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MusicStudy: “Still Dre” Instrumental, produced by Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, & Mel-Man


A Grand Lesson in Stacking Changes Over Core Groove

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

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“Still Dre” instrumental, produced by Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, & Mel-Man

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual

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    without the rapping it’s unlistenable.
    i gave up after 64 bars and the piano quavers still hadn’t dropped out! shit should’ve dropped
    to just the d&b before then (well by beginning of second verse at latest) or at least had a couple of mutes/ruptures at cadence points…
    as for the strings and synth parts, i wouldn’t describe them as ‘changes’; rather they are additional layers.