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Rep The King - Sample Flip Beat

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TaurusBeats Music
Published on Dec 3, 2009
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TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James Moody Instrumental Music Man

When I started making moody instrumental music and showing how I make music vis YouTube videos, I didn't say much at all. It wasn't until people started writing me that I started to open up and share details about who I am and my story.

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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 122

My CMA family paying tribute to: Isao Tomita & Synthesizer Tribute - Weekly Homework Podcast #122 https://youtu.be/1rlDRSzbs2g?t=54m18s

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Alto Sax and Piano Freestyle Beat Video

This my first Alto Sax and Piano Freestyle in the same song.

I made the moody instrumental music track as a background loop that I can use to freestyle on.

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Django Unchained Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Django Unchained Piano Freestyle

This one is an original. I made the sample flip beat first and added the piano part afterward. What you see in this video is me doing the piano freestyle (improvisation) over the basic sample flip and finger snap. The finger snap serves as the metronome, keeping time for me in the video.

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Shook Ones Cover Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Freestyle Piano Practice

I woke up one morning and decided to do another Piano Freestyle to get some practice in. i use piano freestyles as a way to teach myself how to play piano and develop my ear (ear training).

This time, I'm freestyling over the Mobb Deep instrumental "Shook Ones Part II"

Mobb Deep Shook Ones Part II... Jazz Remix?

Mobb Deep is one of my favorite Hip Hop groups and the music they made struck a chord and connected with me emotionally. Even at 45 years old, I still rock Mobb Deep's "Survival of the Fit" everyday in the gym.

This performance is another way that I am working to positively Inspire, Influence and Impact people around the world to "Strike a Chord" and connect emotionally.

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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 116

Check out my track "Do It All Again" on Phife Dawg Tribute - Weekly Homework Podcast #116

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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 115

Check out my track "My Pain" on Class of 2016 | Weekly Homework Podcast #115 | Computer Music Academy

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2016 CMA BANG SHOW ROUND 1 CRITIQUES

2016 CMA Bang Show Round 1 

Ahh yes! It's that time of year again. Welcome to The Bang Show 2016. Computer Music Academy's Beat Battle series where several of our members bring the heat out and compete for top prizes and exposure. 

OFFICIAL REULTS

JSP8 vs. TaurusBeats

DJ Lockturnal vs. Digahertz

Sho-Nuff vs. Ray-Dee 3000

A. R. Music vs. Mr. Wallace

 

Moving on to the next episode:

TaurusBeats, Digahertz, Ray-Dee 3000, and A. R. Music

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Face Me

Face Me is a Scarface Type Beat that is perfect for Story Rap or story telling like one of the greatest Gangsta Rap Artists - Scarface. When I made this Sample Flip Hip Hop beat, I had Scarface in mind.

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Souled Out Sample Flip Beat Video

Souled Out - Sample Flip Beat

Souled Out - Reason Beat Making, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beat making video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Souled Out Sample Flip Beat

Watch the Soul Traing Dancers groove to the Sample Flip Beat I made using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a keyboard controller.

I made the beat in response to Daniel Licious FLIP THIS Vol. 4 -Can I get with 'ya? I made the video just for the heck of it. I love Soul Train and I just wanted to see what it would look like with the Soul Train Dancers groovin' to one of my beats.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Je Suis Amor"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Souled Out Sample Flip Beat Video Featuring Soul Train Dancers

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Be Franc

"Be Franc" Hip-Hop Interpolation - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James

This track is an interpolation of a music piece that I heard in passing one day. I don't know the name of the original piece, but thebeginning of my interpolation (this track) is me re-creating what I heard from memory.

I'm using Propellerhead Reason 6.5 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller to trigger all instrument sounds in Reason. Be sure to check out my Reason Beat Making Video Tutorials, where I show you how to make Moody instruMental Music and sample flip beats.

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 1

Learn How To Arrange Beats

In this Beatmaking tutorial video series, TaurusBeats covers Song Structure and How to arrange beat parts. Watch as TaurusBeats explains beat structure and arrangement, in detail, The Making of "CAKE" - the Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music) version of Pound Cake by Drake.

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 1 of 5

Here's part 1 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music) version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

In This Beat Tutorial Video...

