Archive for the 'Producers' Category

Video: Mike Dean on Pensado’s Place

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The fucking legend.

Related: Betty Wright, The Woman Who Put the Soul in “Sanctified”

Not one mention of Mike Dean. For shame, The New Yorker.

Previously: Video: DJ Mustard Plays the Original “Sanctified” Beat | Video: Rick Ross, Kanye West & Big Sean – Sanctified (Live on Arsenio)

High Klassified – Palindroma EP

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

High Klassified is a Montreal producer who is signed to Fool’s Gold Records. Mick Jenkins first put me onto High Klassified’s music when they collaborated on “The Water” for Mick’s new project in Montreal last year. A-Trak had him out in Atlanta with the likes of Lex Luger and Metro Boomin a few months ago, so keep an ear out for more stuff he’s worked on probably coming out soon.

Palindroma is a four track EP and his first release on Fool’s Gold Records. Stream it below or purchase it on Beatport.

Previously: Tommy Kruise & High Klassified – Washington

Video: Ty Fyffe Interview w/ GrindMusicRadio

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Ty talks about coming up with Teddy Riley, being one of the first to make sure he got shouted out on tracks (“credit is everything”), “Streets Is Watching“, “Murdergram“, and more.

Previously: Video: DJ Premier & Scram Jones Give Their Favorite Beats of 2010 (GrindMusicRadio)

Rick Ross feat. Meek Mill – Perfectionists (prod. The Alchemist) [CDQ]

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Rozay might just be the greatest beat selector of all time.

Rick Ross ft. Meek Mill – Perfectionists (prod. The Alchemist) | Mediafire


Previously: Rick Ross – Bricks | Meek Mill Signs to Maybach Music Group (Video)

Video: J Dilla: Still Shining (Documentary Trailer)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Gifted Films Inc presents a Okayplayer OG Brian ‘B.Kyle’ Atkins project, J. Dilla: Still Shining. The comprehensive remembrance piece on the late great James ‘J. Dilla’ Yancey will be available February 7th @

The doc will feature unseen personal photos, and rare concert performance footage. Along with all of that, the project also will feature exclusive testimonials from friends and frequent collaborators like Erykah Badu, Dwele, Pete Rock, Bilal, ?uestlove, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Common, Q-Tip, Houseshoes, and more.

via Okayplayer

Previously: Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) – Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme)

Video: Lex Luger Interview w/ MTV Mixtape Daily

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Lex talks to MTV about how he got started in beatmaking and breaks down his hits.

Rick Ross’ “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”: “To take something that a lot of people thought was nothing and to turn it into another dimension of sound was crazy to me,” Luger said. “The reaction from people that I saw was crazy to me. That’s when I really knew this is what I wanted to do.”

Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In Da Paint”: Luger said he was in Atlanta the first time he heard it. “I don’t listen to the radio or go out that much; I just work,” he explained. “When I got to Atlanta, I think I was on the way back from the airport and my boy turned on the radio. My boy was like, ‘Yeah, this is it.’ I said, ‘Turn it up,’ and it felt crazy.”

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “H.A.M.”: ” ‘H.A.M.’ really came about in New York City. Me and Kanye, we had did ‘See Me Now.’ I played him a lot of beats, but he liked the ones that I didn’t expect him to like. I left, like, eight beats with him; he called me, like, two weeks later and he said he wanted, for sure, two. That was one of the ones. … I sent him the track out. He did what he did to it, still I didn’t hear the song. I couldn’t hear it until everyone else heard it. Working with Kanye was crazy. I can’t really explain it. He’s a perfectionist. He has to have everything perfect and out the ordinary, 10 times greater than everything. He’s a crazy guy, but he’s fire.”

Previously: Ace Hood ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Hustle Hard (Remix) | Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M.

Video: DJ Premier vs. Dee Vazquez

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Previously: Video: Pete Rock vs. Dee Vazquez

M.O.P. – Make It Happen (prod. Boola)

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Boola takes us back to that hard core hip-hop filled with knocking drums, raw rhymes and vintage samples. The music industry is missing this type of sound, the essence of Carhartt, 40 below Timberland boots, Champion hoodies and fatigues. Hood music at its finest need I say more!

M.O.P. – Make It Happen (prod. Boola)


Previously: Nas – Snitch Alibi (Prod. by Boola)

Video: DJ Premier Interview w/ Al Lindstrom

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Premo talks to Al Lindstrom about converting any sound into hip-hop, his upbringing, and more.

Previously: Video: Dru Ha Interview w/ Al Lindstrom

Ghostface – Purified Thoughts (prod. Frank Dukes)

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Here’s the product of producer Frank Dukes’ studio session with Ghostface, the work-with-any-A-List-MC grand prize he won at Red Bull Big Tune 2009.

Ghostface – Purified Thoughts (prod. Frank Dukes) | Mediafire

Ghostface Killah-Purified Thoughts (Prod. by Frank Dukes)

Spotted @ OnSMASH

Previously: Ghostface x Frank Dukes In The Studio (Video)