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Hip Hop Music Production – The Key to Creating a Good Track


Hip hop music production is not complicated. Like a recipe there are certain components that must be added into the track to make it complete and good. Some of these components are not essential but with them your track will be that much better and with all the components plus your own unique style of production you will be able to create a good track. So what are the components to a good hip hop beat?

Hip hop beats are constructed around two main parts; the actual beat and the vocals within. This may seem simple but the beat can be cut into smaller pieces:

  • The drum beat or loop
  • The bass-line
  • Orchestration

These three components make the instrumental good (like the recipe). It is advised that you do not cut anything out since the bass-line is the heart of you track, the orchestration makes it unique and the drum beat keeps everything in time and together.

The vocals are the other part of the track that many people leave out. It is OK to leave out the vocals as they are that bit you do not have to add to your recipe but with vocals added in you could create some really good music.

Hip hop music production is very popular so you have to try and create your own unique way of creating tracks and doing this you set yourself apart from the others. As you progress through music production experimenting with different things you will not only make you a lot better but it will give you that unique style so do not give up.

Source by James Pswarai

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Mitchel Turner



I’m a journalist from Oxford specializing in hip-hop and culture.