Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck and Tracklib have announced they are collaborating to produce an album entirely with Tracklib samples. They are leaving one spot open for an aspiring beatmaker to complete the album alongside the rest of the top-tier team. Producers are invited to make a flavorful beat using any sample from Tracklib, and the winning beat will be selected by Inspectah Deck himself. The winning producer also gets studio time with Inspectah Deck along with full writing credit and compensation.
Tracklib will hook the winner up with a flight to New York and accommodations there.
To enter this Beat Battle you have to make a beat using any sample from Tracklib. Funk, jazz, psych rock, several stems – anything goes, as long as the song clearly contains a Tracklib sample.
How to Get Started?
If you're new to Tracklib, they are the first and only record store for sampling. They have almost 100,000 previously released songs available for sampling which have been used by some of the biggest producers and artists in the world, for example on J.Cole's double-platinum single MIDDLE CHILD.
You can easily search by genre, year of release, bpm, song key etc in our tracks section. Each song is $2 to download and you can clear the sample for release for as little as $50. You can read more about how Tracklib works here.
What Are the Rules?
The competition is open until May 31. Winners will be notified during the summer of 2019.
- All beats need to contain a sample from Tracklib that is clearly distinguishable.
- Sample a song from any Tracklib song category (A, B or C).
- The beats can only contain Tracklib samples and royalty-free sounds. Nothing else that needs to be cleared.
- You can submit as many entries as you want as long as they follow the rules.
How to Enter?
Only entries that follow these exact rules are eligible:
- Send beats to firstname.lastname@example.org mp3 files (max size 10mb).
- Send only one beat per email.
Text in the email should only be this:
- Producer(s) name.
Link to Tracklib song sampled:
- Personal URL (Website / IG / Soundcloud / et cetera).
- Post this photo to your Instagram, hashtag #tracklib and tag 2 producer friends.
What Are the Prizes?
Winning producer will get:
- A placement on Inspectah Deck's new album.
- Writing credits and publishing on the song.
- Flights and accommodation for three days in New York, U.S.A.
- To record the song with Inspectah Deck in the studio.
5 runner-ups each will each receive:
- One Category C Sample License from Tracklib.
- One Hundred Tracklib download credits.
- A shout-out from Inspectah Deck himself.
For any other questions email Tracklib support.