Grap Luva 7 Minutes of Sound (E-mu SP1200 Session)

October 20, 2010

Armed with his E-mu SP1200, Grap Luva visits the studio Damu The Fudgemunk to run through a selection of beats from his collection of floppies. Along the way Grap Luva explains some of his musical influences and philosophy behind making beats.

Later on Grap tells the story of creating the beat for “Half Man, Half Amazin” by Pete Rock featuring Method Man.


Dj ILL One October 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Dope. I bet it was a great feeling to have Pete Rock pick your beat for his project. Seeing that most of us know Grap for being a dope emcee,but had no idea he made beats.

wow October 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

how long have youve been listening to hiphop? how could you not know grap did beats? thats a shame.

gardner May 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

get off the DJ. he didn’t know, honestly unless your family or a pete rock head, your a nerd for knowing that prior.

Sinosure October 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Yeah, this was a dope little session! Grap is the man & I feel he gets slept on. If you check around though, you can find Grap rapping & productions he’s made too! The Half Man, Half Amazing track is super dope, one of my favorites on that Soul Survivor album & we can owe all that to Grap! You put your foot in that one bruh! Nice joint, Grap Luva, the younga soul brother!

Mac Hustle October 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Very very dope! ..SP sounds so lovely full, heavy, raw & warm compared to computer/16 bit beats …..his old beats need to be released ..they sound way better than any of these thin tiny beats these days.

Big respect to Grap Luva …man needs to get his props!

deepfry October 20, 2010 at 9:41 pm

i love grap luva.

2357! October 21, 2010 at 3:51 am

Real beats and a humble guy who loves his thing!

IzodOne October 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I second that

LUCAS October 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm


BoChosen October 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm


sefunnyguy October 22, 2010 at 8:15 am


ClearBlue October 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

every beat he played was fire, dope dope vid.

Magilakutti: The DJ October 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Gotta love that good ol’ Boom Bap…Its cool to see guys thats been in the game sooooooooo long still have love for the origins of Hip Hop…and not get on the 808 synth pop band wagon.

BoChosen October 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Grap’s a long time favorite of mine. Dope vid.

Grap Luvs GA3 Musicwerks October 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Thanksso much for the love shown by folks who know good music when you hear it!! LOL!! Real talk though, I am humbled by your comments!!! I have beeen sleeping on myself folks!! Thanks again!!!!

Sinosure October 23, 2010 at 9:14 am

Come on bruh, release those hott joints to us!

cyq October 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

amazing, every beat he played was incredible definitely a big fan of grap

FRANK HEFNER HAYZE October 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Each beat that was played was Fuggin Dope!!!!..
Great Vid..
this is very inspiring.

jack in the box October 22, 2010 at 6:08 am

Agreed– each beat was fire! I watched the video twice in a row. Keep doing your thing Grap!

Dope October 22, 2010 at 9:41 am

much respect to the Soul Brothers

Cai October 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

So he’s Pete Rock’s brother?

deepfry October 22, 2010 at 11:37 am

i know grapluva is pete’s cousin.

jack in the box October 23, 2010 at 4:22 am

You “know” jack, bro.

sayla October 26, 2010 at 11:45 am


IV October 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Great video. Grap been one of my favorites for a while. Really looking forward to that new EP! Listen to INI – Center of Attention if you haven’t already. Classic.

Sinosure October 23, 2010 at 9:20 am

Yes, definite classic! Speaking of INI, where is the brother? That whole vid with Grap & Damu reminds you of INI’s whole album beat wise!

weeebeeee October 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

ayo, grap…we need a beat tape bruh.

Reason October 22, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Grap is Pete brother but it doesn’t shape his career. He is his own man. Glad to see Damu and Grap connect. I remember seeing them at this produce battle in DC called Beat Grinder and the chemistry was always good. Beat Grinder was DC’s first ever produce battle before Red Bull Big Tune and all the corny competitions in DC. Grap and Damu represent the silent foundation established in DC since 1999. Love!

Jacques Lonestar October 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

No nonsense. This video is truly inspiring.

reveal October 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm

soul survivor is classic…

West Coast Offense October 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm

What’s the title of the song of the beat from 1:33 to 2:06? I don’t recall hearing that beat before.

wow October 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm

the only beat familiar to all is the half man beat. son has so many dats of beats from that era its crazy.

Alkota October 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I want an SP-1200 bad now. Great video.

9thLife October 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

this is DOPE. dope beats him and damu just look so laid back man. respect October 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm

dope video! always good to hear some real gritty beats!

New Video From Pyinfamous and Sam.I.Am “One Take”…..peep it if you got the time. good music!

Curt McGirt October 27, 2010 at 12:51 am

Dope shit! I know these newer/uneducated cats is making beats off downloads and not diggin for wax but rather dig for hard drives etc but let the real kings live. The SP 1200 is one of a kind and the sound it produces is so distinct. Being 30 yrs old isn’t old school to me but this era of beats is the greatest.
I honestly think there is still a lane for that shit.

If you still checkin this homie… GRAP LUVA!!!! PUT THESE BEATS OUT!!

TSM October 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Dope ! I need Grap Luva beat tape !

Critterv November 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Grap ur one of the best, ur now my fav beat maker !!! Grap pls release some instrumental albums pls, throw it on iTunes like Ayatollah , Exile etc.., I buy it !

deed November 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

ayatollah and exile wish they had beats like this

Calm 1 April 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Yo Grap you need to release these. i would buy it

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