What's up everybody! Just a quick message. We will be relaunching AllHipHop.com with the goal of keeping the community front and center. I have worked with Jamal and select moderators, to make sure The Illl Community's needs are being addressed as we evolve. We are encouraging you to use the new platform.

We will NOT be closing the current community, but we will be porting user data over to the new system over time, so please get used to using the new community!

We will be working on it every single day until it's exactly what you want!

Please feel free to join now, test, as we are in beta:



waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of SelfOn The Road to ZionPosts: 9,404 ✭✭✭✭✭
Like i knew it was Kanye return to black album is straight soul samplin, trying to get that old thing back, huh YE

'It's old-school, epic Heatmakerz, like soul music at its best,' Rsonist tells MTV News of his work on 'Ye's upcoming LP.

Sounds like Kanye West is making a soulful return to his sonic roots. Yes, Yeezy has spread his musical wings past the swift soul samples he used to make his name in the early 2000s with tracks like Hov's "Izzo" and Twista's "Overnight Celebrity." Now, the G.O.O.D. Music leader just may be making a return to the type of tunes that made him famous.

Kanye West Reached Out To Rsonist For The Heatmakerz Sound
"I got a record on Kanye's new project that I guess he's been working on for a minute now," Heatmakerz producer Rsonist told MTV News. "Anybody that's familiar with Heatmakerz, it's old-school, epic Heatmakerz, like soul music at its best. Kanye reached out to us because he wanted that old Heatmakerz sound."

In his early days West's signature was a soulful-yet-speedy sound where he'd raise the pitch on old-school samples like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes "I Miss You" and the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" to make new hits for Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Record label. Kanye didn't invent the sound, nor was he the only one doing it, but he certainly popularized it. The Heatmakerz, a successful New York production outfit, were also making similar styled beats producing for Cam'ron's Diplomats ("I'm Ready," "Dipset Anthem") and Lil Wayne ("Receipt"). Most recently, Rsonist and the Heatmakerz collaborated with Bronx, New York, MC Fred the Godson on his new Contraband mixtape.

Yeezy has added other sounds to his production palette. On his 2005 album Late Registration, West partnered with noted musician Jon Brion and included more live instrumentation in his music, and then with 2008's 808s & Heartbreak, he began to experiment with Auto-Tune and more melodic arrangements. There is no telling where Kanye's audio will go on his upcoming sixth solo LP, but according to Rsonist, for at least one track, we'll get a glimpse of the old 'Ye. "We all came up together during the whole Jay-Z Roc-A-Fella era and all that so yeah, it's typical Heatmakerz," he described. "Old-school soul music. It's dope."
Your best rapper saying 'YES, MASSA', when they beat 'em - HELL RAZAH

nj2089StoneColdMikeyBobOblahfortyacresMeesteriron man1jonoCJDMTxTHCplaymaker88Mr.LVLebong JamesNoCanadiansEHKing Lee MrCrookedLetterBetaunspoken_respectBreezy_KilroyTonyDubbzbuttuh_bFyHunnitpeagle05Disciplined InSightAnd_So_It_Burnseternal soldieralmighty breezeTrueraPPKINGECrooster_cogburnvictory_kidOGClarenceBoddickerearth two supermanWild Self[Deleted User]Premeer


Sign In or Register to comment.