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    Attn rappers/urban artists ...What do look for when choosing an instrumentals?

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    Just curious what drives you as artist to pick a specific instrumental?
    What process do you go through?

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    I absolutely go on feel. I have to connect with the instrumental. Some joint are hot, but I just don't bond with them. Being a producer as well helps, because the music mind is creating specifically for the writer mind.

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    You just connect with the instrumental, and you flow, simple as.

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    I go for feel as well. As producer you have the edge because you know what to look for. And if it rides. I love beats that moves.

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    Yeah you gotta have some kind of connection to beat so the words just come effortlessly.

    Also for me, it depends on what kind of sound/tone i'm going for on the project that the song would be a part of

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    Originality, the instrumental has to have a distinctive character that makes it stand out.

    I generally go for beats with lots of harmony (chord progressions, i hate percussive beats), variation and at least a bassline

    Originality and Character are most important


    Teddy Dayton

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    My first criterias for not skipping a beat is the feel of it, then the sound quality (mixing-wise). If the mix is horrible, chances are that the producer who made it couldn't mix it right if i bought the beat from him. And if he can't mix it, i can't play it at concerts.

    I mean, get it together! Take some extra hours EQ'ing to get that kick sounding just right, pan your other drums, and lay that bassline down properly!

    I know i know, every beat ain't gonna be dope as hell.. But good mixing can bring that beat your are not too happy with up a couple notches, and that may be good enough to make a sale!

    Keep it up fellow FP'ers, cause up is the only way we can go!

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    If Rick Ross is comfortable with lying on it and spitting fictional coke kingpin shit on em, then I feel a deep connection. I'm bullshittin
    Its whatever your vibe is. My vibe is 90s R&B... give me a vintage Tyrese or Playa instrumental and I'm good
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    it just has 2 have that it factor. something that i like soon as i hear it. something like love at first sight.
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