Kid Tsu

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beat Talk

I find myself unable to relate to the current crop of producers in Perth and around the world... I fail to understand how you can have Pete Rock or Diamond D as one of your "influences", yet you make utter trash with bad sounding, pirated midi synths, and overly clean sounding drums kits. If you studied how these guys made their music, it's based on creative sampling. If you're intent on creating your own melodies... why not choose the sounds that are natural sounding... not these crappy sounding synthesizers.

I fear hip hop, like real hip hop, is gonna disappear as these terrible producers are becoming popular. The art of true beat making is becoming lost.

I entered a "beat battle" in Perth a few years back... and lost my round to one of these type of producers. No changes in the beat... nothing sampled... bad synths and was completely dumbfounded. I dont take these competitions too seriously, but i was really suprised by how normal it was for all the beatmakers to get away with such trash and it to be totally acceptable. I put mad effort into chopping this loop and totally rearranging it into something dope... how could the judges not hear that? I made it obvious by playing the original loop then playing my arrangement... anyway... it's not the losing im upset about... it's the way i see things going, that upsets me...

I'm unshaken in my view of how to make hip hop... my hip hop... i know what these cats before me have done... so i know how to do my thing now... real hip hop, in my view, was pioneered by your marley marls, your pete rocks, dj premier, large professor, diamond d, buckwild to name but a few.. their path is the path i choose to follow... not this other bullshit i keep hearing all around me...

you gotta know your records, or have some sort of understanding... you gotta know soul, funk and jazz... the genres hip hop came from... otherwise you're just making bullshit... for further explanation of this, check my other blog The Art Of Making Beats...


Kid Tsu

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Headbop Music


The underground indie label famous for putting out Yesh and Wee Bee Foolish.. established in 1998 by Mike Swift, "Pocho" Almodovar and Yesh...

Headbop Music an indie hip hop label started in Brooklyn NY and now is world wide.
At Headbop Music we represent the true essence of hip hop we believe In Putting out quality music and we stay away from the gimmicks that have ruined the culture.
We are always looking for hard working artist that want a chance to be heard if you would like to speak to the owner contact him at

They were responsible for putting out Wee Bee Foolish's LP... Brighton Beach Memoirs plus a host of other 12"s...

They have just added me as a partner to the label, and we will be releasing my full length debut "The Chase" ... stay tuned...


It is now out! You can get some free downloads from THE CHASE here!


Kid Tsu

Hulk Hogan.... We Comin' For You N*ggah!!

Oh Booker T... You know u dun fucked up right? you dun dun...

My Top 10 Favourite Breaks

I know... I know.... You heard all these before... I don't care... these are my top 10 hottest breaks..

10. Sly & The Family Stone - Sing A Simple Song
9. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Hihache
8. Five Stairsteps - Don't Change Your Love
7. The Soul Searchers - Ashley's Roachclip
6. Skull Snaps - It's A New Day
5. Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution
4. James Brown - Funky Drummer
3. The Honey Drippers - Impeach The President
2. The Whatnauts - Why Can't People Be Colors Too?
1. Ike & Tina Turner - Cussin' Cryin' and Carryin' On

I usually stay away from these for my own production... as they been sampled to death... but damn... you can always pick 'em when you hear 'em... so distinctive!

Mind you i did use the Whatnauts break on Bang Exclusive with Sean Price


Kid Tsu

The Use Of Pause

So Yesh put me onto the use of "pause" ... a slick way of saying "no homo" when someone flips some Greg Luganis type shit...

Check this reporter out when Spike slips up on his likes...

The Chase LP

So guys.... I'm working on a full length album... It's being put out by Headbop Music... we're aiming to have it out by the end of 2011... but we'll see how we go...

So far, I've enlisted KRS One, Kool G Rap, J-Live, Masta Ace, El Da Sensei, Thirstin' Howl the 3rd w/ Sadat X, Craig G, Prince Po and Yesh so far.

I'll keep you updated as developments happen.

I've just got Diamond D on the remix for the joint I did with Yesh. Hot right??