Beat Structure determined by Song Function and Music Genre
Reason behind my Moody Instrumental Music Structure
How I use Blocks in Propellerhead Reason 
Counting Bars (Measures) for each Song Section
Continuous buildup to a climax as song progresses
The First Verse Drop In Method

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 1

Time: 4:28

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 5

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 5 of 5

Here's part 5 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental Music version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

Part 5:
- Measure counts for each part of the Cake arrangement
- Genre-s[ecific song arrangement formulas
- Hip-Hop arrangement formulas
- Music arrangement limited by time or radio format

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 5

Time: 5:19

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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The Sheriff Beat Walk-through Video Series Part 1

Learn by Watching

In this Beatmaking tutorial video series, TaurusBeats covers Song Structure and How to arrange beat parts. Watch as TaurusBeats walks through and explains , in detail, The Sheriff - Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music).

The Sheriff Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 1 of 5

Here's part 1 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music) version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

In This Beat Tutorial Video...

Beat Structure determined by Song Function and Music Genre
Reason behind my Moody Instrumental Music Structure
How I use Blocks in Propellerhead Reason 
Counting Bars (Measures) for each Song Section
Continuous buildup to a climax as song progresses
The First Verse Drop In Method

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 1

Time: 4:28

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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Ghetto Child - Sample Flip Beat

"Ghetto Child"

Sample Flip Beat

Watch as I demonstrate the ability to listen to a piece of music and then create something completely different, while using rearranged fragmentsof the original piece.

Many people can appreciate the art of sample flipping in music by listening o the finished product. I want to highlight this amazing creative process more by showing skills and abilities that are often overlooked.

This video shows some parts of my sample flipping creative process. 

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Boomin

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film, Video Game)

Mood(s): Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Somber/Dark, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 98 BPM

Other Tags: edgy piano, preview, experimental

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Do It All Again

From the "Grown-man Hip-Hop" collection.

This one is for my USAFA fam. If I had the chance, I'd do it all again.

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On Point

From the "Grown-man Hip-Hop" collection.

This beat is on point. Reminds me of EPMD from back in the day.

Chech the bass line!

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Really Quick

From the "Grown-man Hip-Hop" collection.

Like the title points out, I made this beat really quick. I had to get to work, but I took about about 10 minutes to put this together.

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Step Tight

From the "Grown-man Hip-Hop" collection.

This would make a nasty steppers' track. With just a little bit of piano, string accents and horns - yeah, i'd like to see some folks step tight to this.

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The Producer

From the "Grown-man Hip-Hop" collection.

Another one of my experimental Hip-Hop beats for my man "The Producer" (Vic). Just an old school idea with my flavor added to it.

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Je Suis Amour Sample Flip Beat Video

Je Suis Amour - Sample Flip Beat

Je Suis Amour - Reason 4, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beatmaking video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Je Suis Amour Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make a Sample Flip Beat using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I'm making the sample flip beat using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Je Suis Amor"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat Video part of the Make Beats with Propellehead Reason Video Series

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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To All The Soldiers

To All The Soldiers - Make Beats In Reason - A Personal Tribute to US Troops

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Rap

Mood(s): Reflective, Sad

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 90 BPM

Other Tags: preview

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Soul On Ice Sample Flip Beat Video

Here I am making the Soul On Ice sample flip beat.

Soul On Ice Sample Flip Beat Video

I started out with the sample and trying to figure out how I was going to use it. At first, I was going to do a hip-hop track at around 94 beats per minute, but while playing with the sample, I was hearing a faster tempo with a piano solo. So, that moved me into the contemporary jazz genre.

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My Thoughts On Sampling and Making Sample Flip Beats

When I started making sample flip beats (beats with samples from other artists), it was never my intention to steal from the artists I sampled from. In fact, I thought of the derivative works I created as my personal tributes to the artists. Regardless of what I thought, I am convinced that my actions, specifically in posting the derivative works here on TaurusBeats.com with a price to download, were wrong.

Therefore, all beats, instrumentals, tracks, music, songs, (or whatever you want to call them) that contain samples from other artists will be downloadable at no charge. Also, derivative works that contain samples will not be available for licensing.

