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September 2, 2009 5:46 AM   Subscribe

Free Beats. Classic Beats. Lost Beats.
posted by cashman (20 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Red Beets
posted by b1tr0t at 5:59 AM on September 2, 2009


Love the free beats. If you're wondering (like I was, the Classic Beats song is "Run This Town" by Jay-Z himself.
posted by dearsina at 6:27 AM on September 2, 2009


That Jay-Z commercial is pretty good. But what the hell's Rhapsody?
posted by box at 6:27 AM on September 2, 2009


Free Beats was fun, and I'm going to enjoy exploring The Lost Beats.

I remember trying to MC over my Casio's bossa nova beat when I was a kid, after I heard Run DMC's King of Rock album. That was awkward. It was like I was pre-proto-hipster, but decided against it.
posted by elmer benson at 6:37 AM on September 2, 2009


Lucky thing you decided against it, or you might've become M. Doughty.
posted by box at 6:58 AM on September 2, 2009


Huh, was that Reggie Watts at about 1:20 in the Free Beats link?

(If you haven't seen the video I just linked to, you owe it to yourself to watch. Good job, Young American.)
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 7:00 AM on September 2, 2009


Purdie beats, Part 1 and Part 2.
posted by SteelyDuran at 7:35 AM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bonus!: Ghost beats.
posted by SteelyDuran at 7:37 AM on September 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Deadbeats: AIG, BofA
posted by Artful Codger at 8:35 AM on September 2, 2009


Okay, I think the "Free Beats" link just restored my faith in humankind. Seriously, I really want to hug everyone in that.
posted by Skot at 8:40 AM on September 2, 2009


"Bonus!: Ghost beats. "

that is awesome
posted by sloe at 8:51 AM on September 2, 2009


Steve Gadd:

Aja beats, partly 'splained.
Tight beats.
Basic beats.
Beats in the pocket.
Fast beats.
posted by SteelyDuran at 9:22 AM on September 2, 2009


Free beats was awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 9:28 AM on September 2, 2009


Ghost Beats is some of the coolest instrument work I've seen. That's so great.
posted by odinsdream at 9:34 AM on September 2, 2009


I should note that I was inspired to track down Bernard Purdie and Steve Gadd videos because of Aja DVD, which is chock full of greatness, like Rick Marotta and Chuck Rainey talking about the drum/bass groove on Peg. Truly inspiring stuff, especially when you see how happy everyone looks, especially Bernard Purdie chortling with glee and he builds up his grooves from parts right before your eyes, and everything is revealed, yet it's still magical. Great stuff.
posted by SteelyDuran at 9:43 AM on September 2, 2009


Build your own (dub) beats.
posted by googly at 11:24 AM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


yes, 2or3whiskeysodas, that was the incredibly strange reggie watts...
posted by artof.mulata at 11:46 AM on September 2, 2009


That free beats video is fun, but I have it on good authority that 90% of the rappers are plants.
posted by hellbient at 11:57 AM on September 2, 2009


Oh that was inordinately pleasing. Kawaii!!!
posted by kaspen at 12:23 PM on September 2, 2009


I possess the perfect beat.
posted by Eideteker at 9:06 AM on September 3, 2009


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