14 Shots to the Dome
14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released by Def Jam Records in the US on March 30, 1993. It is his first album following the hugely successful Mama. Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, 14 Shots sees LL adopting the sound of his West Coast gangsta rap contemporaries that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure, the album met mixed critical and commercial response, only being certified Gold by the RIAA; the album spawned two singles. The album's second single "Back Seat" would be sampled by R&B artist Monica for her debut single "Don't Take It Personal" which became a major hit two years later. All songs written by James Todd Smith and Marlon Williams, except as noted"How I'm Comin'" "Buckin' Em Down'" "Stand By Your Man" "A Little Somethin" "Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings" "Straight from Queens" "Funkadelic Relic" "All We Got Left Is the Beat" " No Frontin' Allowed" "Back Seat" "Soul Survivor" "Ain't No Stoppin' This" "Diggy Down" "Crossroads" LL Cool J - performer, vocals Jeff Trotter - A&R Executive Howie Weinberg - mastering QD III - producer, recording engineer Marley Marl - producer Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin - producer, mixing Andrew Venable - producer Christopher Joseph Forte - producer George Karras - recording engineer, mixing Frank Heller - recording engineer Dan Hatzel - recording engineer 14 Shots to the Dome at MusicBrainz
Rock the Bells (song)
"Rock the Bells" is the third single from LL Cool J's debut album, "Radio". It was written by LL Cool J and produced by Rick Rubin, it was the follow-up to "I Can Give You More". "Rock the Bells" peaked at #17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Despite the song's title, no bells can be heard in the album recording; the original version of the song, riddled with bells of various types including a cowbell, is 7 minutes and 11 seconds long and was only released on 12 inch vinyl. It was based on the 1982 song "Breaking Bells" by Crash Crew; the song was sampled by LL Cool J himself for his song "Mama Said Knock You Out", from his album of the same name. The intro was famously parodied by English footballer John Barnes for his 1988 single "Anfield Rap"; the song featured in the 2002 video game Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 and the 2008 video game Skate It and "Skate 2". The song was used in the video game DJ Hero in which it was mixed with The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony"; the song was featured on LL Cool J's compilation album All World: Greatest Hits.
7" VersionA. "Rock the Bells"- 4:00 B. "El Shabazz"- 3:2412"A. "Rock the Bells"- 4:00 B. "Rock the Bells"- 7:11
The Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group comprised Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz; the Beastie Boys were formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band, the Young Aborigines, in 1979 by Mike D, MCA, John Berry and Kate Schellenbach. They appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, contributing two songs from their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. Berry was replaced by Horovitz. After achieving local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop single "Cooky Puss", the Beastie Boys made a full transition to hip hop, Schellenbach left the group soon after, they toured with Madonna in 1985 and a year released their debut album Licensed to Ill. It was followed by Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, To the 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two; the Beastie Boys have sold 26 million records in the United States and 50 million records worldwide, making them the biggest-selling rap group since Billboard began recording sales in 1991.
With seven platinum-selling albums from 1986 to 2004, the Beastie Boys were one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide. In 2012, they became the third rap group to be inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame. In the same year, MCA died of cancer. In 2014, Mike D confirmed. Prior to forming the Beastie Boys, Michael Diamond was part of a number of bands such as the Walden Jazz Band, BAN, The Young Aborigines; the Beastie Boys formed in July 1981 when the Young Aborigines bassist Jeremy Shatan left New York City for the summer and the remaining members Michael Diamond, John Berry and Kate Schellenbach formed a new hardcore punk band with Adam Yauch called Beastie Boys. In an interview on The Tonight Show in October 2018, Mike D stated that the Beastie name is an acronym, it stands for "Boys Entering Anarchistic States Towards Inner Excellence". The band supported Bad Brains, the Dead Kennedys, the Misfits and Reagan Youth at venues such as CBGB, A7, Trudy Hellers Place and Max's Kansas City, playing at the latter venue on its closing night.
In November 1982, the Beastie Boys recorded the 7" EP Polly Wog Stew at 171A studios, an early recorded example of New York hardcore. On November 13, 1982, the Beastie Boys played Philip Pucci's birthday for the purposes of his short concert film of the Beastie Boys, Beastie. Pucci held the concert in Bard College's Preston Drama Dance Department Theatre; this performance marked the Beastie Boys' first on screen appearance in a published motion picture. Pucci's concept for Beastie was to distribute a mixture of both a half dozen 16 mm Bell & Howell Filmo cameras, 16 mm Bolex cameras to audience members and ask that they capture the Beastie Boys performance from the audience's own point of view while a master sync sound camera filmed from the balcony of the abandoned theater where the performance was held; the opening band for that performance was The Young and the Useless, which featured Adam Horovitz as the lead singer. A one-minute clip of Beastie was subsequently excerpted and licensed by the Beastie Boys for use in the "Egg Raid on Mojo" segment of the "Skills to Pay the Bills" long-form home video released by Capitol Records.
