September 18, 2007

Scratch Mag is DEAD!

As an aspiring beat maker, I always looked forward to getting the mag and reading it from the first page to the last. Now the mag who I thought was going to last forever in this production/beat maker is the artist era is going to close its doors. I remember being so excited when I found out there was going to be a mag that will cater to the Hip Hop Music producers...but all things come to an END... Issue 20th I'm waiting on ya!..

After this its only XXL...cause every other mag out there sucks!

This is what they posted on

Yep, the rumors are true. Issue number 20 will be the final issue of Scratch. But don’t mourn us—remember the good times, rap nerds!
Now check out what’s in the final issue, which will drop by the end of September. We’re going out with a bang!:

-Timbaland explains why “pop is the new hip-hop,” why he’s still homies with Scott Storch and why he’s had trouble working with Jay-Z and Missy Elliott.

-50 Cent discusses working with no-name producers, getting creative with Timbaland and why other big name beatmakers like The Neptunes and Kanye didn’t make the final cut on Curtis.

-RZA breaks down each track on the Wu-Tang reunion album 8 Diagrams.

-Irv Gotti on plotting Ja Rule’s comeback, his new reality show and how 50 Cent affected his career.

-An introduction to the producers behind Soulja Boy’s “Crank Dat (Soulja Boy),” 50 Cent’s “I Get Money,” Playaz Circle & Lil Wayne’s “Duffle Bag Boy,” Nelly’s “Wadsyaname” and Gucci Mane’s “Freaky Gurl.”

-David Banner explains how he came out of his depression and why he has a hard time rapping on his own beats.

-Without Little Brother by his side, 9th Wonder talks about begining his new movement in North Carolina.

-A detailed break-down of the infamous MP3 Ripping Groups that supply us with the illegal music we love.

-Chicago producers Cuzo and Xcel go inside the world of juke house music with their new hip-hop fusion.

-The Alchemist breaks down his beat-making process from the ground-up.

-Just Blaze tests out the Roland V-Synth GT and remembers his most influential pieces of gear.

-DJ Envy rates hip-hop’s greatest DJ/MC duos.

-Stones Throw’s Egon goes shopping for Turkish vinyl.

-DJ Toomp remembers the creation of his 5 best beats.

-A day in the life of Cali’s biggest DJ, Felli Fel.

-DJ Camilo tests out Traktor Scratch digital DJ system.

-Zion I’s Amp Live gives a tour of Oakland’s hip-hop scene.

-Hot 97’s underground hip-hop savior Peter Rosenberg remembers his most influential albums.


Now pour one out!

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