Beyonce’s “COWBOY CARTER” Full Features List And Known Production Credits

Overnight, Beyonce released her highly anticipated new country album COWBOY CARTER. She’s been generating hype for the project for months after first announcing it with a commercial during the Super Bowl. The album is technically a sequel to her 2022 effort RENAISSANCE but shift’s its sonic ambition to take on influences from the world of country music.

Fans have been breaking the album down all day, including identifying all of the collaborators heard throughout the record. On the feature side of things Beyonce secured headliners like Post Malone and Miley Cyrus. Elsewhere country music legends like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson are also involved. They’ve also realized that the album contains covers of songs from Dolly as well as The Beatles and Chuck Berry.

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Beyonce Unleashes “COWBOY CARTER”

Another thing fans are interested in is the albums production credits. While the full list of behind-the-scenes collaborators isn’t known yet it’s been trickling out all day. Check out all of the known producers who worked on the album below. What do you think of Beyonce’s new album “COWBOY CARTER?” What’s you favorite song on the record so far? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Production: DIXON
2. BLACKBIIRD (The Beatles Cover) (with Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, Tanner Adell and Tiera Kennedy)
Production: Beyonce, Ink, Dave Hamelin, Raphael Saadiq, Stuart White
4. PROTECTOR (with Rumi Carter)
Production: Mamii
6. SMOKE HOUR WILLIE NELSON (with Willie Nelson)
Production: Beyonce, Killah B, Nate Ferarro, Saadiq, White, Hit-Boy, Mariel Gomerez
9. DOLLY P (with Dolly Parton)
10. JOLENE (Dolly Parton Cover)
12. SPAGHETTI (with Linda Martell and Shaboozey)
14. SMOKE HOUR II (with Willie Nelson)
15. JUST FOR FUN (with Willie Jones)
16. II MOST WANTED (with Miley Cyrus)
Production: Ryan Tedder
17. LEVII’S JEANS (with Post Malone)
Production: Mamii
19. THE LINDA MARTELL SHOW (with Linda Martell)
20. YA YA
21. OH LOUISIANA (Chuck Berry Cover)
Production: D.A Got That Dope
26. SWEET HONEY BUCKLIN’ (with Shaboozey)
Production: Pharrell Williams
27. AMEN

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Erick Sermon Credits Dr. Dre For Changing His Approach To Making Music

Erick Sermon says working with Dr. Dre changed his approach to making music. Speaking with HipHopDX for a new interview, Sermon recalled getting in the studio with the legendary producer and learning that his writing process is entirely different than he was expecting.

“We go to Malibu. As soon as I press play, we do one record. I press play again, we do two records. I press play again, we do three records — in one night. The guys said, ‘Erick, we’ve been here for eight years, we ain’t never seen that before. Nobody has done what you did today.’ I put another beat on and he calls Snoop over. Snoop been working on the records that I did. Then I come back and Dre is working on the record that he rapped on. So I said, ‘Yo, let me rap on that. Let me do your style how you rhyme and how you put your records together.’”

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Erick Sermon Performs At The Essence Festival Of Culture

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JUNE 30: Erick Sermon performs on day 1 of the 2023 ESSENCE Festival Of Culture™ at Caesars Superdome on June 30, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

From there, Sermon says he pulled out a pen and paper to begin constructing rhymes, but someone told him they “don’t do that here.” He then recalled Smitty telling him: “Dre would say the cadence and then we would all say a rhyme, and then if the rhyme sounds good, then we put that down. So there’s no writing; it’s just 16 bars of whatever your freestyle may be.” Sermon added: “The process was something I had never seen before in my life and had never experienced in my life getting produced by somebody. It makes you not want to [write rhymes] no more. That method is undeniable. You can’t go wrong because you got a room of people that is agreeing with the line and if the line is not right then it doesn’t go. So everything is right… and my verse was spectacular.”