"Skills to Pay the Bills" went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Berry left the group in 1982 and was replaced by Horovitz, who had become close friends with the Beastie Boys; as of that year, the Beastie Boys band made a full transition to hip hop, was composed of three young Americans of Jewish descent: "Mike D", "MCA", "Ad-Rock". The band recorded and performed its first hip hop track, "Cooky Puss", based on a prank call by the group to a Carvel Ice Cream franchise in 1983, it was a part of the new lineup's first EP called Cooky Puss, the first piece of work that showed their incorporation of the underground rap phenomenon and the use of samples. It became a hit in New York underground dance clubs and night clubs. "Beastie Revolution" was sampled for a British Airways commercial. The Beastie Boys sued them over the use of the song. Due to the success of "Cooky Puss", they began to incorporate rap into their sets, they ended up getting an NYU student named Rick Rubin.
Soon thereafter, Rubin began producing records. He formed Def Jam Recordings with fellow NY University student Russell Simmons, approached the band about producing them for his new label. Around the same time, the band made a more complete switch over from a punk rock outfit to a three-man rap trio with drummer Kate Schellenbach leaving the group and Diamond and Horovitz each adopting their own hip hop monikers—Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock respectively, they released the 12-inch single "Rock Hard" in 1984, which would be the second record released by Def Jam crediting Rubin as producer. In 1985, the band opened for John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd. as well as supporting Madonna on her North American The Virgin Tour. Headlining with Fishbone and Murphy's Law with DJ Hurricane and in the year, the group was on the Raising Hell tour with Run-DMC, Whodini, LL Cool J, the Timex Social Club. With their exposure on this tour, the track "Hold It Now, Hit It" charted on Billboard's US R&B and dance charts.
The track "She's on It" from the Krush Groove soundtrack continued in a rap/metal vein while a double A-side 12", "Paul Revere/
LL Cool J discography
This is the discography of rapper LL Cool J. Action Bronson - "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" Adam F - "Greatest of All Time" Alicia Keys - "Teenage Love Affair Allure - "No Question" Allure - "Enjoy Yourself" Amerie - "Why Don't We Fall In Love" Babyface - "This Is For The lover In You" Brandy - "Sittin Up In My Room" Busta Rhymes - "Killin' Em" Carl Thomas - "I Wish" Carl Thomas - "I Wish" Carl Thomas - "She Is" Craig Mack - "Flava in Ya Ear" Dave Navarro - "I Make My Own Rules" DJ Kay Slay - "The Truth" Dr. Dre - "Zoom" EPMD - "Rampage" Erick Sermon - "Do-Re-Mi" Jennifer Lopez - "All I Have" Joe Budden - "Focus" Keith Murray - "Incredible" Keith Sweat - "Why Me Baby?" Kia Shine - "Kripsy" Kid Ink - "Main Chick" LSG - "Curious" Marley Marl - "I Be Getting' Busy" Marley Marl - "Haters" Mary J. Blige - "Mary Jane" Mary Mary - "We're Gonna Make It" Method Man & Redman - 4 Seasons Michael Jackson - "Serious Effect" Montell Jordan - "Get It On Tonight" Nelly - "Hold Up" Shanice - "I Got This" Spax - "Blink Blink" Swizz Beatz - "Ghetto Love" Taral - "How Do I Get Over You" Tori Kelly - "California Lovers" Trackmasters - "Whassup Shawty" Various - "Dear Mallika" Various - "Heal Yourself" Various - "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" Various - "Hit Em High" Various - "What's Going On" Various - "Fatty Girl" Velez - "Tonite" Wayne Wonder - "No Letting Go"
Germaine Williams, better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican-born American rapper and actor. He gained fame in the 1990s for his ability to freestyle, released his debut album Can-I-Bus in 1998. Since releasing his debut album, Canibus has gone on to release 13 solo studio albums in total, as well as multiple collaboration albums and EPs with other rappers as a member of The HRSMN, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, one-half of T. H. E. M. About.com placed him at number 32 on their list of the "Top 50 MCs of Our Time", while in 2012 The Source placed him number 44 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. Germaine Williams was born on December 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica, he is of West Indian descent. His father, Basil Williams, was a West Indian cricketer; the family moved living in The Bronx. C.. Canibus stated. After completing high school in 1992, he spent a year working for AT&T Corporation and another year as a data analyst for the U. S. Department of Justice, his interest in computers and the Internet led him to study computer science at DeKalb College in Atlanta.
