Now I'm not a die-hard when it comes to hip hop.
But, I probably spin rap records as often as any other genre, so sufficed to say, I can get down from time to time...if need be.
I started asking them if they thought about using Pete Rock beats, DJ Premier...all the greats in hip hop...and all I got in return was blank stares.
They hadn't heard of anybody.
Here these young guys were, maybe 16-17, using shit like Swizz Beats and Timbaland...what can I say...I wasn't surprised. Hip-hop is like most art-forms...the guys who are the best at it often go over-looked, or at the very least are under-appreciated by the masses.
Well I'm here to change that...sort of.
Here are the Best Hip Hop Producers of All Time (to date, duh)...in no particular order:
- Jay Dee AKA J Dilla AKA James Dewitt Yancey
- DJ Premier
- Pete Rock
- Large Professor
- Lord Finesse
- Damu the Fudgemunk
- Prince Paul
- Eric B
- Q-Tip + Ali Shaheed Muhammad
- Dr Dre
- 9th Wonder
- Jorun Bombay