Beat maker versus Producer

Not all beatmakers are producers, but all music producers are dope beat makers. Every product is first manufactured in the mind, before it is made tangible, ie something you can feel with your 5 senses. If God didn’t create the worlds and us first in His Mind it’ll have been chaos. Words are thoughts expressed so the next level was speaking it into existence. Let there be… In that case you can completely produce a beat or song without touching one equipment. Deciding to leave those tasks to engineers and others. Ideas rule the worlds and most hit tracks weren’t processed from scratch by the producer. He who has the ideas for the direction of the beat or track is the producer. A beat maker has little or no influence on how the song goes. Most times he’s at home or the studio creating the beats. It might be a very dope beat and someone jumps on it. The beat maker has no say or control in how the song goes. The producer influences not just the beat, but everything. The type of song or direction for the artist. The lyrics, the attitude and many more. Picture a football club. There are coaches and there’s the manager. A manager is a good coach but not all coaches are managers. The producer like the manager is responsible for the improvement of the artist. The producer takes responsibility for the outcome of the track. But just like you need a first degree before you can go do masters, before you can be a dope producer, you must first no how to make dope beats. Next post will teach you how to create dope beats

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Can I make it as a Music Producer?

You, yes you reading this page at this time wondering if you can be a music producer. The answer is an emphatic YES. You can be successful at anything as long as you put your mind to it and follow the predetermined steps WHAT DO I NEED TO START? 1. A willing heart to learn 2. A Personal Computer 3. Music Production Software 4. An audio device 5. A set of Speakers usually called monitors 6. google search and YouTube 1. A willing heart to learn: the human is a wonderful being and anything you are really interested in you find yourself excelling at. Just like in school we usually excel at subjects that we like the teacher. Don’t deceive yourself if you’re in it without the motivation you’ll sooner or later give up. Nothing great comes easy. 2. A personal computer. Whether it’s that old Pentium2 or any laptop pc you can get your hands on, just do it. The more you learn with poor materials the better you get. But if you’re blessed with Mac Pro, thank God for your life. When I and SARZ on the beat started it was just one ancient pc. No music keyboard just mouse and Fl studio. Which leads to the next; 3.Music Production software. FL Studio has always been the goto beat making software with its unrivaled sampling setup and graphics. Easy to use. I wasn’t lucky to be born in this era of information but I learnt Fl without anyone. I just went to computer village and bought an Fl4 cd with package and crack. Slot in, installed and almost immediately started making sounds. The same knowledge i passed down to Sarz and many others down the line till date. The only thing is I don’t record my vocals with Fl. I use Cubase instead mainly cos I’m so used to it and it’s engine is so light yet powerful. Plus I love the pitch correction. After balancing the vocals[…]

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Obasanjo To Buhari: Wake Up To Responsibilities And Tackle Banditry

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up to his responsibilities and tackle the rising cases of banditry in the country. This request was made by the former president when he featured in a virtual interview with Toyin Falola, a historian, on Sunday. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said Buhari’s decision to replace the service chiefs is not cause for celebrations. He added that he would comment on their performance until after three or six months. He said he thought Buhari would do well in fighting corruption but that he did not know he had nepotistic tendencies. “I thought I knew President Buhari because he worked with me. But I used to ask people, is it that I have not read him well or read him adequately or is it that he has changed from the Buhari that I used to know? I am not subscribing to the people who say we have a new Buhari from Sudan and all that nonsense,” he said. “I know what I believed was his limitations and I have written about it –he wasn’t strong in economics, not all of us are strong in anything but you need to have sufficient knowledge of it for you to direct the affairs. He wasn’t particularly too strong in foreign affairs but I thought he was strong enough in the military. “From his performance in his first outing as head of state, I thought he would also do well in fighting corruption. I did not know the nepotistic tendencies of President Buhari maybe because he was not exposed to that sort of situation when he worked with me. “With what I have seen now, I believe that maybe he will be thinking of a legacy. Maybe he will also learn from what has happened in recent times. “If you are the commander-in-chief and banditry is taking place in your backyard, then you have to wake up. The president changed his service chiefs after they have been[…]

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It will be unconstitutional if IGP stayed beyond 12 midnight

