Continuing its behind-the-scenes series, Berklee Online has released a new video where engineer and Berklee teacher Prince Charles Alexander talks about the evolution of hip hop and working with the Notorious B.I.G.
In the animated short, part of Berklee Online’s Master Track series, Alexander details his transition from a funk artist opening up for Duran Duran to a music production ace, engineering hit songs for Bad Boy Records.
He discusses how he learned to embrace hip-hop through his admiration for the entrepreneurial skills of Sean “Puffy” Combs and for the rhyming skills of Christopher Wallace, AKA Biggie Smalls, AKA the Notorious B.I.G.
Earlier this month, Berklee Online released a video showcasing behind-the-scenes stories about Prince from his former engineer and Berklee teacher Susan Rogers.
The videos are part of a series where teachers from Berklee’s first online Master’s Degree program will share stories about working with influential artists.
Berklee Online will spread out the release of these videos over the next few months as the application deadline approaches for the two master’s degree programs – a Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business.
Applications for the online program are now open and courses will begin in September. Students interested in learning more can head to Berklee Online’s website here.
Check out Prince Charles Alexander’s behind-the-scenes Biggie story below:
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