Erick Sermon Speaks On Working With Dr. Dre

Sermon is best known for his work in the hip-hop group EPMD. He’s also produced music for many renowned artists over the years. Be on the lookout for further updates on Erick Sermon on HotNewHipHop.

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Juicy J Reacts To Metro Boomin Beat With Project Pat Idea

Juicy J reacted with praise to a beat from Metro Boomin on Twitter, last week, suggesting that the producer get Project Pat to perform on it. “Project Pat would kill that,” he wrote with a fire emoji. Metro had been fielding ideas as to who would sound best over the beat. “Who do y’all hear on this?” he captioned the snippet.

Juicy’s post got followers of both artists excited at the idea. One user replied: “Yall gotta please Make it happen.” Another suggested: “We need a Project Pat x Metro Boomin tape asap.”

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Juicy J & Project Pat On “The Never Sober Tour”

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 12: (L-R) Project Pat and Juicy J attend Noisey Presents Juicy-J: The Never Sober Tour at Irving Plaza on March 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

While Metro might not have a collaborative project with Pat in the cards, he recently confirmed that he and Zaytoven have been in the studio together. He wrote on Twitter, last month: “Me and @zaytovenbeatz probably got 100 [fire emoji] beats by now. I got on here to ask you guys what artist should we do a tape with first but now I’m thinking maybe it should be a compilation tape of various artists over these masterpieces!” In another post, he added: “The sound of these beats me and @zaytovenbeatz make together are so unique like nothing my ears have ever heard before. I think we need a name as a production duo.. any ideas?” Check out Juicy J’s recent response to Metro below.

Juicy J Responds To Metro Boomin

In addition to working with Zaytoven, Metro will also likely be dropping his long-awaited collaborative album with Future in 2024. The rapper remarked that their project is “on the way” in a post on social media on December 23. Be on the lookout for further updates on Juicy J as well as Metro Boomin and his upcoming projects on HotNewHipHop.

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Kai Cenat Trashes Lil Baby’s New Song “350”

Kai Cenat recently reacted to Lil Baby’s new song “350” while streaming, and he wasn’t the most forgiving of critics. However, his main issue with the single doesn’t stem so much from a performance, lyrical, melody, or production standpoint. Rather, the Twitch giant noted that his beat sounded way louder than his actual vocals, leading to a muddy and unclear mix. He had to take a second to really make sure that he wasn’t just hearing nonsense in the Atlanta MC’s newest track. But the New York social media star didn’t hold back in his critique, although he probably didn’t hate the cut for what it was.

“I’m not even joking, the beat sounds louder than him,” Kai Cenat told his chat while reacting to Lil Baby’s “350.” “…What?! No, no, no, no, no, fire the producer, fire the producer. Bro, why is the beat louder? Oh, my fault, engineer, engineer.” Some fans agreed, others didn’t, but everybody could see eye to eye on their wariness for whether this will become an issue in his future material. After all, the “California Breeze” hitmaker recently told his followers that he’s “finishing up” his next album, so hopefully that holds more heat.

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Kai Cenat Reacts To Lil Baby’s “350”: Watch

Unfortunately for Lil Baby, this isn’t the first time that Kai Cenat negatively reviewed some of his new work while on stream. Previously, Kai had a hilarious reaction to his verse on Trippie Redd’s “FULLY LOADED” off of MANSION MUSIK, which also features Future. That time around, he had more issues to name with Baby’s performance and lyrical content. “What the f**k, bro?” the 22-year-old expressed after pausing the track. “You know my expectations is here,” he continued while holding his hand high above his head. “Did you just moan in the mic?”

Meanwhile, given that the two have linked up in the past, these are just opinions and not really meant to go in any malicious direction. Still, the 29-year-old also has other media endeavors on the way, including a guest spot on BMF‘s third season. Hopefully all these avenues and future artistry leads to some more amazing moments. With that in mind, stay logged into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Lil Baby and Kai Cenat.

