god damn...this has got me furious. this kind of mentality that i'm seeing on this thread is everything that is going wrong with hip-hop today..why artists like qwel and others like him are overlooked...and why the underground is where it'll always be at. it's not the keyboard that's the problem...it's the outlook. it's the idea that the qwerty keyboard doesn't feel right aesthetically to them, so therefore it must not be an option. i've never used the qwerty keyboard to produce, but why not try it? why automatically bash it? it's the same exact concept as the prior except that you're hitting an "A" button and creating the sound of an F flat instead of hitting the F flat "note" on the keyboard. there is no more artistry in a keyboard than there is in the qwerty...other than its shape.