Situated in the heart of Downtown Norfolk, panoramic views provide an atmosphere of out doors. The beat clinic is held on the 6th floor of the Slover Library, one of the most technologically advanced libraries in Virginia.  

The 2nd Annual #MTSBeatClinic is here!

The #MTSBeatClinic has Returned to the Scenic & Central location of Norfolk, Virginia.

BUZZ POINTS

1) Grammy Award Winning, Multi Platinum Music Producers

Teach Music Production in Workshops  |  Feature Music Producers:

  • NOTTZ

  • PETE ROCK 

  • MR. PORTER

  • ROYCE DA 5'9  

  • DJ L. E. S.

  • LORD FINESSE

  • DIAMOND D 

2) The #MTSBeatClinic is a Technologically Progressive Music Production Expo

 

3) FREE & Open to the Public, this Community Event is a series of workshops /panels

 

4) Connect with Celebrity Hip Hop Super Producers & Artists   

 

5) Interact live in person during  Q&A Panel Discussions 

6) Over 1400 people attended the 1st #MTSBeatClinic despite rain 

What Is A Beat Clinic?

The #MTSBeatClinic is a Series of Music Production Workshops,  Panel Discussions, Music Ensembles, & Dance Performances that Encourage the Celebration of Hip Hop Music & Culture. Our Aim is to Highlight Hip Hops Legacy as a Agent of Artistic Progression, Community Building, and Social Change. 

AUDIENCE FACTS

The #MTSBeatClinic attracts a diverse audience of fans; Young Families in the St. Pauls Neighborhood, Teenage Backpackers in Virginia Beach, Fashion Focused Hipsters in the NEON District,  "Tide Surfers" hitching a ride from one unforgettable experience to the next, and to the awesome Fans that Fly or Drive into Virginia just for this special event. The framework that knits these wonderful groups is a hunger for the true Hip Hop Experience.

In 2017, the #MTSBeat Clinic broke the mold of being just another music event in fact its the only kind of music production event that is FREE Admission with some pretty unforgettable musical collaborations all while the Norfolk skyline is in the back drop. 

We look forward to seeing you 9.28.2019 at Slover Library on Plume St. in downtown Norfolk. 

#MTSBeatClinic 2019 

Diamond D

MEET OUR MULTI PLATINUM PRODUCERS 

Diamond D is a hip hop producer and MC from the Bronx, New York City, and one of the founding members of the Diggin' in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.) He has helped out with several of Hip Hop music's most acclaimed LPs, including A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory and the Fugees' The Score. With skills both in front of the mic and behind the mixing boards, Diamond D is a huge part of Hip Hop history. 

CREDITS

Tribe Called Quest, Fugees,Queen Latifah, Pete Rock, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, KRS One, Xzibit, Fat Joe, Too $hort, Bumpy Knuckles, FunkMaster Flex, Cypress Hill, Dilated Peoples, Sean Price, Lord Finesse, House of Pain , Pharoahe Monch, Buckwild, Sadat X, Grand Nubian, and many more... 

Making sure the parental advisory sticker will never become obsolete, Lord Finesse broke into the rap game as a skilled hardcore emcee. After gaining a following in his native hometown the Bronx, Finesse cut Funky Technician and then signed a management deal with Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate Management and recorded his 1991 major-label debut, Return of the Funky Man. Finesse switched his focus and began producing full time and has since become a major studio player, producing songs for Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z to name a few. Lord Finesse is best known as the leader of the Diggin In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) crew. He is ranked as one of the best producers in Hip Hop culture. 

Lord Finesse

L.E.S.

CREDITS

Big L, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, KRS One, MC Lyte, Fat Joe, Capone -N- Noreaga, Buckwild, Terror Squad, Large Professor, Diamond D, Brand Nubian , Bumpy Knuckles, the Artifacts, Sadat X, Scratch Perverts, Lords of Brooklyn, O.C. , Rasco, Voodoo Child, Shyheim , Akinyele, and many more... 

This Queensbridge native is most notably credited for his long-standing relationship with multi platinum recording artist Nas. Having created songs like Will Smith's #1 hit single "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" L.E.S. has proven to be a force in the Hip Hop game. With more than just production up his sleeve, L.E.S. is also a entrepreneur owning recording studios and barber shops throughout the east coast. His love for Hip Hop in without question, you can now hear him on iHeartRadio 103Jamz weekly. A true Hip Hop Producer L.E.S has created his own lane and doesn't seem to be slowing down at all. 