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Metro Boomin 7 Best Beats

Metro Boomin’s production has defined a generation. In an era where producer tags have been memorized by listeners, Metro’s is one of the most recognizable. Most recently, clips from Metro’s appearance at the Red Bull Symphonic performance have gone viral. The orchestra accompanied him to perform multiple songs from his illustrious catalog. John Legend, Swae Lee, NAV, and Roisee also made appearances during the performance. His dedicated fans have always praised his cinematic and sonically layered production, so this performance felt long overdue.

Metro Boomin has done production for chart-topping artists like Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Migos and many more. He has also continued to make music with his day-one collaborators, like Future, Young Thug and 21 Savage. So far, he’s dropped two solo albums and several collab albums with a wide array of hip-hop’s finest. As Metro’s career has progressed, his sound has expanded. Originally known for creating catchy trap anthems, he has since elevated to a new level while maintaining the essence of trap music. His ability to bring eerie or grandiose-sounding melodies is one of his signature techniques. Sometimes, he even weaves in gospel samples to paint his soundscapes. In this list, we’ve gathered some of the best examples of his production style.

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“Jumpman” – Drake & Future (2015)

This was the first song with Metro’s signature “If young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gone shoot you” tag. Metro Boom’s production is all over Drake and Future’s collaborative project What A Time To Be Alive. This is the most popular song from that album and it received quadruple platinum certification by the RIAA. The song’s energetic hook and flows from both artists are a key reason for its success but Metro’s production plays a vital role too.

“Mask Off” – Future (2017)

Metro Boomin’s production of this song became a source of humor and praise at the same time. The track comes from Future’s 2017 self-titled album. It was the second single from the album and significantly more successful than the first single, “Draco.” The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified nine times platinum by the RIAA. The song’s lead flute melody quickly became an earworm and was just as popular as the song’s simplistic yet catchy hook.

Surrounded by trap drums, the song’s solemnly melancholic production creates an atmosphere that simultaneously combines feelings of hype, relaxation and reflectiveness. Amongst these emotions, Metro’s creativity remains at the center. He got the flute sample from “Prison Song” by Tommy Butler, a track from the soundtrack for the stage play Selma. The flute melody inspired other producers to do their take on the sound with tracks like Drake’s “Portland” and A$AP Rocky’s “Praise The Lord (Da Shine),” both released after “Mask Off.”

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“Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1” – Kanye West Ft. Kid Cudi & Kelly Price (2016)

Metro Boomin’s production joins forces with several other heavy hitter collaborators like Mike Dean, Rick Rubin and Kanye himself on this track. Noah Goldstein, Allen Ritter and DJ Dodger Stadium, legends in their own right, also contributed. The track comes from the “living, breathing changing creative expression” that was Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo. The song’s gospel sample intro precedes Metro’s iconic beat tag, providing a complete tonal shift. The gospel sample continues throughout the song and its blending with the other sounds of the production make it a truly special listen for many fans.

“Bad & Boujee” – Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert (2016)

Metro Boomin’s production undoubtedly helped transform this record into one of the most popular rap songs of modern times. His production on “Bad and Boujee” combines with production from G Koop and leans more into a glitzy sound as opposed to an eerie one. This lines up well with the lyrics which find Migos and feature Lil Uzi Vert speaking on their extravagant lifestyles. One surprising aspect of this song is how long it is, clocking in at almost six minutes long — a rarity for a radio single. Still, it reached the ears of people who previously did not listen to rap at all which only helped expand the fanbase of all the contributors to the track.

“Ric Flair Drip” – Offset & 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (2017)

This song captures core elements of Metro Boomin’s production. Like “Jumpman,” the eeriness of the production is present on the track but there’s still a certain accessibility to it. This song comes from his collab project with Offset and 21 Savage, Without Warning. The snappy bounce that Metro provided makes the song easy to dance to which the artists and Flair himself do in the music video. This sound may remind some listeners of the work of DJ Mustard, who was known for his snap and clap based club anthems. It also made some listeners think of the subgenre of snap music, which was popularized by Atlanta in the early 2000s.

