industry and industry. There aren’t any A & Rs back home, you don’t have record companies waiting to sign HipHop acts or as much education as we have in SA on how to properly market yourself as an independent artist, cats are still in the earlier stages of learning about beat making never mind intellectual property rights.

11. Do you miss the scene in Lesotho? What about it do you love the most?

Not always but at times since most of the people I’m affiliated with are mostly out of the country during the year either because of work or school I miss huddling up with them once Vac hits and exchanging different lessons, sort of like return migrants bringing together trait secrets and weighing who has learnt more and done more during the year, shallow I know, but that’s how we learn... hehe!

12. When you were overseas, you mentioned bringin back fresh ideas, what exactly did you learn and how would you say it has changed or influenced your production in general?

Spending time in Sweden I was exposed to an entirely different culture of music. Being in a club at 11 oclock and listening to the latest Wil I am song you d be quick to think okay, there is nothing different about the people here and those back home, we all boogey to the same beats. The clock strikes 12 midnight and all of the sudden the town’s people morph into a different kind of music fiend, they transform and dance to a harder more grungier form of drum and bass, a unique side of the music that only the people there can say they own and have come up with, sorta like the Swedish version of kwaito (if such a thing still exists). Being a scholar of music I had no choice but to dive into that side of the music and learn more about it, the pattering, the drumming, the arrangement, everything. As is said, some of these things you learn consciously and subconsciously, either from conversations with other people or from your own deductions. Music has a way of seeping into you and changing your comprehension for its different shapes and forms if you listen long enough.

let me not grill you too much.

Thanx homeboy, keep it up.

Likewise ma nigg, likewise…stay UP!


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