Monday, October 25, 2010

Selektah...COME DOWN!

Day 25...

I have recently acquired a new addiction. Creating "mashups". If you don't know, mashups consist of a vocal portion of one song, combined with an instrumental portion of another. For example, I took the beat from Drake & Bun B's "Uptown", and laid Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" vocals over it. I was experimenting, but it actually ended up sounding kind of hot.

Little known "ThugRocker Fact": I was a music producer, a few years ago. I was told by a few music industry "insiders" said I had "the ear". Whatever that is. I always loved music. I remember getting a record player for my 5th birthday and stealing my mother's 45 RPM records to play on it.

I was a drummer, in my high school's marching & concert bands. That being said, music was always a big part of my life. I love it all & I respect it all. I played some of the 11 mashups for the DJs I host parties for. They want to play some of them and are lightly trying to coax me back into the studio.

I have to admit...doing these mashups on my laptop is reawakening the producer that lie dormant in my soul for so long...

3 comments:

  1. Creative outlets are a good thing and mashups done right are pure fire.

    Any chance you'd share some of your mashup creations?

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  2. I don't have a problem with that. If you're on Twitter, and you follow me, DM an e-mail addy. If not, let me know.

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  3. Interesting post. I'd love to hear what you've done too.

    *I'mma tell your mama too!*

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