He began rhyming in the early'90s and by 1992 under the name Canibus Sativa, formed a duo called T. H. E. M. With Atlanta rapper Webb. In 1996, T. H. E. M. Split and Canibus teamed with businessman Charles Suitt; that same year Charles Suitt introduced Canibus to platinum produced Frankie Cutlass and the two collaborated on a song making it Canibus first official song. In December 1997, Canibus first publicly discussed a verbal confrontation with LL Cool J in an interview with Tourè for The Village Voice. Attending the interview was John Forté, DMX, Big Pun, Mos Def and Mic Geronimo; the roundtable discussion was recorded by Kurt Nice and featured in Shades of Hip Hop compilation Hot 2 Def in 1998 and re-released in 2004 on Shades of Hip Hop: The Cypher. Canibus' debut album Can-I-Bus was released on September 8, 1998; the song "Second Round K. O.", produced by Wyclef Jean, was a success, with the video featuring Wyclef and a cameo appearance by boxer Mike Tyson. Despite being certified Gold, critics panned the album, criticizing both Canibus's subject matter and Wyclef's beats, most of which were considered inferior to both "Second Round K.
O." and the artists' previous collaborations. The album contained a lot of socially-conscious material, such as corruption within the U. S. government, AIDS, violence in modern America. Canibus had a feud with LL Cool J over a verse that Canibus gave on LL's track "4,3,2,1" from his album Phenomenon; the track featured Canibus, Method Man, DMX. Canibus's verse began with the line "Yo LL, is that a mic on your arm? Let me borrow that," referring to the microphone tattoo on LL Cool J's arm which LL Cool J interpreted as Canibus insulting him; when the final cut of the song came out it featured LL Cool J's verse after Canibus's, mocking an unspecified person believed to be Canibus. Because Wyclef produced the majority of the tracks on Can-I-Bus, Williams blamed him for the general dissatisfaction with Can-I-Bus and cut ties with him, going as far as to diss Wyclef, most notably on the title track of his second album. Said album, 2000 B. C. was released to mixed feelings and reviews—the latter once more focusing on the lack of topical variety and uninspired production—and suffered from little promotion by Universal Records.
2000 B. C. featured the first collaboration between Canibus and Kurupt, Ras Kass and Killah Priest, a rap supergroup collectively known as The HRSMN, on the track "Horsementality". Though following 2000 B. C.'s release it had been announced that the group would be releasing an album, these plans never materialized, with only an EP of outtakes from 2001 entitled The Horsemen Project released by Killah Priest's management in 2003. Since 2000, the members of the group have worked together on various songs and rumors of a full-length HRSMN album have persisted and include speculation about collaborations with Pharoahe Monch and Rakim, among others. Wyclef Jean would respond to Canibus's earlier remark on the track "However You Want It" from his album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book. Though much bitterness between Canibus and Wyclef Jean remained for a period of time, the two artists settled their differences at the end of 2004. In an interview with HipHopsite.com conducted in November 2005, Williams revealed that he had recorded five songs with Wyclef and Jerry'Wonder' Duplessis at Platinum Studios in New York for the upcoming Fugees reunion album.
Whether or not those recordings will appear on the album has not been determined yet. In 2001, Canibus released his third album, C True Hollywood Stories, the title and some of the content deriving from the television show E! True Hollywood Story, it was released on Archives Music, an independent label owned by Williams' future business partner, Louis Lombard III. It was a controversial release due to the album's overall concept, which to this day remains quite unclear to some. Many listeners interpreted it as Canibus' botched attempt at becoming a commercial and mainstream artist and wrote him off as a one-hit wonder, while others have called it a concept album in which the rapper satirized the mainstream hip-hop scene. Most explanations si
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Bigger and Deffer
Bigger and Deffer is the second studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on May 29, 1987 by Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records. It is remembered most for containing the first commercially successful "rap ballad", "I Need Love", it contains the single "Go Cut Creator Go", which paid homage to his DJ, the breakthrough single in the U. K. "I'm Bad". With over two million copies sold in the United States alone, it stands as one of LL Cool J's biggest career albums. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums, while receiving mixed reviews from other critics; the cover photo was taken in front of Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, the back cover was shot in his grandmother's basement where he was living at the time. All tracks written by J. T. Smith, Bobby Ervin, Darryl Pierce and Dwayne Simon, except where noted. "I'm Bad" – 4:39 "Kanday" – 3:59 "Get Down" – 3:23 "The Bristol Hotel" – 2:43 "My Rhyme Ain't Done" – 3:45 ".357 – Break It On Down" – 4:05 "Go Cut Creator Go" – 3:57 "The Breakthrough" – 4:04 "I Need Love" – 5:23 "Ahh, Let's Get Ill" – 3:45 "The Do Wop" – 4:59 "On the Ill Tip" – 0:31