This weeks challenge is more a theme than a traditional sample/sample set homework but hopefully we should have some interesting results, read below and try to enter a beat if you can!
Homework 68 - Sell Out Week
Selling out is a weird thing, its often the first thing heads jump at when you are on to a money maker or even trying something out a bit more pop centered, thats not what we are here to debate!! we reckon a good producer can tow the line between making accessible material and staying to a core rugged hiphop sound (Primo / Cristina anyone??).
Even then theres still nothing wrong with "branching out" and thats what this homework is all about (pardon the tongue and cheek title).
So this week we want you guys to make that "Sell Out" beat, that one blap that'll catapult you into "super producer stardom", cue the fast cars & women, tax evasion and substance abuse...
We're after that beat that'd "get you discovered" and latch you on to that pop dough, lets see what you can come up with, you've got a few routes you can try some pop ish, some R&B stuff or the radio friendly hiphop banger....remember we aren't after you to do an impression we want you to still sound like you! just think of it as going for that broader sound!!
This week you have to craft a beat aimed at the commercial market; something youd expect to hear on the radio, you're allowed to cross genres into r&b/pop if you need to but try and keep the bounce!, sample or none sampled beats are all good, make something for the challenge though! (thats where the fun is) dont just send something you got laying about!! submit beats to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beats must reach us by Sunday 29th August to make the stream/beats player.
good luck....sell outs!