I cannot give you permission to use a derivative work that I have created, with a sample that I do not own, in your production. However, I will make the beats/music available for licensing WITHOUT the samples.

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How To Make Drum Tracks While Making Beats Using Reason

Learning how to Make Drum Tracks While Making Beats is a basic skill that you must master as a music producer. Hip-Hop music producers, especially, have to master different ways of laying drums and manipulating drum tracks in order to get the right motion and feel for the music style they want to create when they make beats. Using Propellerhead Reason music making software and my Akai MPD32, I make beats and Moody instruMental Music, and I have learned how to make drum tracks while making beats.

Here is a message from one of my subscribers asking for pointers on the subject of laying drums in Reason while using the Akai MPD32:

My name is Fernando and I've been watching your videos for awhile now, and they've been helpful. I could see and hear that your a lover of soulful music and so I am. I'm new to beat making and I'm just starting out. I also have an Akai mpd32 and the machine is amazing. I can assign the samples to the pad, the only thing that is giving me trouble is laying drums over it. I forget to mention that I'm using Reason 4.0. I have the creativity, the only thing that is holding me back is the technical side. If you have time can you give me a few pointers on what you do, that would be helpful thanks.

I also wanted to point out in one of your videos I thought I seen a Wayne Grudem 'Systematic Theology' book. If it is, its a good read. I'm also a Born Again Christian, so other then music we also share something, and its the Love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Do you also listen to Christian hip-hop? (Shai linne, Flame, Steven the Levite, Timothy Brindle, etc) I hope to hear from you soon.

Grace & peace,

Fernando

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Bedlam

Epic Story Rap Beat, Cinematic Music

Bedlam

- a scene of uproar and confusion.

I don't know why I named this beat Bedlam. I think it was because there was an OU/OSU football game being advertised at the time I was making it.

Anyway, this experimental Hip-Hop beat has a little bit of a feeling of uproar and confusion. The beat drives hard and the instrumentation at the end gives it a good accent.

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Bedlam (piano)

Piano Instrumental Music, Cinematic Music

Bedlam

- a scene of uproar and confusion.

I don't know why I named this beat Bedlam. I think it was because there was an OU/OSU football game being advertised at the time I was making it.

Anyway, this experimental Hip-Hop beat has a little bit of a feeling of uproar and confusion. The beat drives hard and the instrumentation at the end gives it a good accent.

This version has more of my experimental, improvisational piano playing.

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All Is Fair

All Is Fair - Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip Beat, Story Rap Beat

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To All The Soldiers (2010)

This is a remake of the song I did back in 2003. I used a couple of samples in the original song, but I wanted to have track with my own original composition. So, here it is.

To All The Soldiers - Make Beats In Reason - A Personal Tribute to US Troops

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Signed

Signed - Cinematic Beat, Hip Hop, Sample Flip, Story Rap

I had never heard "Let Me Sign" until I heard it on jasminsky1's page. The track nearly brought me to tears. (One of those "in the moment" things in life.) Anyway, I made an instrumental track with it expressing my own life's search for someone to sign my love to. I praise God that He allowed me to find them - My wife and daughter.

Signed - Make Beats In Reason With MPD32 Yamaha DJX - Sample Flip Beat

Want to make a sample Hip-Hop beat or instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason 4.01 Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard?

In this video, I'm making another one of my Moody instruMental Music creations using Propellerhead Reason 4.01.

FULL SONG AT THE END OF VIDEO!

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Grace and Peace!
Taurus M. James

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The Christ Side

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Track with a little West Coast flavor to it. No sample flip this time. This track is also available with my piano improvisations.

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The Christ Side (piano)

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Track with a little West Coast flavor to it. No sample flip this time. This track is also available without my piano improvisations.

The Christ Side - Make Beats In Reason Yamaha DJX - Original Music

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Still Relevant

"Still Relevant" Sample Flip Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Still Relevant is a driving, energetic sample flip beat featuring a sample slices from Just Memories by Eddie Kendricks. This is a tough beat with a sinister feel to it.

"Tough Energetic Sample Flip beat mashup for the right artist."

Made for The Genius moody instrumental music collection

The Genius | sample Flip Beats | Moody instrumental Music

I made this sample beat after watching the news. It's still the same thing - robbing, killing, deceiving, etc. I wanted to make a track that emphasizes that even in this time...

