Tag: jay z

  • 4 of Our Favorite Music Conspiracy Theories Out There

    4 of Our Favorite Music Conspiracy Theories Out There

    There’s a lot of bizarre theories out there about, well just about anything. Here’s four of our favorite musical consipiracy anti-histories.

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  • Introducing “Enough Is Enough: A Black Lives Matter Playlist”

    Introducing “Enough Is Enough: A Black Lives Matter Playlist”

    Curated by Efa Etoroma Jr., “Enough Is Enough” is a powerful Spotify playlist accompanied by analysis that sheds light on contemporary Black protest songs.

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  • How Jay-Z and Dr. Dre “Focus Group” Their Musical Releases

    How Jay-Z and Dr. Dre “Focus Group” Their Musical Releases

    What makes these rapper-moguls so successful? It’s the lessons they’ve been able to bring from the business world into their career as artists.

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  • How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. Hip-hop is officially pop music. With Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar’s sweep of the Grammy Awards earlier this year, it’s evident that hip-hop has officially shed its status as “that […]

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  • 7 Musical Relationships That Actually Worked Out

    7 Musical Relationships That Actually Worked Out

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. If you’re a musician reading this, you’re most likely already well aware that pursuing a meaningful career in music can be fraught with isolation, loneliness, loss, and […]

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  • The Flurry of Harmonic Surprises in Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’

    The Flurry of Harmonic Surprises in Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’

    The above video is taken from Soundfly’s new one-month intensive course Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords. Learn to harness harmonic theory in your productions to maximize their emotional impact.  When “Crazy” hit in 2006, it seemingly came out of nowhere. CeeLo Green was known among hip-hop aficionados as a member of Goodie Mob. While the group had the heads’ […]

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  • Soundfly’s 2016 Year-End Music Favorites: Albums, Songs, Articles, and More!

    Soundfly’s 2016 Year-End Music Favorites: Albums, Songs, Articles, and More!

    Here at Soundfly HQ, we’re always sharing new music with each other. But this year was so full of distractions — losing so many of our musical heroes, saying goodbye to arguably our most musical president, the music and media worlds being swept up in the madness of the election — that it’s been easy to forget about […]

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  • President Obama’s Hit Playlist and Using Music to Cope with the Madness of Politics

    President Obama’s Hit Playlist and Using Music to Cope with the Madness of Politics

    For the last three months I’ve been doing something I rarely do: watching the news. Not only have I watched the news, but I’ve watched on a semi-regular basis. This is a huge step for someone who admittedly keeps abreast of world events through his Facebook timeline. However, after a self-imposed exile from mainstream television […]

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  • How Wu-Tang, Björk and Jay Z Turn Albums into Fine Art

    How Wu-Tang, Björk and Jay Z Turn Albums into Fine Art

    There is only one single copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s newest album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, that has seen the light of day. The Wu-Tang Clan will auction this handcrafted album off after an international museum listening tour, and bids are already coming in exceeding $5 million. This single copy is encased in a […]

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Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk