Greetings to all in FutureProducers!,
This is my first post on FutureProducers so I hope its not annoying or that someone's already asked my question. I've started making hiphop beats for maybe a month, and it seems all my "compositions" sound happy or sad (I've created my beats using mostly major and minor keys). That's fine and dandy, but I'm struggling on how to make songs sound more angry, warlike, or something along those lines. My question is: Are there any specific keys, modes, chords, or chord progressions in which I can create belligerent type beats. I'm trying to go for a more 90s type angry type beat. No lex luger like type beats. For example, I'd like to learn why the song No More Pain by 2pac (Produced by Devante Swing) sounds angry/dark. I've learned how to play the piano part but I'm not sure what key its in or why it sounds dark. The same goes for another song by 2pac (under the alias Makaveli) called Toss it up. I've learned how to play the g-funk synth's melody but again I'm confused as to why the song itself sounds dark. I would post the links up but I'm a new member. Hopefully someone's able to help me. Thanks.