Jesus Christ is Still Relevant!

Looking for someone to proclaim Christ on this one. Hit me up if you got lyrics for it.

Still Relevant - Make Beats With Reason 4 MPD32 Oxygen8 ReCycle - Hip-Hop Sample Flip Beat

Want to make a Hip-Hop beat or instrumental music with a sample flip? You can use Propellerhead's Recycle and Reason 4.01, the Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 v2 USB/MIDI keyboard control surface to get the job done.

In this video series, I'm showcasing another one of my Moody instruMental Music creations - "Still Relevant" - a hip-hop sample flip beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

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Rep The King

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Rep The King = Represent The King. The King is Christ Jesus. He is also The Genius behind all of what we see and can't see. This one's for the ambassadors out there. This is a Hip-Hop sample beat using a sample from Nancy Wilson.

Rep The King - Make Beats With Reason MPD32 Oxygen8 - Sample Flip Hip-Hop Beat

If you want to make a Hip-Hop beat or instrumental music with a sample flip, you can use Propellerhead's Recycle and Reason 4.01, the Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 v2 USB/MIDI keyboard control surface to get the job done.

In this video series, I'm showcasing another one of my Moody instruMental Music creations - "Rep The King" - a Hip-Hop sample flip beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

I show you how I choose and slice my sample using Propellerhead ReCycle and then move into using Reason with the MPD32 to flip the sample into various patterns to use in the beat. I also show you how I add various instrument parts to develop the final track.

Samples from:
"This Mother's Daughter" by Nancy Wilson

You can get a lot more tips by viewing the other videos in this 5-part series.

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Grace and Peace!
Taurus M. James

"Rep The King"
Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
Copyright 2010 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP
Some Rights Reserved.

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How To Chop Samples with ReCycle and Make Beats Using Reason

Learning how to Chop Samples with Propellerhead ReCycle and Make Beats Using PropellerheadReason can be difficult if you are just starting out as a music producer. Beginners often find that learning how to chop and flip samples to be overwhelming because there is no single, right way to do it. For example, Hip-Hop music producers and beat makers have many different ways of chopping samples and manipulating sample slices in order to get the right fit and feel for the music style they want to create when they make beats. Determining what to use to chop samples, HOW to chop samples, and WHAT software or hardware to use to flip samplesm all depends on the music producer.

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Noise Is Good

Learning how to Chop Samples with ReCycle and Make Beats Using Reason can be difficult if you are just starting out as a music producer. Hip-Hop music producers and beat makers have different ways of chopping samples and manipulating sample slices in order to get the right fit and feel for the music style they want to create when they make beats. Using Propellerhead Recycle, Reason music making software and my Akai MPD32, I chop samples and make sample flip beats and Moody instruMental Music, and I have learned how to chop samples with ReCycle while making beats in Reason.

Here is a message from one of my subscribers asking for pointers on the subject of chopping samples in Recycle and using Reason to make beats:

I'm a big fan of your beats man and I've been watching all your videos here on youtube and I use them as motivation. I've just started making beats and I use pretty much the same gear and software you do. I have a question for you though and I hope you can help. When I chop samples with recycle I always get this noise at the end of every chop almost like an echo noise so I was just wondering if you know a way to remove that noise because I noticed your samples don't have that noise?!? Also for the bass which one of the Reason applications do you use? I hope u can help! Thanks in Advance.

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Rep The King Sample Flip Beat Video

Rep The King - Sample Flip Beat

Rep The King - Reason 4, sample flip beat, sampled hip hop beat

Beatmaking video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Rep The King Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make a Sample Flip Beat using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I'm making the sample flip beat using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Rep The King"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Rep The King Sample Flip Beat Video Part of the Make Beats with Propellerhead Reason Video Series

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Rep The King, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Still Relevant Sample Flip Beat Video

Still Relevant - Sample Flip Beat

Still Relevant - Reason 4, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beatmaking video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Still Relevant Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make a Sample Flip Beat using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I'm making the sample flip beat using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Still Relevant"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Still Relevant Sample Flip Beat Video Part of the Make Beats with Propellerhead Reason Video Series

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Calling Sample Flip Beat Video

Calling features a sample from the great Al Jarreau.

