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Erinem / Saboteurs

Saboteurs is the latest release by hip hop artist Erinem. It was released December 9th, 2022. It is now available everywhere music is streamed.

Saboteurs is the follow up single to "Iconic!" which received glowing reviews from The Source, Hip Hop Weekly, and other major press circuits.

For this new single, Erinem decided to be hands-on with the entire song making process. It's normal for Erinem to do a lot of the vocal production, and after production to the beat. But this time, Erinem decided she was going to make the beat herself from scratch.

 

Erinem has produced beats for other people on many occasions, but lately she has opted for buying exclusive beats for her songs. This mostly has to do with how much time she likes to spend making and perfecting every song she puts out. She finds that if she makes the beat as well, sometimes the timeline for completing a song can stretch into an excess of 4-5 months.

But Erinem decided she wasn't going to buy anymore beat licenses. Not only are licenses extremely expensive, they also tend to come along with pre-mixed stems, which Erinem has to spend weeks fixing, adjusting, or altogether undoing that incorrect mixing.

So, with a handful of records Erinem found at the used bookstore for $1.00 a piece,  an old Vinyl Archiving record player, and her beloved AKAI MPK 249, Erinem made the entire beat herself in just about a week.

To make the beat for Saboteurs, Erinem sampled several classic vinyl records, including: Trina's demo album, (which she couldn't believe she was lucky enough to find for a dollar), an old horn solo by Al Hirt, a Spanish guitar piece, and some Latin drums, as well as several vocal throws. The drum and bass elements, she played out herself on her MPK. It is one of the most common things people remark on and remember about this song.

 

Erinem also co-mixed & co-mastered the track, along side of her longtime manager and co-producer, Guy Bartov.

Saboteurs is out now! It is available everywhere music is streamed. Click the button below to choose your platform.

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THE SOURCE MAGAZINE SAYS...

"Erinem has attained a level of penmanship that is above humanly possible. Her new album Y.B.A.L.A. has the potential to break the industry."

The Source Magazine

    Shawn Grant

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A NEW SINGLE BY ERINEM

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RELEASED 08.19.2022

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RELEASED 07.05.2021

"If I win, it's cuz I was driven. I worked hard,

like it was my job, one I had to pay to do,

and this shit still ain't earned me a living,

but it's all I wanna do"

 

-erinem