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Credits: 

Nas, Will Smith, Jay Z, AZ, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Mobb Deep,

LL Cool J, Capone-n-Noreaga , MC Lyte, and many more...

Mr. Porter has produced songs that have sold almost 100 million records combined. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan this Multi Grammy Award winning super producer and rapper is best known as a member of  Hip Hop group D12 and for his heavy collaboration with Eminem. Mr. Porter (aka dEnAuN) has countless Billboard chart topping hits. His legendary discography is a Who’s Who in Hip Hop and the list of soundtracks he has done for box office hit movies is incredible.

MR. PORTER

Credits:

John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Busta Rhymes, 2 Chainz, Eminem, Ludacris, Robin Thicke, Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, Jaszmine Sullivan, Big Sean, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, and many more...

ROYCE DA 5'9

Not many major artist can be both rapper and producer and play that position well. Royce Da 5’9 is one of the rare few to balance both impeccably.  He first got on the music scene in the late ‘90s making a name for himself in Detroit’s competitive Hip Hop scene, battling local rappers at open mics. Fast-forward 20 years later and Royce has made a name for himself outside of the motor city. His collaboration with Eminem led to his next big move as a solo artist, recording primarily with DJ Premier, Nottz and Carlos "6 July" Broady. Not just a rapper or producer Royce is also a major songwriter assisting with major artists like P. Diddy and Dr. Dre. As one half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem and also a member of Hip Hop group Slaughterhouse, Royce Da 5’9 is both talent and skill and a necessity in the Hip Hop game. 

Credits: 

Eminem , Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Big Sean, Havoc, Tony Touch, Nottz, Lil Wayne, Black Milk, 9th Wonder

DJ Jazzy Jeff

One of the most acclaimed Hip Hop Producers to emerge form the East Coast, Pete Rock, played a large role in fusing jazz and funk music into Hip Hop beats. The fourth of five children born to Jamaican immigrant parents, the Bronx native Rapper was influenced by his father, who was a DJ. Pete Rock surfaced in the early '90s as one-half of a rap duo with C.L. Smooth, later going solo and solidifying his place in Hip Hop Culture. In addition to his own recordings, he's also worked with dozens of artists over the decades. He is also noted for his resonant bass-lines, horn samples, and gritty sounding drums. His beats often sound as though they were being played from an old vinyl records.  Pete Rock is an inspirational force for all those in the game, his music has heavily impacted how producers use samples to this day. 

PETE ROCK

CREDITS

Nas , JayZ, Kanye West, The Black Eyed Pease, RUN D.M.C., Public Enemy , Guru, Big L, Lupe Fiasco, Styles P, Raekwonthe Lost Boys, Method Man, Redman, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty by Nature, Busta Rhymes , Heavy D & the Boys, Jim Jones, Ghostface, Rakim, the Lox, Doug E Fresh & Get Fresh Crew, Common, Keith Murray, Skyzoo, N.O.R.E, Sean Price, Black Milk, JDilla Termanology ,Charly Wilson Das EFX, Cypress Hill, Camp Lo, Smif N Wessun , Slum Village, Johnny Gill , DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, DJ Preimer, DJ Revolution, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Drama, and many more. 

Hailed as “your favorite producer’s favorite producer” Nottz  is a multiplatinum hip hop producer and rapper born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Dre has named him one of his favorite producers and he has earned his stripes by crafting tracks for a diverse list of clientele.  Nottz has been building himself an underground castle since the 90’s particularly with a Grammy Win for the production on Kanye West's Hip Hop classic “Barry Bonds"  Nottz enjoys working with mainstream artists, but he is quite happy to push is beats to hungry and talented artists regardless of mainstream success. He is genuinely about preserving the culture of Hip Hop and working with the best talent. He got his first real break after Busta Rhymes heard one of his instrumentals on a beat tape and invited him to come work on his third studio album E.L.E., released in December 1998. His musical backdrops hold no boundaries and that attribute allows him to be the go to producer for both major and indie artists. Proving he is the robin hood of Hip Hop culture. 

