Great Job, Internet!: YouTube series goes behind the curtain to recreate famous rap tracks perfectly

It is a notorious fact that most rap artists and producers are extremely secretive about the process behind the creation of their music. Historically speaking, individual snare sounds, synth samples, and vocal yips are all hoarded and guarded with a fervor to prevent the next man up from biting on classic elements that make up an overall signature sound. A new series called Beat Breakdown on YouTube looks to shed a little light on what happens behind the mixing boards and dispel some of the myths behind the magic.

Created by Andrew Atwood, who goes by the username Sandurz, the series takes classic and popular rap tracks, strips them to the bone, and recreates them to near perfection. No detail is too small and everything from sound effects, the individual drums, strings sections, bass lines, guitar parts, and synth lines are all deconstructed, snipped apart, and pieced back together. Even …

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