Just Blaze, Khrysis and Che Pope at the “Beatmaker Roundtable.” (Drew Gurian/Red Bull)
Last month, Native Instruments and Red Bull Music Academy put together a discussion panel called the “Beatmaker Roundtable.” The event took place in New York City during the Red Bull Music Academy Festival and featured influential hip-hop and R&B producers Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, and Che Pope. Thankfully, Native Instruments has now uploaded a video of the entire discussion to their YouTube channel.
While Jay Z collaborators Just Blaze and 9th Wonder are well-known in the hip-hop world, you might not have heard of Khrysis and Che Pope. Khrysis has engineered and produced for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Problem, and Talib Kweli and Pope has been head of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label since 2011. He’s also a Grammy-winning producer, having contributed to numerous projects, including The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The two-hour video contains a multitude of production and business wisdom, even if you’re not a Maschine user. We highly recommend watching it from start to finish, and if you can’t see it all in one sitting, break it up into pieces and watch them separately.
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