“Superhero (Heroes and Villains)” – Metro Boomin Ft. Future & Chris Brown (2022)

The Metro Boomin production on this song is a testament to the cinematic and grandiose sound he has developed as his career has progressed. This is the second track from his second solo album, HEROES & VILLAINS. The entire album is full of seamless transitions like this, a testament to the intentional cinematic presentation Metro was going for with it. This track highlights Metro Boomin’s production by showcasing two beats in one song. The portion with Future features blaring trumpets that make Future sound like an ominous villain. Meanwhile, Chris Brown’s portion features no trumpets but a solemn yet still cinematic piano, practically making him sound like a hero. Metro’s ability to bring these two sounds into one track and paint a contrasting auditory picture of a hero and villain highlights his skill as a curator, composer, and producer.

“Runnin” – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (2020)

Metro Boomin’s production has been a large part of 21 Savage’s career since it began. This song comes from their collaborative album Savage Mode II and is the epitome of their collaborative sound. Metro Boomin’s production on this song features a dark piano melody and an eerie vocal loop. These aspects are commonplace in his work with 21 Savage and pair well with his dark lyrics. Multiple other trap artists have used this type of sound in their work but Metro’s techniques have taken it to a different level due to the way he layers his sounds together. He’s made the sound accessible to larger audiences without comprising key aspects of it.

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Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday 2” Production Credits: BNYX, Atl Jacob, Hollywood Cole & More

Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 is finally here, and the sonic pallet on display is definitely one of its most standout aspects. Whether you love it or hate it, its airy and dreamy presentation, accentuated by raw percussive elements and plenty of very direct samples and interpolations, fits quite well with the style that she’s going for performance-wise on this project. As such, we’re taking a look at the LP’s production credits. There were many talented beatmakers that went above and beyond on this sequel, and you can tell the effort that they put in to craft their material. Let’s see who could’ve been the key player here.

First off, the opener “Are You Gone Already” is produced by FINNEAS, as it’s a very generous sample of Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over.” As far as other big names, Boi-1da has a couple of credits on Nicki Minaj’s new album, namely “Needle” featuring Drake (a collab with YogiTheProducer) and “Pink Birthday” (with 116, Apollo Parker, and Fierce). Atl Jacob is anther big name, and probably the most dominant producer on this tracklist. He masterminded “FTCU,” “Fallin 4 U” (with DB!), “Let Me Calm Down” featuring J. Cole (with Hendrix Smoke and Kuji), and the single “Last Time I Saw You.

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Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2: Stream

Furthermore, that last track was a production collab between him, Alex Bak, Frankie Bash, TooDope!, and Hendrix Smoke. Surely we’ll keep finding things out about these beats as fans are unpacking the potential beef-inducing lyrics on Pink Friday 2. What did you think of this album’s production? Let us know in the comments section down below and check out the full credits down there, too. As always, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Nicki Minaj.

