Category Archives: Behind the Boards

Bink! Dawg

Usually when you think of slept on producers, they’re underground dudes who don’t have names like Jay Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross and John Legend on their resume or have this thing that most artist would kill for called a grammy. But for some reason my dude Bink is CRIMINALLY …

Tekzilla

I first got put onto Hi Tek when Common’s “1-9-9-9″ dropped with Sadat X which was a damn good way to get introduced to somebody and to this day that track is still easily one of my favorite beats. A minute after hearing “1-9-9-9″, BlackStar’s album dropped with Tek checking …

ALC

Since 2000 there hasn’t been a doper producer on the planet in my eyes then ALC. Yup, I know these two cats named Just Blaze and Kanye West both popped up on the scene ’round that time too but I could care less. Neither one of them dudes comes close …

Another B. Cox Joint

I’m a hip hop head to the death of me but deep down inside I LOVE R&B. And even though the bulk of the music I produce is hip hop don’t get it twisted, I’ve got some R&B bangers in the chamber too! I’ve always been a student of the …

The Green Eyed Bandit

For some reason I never really looked at Erick Sermon as a producer and I have no idea why. Maybe because he was one half of one of the best hip hop groups ever and I always looked at him as an MC first or maybe because the bulk of …

Just Blaze & the Blazettes

I can remember my dude Jas hitting me up to tell me that Jay Z was back. See, once Jay dropped that Hard Knock Life album with all more Swizz Beats and less Primo and Ski, I gave up on money. But Jas was telling me that the “old Jay” …

Jay Dee Flip Another Beat For Me

J Dilla…man oh man….J Dilla…the 1st time I heard Dilla…it was this track off of Beats, Rhymes and Life called “Wordplay”…I was in my man Montez’s jeep (when I hear a hip hop song or any song for that matter that’s CRAZY…I can remember the time, place, where I was, what …

The Things Marley Does In The Studio

Aiight…the cat who comes in #3 on my list of best producers EVER is Marley Marl. Right now, I’m on my Nas jawn like “I don’t even know how to start this”…Marley’s SO dope…to pay him respect…I’m just gonna call him Mr. Williams. Being a producer and learning how to use …

Skateboard P

Yo…I ain’t even gonna hold you, when Pharrell and the Neptunes first stepped on the scene, I wasn’t feeling these dudes…at all. Probably because anybody who wasn’t sampling, I wasn’t hearing. But I’d be a fool to sit back and act like Pharrell and Chad (I can’t ever tell who …