'New York Rap Acapellas Vol 2' by Monster Sounds is an collection of the freshest, royalty-free Rap Acapellas featuring some of the best MC's in NYC! Many times in the studio you hit a wall when making a tune. The need for an MC to take the track from being great to being a remembered banger is so simple but tricky if you don't know any decent mic controllers.
Monster Sounds label bosses Aquasky / BlackNoise have been fortunate over the years to have befriended and associated with many great vocalists and here they continue in the successful "Rap Acapella" series bringing the authentic performances to your studio.
Taking up where NY rap left off, their 'go to' man for this pack again was friend Dan Walker, aka the awesome NineLives The Cat. Residing in Brooklyn, Dan has appeared on many great House and Breakbeat tunes over the years with appearances on projects by Kelevra, Rennie Pilgrem, Ninja Sonik and Costello, amongst a host of others.
Dan is also part of the helter skelter art punk outfit "The Deathset", who have just recently signed to Steve Aokis "Dimmak" and who have been lucky enough to have had both Diplo and Spankrock adding flavours to their sounds on past records.
NineLives has a plethora of past and upcoming original records (many of which have been put out most recently by Boogie Boutique and Roca Records) and has played a variety of underground NY parties pushed by the likes of Knife Fight and Radical Outing.
NineLives The Cat's tongue-in-cheek style is reminiscent of early Beastie Boys/RUN DMC styles of the 80's. Backing up NineLives are 4 other talented mic controllers. Firstly we have the welcome return alongside NineLives, of Jonny Nelson, both having smashed NY Rap in 'New York Rap Acapellas Vol 1'.
Brooklyn-raised rapper, Johnny Nelson, has been a staple part of the NY scene for many a year. Johnny is a super skilled MC who observes the territory ahead and wrecks it accordingly.
Nelson's first single "Bodybag" smashed it and with performances at downtown New York City, venues quickly promoted it as an underground hit. Johnny has been in demand, opening up shows for Santigold, Ninjasonik, M.I.A., Death Set, Skrillex, and Wiz Khalifa, among others.
Nelson was invited to tour with Spank Rock, as his hype man and as a featuring act. Johnny's upcoming debut–a 4-track EP entitled "Too Much Fun" is a fusion of Hip Hop, Punk, Dubstep and Pop.
Johnny brings the NY swag we love. Lix PRO, Formerly of the rap trio Literati, brings a more "conscious" flow to the proceedings as he combines a unique mix of boarding school and higher education, with a savvy street sense and acumen.
Nigerian Born Lix Pro moved to Harlem in 1987 and was first introduced to Hip Hop in 1988. As an MC, Lix Pro has spent the last 15 years honing his skills, culminating in his latest work entitled "Masterpiece Theatre".
Finishing up, Monster Sounds are proud to be able to give you two rappers from the one of the hottest underground crews in NYC, "Memberz Only".
Memberz Only are well known for their engergetic mix of Hyphy, Punk and bugged out Trip Hop in their flow. These guys bring the reality of New York City's party scene to your speakers.
From the crew we have Frisco York and Kiel-O. Frisco York's heavily bay-area influenced flow is the result of his bicoastal childhood, bringing SF flavour with a NY attitude, whilst Kiel-O well's, (known for stage diving and crowd surfing) punk energy drives Memberz Only's live shows to the limits of chaos, and his grimy, no nonsense delivery stands out on his parts for this pack providing the edginess that ticks all the right boxes.
'New York Rap Acapellas Vol 2' is an awesome collection of authentic, original vocal performances by people currently working hard in the NY music scene.
These vocals can be used to bring a bit of NYC to all styles of Dance music, from Breaks, Dubstep, House, and Drum and Bass or anything else you may want to throw them into.
Format Options Explained:
• Zip (main) format includes Acidized WAV and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, NN-XT, and EXS24 soft samplers.
• Apple Loops format includes Apple Loops and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, NN-XT, and EXS24 soft samplers.
• Reason ReFill format includes WAV and REXx2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches NN-XT and Kong. Comes as a .rfl compressed file only for use within Propellerhead's Reason.
• Ableton Live Ready Pack format includes Pre Warped WAV Loops and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for Ableton Sampler. Comes as a self install .Alp File that will import all clips and instruments into your library. Only for use within Ableton Live Suite 8.2.6+.
• 24-Bit Quality
• 651 MB
• 286 Vocal Loops
• 216 One-Shot Vocals and Phrases
• 286 REX2 Files
• 5 Soft Sampler Patches For Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT and SFZ Formats