This sampled hip-hop beat was done in Propellerheads Reason 4.01, using the Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI controller.

Shouts to my man Orlando Smith for this one!

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2 My Friends

I made 2 My Friends while thinking about the handful of people I consider to be my friends. No matter where we are in life, whenever we get together, we pick up where we left off, just as if we never parted. I'm blessed to have friends like you.

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Downtown Classy

I experimented with a flute and violin, back-and-forth-type arrangement with some ominous sounding horns and barely-noticeable piano playing over the bass. This track gives the feeling that something big is coming up - anticipation. (yeah, that's it!) Blending hip-hop with classical.

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Pandemic

In a land where opinions weigh more than the Truth, deception is rampant...

Pandemic

A pandemic (from Greek "all people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide.

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#itnoj

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Study Break Sample Flip Beat Video

Here's a video that I made during one of my "study breaks", while taking seminary classes.

In the video, I make a sampled hip-hop beat using Reason 4.01 and the Akai MPD32. I guess some people would call this a "freestyle beat" because I'm really just making the beat as I go, but I call this just playing around.

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Je Suis Amour

Je Suis Amour Piano Instrumental Music, Hip Hop, RnB

I made this sampled hip-hop beat using Propellerhead Reason 4.01, the Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI controller and the M-Audio Oxygen8 v2 USB/MIDI Keyboard controller.

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Weakness

"Weaknessr" piano sample flip beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Weakness is an experimental piano sample flip beat for a television theme or story rapper

This is another piano sample flip beat,

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Dreamer | Piano Sample Flip Beat | Moody instruMental Music

This is a sample beat that I made after hearing "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down for the first time. I really liked the guitar part at the beginning (as you can probably tell from my track). Check out the piano work in this one.

I'm improvising on the piano (as I do on all of my piano-featured tracks). This means that nothing is written. It's a "freestyle" on the piano. Nothing new, really. Jazz pianists do it all the time. Only thing is, I'm not a pianist at all. Making beats with Reason allows me to make the beat  first and then do the piano improvisation afterwards.

I named this one "Weakness" because I used the guitar from the first few seconds of the song  "Kryptonite". My style of flipping the sample chops/slices makes for some pretty interesting musical creations that bend genres, while still heavy on the Hip-Hop.

Weakness video

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New Life

RnB Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip, Story Rap, Party Beat

Here's another one for the Bad Bull Beats collection. I used a sample from the Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross track, "Stop, Look, Listen". I started out with a Hip-Hop track in mind, but it quickly changed into a nice R&B dance track as I kept pulling other sounds from the sample.

This sample flip beat features my "bouncy style of sample flipping, where I do a lot more rythmically with the sample chops/slices. I composed all of the other instrumentation around the sample flip to make a dynamic beat. You really have to gear the end o this one.

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The Changing

RnB Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip, Story Rap

Common's classic Hip-Hop track, "I Used To Love Her", is still one of the best Hip-Hop tracks ever!

Here's my sample flip beat made from that famous George Benson sample.

In this sample flip beat, the actual sample slips are primarily highlighted in the verses. The choppy rearrangement of the guitar sample slices is intentional and goes well with the bounce in this laid-back beat. I added string instrumentation in the later parts of the beat for emphasis.

I wanted to keep some of the sample familiar, but I didn't want this to be just another re-ue of the sample the way it is in Common's track.

I use Propellerhead Reason to make sample flip beats - sample flipping. This is How I Reason - #howireason.

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Dedication

Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip Beat, Story Rap Old School Beat

Old School Hip-Hop Beat as a Dedication to all my peeps from SouthEast DC!

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How To Make Beats In Reason With MPD32 Oxygen8 - Sample Flip Beat - A New Day

A New Day Sample Flip Beat Video by TaurusBeats shows Taurus using the Akai MPD32 and the M-Audio Oxygen9  to trigger sounds in Propellerhead Reason to make a smple flip beat.

Watch this video to see how TaurusBeats createsmusic with his signature sound and "bounce" groove. Check out the TaurusBeats Beat Tutorials to Learn How To Make Beats In Reason With MPD32 and Oxygen8.

