Regardless of whether it’s new school, boom bap or trap – strip any hip-hop track of the vocal and you’ll notice that what often plays a central role is a keyboard part. Sampled or not, a basic chord structure with a repetitive and melodic hook is undeniably one of the most significant traits of a hip-hop beat.
The Hip-Hop EZkeys MIDI pack chronicles three milestone eras of the genre: the ‘90s, the 2000s and the present. Combined, this gives you three decades worth of hip-hop hooks to hone, mold and shape into your own music.
From slick, jazzy and low-key variations to edgy, aggressive and menacing – this collection is a virtual encyclopedia of ideas. Just add some drums and you’ve got beat.
• Piano/keyboard variations inspired by hip-hop music
• In excess of 60 songs, most of which have several playing style variations
• Categorized by era and with hints of style
• Performed by professional keyboard player