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned that there will be a constitutional crisis in the country if the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, stayed in office beyond 12 midnight of February 1, 2021. Adegboruwa explained that, by law, Adamu seizes to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force from 12 midnight. According to him, the failure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to either extend the tenure of the IGP or name a replacement has several legal consequences. “By midnight of February 1, 2021, Mr. Adamu seizes to be a member of the Nigerian police force. Having attained the mandatory year of service within the force. So, if he is no longer a member of the NPF, he cannot be a leader of the force. “It is going to be a constitutional crisis if he does not vacate office by the end of today. There will be a serious constitutional crisis if he remains in office without extension or replacement by 12 midnight,” he said.  Adamu is expected to leave the office on Monday (today), having reached the mandatory retirement age, but the silence from the Presidency and failure of the council to meet are giving confusing signals. Our correspondent had earlier reported moves by Adamu to secure tenure extension to enable him to complete the ongoing reforms in the police. The silence from the Presidency and the inability of the police council to meet and appoint Adamu’s successor is strengthening rumours that the President may have approved additional months in office for him. Buhari had granted the privilege to the immediate past Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Muhammadu Gana, the service chiefs who overstayed in office by five years, and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede. The lawyer added, “His retirement from the force also dis-entitles him to claim the rank of IGP. This is because you can only be the IGP if you are a member[…]

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Obasanjo charge Nigerian Youths

Olusegun Obasanjo, former head of state and President has charged Nigerian youths to make it uncomfortable for old leaders to remain in government. Obasanjo charged the youths during a virtual interview with Toyin Falola, an academic and historian. While admitting that his generation did a lot of wrong, the former president apologised to the youths. Obasanjo who noted that things are bad in the country, said Nigeria’s fortune might change when youths step up. He said; “You (youths) have everything going for you and I don’t want you to feel discouraged. Things are bad in Nigeria but I believe it is only for a short while because it depends on you “Whatever my generation might have done wrong –and I will be the first to admit that my generation has done a lot of wrong, (but) it is for your generation to do it better. “Don’t just sit down and complain. Sitting down and complaining will make you be on the same level and you have to get what I called critical mass of likeminded people who will be ready to say let us bring about the change. You can bring about the change if you get critical mass of people that are ready to slug it out. “When people say when will these old hags go out of the way? I tell them they won’t go out of the way, you have to make them go out of the way. They won’t voluntarily go out of the way, you have to make it uncomfortable for them; I am not talking of violence but bringing pressure to bear to make it uncomfortable for them to go out of the way.”

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Why Buhari Took Off Face Mask In Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, has said that the president took off his face mask in his hometown Daura in Katsina State on Saturday, January 30 because he was addressing party faithful. WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Buhari was criticised for removing his mask in public, days after signing an executive order which mandates the use of face mask in public places. Mrs Onochie tweeted on Monday, saying the president removed his face mask while addressing party members. “Mr. President in Daura. He wore a mask in Daura, except when he addressed Party faithful. Afterwards, he put it back on,” she said. She also querried a reporter who reportedly placed a microphone on the president’s chest in Daura. “Just wondering how a reporter placed his mic on the chest of Mr. President. Someone tell me. I too, need to know,” she said. “Or is it a photoshop gone wrong? Just asking.” Buhari began his four-day visit to Daura last Friday to participate in the revalidation of membership of the All Progressives Congress. He is expected back at Aso Villa on Tuesday.

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Davido and Mayorkun team up for making of “The Best” video

Popular singer, Davido, and label mate, Mayorkun, have teamed up to deliver The Best video. Certainly one of the most anticipated visuals from his most recent album, A Better Time, the singer certainly gave his best for the video. Although Davido’s album has a plethora of A-list artistes, both internationally and locally, the song, The Best, seems to be the best song on the album for most of his fans. Shortly after the release of the album, the song made its way to various chart platforms and stayed on the number one spot for weeks It seems the visuals will also receive commercial success. Like the comic book duo, Batman and Robin, the collaboration of Davido and Mayorkun have always resulted in a hit song and this is no different. The video for The Best has a Japanese Samurai theme with a cameo appearance for ace singer, Wande Coal, as his name was mentioned in the song several times. Directed by Dammy Twitch, the visual of the song sees Mayorkun reading a scroll while on a quest. He stumbles on a damsel sitting pretty as she plays the saxophone. As he initiates a conversation with her, even though she is beaming with smiles and interested in talking with Mayorkun, her Shaolin guards accost him and beat him up. Typical of a Japanese action movie, in his quest to revenge for the beating he received, he goes to Davido’s Shaolin temple, where Wande Coal is one of the teachers. He makes gestures, apparently explaining his plight to his new master – Davido – who immediately begins tutoring Mayorkun on how to fight and become a fierce warrior. This part of the video where he teaches Mayorkun how to fight syncs with Mayorkun’s part of the chorus in the song which says, “I learnt from the best o, the best; David o, forget o. Mo bad. Forget now.” After his intensive training, he returns to restore his honour in a fight in[…]