A Sample Flip Beat is a more than a beat. It is music with a rearranged sample wrapperd in rich instrumentation to create a totally different artistic expression and experience.

This is... A New Day. 

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Spirits In The Machine

Spirits In The Machine is an experimental, sample flip, Hip-Hop beat.

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Spirits

Spirits is an experimental, piano, orchestrated Hip-Hop beat.

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Soul Duality

Soul Duality is another one of my experimental Hip-Hop tracks with a brooding, dark, eerie feel to it, great for storytelling rappers.

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Peters Song

Peter's Song

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Silly Me

Silly Me is a RnB Hip-Hop Bounce Groove Sample Flip Beat Produced by TaurusBeats.

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Closer

This one is very special to me because it is so full of emotion. Plus, it has a piece from one of my favorite songs in it. You really have to listen to get it though. This is one of my "Orchestrated Hip-Hop" beats. Of course, if you think you can flow to this, let me know. I can easily remove the piano parts on any of these beats.

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I'm An Alien

A jazzy-pop, futuristic type track with a bouncy beat. The track blends the jazz, pop and hip-hop genres into a fusion with some sampled vocals used along with various other parts of a popular Sting tune.

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Trepidation

New Music from my collection - "Warrior Music: Unheard Melodies from the book of Acts".

Genre(s): Hip-hop, Beats
Mood(s): Focused, Thinking, Pensive, Reflecting
Tempo: Mid-Tempo
Other Descriptions: inspired by the Apostle Paul!

Samples:

All other performances by Taurus M. James
http://taurusbeats.com/
http://taurusjames.com/
http://myspace.com/taurusjames

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Yes!

New Music from my upcoming Collection - "Warrior Music".

Genre(s): Hip-hop, Beats
Mood(s): Focused
Tempo: Mid-Tempo
Other Descriptions: bangin' warrior beat inspired by Team ELOHIM!

Samples:
Sample from Yes
All other performances by Taurus M. James
http://taurusbeats.com/
http://taurusjames.com/
http://myspace.com/taurusjames

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My Pain

New Music from my upcoming Collection - "Warrior Music".

Genre(s): Hip-hop, Beats
Mood(s): Focused
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 96 BPM
Other Descriptions: bangin' beat inspired by Warrior Steve Smith (OBC)!

Samples:
King of Pain (The Police)
Drop It Like It's Hot (Snoop)
All other performances by Taurus M. James
http://taurusbeats.com/
http://taurusjames.com/
http://myspace.com/taurusjames

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Through the Storm

Genre(s): Hip-hop, Beats
Mood(s): Intense, Urgent, Angry
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 96 BPM
Other Descriptions: bangin' beat inspired by Team ELOHIM!

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Which was the hardest and most complicated CD to produce both musically and technically?

When people contact me after visiting my site and listening to my music, I do my best to respond as quickly as I can. I'm blessed to have the ability to reach people through music. I'm humbled by the fact that there are so many people who have this same ability and demonstrate a skill level I have yet to attain. Nonetheless, I'm always happy and grateful when someone takes a few moments of his or her precious time to express interest in what I do. Like this one, for instance...

Hello TJ,

Again, thank you for writing back and helping me with my lifetime dream. TJ, I would like to buy one of you dance music CDs (one with some outstanding drum beats); which one do you recommend? one which you are the proudest to have produced because it was the hardest and most complicated CD to produce both musically and technically? I would like to use that CD as inspiration and as a goal to reach with my music productions.

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Wooo

Energetic, Hip-Hop, Club Dance, sample flip beat 100 bpm

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Snuck

Serious, Dark, Suspense, Creep, Hip-Hop RnB beat 97 bpm

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Migraine

Intense, Mad, Angry sample flip Hip-Hop beat, instrumental  (no vocals)

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Icy Hot

Serious, Slow-flow, Hip-Hop sample flip beat 87 bpm

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Xzibit - Thank You (Live On Letterman 10-05-06)

I've been a fan of Xzibit since I copped his "Paparazzi" cassette single back in 1996, when I was finishing college at UCCS.

