Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox On MPC’s, Modules

April 14, 2011

Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, and Anthony Hamilton head into the studio for a little record chopping and synth action.

There’s a generational battle taking place in the recording studio though. In the midst of creating at a track for Anthony Hamilton, the producers struggle through a number of technical issues, highlight heat problems with the Akai MPC3000, and debate the merits of module racks vs software plugins.

If you want to hear the straight original sample, head over to the downloads section and grab a copy of the now ancient mixes 100 Breaks or 100 Breaks Vol 2: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.


meezy April 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

JayDee back on his biting shit as per usual

bachi April 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

i know right, blatant rip off of a classic = creativity these days

Dee April 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Im glad some people still find that weak. Biting was never part of the recipe.

t.y. April 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

JD can’t sample that after Mobb Deep already murdered that. That sample can’t be sampled again unless it’s a different part of the sample at least.

Magilakutti: The DJ April 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Jermaine be doing his thang…Im just happy to see a big time producer such as his self getting back into the sampling and what not. Them “hunt and peck” keyboard and 808 beats get on my nerves.

Ghost47 April 15, 2011 at 9:05 am


Mr Hugo April 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

JD is wack as they come. he blocked me on youtube cause i said one of his beats were wack. hes a sucka and always has been. nobody is looking for JD on the beat tip. nobody goes “OH I WANNA BE JUST AS GOOD AS JD ON THE BEATS” lmao

Hamilton Hater April 15, 2011 at 2:37 am

Put your resume up against his…..enough said. Fuckin internet bum. Sitting behind your computer mad cause he made it and you havent amounted to shit. Your wack and nobody is looking for you ON ANY TIP! Well maybe some gay dude who wants you on the tip of his d*ck.

Mr Hugo April 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm

LMAO nice one homie. i laughed at that one lol

Flex April 15, 2011 at 2:53 am

The beats came out good but Arrested Development used the first one in 1992 and Mobb Depp used the second one in like what 1998 right? Sell them records! Hamilton sounded dope over that sample though.

KIZ April 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

yell no doubt, Hamilton sounded dope! with a voice like his it would be nice to hear him over RZA bobby digi joints.

cuthbert151 April 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm

now THAT would sound ill!

Ghost47 April 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

Just because a sample was ripped & slaughtered by other artist doesn’t mean it can’t be recycled.Most young cats that “don’t make beats,tracks” never heard it before you’d be surprised. Hell I’d love to be in his position, he’s so paid from back in the day who needs to stay relevant, he’s not tucked in the closet some where collecting dust, he still plays the club as a DJ. I’m glad to see all that beautiful hardware & at least it get’s used, His name still ring bells in the music world.

Dee April 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Not knowing it was used before is one thing. How the hell do you so called hip hop heads condone biting?

Revealbeats April 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

dope shit…props to cox and anthony for puttin it down. I wish the vid was longer. April 16, 2011 at 2:27 am

The truth is more compelling.

anti-est. April 16, 2011 at 2:28 am

J.Dupri still in the industry though? aint heard nothing about dude in the longest.

He had some great production back in the 90’s – dude was on fire.

bengermanbeats April 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

MOBB DEEP -leave that shit alone muthafuckas!!!!!
These guys are obviously super talented, and of course recycling samples is a part of hip hop, but you gotta have a sense for when something is off limits, especially when you use the loop the same fucking way and dont even chop it creatively. BOO to this shit.

beatz April 17, 2011 at 1:29 am

y dont they jus call havoc to hook it up n throw in a verse from prodigy that be crazy

Cai April 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

He didn’t have to chop up that loop like that…lol. S/o

cyber sequencer April 19, 2011 at 2:38 am

I don’t know why people argue over this. These days you can sample anything and get paid. Don’t let pride stop you from making $60,000 this year fellas

emaN April 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

a game of horseshoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Indie Chris April 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

No disrespect to JD but this is incredibly f’d up! As a hip hop producer yes I love going to my favorite record store, diggin through crate after crate, finding a few golden tickets, going back to the studio to get my chop suey on, and creating something completely original that sounds NOTHING LIKE THE ORIGINAL TRACK I SAMPLED FROM…. The sample is the exact same chop from one of my favorite Mobb Deep songs! Anthony and Bryan, how could you sit there and watch that happen???

cyber sequencer May 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

It’s all about money they don’t care

AF THE NAYSAYER April 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

What’s the deal with the preset synth sounds?

Bayan April 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

i’m sure everybody have noticed that in commercial urban music samples usually originate from hit records of the past, this has always been the case with Puffy, and it has a good reason, if you’re aiming at creating a hit, base it on another hit, it’s anti-creative, but who said commercial urban music overindulge in creativity?

JD being a super commercial producer (not super producer LOL) is in the same mind, he takes what has stood the test of time and is very familiar to a wide audience to catch their ear immediately
i suspect if they put this joint on the Anthony’s album it’ll be a single

REALLY?/REALLY May 5, 2011 at 9:42 am


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