Downtown Classy

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Downtown Classy

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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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Sample Facts

Artist: Taurus M. James (ASCAP)
Album: Westward
Released: 2006
Writer: Taurus M. James
Label: ITNOJ Music
Producer: Taurus M. James


vocal, instrumental, remix, a capella, minimal, sample flip

MUSIC Use Suggestions

exercise, fitness, running, dancing, party, background, commercial, advertisement, ads, road trip


94bpm (Medium 81bpm - 110bpm)

MUSIC Themes

world, international, wild west, nature, horror, relation, shopping, fashion, party, sports, 1920s, american history, tropical, kids, sci-fi, technology, 1960s, biker, punks, high class, , religious, holidays, farm, rural, fantasy, movies, christmas, entertainment, showbix, 1950s, places, 1970s, education, action, mystery, crime, las vegas, 1980s, martial arts, runnung, fitness, driving, road trips


abstract, repetitive, robotic, mechanical, scientific, futuristic, sparse, atmospheric, ambient, dreamy, elegant, graceful, ethereal, heavenly, hypnotic, lush, magical, panoramic, pastoral, shimmering, swirling, trippy, builds, grows, busy, catchy, dramatic, adventurous, angry, dangerous, dark, eerie, haunting, evil, sinister, fearful, mean, tough, mysterious, ominous, paranoid, scary, stealthy, strange, weird, suspenseful, uneasy, earthy, organic, emotional, anticipation, anxious, childlike, demure, disappointed, heartwarming, introspective, lonely, nostalgic, reflective, poignant, sentimental, thoughtful, energetic, aggressive, driving, lively, hi-energy, rowdy, urgent, wild, frantic, erotic, naughty, raunchy, sexy, fun, comical, humorous, drunken, whimsical, insistent, Positive, optimistic, bright, carefree, happy, joyful, inspirational, uplifting, satisfied, contented, upbeat, punchy, quirky, relaxed, laid back, lazy, peaceful, calm, romantic, passionate, sensual, tender, sad, depressing, melanchoiy, melodramatic, strong, anthemic, bold, confident, determined, epic, majestic, noble, dignified, patriotic, powerful, sophisticated, victorious


brass, bugle, french horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, horn section, big bamd, brass band, drumline, marching band, rock band, symphonic band, drums, percussion, guitar, bass, world guitar, lute, dulcimer, keyboard, harpsichord, organ, piano, orchestra, hits, stabs, reeds, woods, wooswinds, accordion, bassoon, clarinet, english horn, flute, oboe, piccolo, recorder, saxophone, badpipes, didgeridoo, duduk, strings, cello, celtic harp, fiddle, harp, pissicato, viola, violin, upright bass, string section, synth, synthisizer, vocal, a capella, beat box, chikd, chanting, choir, gregorian chant, opera, scat, male, female, vocoder, whispering

Keywords: Downtown Classy, hip-hop, beat, orchestra, flutes, East Coast, moody instrumental, instrumental music, moody instrumental music, rap to this

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"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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"Faithful" sample flip piano music- Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Faithful is a sample flip piano beat for a dance party. This is also a great story rap beat for rap artists.

This is another sample flip piano beat,

Made for Dreamer Moody instruMental Music Collection

Dreamer | Sample Flip Piano Music | Moody instruMental Music

The mood changes a bit in this one from a smooth type groove to a hard, driving, aggressive piece.

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Genre(s): Hip-hop, Beats
Mood(s): Suspense, Creep
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 95 BPM
Other Descriptions: bangin' beat

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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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Mountains (no piano)

This is the original beat that I created that inspired the track Mountains found in the Smooth James collection.

This is a nice reflective track.



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What People Are Saying

B. - germany

you are really talented greetz from germany

Judy &Curtis Price - USA

We are so proud of you and all that you do. It is good to know that God gets the Glory in all you do.
We are looking forward to the day that we will be able to do something.
I am working on a couple of things.
One being 'The woman, The Baby, The Word' It is deep.
Looking forward to hearing great things
from you.
Love to the family
Momma Judy & Curt

Uprightvideo - na

I sent you a message a while back but never got a response. You are probably the main reason I gave up my Mpc 2500 and went with Reason and the Mpd 32....I'm still making music with the combo....thanks Taurus. :-)

Dj Sergio - Poland

Oh men!! Your Exodus is a really good track!! great beat.......piano.... fantastic.......tell me where you will be have more tracks on your site...

Jonathan Ustin - na

Completely answered my question. Great demonstration of your work process. Really tight beat too. Thanks much.?

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