I grew up in Hip-Hop and the East Coast style of flowing was what I grew to love. Although he's from the West, Xzibit's flow captivated me and his words were not only fierce but heartfelt as well. I found Xzibit to be far a superior artist in that time because he reminded me of a field commander - not just giving orders, but leading in the fight.

This performance of "Thank You" was flawless and gripping! Seeing X as a man on the stage telling his fans "Thank You" in his own way was powerful and I could not remember ever seeing a performance like it.

Just like when I first saw that Paparazzi video with X on the beach with a stringed orchestra backing him, it was so good to see X do it again 10 years later.

Xzibit influenced my style when I used to rap as "Kid Kikit", and his music still influences me today. I started making "Orchestrated Hip-Hop" in 2001 because it's in me. "Thank You" to Xzibit for helping bring it out.

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Boomin

Genre(s): Hip-Hop
Mood(s): Edgy, Determined, Focused
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 97 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview, piano, strings, horns, synths

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Do It All Again

Genre(s): Hip-Hop
Mood(s): Vibin, Chill, Loungin, Happy
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 95 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview

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Look At Us Now

"Look At Us Now" Original, organic Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Look At Us Now is a smooth, laid-back, reflective original beat featuring a light piano, bass and and strings over a lo-fi drums. Think "EPMD" on this one.

"Smooth, laid-back, reflective beat like EPMD."

I was thinling about the people I grew up with in SouthEast Washington DG when I made this song. I was thinking that maybe one day I would rap my own verses over it. The groove is laid back with a sparse piano and strings in the verses, along with a simple bass line that helps keep everything steady. More strings and horns (trumpets) are brought in during the chorus. The song is steady throughout and serves a a background track for a vocalist, or just background music or lounge music. The rhythmic beat  is solid and smooth and jhas ust enough bounce to make you want to nod your head a little. 

I love playing this track while watching  videos about the universe, space, galaxies, etc.

This is another CMA Beat,

Made for Grown Man Hip Hop Moody instruMental Music Collection

Grown-Man Hip-Hop | Beats | 2004

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Electronic 

Mood(s): Party, Upbeat, Happy
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 96 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview

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On Point

Genre(s): Hip-Hop
Mood(s): Party
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 98 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview

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Really Quick

Genre(s): Hip-Hop
Mood(s): Party, Happy, Upbeat
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 98 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview

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Step Tight

Genre(s): Hip-Hop
Mood(s): Party, Edgy, Upbeat
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 98 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview

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The Producer

Hip Hop Beat, Old School Beat, Story Rap Beat

Genre(s): Hip-Hop
Mood(s): Party, Upbeat, Happy
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 100 BPM
Other Descriptions: preview

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Russian Sky

Original Composition

Genre: Hip-Hop, Cinematic

Mood(s): Brooding, Haunting, Eerie, Focused

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 85

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Look What You Did (ft. Amerie)

Genre: Hip-Hop

Mood(s): Party

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 102

Sample: One Thing by Amerie

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Progita

Serious, R&B Dance Club party beat 96 bpm

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Mountains

Genre(s): InstruMental, Down-tempo, Chill, Easy Listening, RnB
Mood(s): chill, reflective, somber, relaxing, romantic
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 96 BPM
Other Descriptions: smooth

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Credibility

Serious, Dramatic, Sad, Dark, Somber, Reflective Downtempo beat 80 bpm, Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

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Apostate

Genre: Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s): Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Eerie/Ethereal, Intense/Foreboding, Moody, Somber/Dark, Suspense/Terror, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo: Slow 60

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Breathe (ft. Evanescence)

"Breathe (ft. Evanescence)" dramatic, television theme - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Breathe (ft. Evanescence)is a dramatic television theme or film music. This is also a great story rap beat for the rap artist who wants to tell a chilling tale.

This is another dramatic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Film Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Cinematic, Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s): Cinematic, Urgent/Impassioned, Moody, Intense/Foreboding, Dramatic, Dark/Mysterious, Angry, Aggressive/Driving

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 95

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Dead On

Genre: Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s):Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Eerie/Ethereal, Somber/Dark, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo:Mid-Tempo 110 BPM

Other Tags: piano music

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Dream

"Dream" Original, cinematic, dramatic - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Dream is a Dark Mysterious Dramatic television theme or film music. 

