9th Wonder Is Judging Tracklib's "Nautilus" Beat Battle That Grants Winner's A One-On-One Meeting

Music licensing service Tracklib is hosting a beat battle in honor of legendary American keyboardist Bob James, who recently added over 20-tracks from his discography to Tracklib, and 9th Wonder will be one of the judges of the competition.


The epic challenge implores producer's to flip James' iconic "Nautilus" track for a chance to win numerous prizes including a year long subscription to Tracklib, along with several software goodies and other priceless gifts.


Detailed guidelines of the competition can be found here, along with an outline of the competition as follows below;

  1. Make a beat by sampling 'Nautilus' by Bob James

  2. Upload a video of your beat to Instagram (max 60 seconds) before the end of the day, Sunday the 14th of March, 2021 (all timezones included)

  3. Include your Tracklib account username or email in the description of the Instagram post

  4. Tag the video with #tracklibbeatbattle

  5. Tag at least two producer friends in your post who shouldn't miss out on this Beat Battle

  6. Follow Tracklib on Instagram

FIRST PRIZE:

  • A one-on-one online feedback session with 9th Wonder (Value: priceless)

  • A category B clearance of your track sampling 'Nautilus'(Value: $500)

  • Native Instruments' MASCHINE+ (Value: $1573)

  • Native Instruments' Komplete 13 (Value: $721)

  • Native Instruments' expansions CRATE CUTS, Soul Magic & Faded Reel (Value: $177)

  • A one-year Tracklib Standard subscription (Value: $168)

  • A shout-out from 9th Wonder himself (Value: priceless)

SECOND PRIZE:

  • Native Instruments' expansions CRATE CUTS, Soul Magic & Faded Reel (Value: $177)

  • A six-month Tracklib Standard subscription (Value: $84)

  • A category C sample clearance (Value: $50)

  • A shout-out from 9th Wonder himself (Value: priceless)

THIRD PRIZE:

  • Native Instruments' expansions CRATE CUTS, Soul Magic & Faded Reel (Value: $177)

  • Three-month Tracklib Standard subscription (Value: $42)

  • A category C sample clearance (Value: $50)

  • A shout-out from 9th Wonder himself (Value: priceless)

Jame's music has been sampled by over 1,500 artists including the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah, A$AP Rocky and countless others. His iconic song "Nautilus" has become one of the most-sampled songs in Hip Hop history and has been re-worked by everyone from Run DMC to Freddie Gibbs.


In an exclusive conversation for Tracklib, 9th Wonder and Bob James recently discussed sampling and how "Nautilus" and many of Jame's other hits turned into Hip Hop classics like Ghostface Killa's "Daytona 500" and more.


Revisit the full video below.





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