How did beat-makers gain the title of Producer?
This has always eluded me, however I'm assuming that there is some historic reason unless I have misunderstood the meaning of producer.From what I know, the "Producer" is responsible for coordinating the band and directing their "sound". This may or may not include writing songs, playing instruments, or other things of the sort. However, in rap, it seems that all one has to do is make a beat and they get a producer credit. There are some beat-makers that take on the producer role as it is intended to be used (like Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, DJ Premier). But for the most part if you submit a beat, you get a "producer" credit.I always thought this was just because they "produced" the beat. So how come they don't just get a "beat" credit, rather than a producer credit?Does my confusion make sense? I know a lot of people in the industry post on here, maybe you can give me some historical perspective