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Back in 2008 I started an event called “BLAP”. It stood for Beats Love Alcohol Party. It was an event where 5 music producers (with their laptops) set up at a bar/venue atmosphere to take turns playing their beats. It was kind of like a “beat cypher”, but with alcohol, food, strangers and a good time. It was a vibe.   That same year I released a mixtape called “BLAPS RHYMES & LIFE” and threw a release party. The tape was a compilation of songs I produced with mostly up-coming artists, who at the time I was working closely with...

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Let me start by saying it didn't LITERALLY change my life. Ok, maybe a little. 

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Let me warn you right now before you read this. This is not about money. This is not about some "get rich quick" scheme. I f*ckin' hate those.  Continue reading and you'll soon see how this all ties together. Picture this. I'm in a cafe in Vancouver, BC (which, right now at this moment I literally am). No, I'm not here with a midi keyboard making beats. I'm sitting here drinking an oatmilk latte like the true Brooklyn hipster that I am, wondering why Uber or Lyft doesn't work in Vancouver. I'm spoiled. I know. So, I'm sitting here feeling...

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"Been a while, I shouldn't of left you..." Back on my blogging bull-ish. I've been thinking about this one for a while, so let's talk about it. Over the years I've compiled a sort of "to-do" list in my brain of what makes a music producer tick. Being a producer myself, and having interacted and interviewed many successful producers (via my Podcast BLAPCHAT which you should absolutely subscribe to) I think I've found a nice set of bullet points to point out the common denominator habits of the successful. Here we go. THEY PUT THE WORK IN - Work ethic....

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"I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they would like me. Now I look around and wonder if I'm going to like them." - Anonymous So, like, there are a TON of theories out there that contribute to why people become successful. I think it's so worth it to put some energy into researching and learning about these people. The information is endless (google is your best friend).  One of the most valuable things I've realized in my career is the importance of being confident. From the perspective of a music creator, it is...

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