Tag Archives: hip-hop

Cypress Hill Debut Released 22 Years Ago Today

“Cypress Hill” (mastered at Masterdisk) was critically and commercially successful, getting certified double Platinum by the RIAA. Steve Huey of Allmusic calls Cypress Hill’s debut “a sonic blueprint that would become one of the most widely copied in hip-hop.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. The […]

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Childish Gambino’s Album “Camp” Released This Week on Glassnote Records

Childish Gambino’s debut album “Camp,” mastered by Vlado Meller at Masterdisk, was released this week on Glassnote Records. Stream the album at NPR or Spotify, and check out some of the (very positive!) early reviews coming in.

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Interview: Mastering Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 with Tony Dawsey

Tony Dawsey is a Masterdisk mastering engineer with a long list of hit records under his belt. In the interview below, Tony discusses his experience mastering Jay-Z’s 2009 hit record, The Blueprint 3. Tony, you’ve got a lot of fans online — people who love the records you’ve mastered. I hear that a lot, that […]

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