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Minimal mixes in hip-hop actually require more mixing skills than complicated tracks. The truth is, minimal mixes can sound thin or empty if not mixed properly. This problem is often compounded by the excessive delay or reverb that can swamp or interfere with your grooves.

The most commonly used elements of hip-hop occupy the mid and bass sections of the frequency spectrum. To avoid problems in these areas, make sure to layer up the kick drums so they have punch and weight. Also try turning up the punch kick before reducing the bass or swamping the mix with a heavier kick.

You can also take out some decibels from vocals in the 300Hz – 3kHz range. This will make your lead vocals sound loader and more distinct. As a last resort, if you can’t get the mix to sound right, start over.