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Rhythm Roulette: Mr. Porter [Video] [2017]


Rhythm Roulette: Mr. Porter [Video]

For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, MASS APPEAL met up with one of Detroit’s illest, Denaun Porter. As an original member of D12, Mr. Porter has played an instrumental role in Eminem’s career and the history of Shady Records. His time with Em goes all the way back to the MC’s 1996 debut, ‘Infinite,’ and Porter has handled many tracks over the years for the MC and his crew, D12. Let’s also not forget Porter’s work for G-Unit, because he was behind the beats for such classics as 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.” and the group’s “Stunt 101.” Other collaborators over the years include Busta Rhymes, Xzibit and Jadakiss.

Who knows where Em would be without Mr. Porter? As his trusted hypeman on tour, Porter truly knows how to turn it up a notch. And that is exactly what he did for this episode of Rhythm Roulette.

Making a daring leap in the history of RR, Porter remembers that when he was coming up, he only enough money for one record. So in that spirit, he took his chances and only pulled one piece of vinyl from Amoeba Music in Los Angeles.

He ended up with some soulful disco from 1977, a sound that most producers stay away from, but you’ll be surprised to see how he flipped it…into three different beats! Watch the full video above.

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Rhythm Roulette: Salaam Remi [Video] [2016]


Rhythm Roulette: Salaam Remi [Video]

For this edition of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal linked up with Salaam Remi.

Getting his first taste of studio work with Kurtis Blowe, Salaam Remi was destined to work with some of the greats like Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fugees (The Score), Ini Kamoze (“Here Comes The Hotstepper”), Jurassic 5, and more. He’s also worked on soundtracks for films like Office Space, Zoolander, The Departed, and Blood Diamond. He’s most recently been working with Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz, and Nitty Scott as No Panty.

After hitting up A-1 Records, Salaam ends up with George Faith’s Soulful, Danny La Rue in London, and The Who’s Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. Putting his faith in George Faith, he finds the backbone of his beat and then pulls some samples from the others. Joell Ortiz also makes a short cameo to comment on the work-in-progress beat

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Rhythm Roulette: Stro Elliot [Video] [2016]


Rhythm Roulette: Stro Elliot [Video]

For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with Stro Elliot. Stro is best known for his work as one half of the duo The Procussions, as well as his prolific career as a solo beatmaker. His beats blend classic hip hop and soul samples with hard hitting percussions. He’s worked with Soulection and will be releasing an instrumental album via House Shoes’ Street Corner Music imprint later this year.

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Rhythm Roulette: Thes One [Video] [2016]


Rhythm Roulette: Thes One [Video]

For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal headed to the studio with Thes One.

As part of the beloved west coast duo, People Under The Stairs, Thes One was responsible for some some of the underground hip hop’s smoothest Cali vibes.

Thes One walks out of the record shop with Orquesta Conexion Latina, Joanna Gardner’s self-titled album, and the Modern Jazz Quartet’s The Sheriff. He gets right to work with his notepad and equipment, ripping various parts of Joanna’s songs for the ultimate lounge music creation. He didn’t expect to find anything on the “shitty” record but found the drums and melody strictly from Ms. Gardner. Thes One set out to only use parts of the records for his beat (no added outside drums) and he prevailed. Watch him craft your next morning-routine theme song above.

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Dot Da Genius – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2016]


Dot Da Genius – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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Havoc – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2016]


Havoc – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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BINK! – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2016]


BINK! – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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9th Wonder – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2015]


9th Wonder – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Rhythm Roulette fans. While most of y’all don’t deserve shit the way you’ve been wilding in the comments sections this past year, we decided to let it slide and gift you with a new episode featuring the North Carolina legend 9th Wonder.
After linking up at The Record Krate in Raleigh, we joined 9th back at his studio to watch the master at work. With Charly McClain, Jermaine Jackson, and The Temprees at his disposal, the GRAMMY award-winning producer warmed up with a few quick flips before ultimately chopping up Lovemen. The final result was so crazy, Rapsody immediately hopped in the booth to bless it with a proper verse.

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“Rhythm Roulette” – Organized Noize [Video] [2015]


“Rhythm Roulette” – Organized Noize [Video]

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“Rhythm Roulette” – Sporting Life [Video] [2015]


“Rhythm Roulette” – Sporting Life [Video]

After a short break, we’re back with another episode of Rhythm Roulette, this time featuring Sporting Life. Sport switched up the flow of things, sampling from three cassette tapes instead of going for vinyl records. Needless to say, the results are ill. After finding a tiny part of a sample on an unidentifiable tape, Sport created a drum loop that channels the vibes of the late Koopsta Knicca’s music. From there, he layered drums into the beat and his own vocals drops, shouting out Wiki of Ratking, who makes an appearance in the episode as well.

Watch Sporting Life create gold out of old-ass cassette tapes in the player above.

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Oh No – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2014]


Oh No – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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Jonwayne – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2014]


Jonwayne – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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Cardiak – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2014]


Cardiak – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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DJ Babu – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2014]

DJ Babu – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]

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Apollo Brown – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video] [2014]


Apollo Brown – “Rhythm Roulette” [Video]