Maaly Raw Stars In Latest ‘Rhythm Roulette’ Episode

Philly Producer Maaly Raw linked up with Mass Appeal for their latest installment of Rhythm Roulette. Maaly is best known for producing hit Lil Uzi Vert tracks "444+222", "Early 20 Rager", and "Dark Queen" off of his Luv Is 2 Rage album. His catalog of production credits continue to rise lending his talents to rappers like Meek Mill, Lil Skies, and Playboy Carti.

Watch Raw select three random pieces of vinyl from Good Records in New York and create a beat by sampling in the nine-minute video above.

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Uncover The Samples Used On LL Cool J’s ‘Mr. Smith’

Power 106's VinRican returns with another special edition of his hit online series, WaxOnly. In this episode, the Production Director showcases the samples used on LL Cool J's sixth studio album, Mr. Smith. The Def Jam release featured hit singles "Hey Lover", "Doin' It", & "Loungin".

Watch Vinny share the samples used on the 1995 release in the 14-minute video above.

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The Creation Of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” With Social House & TBHits

Watch Los Angeles-based duo Social House and established producer Tommy Brown aka TBHits connect with Genius for the latest episode of Deconstructed. Watch the guys link up to talk on how Ariana Grande's Billboard Hot 100 chart topper "thank u, next" came to life in the seven-minute video above.

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Sango Creates A Beat By Sampling Random Vinyl

Seattle native Sango stopped by Holy Cow Records in his hometown for another special installment of Mass Appeal's, Rhythm Roulette. The DJ/Producer's production credits include working on records for major artists Tinashe, Bryson Tiller, & Christina Aguilera to name a few.

Watch the 27-year-old put together beats through the art of sampling in the 10-minute video above.

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Swizz Beatz ‘Studio Interview’ With Mass Appeal

DJ/Producer Swizz Beatz sat down with Mass Appeal for an all-new episode of their popular online series, The Studio Interview. Watch the veteran artist talk on producing DMX's Ruff Ryders' Anthem, explain the difference between a beatmaker and producer, & break down the artistic freedom he had with the release of his new album, POISON.

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A-Trak Stars In Latest Rhythm Roulette Episode

Canadian-bred DJ/Producer A-Trak was selected as Mass Appeal's latest Rhythm Roulette guest. The popular series challenges artists to create a beat by sampling randomly vinyl from a record store.

Watch the Fool's Gold founder put his production skills to the test at New York's Good Records in the 13-minute video above.

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The Creation Of Sheck Wes’ ‘Mo Bamba’ With Take A Daytrip & 16yrold

Genius' latest Deconstructed installment features New York-based duo Take A Daytrip and highly acclaimed producer 16yrold. The two forces joined together for Sheck Wes' hit single "Mo Bamba" currently flying through Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Find out how the record came to life in the eight-minute video above.

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E.VAX Of Ratatat Breaks Down The Making Of Kid Cudi’s ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’

Evan Mast or better known as E.VAX of New York based indie/electronic band Ratatat, recently linked up with Genius for the latest Deconstructed episode. The Ratatat artist contributed to the production behind Kid Cudi's 2009 hit single, "Pursuit Of Happiness".

Watch the New York-based producer break down the keys and strings for Cudder's 4x Platinum anthem in the seven-minute video above.

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Producer Mike Dean Stops By Pensado’s Place

Veteran Producer/Engineer Mike Dean recently chopped it up with Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick for episode 380 of Pensado's Place.

Dean's vast production discography includes his work on iconic albums such as Kanye West's Late Registration, Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, Travis Scott's Rodeo, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and many others. His latest production ventures include Kids See Ghosts' KIDS SEE GHOSTS, Nas' NASIR, & Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD.

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Murda Beatz Joined T-Pain In Latest ‘Remix Lab’ Episode

Red Bull Music & Culture returns with an all-new installment of Remix Lab. This time T-Pain invited 24-year-old Canadian Producer Murda Beatz to his Nappy Boy Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Shane Lee Lindstrom or better known in the Hip-Hop community as Murda Beatz, is known for working side by side with colossal artists such as Drake, Travis Scott, Migos, and many others.

Watch Murda put his own spin on T-Pain's new track "Might Be" featuring Gucci Mane in the video above.

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Hit-Boy Breaks Down Travis Scott’s ‘ASTROWORLD’ Hit “CAROSUEL”

Hit-Boy recently teamed up with Genius for their latest installment of Deconstructed. The veteran Producer explained the making of Travis Scott's hit record "CAROUSEL" peaking at the number 24 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His past production work stems from iconic Hip-Hop greats including Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Eminem, and many others.

The Southern California native also produced ASTROWORLD's other standout hit "SICKO MODE" which featured OVO's own Drake. Watch Hit-Boy break down the samples and production used behind the popular record in the 7-minute video above.

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Drake’s “In My Feelings” Producer TrapMoneyBenny Visits Pensado’s Place

Dave Pensado & Herb Trawick of Pensado's Place recently snagged up-and-coming Producer TrapMoneyBenny for the 376th episode. The Cleveland, Ohio Producer is the man behind Drake's Billboard's chart topping record "In My Feelings". Watch Benny tell the intriguing story of how the Scorpion hit single came to be in the 48-minute interview above.

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How Producers Can Steer Clear Of Costly Sample Clearances

Genius News released a video sharing key steps producers can take to avoid steep sample clearances.

Composers such as G Koop can help divert this problem by creating original music with similar sounds and feels. Koop handcrafted the foundation of multiple tracks that went on to be flipped into hit records such as 2 Chainz's "It's A Vibe", DJ Khaled's "I Got The Keys", & Migos' "Bad And Boujee".

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Kenny Beats And Key! On Latest Rhythm Roulette Episode

Mass Appeal's popular series Rhythm Roulette is back again with an all-new episode. This time they selected Producer Kenny Beats and Atlanta-based rapper Key!.

The web-based series blindfolds popular artists, instructs them to pick three random pieces of vinyl, and then tasks them to make a beat using the art of sampling.

Watch Kenny Beats create a beat by sampling random vinyl & Key! throw some vocals on the track at Good Records.

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Watch FKi 1st Make A Beat By Sampling Random Records

Mass Appeal snagged Mad Decent's FKi 1st for their latest Rhythm Roulette installment. The Atlanta-based artist is best known for his widely successful production catalog including Post Malone's "White Iverson", Iggy Azalea's "Work", Jeremih's "All The Time", and much more.

Watch the DJ/Songwriter/Producer create a beat with random vinyl he picked all while blindfolded at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Ca.

Back in February, Headliner Music Club & Mad Decent teamed up to put on a private listening experience for FKi 1st's latest project Good Gas. Check out that recap here.

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Carnage Breaks Down The Making Of Lil Pump’s ‘i SHYNE’

Carnage recently linked up with Genius to dissect his hit record with Lil Pump, "i SHYNE". Watch the Heavyweights Records Founder explain the story of how the popular single came to be in the latest episode of Deconstructed below.

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Getter Breaks Down “Colorblind”

San Jose-bred DJ Getter recently dissected his latest single "Colorblind" in a new livestream video uploaded to his YouTube channel.

The Shred Collective founder also announced the title of his next upcoming album, Visceral. He will embark on his Big Mouth Tour starting at the end of this month and will make stops in numerous countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and many others.

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