Major record companies may have the financial clout to attract music’s
biggest stars, however, Peter Adarkwah’s independent BBE label has been
to tap the talents of hip hop’s most influential producers for its Beat
Generation album series.
I have been a fan of hip-hop for a decade now, and over the years, it
has played an increasing part in my life. Consequently, I have become
very passionate about hip-hop and from the conversations I have with
other heads, I know that there are many others who share my enthusiasm.
However, despite having millions of followers across the globe, there
have been very few studies done on the impact that hip-hop has on its
fans. That's why I decided to do some research of my own.
Read more: Hip Hop Survey 2001
“Get a simple two-bar
beat going with 8's on the hat kick on 1 of the first
bar and snares on 2 and 4. Build a loop with whatever you’re working
with, knock out a b-line, and then knock the kicks up to the b-line.
Then work on
any different sections if there are any, then arrange it. After that
it’s all down to what the vocalist does with it.”
Read more: Music For The Soul - Circumstance
Shotcallers are a UK based collaboration of DJ's and Artists... the reason the crew is named Shotcallers is because we
don't want anyone else trying to water us down or make us compromise our love of our music...
Read more: Calling The Shots - DJ Crew Profile
Although every couple of years, a major record label decides to
invest some money in a homegrown hip hop artist, for most budding
talents, the most likely method of getting your records on record shop
shelves is to release your music independently...