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05 Nov 2015
The Neptunes type beat
For any rising hip-hop artist, there are two what exactly you need to make sure you have: mic skills and hot beats. To some degree, beats are the most important thing you need, because quite often, people won't even care what you really are talking about if your beats aren't hot! I'm certain you know some rappers who get a good amount of attention with limited skills given that they get crazy beats, so it makes it that much more important when it's possible to really spit.

The Neptunes type instrumental
Choosing the right type of instrumental to your song is also essential. There are all kinds of groups of beats to choose from as well. Old school, dirty south, northeastern, west coast, trap, electronic plus much more are out there to choose from. so make sure you pick a style that works for you.

Colonial beats tend to have very compressed, "dirty" drums, lower tempos, 85-100 BPM possibly even and may incorporate pianos and strings. These types of beats also frequently use samples of other music to flesh out the track.

West Coast beats frequently have very clean drums, lots of guitar sounds can be found, and very often the track has portions of funk music. The drums might be programmed to 'swing' and the basslines often roll as with traditional funk music.

Dirty South/Trap Beats have become popular now and they usually don't use any samples in any way, done all through keyboards, drum machines. These tracks have very precise drums with extra increased exposure of 32nd and 64 note hi-hat sounds to accent the beat. These beats will use very 'epic' sounding brass and string keyboard patches to make a wall of sound.

Also popular today is adopting techniques from European dance music. Rappers like Flo-Rida, Pitbull and others can be heard rapping over track with heavy inspiration from House, Trance, Electro,Techno and other dance music styles to cater to audiences in a club setting. These beats feature plenty of bright, synthesizer lead sounds and often a relentless 4/4 beat driving the songs the whole time.

Your music won't sound real if you are using beats that match. Take into consideration your audience, do you wish to appeal to the clubs? This wouldn't really sound right to pick a down tempo, Pete Rock or RZA type beat with a tempo less than 110-120 beats per minute (BPM). On the other hand, if you need to appeal to the 'conscious' audience, may possibly not be the best plan to choose a 130 BPM Ross sounding beat either. Ultimately, accomplish their goals though, to do what you may feel will help your music the best.

Of course, considering that the internet is everywhere, it may be much easier to download instrumental music instead of try to find a beat maker locally who is able to do a great job and make the beat just for you. Unfortunately, talent isn't distributed evenly across the world, so if you live in, say, Iowa it is not as likely that you will find the tracks you're looking for near you, no matter how talented you are. If you are looking for hit beats to drive your career as an artist forward, spending some time finding a good place to acquire beats online is a lot better option. You should check to see the variety of beats they have got, and definitely investigate as to if or not they can customize beats just for you.


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