Monday, March 8, 2010

Blazin' Tracks: Producers

Lets give it up for hip-hop's finest DJs and producers. These are some of the most dedicated people in the industry bringing you non-stop dope beats that you can just feel as soon as they start bumping. Sick beats are what give hip-hop its soul and inner beauty. Here are some of my personal favorite beat makers along with their masterpieces.

DJ Muggs: Hits From the Bong, I Wanna Get High, Check Yo Self, Spark Another Owl, Lick a Shot

As the main producer for one of the greatest hip-hop groups of all time of course you're gotta keep putting out dopeness. His simple, yet amazing beats are relaxing and mellowing. Clear, funky beats that still let the lyrics get through to the listener. He also uses a little darker stuff in Temples of Boom which is also really good.

Madlib: One Beer, Greenery, Boom Music, America's Most Blunted, Monkey Suit

A super talented producer as well as mc. His work can pretty much be summed up into one word, original. Madlib goes outside the box and thats what's made him, in my opinion, one of the most talented hip-hop musicians overall.

RZA: Method Man, Bring The Pain, C.R.E.A.M., All I Need, Shimmy Shimmy Ya

A legend in himself and also a part of the legendary Wu-Tang. He just brings straight up, raw, dirty beats that blend so well with the gritty Wu-Tang style. He was the driving force behind their success.