Redman and Tracklib want to find the next super producer in their new Beat Battle Competition.
Tracklib, the world’s first and only service for quickly finding and legally clearing samples, and Redman, living rap legend and founding member of Def Squad, are on the lookout for the next super producer lucky enough to end up working on a new Redman banger. Beginning today through October 1, Redman and Tracklib will begin accepting submissions for the Tracklib Beat Battle Competition.
"I want a FIRE beat using a Tracklib sample,” said Redman. “I don't care if it's R&B, pop, rap, club. We are scouring the planet to find the next super producer and you could be that person. But if I'm not getting that ugly face, we ain't listening to it.” Redman's entire video statement can be found here.
The emcee, actor, producer, inexhaustible live performer, and founding member of Def Squad is eight studio albums deep. Plus four collaborative albums with Erick Sermon and Method Man respectively, and a ton of guest appearances with legends like MC Eiht, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Gorillaz, and countless others.
Tracklib is the world’s first and only digital platform for legally clearing samples, solving a big problem in the music industry: a vast majority of all sampling is done illegally because of the complexities and high cost usually involved with sample clearance. Tracklib’s extensive library consists of over 100,000 original recordings—everything from Mozart to Isaac Hayes—and can be licensed for sampling for as little as $50. For more information, visit www.tracklib.com.
Interested producers can make a beat using any sample from Tracklib. Jazz, funk, music from one of the Tracklib-curated collections, flip children's songs or go punk, explore one of the recent additions by exotica pioneer Les Baxter or reggae/dub legends Sly & Robbie. Anything is allowed as long as the song contains one or more Tracklib samples.