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Showbiz Plays Beats, Talks Music with DJ Premier

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Video Gives Window into Showbiz’ Programming

Video via A/V Preneurs; posted by Amir Said (Sa’id)

In this video, Showbiz and DJ Premier chop it up about music and beats. Conversation isn’t too in-depth, still listen closely, as some jewels are dropped. But the real gem of this video is the footage of Showbiz playing his drum sounds; you can see exactly how he assigns his primary drum sounds on his Akai MPC 2500 pads. Next week, I will cover pad assignment more extensively.

For educational purposes…

SHOWBIZ PLAYING BEATZ! W/ DJ PREMIER

SHOWBIZ PLAYING BEATZ! W/ DJ PREMIER from A/V PRENEURS on Vimeo

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