NOTTZ

CREDITS

Kanye West , Drake, NeYo, Swizz Beats, 50 cent, Snoop Dogg, Rahkim, J Dilla, KRS One, The Game, Pusha T, Method Man, the Lox, Canibus, Scarface, Busta RhymesRah Digga, Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Bilal, AZ, Mac Miller, Ghostface Killah, Fat Joe, Cassidy, Termanolgy, Dwele, Wale , Jeezy, MOP, Jahiem, Skills, Asher Roth,Black Moon,Boot Camp Click, Xzibit and soooooo many more!

MEET OUR INDIE PRODUCERS 

#GetFamiliar  2019 #MTSBeatClinic

Hailing from Norfolk, VA, J Clyde has produced songs for the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Fat Joe, Young Buck, Skyzoo, Styles P of the LOX, Smif-N-Wessun, Memphis Bleek, Manolo Rose, O.C., A.G., Ab Liva of The Re-Up Gang, U-God & Cappadonna of the Wu-Tang Clan, Young Money Yawn, Young Crazy, Amir Driver, Spliff Star, Sauce Money, Krumbsnatcha, Parrish Smith of EPMD, the Soul Students, Mic Lord (R.I.P.), and many others. J. Clyde is one third of The Bossmen production team along with the legendary Lord Finesse and Grammy Award Winner Davel "Bo" McKenzie. J. Clyde also represents the Better Beat Bureau, a prominent DJ/production crew in the 757. J Clyde CHARGES $$$ FOR HIS BEATS. Get at him on Instagram and twitter @jclyde757

J.CLYDE

GABE NILES

Gabe Niles has been a stalwart of the Tidewater region’s eclectic music scene for over a decade, combining his diverse influences to produce feel-good music that crosses and transcends genres such as dance, pop, hip-hop, soul, and latin-jazz. One of the founding members of RBLE (Rebel Entertainment), Gabe Niles has worked with the likes of Kamau, Diplo, Erykah Badu, and producer Rick Rubin. In 2015 he gained wider acclaim for his work producing D.R.A.M.’s break-out album #1Epic, featuring the hit song “Cha Cha”, released under Atlantic/Empire. Together with singer and instrumentalist Sunny Gicz, the pair independently released the innovative albums Free Candy (2013) and Peace of Cake (2018) under the moniker Sunny & Gabe. Their work quickly gained them an international following and has been featured in ad campaigns for Coca Cola and Toyota. You can find him DJing under the handle djsupladies, hosting exceptional visual art and music focused events. 

DISKO DAVE

Disko Dave is a DJ / Turntablist / Producer from Virginia Beach, VA. He started out djing in the early-mid 90's and made a name for himself from the local battles in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. After winning titles from battles such as Alpha Music, Guitar Center, ODU, etc. he eventually placed 2nd at a DMC regional in D.C. in 2000 and shortly after transitioned into producing and creating his own music. Disko Dave's sound is primarily traditional/soulful boom bap with a modern twist, but isn't just limited to the sound influenced by the golden era of hip-hop. Dave created a small buzz from posting up videos of himself making beats on YouTube and focused on trying to make a few of his videos more film-like in attempt to make them more appealing and interesting.Today Disko is still djing, cutting up records and creating soulful hip-hop music.

PROFOUND SOUNDS

Based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the PROFOUNDSOUNDS are an unsigned Billboard Charted music production team who write and produce. The team is comprised of Shelby Arrington, Jamaal Castang, Danilo Nunez, and Mikhail L. White. A few of the artists produced by the PROFOUNDSOUNDS are Skillz producing the 2010 Rap Up, No Malice of the Grammy nominated group the Clipse producing songs Hear 'Ye Him title track, Bury That, and executive produced his album "Let The Dead Bury The Dead", and Mark Steele producing the song Grace of God.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH @ 11:59PM

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2017 Grand Prize Winner

2017 2nd Place Winner

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Artist: PLEASURE

Song: TUNE IN

Album: JOYOUS

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MUSIC THEORY STUDIOS THANKS 

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BeatClinic + Beat Society

Following #MTSBeatClinic 7-9pm Beat Society will be the GRAND FINALE 

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Saturday

September 28, 2019

7-9pm

FREE ADMISSION

@GRANBY THEATRE

* Tickets Will ONLY Be Distributed at the #MTSBeatClinic  

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