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Reason Zlatan Blocked DJ Cuppy On Social Media

According to Afeare Isreal, aide to singer Davido has revealed why Zlatan Ibile blocked celebrity disc jockey DJ Cuppy on both Instagram and WhatsApp. Afeare shared what went wrong between Zlatan and DJ Cuppy in an Instagram post on Friday. He said Zlatan did not receive any money from their song ‘Gelato’. “Kudos to someone like Zlatan, who took a bold step, by flushing out a full fake friend like Cuppy, who was just using his head, all in the name of my papa na Otedola. “Zlatan did a hit collabo with her, ordinary one kobo he no see. She also took Zlatan to Abuja for her fund raising where she made billions of naira and didn’t even remember Zee for one kobo till tomorrow,” he wrote. In another post he shared an old video of Zlatan and Davido live on Instagram.   Afeare’s posts comes not up to 24 hours after a video of Zlatan denying DJ Cuppy at an interview went viral. In the interview he said he did not know who bared the name Cuppy. The question of why he blocked the DJ was asked weeks after the DJ said she was blocked by the singer. DJ Cuppy had called out the singer for blocking her for over 10 months on January 8. “10 months later and I sometimes still wonder why @Zlatan_Ibile blocked me on WhatsApp and Instagram without ever saying why. we were actually friends …AND “Gelato” was a hit!” she wrote. In 2019, DJ Cuppy featured Zlatan on her song ‘Gelato’.

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Sheffield Shock Manchester United

Rock-bottom Sheffield United put a huge dent in Manchester United’s Premier League title hopes on Wednesday, beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s off-key side 2-1 at Old Trafford. United knew they had to respond after Manchester City leapfrogged them at the summit with a 5-0 hammering of West Brom on Tuesday but they were well short of their best on a frustrating night. Kean Bryan gave the visitors a shock first-half lead that former Blades defender Harry Maguire cancelled out, only for Oliver Burke’s heavily deflected strike to seal a first away win against Manchester United since 1973. The result leaves United on 40 points — one behind City — but Pep Guardiola’s side now have a game in hand and are looking increasingly likely to win a third title in four seasons. Solskjaer told BT Sport the “magic was missing” from his side, who slipped to their first league defeat since November 1, and said the referee had made two mistakes. “They defended well, fair play to them but we didn’t have the right ideas or solutions,” said the Norwegian. “The first goal is a foul, Billy Sharp runs into David de Gea. At the other end, no foul for the disallowed goal for us but it’s that kind of season. Two mistakes by the referee.” Even in such an unpredictable season, this result stood out as one of the biggest shocks of the campaign. Before the match Sheffield United had just five points to show from 19 games — the worst haul in Premier League history — and had not beaten the Red Devils since 1993. Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford flashed an early shot narrowly wide but they were short of ideas against the battling away team. The Blades broke the deadlock midway through the first half when Bryan rose to glance home John Fleck’s corner after De Gea failed to punch clear. Billy Sharp appeared to nudge the Spanish goalkeeper from behind but the goal was allowed to stand. Manchester United[…]

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Chief Sunday Igboho Reveals How Much He Lost In House Fire

Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that what was destroyed at his old house set ablaze by arsonists cannot be worth anything less than N50 million. Igboho’s old house in Soka was set ablaze by unidentified men in the early hours of Tuesday just hours after a meeting between Southwest Governors and members of Miyetti Allah. The meeting was held as a result of the growing tensions over an ultimatum issued by Igboho for criminal herdsmen to leave Oyo State. His ultimatum was followed by a seven-day ultimatum issued by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves in the state. Narrating what he learnt about the attack on his old house, Igboho who spoke with journalists said the arsonists fired gunshots before breaking in. He said, “Around 3.30am today, my younger ones residing at my old house rushed to my gate to wake me up, saying some bandits came to the house, fired gunshots, broke the gate, and set the house ablaze. The two people at the house managed to escape. By the time I got there, the bandits had escaped. So, we called firefighters to help us put out the fire.” On why he’s against the criminal herdsmen, Igboho said their atrocities in Yorubaland are preventing peace from reigning. “These Fulanis are killing our brothers in our fatherland. They’re killing, raping, and kidnapping. All the things they are doing to us are not good. That’s why I’m trying to unite our people so that we can chase them away for peace to reign in Yorubaland,” he said. He expressed the belief that those who attacked his house must have had help from some Yoruba people. “What I find surprising is that some Yorubas are in support of the herdsmen to set my house on fire. I’m saddened by it,” he said. When asked whom he suspected to be behind the attack, he said, “For now, I do[…]

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