SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: THEY BITE THE BEAT VOL.1
We compiled a brand new hip-hop selection titled They Bite The Beat , that represents the first of a long series.
They Bite The Beat is studied to spotlight the talent of producers/beatmakers that deserve audiences attention. So you will taste the sound of many well-known beatsmiths but also buzz-worthy emerging artists. If you think you deserve a place into our selection series , don’t esistate to mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please don’t send us instrumentals, we focus our attention only on a complete track!!).
Now enjoy the rhythm with the 1st installment!!! Ready, set , go….
LIL WAYNE – DR. CARTER
Kasseem David Dean better known with the stage name Swizz Beatz represents one of the most renowned hip-hop hitmaker. Swizz Beatz production credit is really really huge and includes success of DMX, Jadakiss,Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown,Alicia Keys (his wife) , Jay-Z and the list goes on & on. As a great exponent of a kind of production that bring out uptempo rhythm , he is able to make compelling beats that perfectly fit with hip-hop and r&b too! Swizz is also into painting , great collector and also a painter collaborating with prominent artists like Damien Hirst. After this short digression about Swizz Beatz life , we spin a dope hip-hop track performed by rapper Lil Wayne and included on his third volume of Tha Carter series (the most impressive album recorded by Tunechi!!) . Press play and taste the beat of Dr.Carter.
FREEWAY FEAT. FAITH EVANS – DON’T CROSS THE LINE
New Jersey Justin Smith aka Just Blaze is one of our fav record producer!!Just Blaze portfolio includes massive productions for several rappers like Jay-Z,Fabolous,Saigon,Cam’Ron as well as r&b performers like Maria Carey (many of you surely remember the hit, Boy (I Need You) ). It’s not easy to make a choise but for this occasion we dug in the east coast rapper Freeway debut album , Philadelphia Freeway , selecting the gem titled Don’t Cross The Line with the precious vocals of Faith Evans!
STYLES OF BEYOND – GET IT
Anotha hip-hop producer that gained a lot of praise is surely Scoop Deville. This born and raised Los Angeles beatmaker tore up the clubs with many club bangerz for Tony Yayo,50 Cent,Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and recently he delivered beats for Busta Rhymes,Vince Staples and r&b songstress Fatima. Well , peeps push the volume to the limit in order to appreciate the supa-bouncing beat of Get It performed by Styles Of Beyond and included on DJ Lantern Presents: Fort Minor: We Major .
DJ ILL WILL FEAT. KID INK, MEEK MILL , LOS AND TORY LANEZ – HNHH CYPHER
We started to follow the music produced by Orlando Tucker aka Jahlil Beats in 2010! Despite is young age , the RocNation affiliate , earned his stripes with muscular beats that like an incredible earthquake , make the ground shake. Jahlil Beats made outstanding productions for Tyga and Chris Brown for one of the most impressive mixtape of the last five years , Fan Of A Fan and artists like Meek Mill, 50 Cent and Jae Millz find a confortable spot for their dope rhymes. We chose the breakneck pace of HNHH Cypher a freestyle performed by Kid Ink,Meek Mill,Los and Tory Lanez.
COOL & DRE
C-RIDE FEAT. RICK ROSS – STR8 OUTTA CAROL CITY
Miami based hip-hop duo Cool & Dre is composed by Andre Lyon and Marcello Valenzano. They represent a respected presence in the hip-hop/r&b music scene and they cemented their status beat after beat, creating a lot of hits working side by side with Ja Rule,Nelly,Juvenile,Lil Wayne,Mary J Blige,The Game,50 Cent among others. We highlight Cool & Dre talent , spinning a dope shit by Miami emcee C-Ride that teamed up with Rick Ross for the track titled Str8 Outta Carol City
BOOGZ BOOGETZ – MILLION DOLLAR DREAMS
In a short time , Brooklyn born and raised producer Harry Fraud, paved the way for his success thanks to a lot of productions in heavy rotation not only in US but everywhere. Mr.Fraud assisted to many influential hip-hop rapper like French Montana, Wiz Khalifa,Talib Kweli and many others. The eclectic sound supplied by Harry Fraud is a thoughtful approach to music that often sounds smoky and on other occasions it sounds raw and powerful (for example Shot Caller by French Montana!!!) but he is always able to pierce your mind with his badass shit!! Now check out the supa-dupa-sick beat of Million Dollar Dreams performed by New York emcee Boogz Boogetz.
BISHOP LAMONT – GROWN UP
Andre Romel Young aka Dr.Dre is one of the most influential luminary of the hip-hop scene. He took on a great importance as one of the pioneers of G-Funk and his immeasurable greatness is related to his infinite production credits. If you dig into Dre portfolio you can discover so manic epic tunes like Nuthin But A G Thang, What’s My Name,Natural Born Killaz,California Love and others. We want to delight all of you with a dope hip-hop masterpiece by Bishop Lamont titled Grown Up from the self-titled mixtape .
B.G – BOUT TO BLOW
Well , to describe and make a detailed article about Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, we probably should write a unique and long post but it’s not the moment. As great supporters of their goldie productions , we conserve our precious copy of their masterpiece titled Neptune Presents: The Clones and we got so many gems masterfully produced by Neptunes since they started in 1996! Skateboard P is currently working as solo artist, performing and producing a lot of smash and Chad Hugo is involved into a project alongside d DJ Daniel Biltmore, under the moniker of MSSL CMMND, releasing the mixtape Why Fight The Space Age? Now less words and more good music, so check out Louisiana rapper B.G aka Baby Gansta that let loose some bars over the beat of Bout To Blow (previously performed by Nelly on his gem Let It Go Lil Mama)
BEENIE MAN – PUSSY LANGUAGE
Maybe someone of you don’t know the name of Dwayne ‘Supa Dups’ Chin-Quee but we are ready the reveal the genius behind this name and the successes he produced during his impressive career. Supa Dups is unmistakably a DJ/producer that contributed with his serious crafts to push Jamaican music into the US music-biz with a lot of compelling productions. But he is also respected for what he had done for hip-hop as well as r&b music at international level. Supa Dups worked alongside Bruno Mars, Kardinal Offishall,Estelle,Nina Sky,Mary J Blige and Collie Buddz. In order to spread again Supa Dups music, we blew the dust of a single by Beenie Man titled Pussy Language. Now move that damn hips girlzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!
LLOYD BANKS – GET LOW (REMIX)
Scott Storch reached notoriety with his sharpened and remarkable beats, imbued with supa-catchy indian flow!! As musician he moved his first steps alongside The Roots as keyboardist and as producer he initially worked with Timbaland, co-producing a lot of smash! Gradually Scott Storch distanced himself from Timbo , starting to make his own production, cranking out hit by hit! After a hiatus Scott Storch is back , assisting Rick Ross on his last effort titled Mastermind and producing one of the best track of the project titled Supreme! We make a jump in the past , resuming a superlative and bouncing remix of Get Low by G-Unit affiliate , Lloyd Banks.
The Bite The Beat Vol. 1 is available via Mixcloud