Earl

Mike Dean: Don’t Mess with Texas

The Geto Boys, Devin The Dude, 2 Chainz, Z-Ro, Beyonce’, Travis Scott, UGK, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, The Weeknd and many many more. What do all of these platinum selling artists have in common? Yes, majority are from the 3rd coast or the Houston area, b...

David Banner makes “Paper” from scratch

As a producer David Banner made major waves with his self produced albums along with hit singles for artist such as Lil' Wayne, Chris Brown, and T.I, but he is also one of the first hip hop producers to score placements with television networks and m...

Welcome to the 808 Corner

Welcome to the 808 Corner! The 808 corner is where we discuss obviously the Tsunami that is called Trap Music, but we will also explore the newer generation of Hip Hop. Hip Hop is changing whether people like it or not, some change for the better and...

Who Killed R-n-B?

What happened to the genre that used to be called Rhythm and Blues aka RnB? There was a time when there was so many R-n-B artist that a number of very talented artist didn't get to recognition that they deserved. Now no one even wants to sing, everyo...

Is Anderson Paak the New D’Angelo?

As my team and I were traveling to Austin for SXSW, my colleague Chris Kane brought something to my attention that I never even thought about. He asked "is Anderson Paak the new D'Angelo?" At first I looked at him like he was crazy, then I gave it a ...

Buda and Grandz Play Rhythm Roulette

Buda and Grandz are no rookies, as Dave East has soared into stardom so has the production duo. The production team out of New York provides the soundtrack to how Dave East would put it, "that makes the city want to rap again." With recent hits such ...

Next Up

Black Metaphor is a producer hailing from Atlanta, GA who is making sure his name is known. With successful placements with French Montana (Sanctuary) and Rick Ross (We gone make it, Rich is Gangsta, Black Opium) more and more artist are looking to h...

Salute to The Rapper/Producer

J.Cole, Pimp C, Kanye West, Big Krit, Travis Scott, Pharell, Q-Tip, RZA, Dr. Dre the list goes on and on. I believe this select group of artist are cut from a different cloth of artist. To take in consideration of the time to make the beat and write ...

Earl

Just a guy out of Dallas, TX with a passion and love for music and production and still looks and respects it as an art form. -JVb