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

DJ Khalil: “Relationships Are Everything In This Business”
JLBarrow • May 22, 2011 • No Comments

“I was in the club at Snoop’s release party last night and they played the song and it was the first time I heard it

I Make Mad Beats: Behind The Mask (Aka Finding Nemo)
JLBarrow • March 14, 2011 • No Comments

Thankfully he did not ruin it for all secretive producers and beat makers. Recently I was introduced to NeMO aka IMakeMadBeats. He's been crafting beats

Beat Society Makes Triumphant Return To NYC
JLBarrow • February 13, 2011 • 4 Comments

The occasion? The first Beat*Society producer showcase in New York in almost six years. The producers exhibition featured Don Cannon, !llmind, Khrysis, Buckwild, Nottz and

Mike Jaggerr Put A Thousand Days Into “The Eleventh Hour”
JLBarrow • February 02, 2011 • No Comments

Five years later another mutual friend, MTV's Jayson Rodriguez has arranged a reunion of sorts. Rechristening himself Mike Jaggerr, the rapper/singer/producer has  packaged all of

Producer CHOPS On Making “The Creep”
JLBarrow • January 31, 2011 • 2 Comments

"It was the kind of thing where my manager sent them a gang of stuff and that one just clicked," says the former member of

Producer 5th Seal Takes Things To Pepsi Max On Nick Javis “Rhyme Reels”
JLBarrow • January 21, 2011 • 4 Comments

"Soon as I saw the finished product I knew it was out of here," the producer told