Production Credits
1. Are You Gone Already (FINNEAS)
2. Barbie Dangerous (Hollywood Cole, Tate Kobang, YG! Beats)
3. FTCU (Atl Jacob)
4. Beep Beep (Murda Beatz, OJ Finessey)
5. Fallin 4 U (Atl Jacob, DB!)
6. Let Me Calm Down (ft. J. Cole) [Atl Jacob, Hendrix Smoke, Kuji]
7. RNB (ft. Lil Wayne & Tate Kobang) [Dystinkt Beats, Tate Kobang, YG! Beats]
8. Pink Birthday (116, Apollo Parker, Boi-1da, Fierce)
9. Needle (ft. Drake) [Boi-1da, YogiTheProducer]
10. Cowgirl (ft. Louridz) [Dr. Luke]
11. Everybody (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) [DJ Smallz 732, Tate Kobang]
12. Big Difference (BoogzDaBeast, FNZ, Keanu Beats, Slade Da Monsta)
13. Red Ruby Da Sleeze (Cheeze Beatz, Go Grizzly)
14. Forward From Trini (ft. Skillibeng & Skeng) [Basbeats, Melio Sounds]
15. Pink Friday Girls (J Reid)
16. Super Freaky Girl (Aaron Joseph, Dr. Luke, Malibu Babie, Vaughn Oliver)
17. Bahm Bahm (Jess Carp, Tate Kobang)
18. My Life (Don Cannon, Sean Momberger)
19. Nicki Hendrix (ft. Future) [B Ham, Vincent “Life” Shaw]
20. Blessings (ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) [BNYX, Beau Nox, SADPONY]
21. Last Time I Saw You (Alex Bak, Atl Jacob, Frankie Bash, Hendrix Smoke, TooDope!)
22. Just The Memories (Bone Collector, Habib Defoundoux)

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50 Cent’s “Many Men” Producer Responds To His Criticism Of The Song

Six Figga Digga, who produced 50 Cent’s iconic Get Rich or Die Tryin’ single, “Many Men (Wish Death),” has responded to the rapper’s recent criticism of the song. During a recent interview, 50 labeled it his least favorite song of the 2003 project. Six Figga Digga responded to the take while speaking with TMZ on Tuesday.

“In my humble opinion, that was the point,” he said. “If you got a track like that, along with the other tracks that Dr. Dre did, then it’s not going to sound the same because I’m not Dr. Dre. Also, when it was done, it was a different frame of mind, a different way of thinking, so when you’re trying to blend those two things together, I can see that.”

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50 Cent Performs On The “Final Lap” Tour

MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 22: 50 Cent performs at Mediolanum Forum of Assago on October 22, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

“The worst song on that album, I would probably say is that ‘Blood Hound’ song,” he said. “To me, that’s the song, when you listen to it sonically, that’s the one that sticks out. At that time, the Southern influence was still taking over. I mean, he signed Young Buck because of his influence coming from, you know, that era of Juvenile and all of that type of sound. 50 was the one that was bringing the New York sound back, but with that ‘Blood Hound’ song, I feel like that was kinda catering to that audience that was happening at the time.”

Six Figga Digga Responds To 50 Cent

As for 50 Cent’s reasoning for choosing “Many Men (Wish Death)” as his least favorite Get Rich or Die Tryin’ track, he explained the take during an interview on The Rebecca Judd Show, earlier this week. He said: “‘Many Men’ was my least favorite at that point because musically we was in the boom-bap phase. We was in that hard-hitting intensity, the energy on the records, and it’s the slowest song on Get Rich or Die Tryin.’ And it’s now the tempo that the artists are rapping to. So the fast tempo, hard-hitting beats, that was that era, that time period. And the whole album had it.” Be on the lookout for further updates on 50 Cent on HotNewHipHop.

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Timbaland’s 7 Biggest Productions

Timbaland has created many timeless productions over the course of his decades-long career, and it looks like some new music is on the way. His musical journey began as one half of a rap duo but from the early ’90s onward, Timbaland went into music production. Since then he has released hit after hit with an array of renowned artists: from Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, and Madonna, to Jay-Z and even Björk.

His productions have since earned him the status of an icon, and Timbaland remains one of the most successful music producers of all time. Moreover, he boasts many chart-topping collaborations and successful solo albums like 2007’s 3x Platinum Shock Value, featuring hits like “Give It To Me,” “Apologize,” and “The Way I Are.” More recently, Timbaland gained recognition when he co-founded the influential Verzuz series with Swizz Beatz, an online Hip Hop battle that burgeoned into a cultural phenomenon during the pandemic in 2020. Nonetheless, Timbaland will always be revered for his awesome productions Here are seven of them that have withstood the test of time. 

