Fabian Marasciullo: Recording Lil Wayne's 'How To Love'

Marasciullo's work on Lil Wayne's best-selling album Tha Carter IV suggests that when labels do dare to invest in albums rather than just singles, the results can be very worthwhile. Marasciullo mixed all but one of the 21 tracks that make up the album, and he and Wayne pulled out all the stops to deliver an album with the best possible sonic quality. Whether this is a direct result or not is up for debate, but Tha Carter IV sold close to a million in the first week after its release at the end of August, while its first single, '6 Foot 7 Foot', went double platinum, and the more recent single, 'How To Love', went platinum in a week.

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DR. DRE - The Producer and Engineer

In this article found in HipHopDX.com, Mark Batson (An award winning multi-platinum producer/ songwriter) explains the importance of audio engineering and the brotherhood they share with artists, producers and songwriters. Using the recent release of "Straight Out Of Compton" and the films failure to represent a vital factor in the creation of the "West Coast Sound" that is still very relevant today. These Technical doctors have mastered and perfected the art of combining science and math with audio technology to obtain a sonic achievement that has taken hip hop records to the highest level they have ever been. Every Decade or so a person come to the forefront of music, a technical artist who is able to wear both hats at a genius level.. a master: in this case better know as Dr. Dre.

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