This is another original cinematic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Film Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s):Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Somber/Dark, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo:Slow 80 BPM* (Actually 160 BPM)

Other Tags: edgy piano music

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Emurgency

Genre: Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s):Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Eerie/Ethereal, Somber/Dark, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo:Slow 60 BPM

Other Tags: piano music

This is my Urgent Emergence - Emurgency!

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From The Storm

"From The Storm" Original, cinematic, television theme - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

From The Storm is a cinematic dramatic television theme or film music. 

This is another original cinematic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Film Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s):Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Eerie/Ethereal, Somber/Dark, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo:Mid-Tempo 100 BPM

Other Tags: edgy piano music

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Gone From Me

Genre(s): Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Hip-hop

Mood(s): Cinematic, Dramatic, Agitated, Sad, Dark, Somber

Tempo: Mid-tempo 93 BPM

Other Descriptions: piano, orchestra, preview, experimental

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Many More

"Many More" Original, dramatic, story rap beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Many More is a Dark Dramatic story rap beat and it can be used as a television theme or film music. 

This is another dramatic, story rap beat ,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Story Rap Beats | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

I've got many more tracks where these came from. Beats for rappers who have a story to tell. Storytellers will find that this story rap beat pulls more deep-felt emotions.

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Me

"Me" Original, party, story rap beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Me is a dance party story rap beat and it can be used as a television theme or film music. 

This is another  party, story rap beat ,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Story Rap Beats | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

This one's all about me.

REMEMBER: You can customize beats!

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Mystic

"Mystic" Original, cinematic, dramatic - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Mystic is a cinematic dramatic television theme or film music. 

This is another original cinematic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Film Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s): Somber/Dark, Dramatic

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 104 BPM

Other Tags: edgy piano music

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Swangin'

"Swangin'" experimental, piano trap sample flip - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Swangin' is a dramatic experimental, piano trap sample flip . This is also a great story rap beat for the rap artist who wants to tell a chilling tale.

This is another dramatic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Experimental Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s): Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo: Slow 83

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XinXan

"XinXan" Original, cinematic, television theme - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

XinXan is a cinematic dramatic television theme or film music. 

This is another original cinematic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Film Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s):Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo:Mid-Tempo 97 BPM

Other Tags: orchestrated hip-hop music, preview, piano, orchestra

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Injured

"Injured" original Hip Hop Beat, Dramatic, Dark, Story Rap Beat, television theme - Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James 

Injured is a dramatic original,  television theme. This is also a great story rap beat for the rap artist who wants to tell a chilling tale.

This is another dramatic television theme,

Made for XinXan Moody Instrumental Music Collection

XinXan | Television Theme Music | Moody Instrumental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s): Angry, Cinematic, Dark, Dramatic, Intense

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 95 BPM

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Kilt

"Kilt" original experimental, dramatic trap television theme - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Kilt is a dramatic experimental, trap  television theme. This is also a great story rap beat for the rap artist who wants to tell a chilling tale.

This is another dramatic television theme,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Television Theme Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

In the South, when I was growin' up, we used to say "kilt" instead of "killed".

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12-30-71

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop

Mood(s): Cinematic, Dramatic, Eerie, Dark, Impassioned, Sad

Tempo: Slow 83 BPM

Other Tags: edgy piano

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Making Hip-Hop Beats and Making Music

I'll be the first one to tell you that I'm not really what you would call a "beatmaker". However, I leave that up to my listeners to decide. I recognize that there is a considerable difference between "making beats" and "making music".

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How to Make Hip Hop Hits

Question from a subscriber:

So...you think that I produced a bangin' hip-hop beat, huh? You love it. You buy it. You take it into the studio to record vocals to it. Now you're ready to mix. But...is the hip-hop beat truly as hot as it could be? Is it a hip-hop hit? I say no! Here's why...

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Who is Kid Kikit?

Just who is this "Kid Kikit" character anyway?

Who is Kid Kikit? TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James Rapper Alter Ego

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Alien-ation

Genre: Soundtrack (Television theme, Film, Game)Hip-Hop, Downtempo, Ambient

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Beat Makes Meat

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Film, Television Game), RnB

Mood(s): Cinematic, Mysterious, Dramatic

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 103 BPM

Other Tags: experimental, listen


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