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Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:46 am

STBB #750

so a friend just informed me that one of his favorite rappers had passed away..

Biz Markie R.I.P.


in light of that happening I thought we could use some of his material for this week's challenge

I've put the keys to Just a Friend in there
and the track with the drumbreak of Young Girl Bluez
some Jay Dilla drums to sweeten it up a lil'


flip the keys and use the drumbreak somehow
outside everything allowed.. other musical samples too as long as you don't get carried away
Biz Markie raps up to 4 lines. no whole aca's.. unless you wanna record a fresh rap on the subject yourself

have fun!

pz Joa


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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:50 am

a friend with a good ear and sense of music told me the tutorial player played it undynamically and pressed..

if you want you may play the keys yourself or find an alternative version.
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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:07 am

Added a lil bass and a lil move thanks to joa advice ! Peace
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Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:56 am

just use the samples, the dilla drumkit , put some snare of course, I put a bass on keys on the second part. All others sounds are from the just a friend tutorial,I chop it , put some fx on the first part on , and put the pitch on + twenty eight on the second. Then I have cut some vocals chops from the biz of course. Peace
- drumbreak is on the first part)
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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:26 pm

I used the keys as the main sample for chops and the acapella of "just a friend" on some parts.
The spanish track was tough to include so i just isolated the snare from it and layered it.
Not finally happy with the bass and some details but as I won´t find more time this week - let´s turn it up for the Biz

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Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:04 pm

Used the drum break to get the groove,layered some drums, samples the tutorial and used it to figure out the chord progression and the melody, played a simple bassline, Biz vocals on top. I'm pretty happy how it turned out. Hope you enjoy
RIP Biz Markie


Listen to STBB # 750 BiZ Markie Tribute by Elev8te on #SoundCloud
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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:33 pm

Yo what's up Peps?

Cooked this up tonight.

Chopped up the drum break, Pitched it down by -2
I also added some other bits from the drum break sample.
Made some drums and loops with the chops
Chopped up the first part of the Keys. Pitched it up +1.
I also added some out side bass.

hope this is okay,
None Entry of one my favourite Skateboarder's Rapping. :D

R.I.P Biz

:salute: :vulcan: :peace:
Peace Mox
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Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:54 am

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Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:58 pm

Hey All, I remember being so excited that I was able to record the Just a Friend video on VHS back in the day. I love the chorus when he is dressed up like Mozart and throws of his cape. I wish more artists had a sense of humor sometimes. Everybody is so serious. Lighten up man. Hope all are well.

Peace, Hugh
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Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:33 pm

Super Biz. The biggest and baddest of them all. R.I.P. big man. Used Joa's samples, sampled some of biz, for extra respect.

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Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:18 pm

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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:41 pm

Hey Ya'll,

Glad to be back after taking some time to work on my latest tape..
I gotta credit Joa for dragging me out for this one- we had a plan to collab but he ended up being busy so I whipped this up last min
Hope you dig it- it's all about BIZ.

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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:35 pm

I've been listening to too much Blue Sky Black Death :lol:
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Re: STBB #750 BIZ

Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:12 pm

am I today for the Party?

Here is my joint:

Did quiet a lot, flipped the tutorial Piano, flipped the drumbreak sample (the beginning of it) added some other samples, made the drums entirley with the drums from the package
played the rhodes, bassline and some filter automation
the acapella is from studda step

Enjoy :)

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