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7. “Pony”- Ginuwine (1996)

Ginuwine’s debut single, “Pony” came before his album Ginuwine… The Bachelor. Nevertheless, it is by far one of the most iconic in the collection. “Pony” was also a monumental hit, both commercially and critically. It remains among the greatest R&B tracks ever recorded and is hailed as a Timbaland classic. Furthermore, this track marked a significant milestone for Timbaland, becoming one of his earliest acclaimed R&B productions. “Pony” peaked at the sixth spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, it secured the second spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.

6. “The Way I Are”- Timbaland Ft. Keri Hilson (2007)

“The Way I Are” was a part of the successful Shock Value album. By the mid-2000s, Timbaland was already synonymous with stellar productions, and this song became a hit in no time. Keri Hilson featured on the song, which was co-written with Danja, The Clutch, and Candice Nelson. “The Way I Are” hit the third spot on the  Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, it was a commercial juggernaut, selling over three million units. This track became Timbaland’s second top-five single and his second-longest-running single in the country, following “Apologize.”

5.  “Cry Me A River”- Justin Timberlake (2002)

This epic ballad by Justin Timberlake was a passionate exploration of the complexities of a turbulent breakup. Co-written by Timbaland, the soulful beat and polished production led to the song being a massive hit. The track soared to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, securing a Grammy win for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2004. Internationally, “Cry Me A River” earned a Song Of The Year nomination at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards. One of his biggest productions to date, Timbaland’s futuristic production contributed greatly to the song’s sexy appeal. Furthermore, his artistic collaboration with Timberlake cemented “Cry Me A River” as one of the biggest hits of the 2000s.

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4. Work It”- Missy Elliott (2002)

Timbaland’s production work for Missy Elliott has birthed Hip Hop gems, especially the iconic single “Work It.” Debuting on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 75 on September 14, 2002, it swiftly climbed the chart, claiming the Airplay Gainer status in its second and third weeks at numbers 42 and 24, respectively. Within five weeks, it stormed into the top ten, peaking at number 8. It also held the number 2 spot for ten weeks, topping the Billboard Hot R&B/HipHop Songs chart for five weeks and earning a Grammy nod for Best Rap Song.

3. “Try Again”- Aaliyah (1996)

The futuristic productions of Timbaland broke the glass ceiling in the 2000s. Aaliyah’s “Try Again was originally part of the Romeo Must Die soundtrack until it emerged as a standalone hit. A major reason for that was the song’s captivating intro, which was a sample of Timbaland’s rendition of Eric B & Rakim’s “I Know You Got Soul.” Aaliyah clinched a 2001 Grammy nod for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance with the track, recognized for both critical acclaim and commercial triumph. Dominating the Billboard Hot 100, it hit a milestone, when it rose to number one solely through airplay.  

2. “Promiscuous”- Nelly Furtado (2006)

Timbaland did not only produce Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous,” he also appeared in the music video as quite the charming figure. The song was a successful single from Furtado’s album Loose. “Promiscuous” also earned Best Pop Single of the Year at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. Debuting at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2006, it reached number one on July 8, marking Furtado’s first chart-topper. Moreover the single held the peak position for six weeks. It was also certified platinum by the RIAA for over a million digital sales.

1. “Sexyback”- Justin Timberlake (2006)

Featured on the successful album FutureSex/LoveSounds, this collaboration between Timbaland and Justin Timberlake remains one of the former’s most innovative and eclectic productions to date. “SexyBack” quickly rose to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, reigning for an impressive seven weeks after its release. The single also won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording and earned Justin Timberlake the People’s Choice Award for Favorite R&B song. Furthermore, he earned the Male Artist of the Year award at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.


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Conway The Machine & J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Working On New Project, Erik Ortiz Confirms

Conway The Machine is reportedly working on a new album that will be entirely produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. Member Erik “Rook” Ortiz confirmed the plans during an interview with HipHopDX on Monday.

