” Marley Marl Drops Jewelry “
You know what makes me burst out with wild fits of extreme delirious laughter ? When I see dudes spend HEAVY bread on all types of studio equipment, and for some strange reason they think they will be able to magically make fresh beats overnight….
You do NOT have to have DONALD TRUMP money in order to come up with some banging beats, but you will need patience, creativity, the right blueprints, imagination, a library of material to pull from (records), the proper mentor, and a few other secret ingredients that I will keep to myself….
The equipment that MARLEY MARL was using back in the day would be considered primitive by todays standards, but why does it sound better than 85 % of the shit I am hearing in 2014 ?
“Hailing from the galaxy of Queens, Marley Marl revolutionized hip hop when he pioneered the practice of sampling drum sounds and creating his own proto-boom-bap rhythms, yielding gems like MC Shan’s joyfully noisy (and unintentionally beef-inducing) QB anthem “The Bridge.” The sonic architect of Cold Chillin’ Records and the Juice Crew, Mr. Marl was one of rap’s first super-producers, crafting huge hits for Eric B. & Rakim, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, and LL Cool J, among others. Oh yeah, and his tenure on late, great broadcasting partner Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack radio show on WBLS was immortalized in the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy.” Let this legendary “engineer all-star” tell you how he keeps it all in control in this three hour-plus talk at RBMA Tokyo 2014”.