From The Vault: Da Beatminerz On Early Duck Down Production [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • April 02, 2015 • No Comments

While interviewing Da Beatminerz for the making of Smif-N-Wessun's debut, Da Shinin, Mr. Walt And Evil Dee dropped a lot of jewels about their early

Heavy D On The Beats (R.I.P.)
JLBarrow • November 08, 2011 • No Comments

Monifah "I Miss You (Come Back Home) This undeniable groove was vintage Hev with just enough thump for your "jeeps" but plenty melody to keep the

MF Doom Red Bull Music Academy Lecture [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • November 05, 2011 • No Comments

I don't know why hearing DOOM say "Hola" makes me laugh, but it does.

Kane Beatz Defends Weezy, Celebrating That Super Bass
JLBarrow • November 01, 2011 • No Comments

(stolen from myself At a mere 23 years old Orlando-born Daniel Johson, aka "That feels crazy," he told Beatz is part

DJ Premier On Making “Regeneration” With Nas [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • November 01, 2011 • No Comments

Who Did That Mix? DJ Semi
JLBarrow • November 01, 2011 • No Comments

In the world of music, the DJ has always played an important part. Either breaking a record or testing the crowd's reaction to it, the

The Art of “W.A.R”: Making Pharoahe Monch’s We Are Renegades (Part 2)
JLBarrow • June 01, 2011 • No Comments

The ceiling rumbles with sonic booms from Skyzoo’s opening set upstairs. Monch is dressed in a military jacket but the real fatigue is on his

DJ Quik: “I Already Know What The Planets Sound Like”
JLBarrow • May 31, 2011 • 2 Comments

Whether you’re a casual fan of DJ Quik or a diehard owner of The Red Tape, statements like that should come as no surprise. The