For the past few months I've been mixing hip hop for some friends of mine. i have experience mostly with rock so i referenced quite a few brand new, mainstream hip-hop albums. This is where my questions lie: 1. It seems as though almost all( if not all ) of the instrumentation/vocals are panned dead center, w/ the exception of chorus background vocals. Am I wrong? 2. It also seems as though the main vocal is dry of spatial effects ( i.e.: reverb, delay ). Again, am I wrong? I have to admit, this has been an interesting challenge. With so much going on dead center, I've become pretty handy with my 7-band eq and compressors, both single and multiband. Anyone with hip-hop mixing experience please help. Thank you.