A quick breakdown of the rules for the third Micro-Chop sample challenge.

I still can’t believe the response to the first two Micro-Chop sample challenges. The #SwinginFlipChallenge was a success and producers from all over the world came through to participate. The #RunToFlipChallenge was even a bigger hit—it truly seemed to take on a life of its own.

Now people are asking for a new flip challenge, so here we go. But before we get started, I need to give it up one more time for Dibiase and Nelac The Beat Ninja.

Their sample challenges and their creativity and talent were major driving forces that inspired me to try out Micro-Chop sample challenges. Please give them their flowers, buy their work, and engage with them on social media. I will continue to give it up for them every time I do one of these.

For the third flip challenge I’ve selected “Wish That You Were Mine” from the Manhattans’ 1973 album There’s No Me Without You. Here are some quick links to the song on various platforms: Apple MusicSpotifyTidal, and YouTube.

There are no strict parameters for how to rework the song, it’s all up to you. I’ve been avoiding specific end dates for these, but let’s say you can participate until 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on December 10th for the sake of clarity.

You can share your flip of the song on Instagram and Twitter by using the hashtag #YouWereMineFlipChallenge (also make sure to at @micro_chop). I strongly encourage everyone to post their flip on Twitter, as that is the main platform I use. The best engagement seems to happen on Twitter when people attach a video of their beat directly to the tweet.

Here’s an example from Brown Jewel’s submission to the #RunToFlipChallenge.

I will re-share as many of the flips as I can on IG and Twitter. As with previous challenges, I will also write some articles featuring and talking about various instrumentals from the #YouWereMineFlipChallenge. It also helps build momentum if you, the producers, repost and retweet each other’s work.

Have fun cooking up. I can’t wait to hear what you create out of this beautiful and timeless song.

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