• Drake Collaborator Smoke Dawg Killed In Shooting

    Drake Collaborator Smoke Dawg Killed In Shooting

    July 9, 2018 Penny

    Another rapper shot dead Tributes have begun to flow in following news of the death of up and coming Canadian rapper, Smoke Dawg. This is the second high-profile music scene shooting of recent times, following the death of XXXtentacion last month. Smoke Dawg’s family and many fellow rappers paid tribute to the rising star after…

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  • P. Soul Traktrain

    How Did You Get Your Placement Ep. 6 P. SOUL

    July 3, 2018 traktrain

    P. Soul, producer of the song “Slipknot” & “Infinity 888 ft. Joey Badass” for xxxtentacion + “can you rap like me” for Trippie Redd, tells us the story on how he got those instrumentals to them. Where are you from and current location? Spent the first 6 years of my life living in Antigua (caribbean)…

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  • XXXTentacion Predicted His Funeral in Recent "SAD!" Video

    XXXTentacion Predicted His Funeral in Recent SAD! Video

    July 2, 2018 Penny

    Posthumous release After Jahseh Onfroy, known as XXXtentacion passed, his music video “Sad” released. He is an American rapper remembered for his free-thinking spirit. The eerie coincidence “Sad” is a representation of X killing himself in the metaphorical and trying to correct his wrongs. Death gave him the power to spread positive energy to the…

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  • 'Testing' Release Date Announced By A$AP Rocky

    Testing Release Date Announced By A$AP Rocky

    June 21, 2018 Penny

    ‘Testing’ Release Date from A$AP Rocky Announced alongside Under Armour Partnership It has been a big year for Harlem’s own rap superstar A$AP Rocky. After teasing fans with an album drop for the past few months, the musician finally unveiled the cover art for his upcoming studio project ‘Testing’ following a live performance of his…

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  • Traktrain + Splice

    Splice collaboration

    May 30, 2018 traktrain

    The Traktrain Channel On Splice Is Now Live At Traktrain we know how important the right collaborations are. We see the value of them every day when artists use our platform to connect with beat makers, we see it within our community when producers work on projects together and share feedback, and we see it…

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  • Chance the Rapper Gives Commencement Speech, Accepts Honorary Doctorate

    Chance the Rapper Gives Commencement Speech, Accepts Honorary Doctorate

    May 29, 2018 Penny

    Dillard University recently welcomed the 25-year-old rapper with open arms, giving him an honorary doctorate after his commencement speech to the class of 2018. Recognition beyond just music Chance the Rapper is best known for his music, but also is an outspoken advocate for social change, reform, and helping communities of all backgrounds reach their…

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  • How Did You Get Your Placement Ep. 3 - Shoki [Ugly God]

    How Did You Get Your Placement Ep. 3 Shoki (Ugly God)

    May 21, 2018 traktrain

    Shoki, producer of the song “Bitch where my hug at” for Ugly God, tells us the story on how he got that instrumental to him. Whats your name and where are you from? My name is Orion also known as shoki, and I’m a producer from Decatur, Alabama. Who have you worked with? I have…

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  • How Did You Get Your Placement - Micah Weston

    How Did You Get Your Placement Micah Weston Ep. 2

    May 15, 2018 traktrain

    Micah Weston, producer of the song “Burnin” on Mike WiLL Made-It’s album Ransom 2, tells us the story on how he got that instrumental to him. What’s Your Name? Micah Weston Who have you worked with? Andrea of Ear Drummer Records and Wan Geez of YFP How exactly did you get these artist to hear…

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  • Post Malone Dethrones Beatles and J Cole With Billboard Record

    Post Malone Dethrones Beatles and J Cole With Billboard Record

    May 15, 2018 Penny

    Post Malone’s Incredible Success Billboard recently reported that Post Malone’s chart-topping new album Beerbongs & Bentleys has continued its monstrous success, with nine top 20 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. The previous record was a tie between The Beatles and rapper J. Cole. Each previously had six top 20 records. As if one record…

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  • Quicktip for correct processing

    Quicktip for correct processing

    May 10, 2018 miscinc

    Processing takes place at all stages of your production. Whether it’s sound design, mixing or mastering, you’ll at some point throw an EQ or a compressor on your track. While the following tip is pretty basic it’s overseen by many producers. Keep the input leveled with the output When you process your sound just keep…

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