Illinois beatmaker, Bknapp, brings us the third installment of his video game remix series, SNES Beats. SNES Beats Vol. 3 was created by sampling tracks from games on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES, and combining them with hip-hop style beats.
Y.T. Cracker, one of nerdcore’s finest, released this album in 2009, and it still holds a spot on my iTunes. Thick and thoughtful lyrics mixed over top of tight beats sampling Chrono Trigger, this free album is a must-download.
Maintaining his baller-status, YT includes these spare liner notes:
shouts to the usual.
distribute at will.
all beats except magus’ theme produced by compromised and jc.
magus’ theme produced by euphonik.
album art by ry.
recorded and written in < 24 hrs stardate 20091020.
Stumbled Upon this website over the weekend. It’s put together by a fellow who calls himself HelpTheWretched. It’s a collection of Sound Effects, Samples and rips from a big collection of Zelda games. I recently grabbed some Link To The Past sounds for a beat I was working on. The sounds are all high-quality WAV files, kick ass. http://noproblo.dayjo.org/ZeldaSounds/
This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.