“We can do it all, we can carry a whole album and we can make it sound phenomenal,” Ortiz began. “Next up for us is Conway The Machine. We’re doing that whole album with Conway. We’re in talks with a lot of other artists right now to do their whole albums. I can’t really say right now, but some really, really cool big names. But you should expect that from us — whole albums, whole projects from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and it should be fun, man.”

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Conway The Machine Attends “Won’t He Do It” Release Party

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 04: Conway The Machine attends “Won’t He Do It” Album Release on May 04, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The comments from Ortiz come after the production duo worked with Jeezy on his upcoming double album, I Might Forgive…But I Don’t Forget. That project is scheduled to drop on Friday, November 3. He added: “And so Jeezy’s is [our] first foray into full-album territory [they’ll be handling one half of the double album]. I think Hit-Boy knocked it out the park with Nas and he set the blueprint, and I’m glad that we can offer up something really cool like this.”

As for Jeezy’s album, Ortiz says it will handle “very mature” subjects. “As you work on the album, y’know, you start talking about life, talking about music, experience and all that,” he said. “So it just became more songs and more songs and more songs, and then one day, [Jeezy] was like, ‘Y’know what? This gon’ be a double album.’ [The album is] very mature. He opens up about a lot of subjects — some things people might be curious about or never even knew about him. It’s very meticulously put together.” The album arrives after the release of Jeezy’s recent memoir, Adversity For Sale: Ya Gotta Believe.

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Best Beat-Making Software 2023

In music production, the right tools can make all the difference. As we journey into 2023, let’s explore the top three beat-making software programs shaping the industry. These programs are the secret weapons behind the beats that get our feet tapping and heads nodding. From amateur bedroom producers to Grammy-winning hitmakers, these three programs are the ultimate toolkit for creating the perfect beat.

Ableton Live

First on our list is Ableton Live. Known for its user-friendly interface and intuitive design, Ableton Live is a favorite among both beginners and seasoned professionals. The software’s unique session view allows for non-linear beat arrangement, making it easy to experiment with different arrangements and create unique beats.

Ableton Live boasts a range of built-in instruments and high-quality effects, allowing you to add different elements to your beats and bring them to life. The software also supports third-party plugins, providing endless possibilities for customization. Ableton Live’s “warping” feature allows you to change the tempo or pitch of a sample without affecting its overall timing, making it easy to incorporate samples from other songs into your tracks. Further, Ableton Live is also great for live performances. Its session view allows real-time switching between different parts of your beat, making it perfect for DJs and live electronic musicians.

FL Studio For Beat-Making

Next up is FL Studio, also known as Fruity Loops. FL Studio is known for its intuitive interface and a wealth of advanced features. The software’s step sequencer allows for a quick beat layout, and the piano roll editor enables the creation of custom melodies and chord progressions. Additionally, FL Studio comes with various built-in instruments and sound effects, and it supports several file formats, making it easy to import samples and loops from other sources. The software is also compatible with most MIDI controllers, allowing you to use it with your favorite hardware. With its comprehensive features and flexibility, FL Studio is a great choice for anyone looking to get into beat-making.

GarageBand For Beat-Making

An Apple iPad showing a screen from Apple’s GarageBand app, photographed during a studio shoot for Tap Magazine, November 24, 2011. (Photo by David Caudery/Tap Magazine via Getty Images)

At number three, we have GarageBand, a free digital audio workstation (DAW) for Apple devices. Despite being free, GarageBand is a powerful tool for creating beats. The software’s user-friendly interface and built-in loops and sounds make it easy for beginners to get started. GarageBand also supports many third-party plugins, allowing you to expand the software’s capabilities. The software also includes a drum machine designer and a built-in MIDI editor, providing a wide range of tools for fine-tuning your beats. GarageBand also makes it easy to share your beats with others, making it a great choice for collaborative projects.

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