One of the most respected sample based/hip hop producer in the game, I definitely appreciate the knowledge here and I will use these information to apply to my own techniques and grow as a producer/artist.
i have no idea why anyone would try to put rules in music. lol I've worked with grammy award winning writers and producers as a engineer and the one thing they love about me is that i never follow what the rule is. i just do my best to execute the job and get the song where it needs to be no matter what. money will handle the rest.
Your breakdown is epic...I have printed this out and taped it to my wall...I feel for all newbies coming into production and as well as those who are lookin for ways around their creativity block, this is the best route to reach your goals.
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