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About The New Beatmaker

Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast  Influenced  as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space! I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years. My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound. My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including: B-Boy Tech Report Gimme That Beat Humanhuman Audio Skills Dream House Beats Where Did the Road Go Beat Tape Co-Op Push Power Promo Drum Magazine You can find my music on Bandcamp: Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB And you can find me on Facebook: The New Beatmaker page Lee's personal page

To my Fellow White Beatmakers, Hip Hop Artists, Media and Affiliates


NEWSFrom one white guest to all other white guests in beatmaking and hip hop culture, because yes, we are guests

If, over these last few days, you have been able to stand up and be an ally for black people in one way or another, yet you consciously or subconsciously, choose NOT to stand up for black people - the creators of the culture you and I are both guests in - DO NOT ask me to post your music here, or to review your music, 'hook you up', follow back, etc etc etc.

This is not a subliminal diss, it’s not intended to this person or that person. 

White beatmakers, hip hop artists, bloggers, et al, look in the mirror and ask yourself what you could have done over the last few days whilst the world has watched this terror.

So, if you know in your heart that you chose NOT to do things such as:

sign / share petitions,
check in on black friends,
didn't tweet / post something that a racist family member would make you feel uncomfortable about sharing for a few moments,
help with an anti-racist / black empowerment network in your area,
help with an anti-racist / black empowerment network at your day job etc,

Please DO NOT waste your time asking me to post your music, link to your blog etc, or share my platform here with you, so you can talk about 'the culture', when it's convenient / 'safer' for you to do so.
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Lee TNB

NB: First published 5 June 2020

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