BEST HIP-HOP PRODUCERS OF ALL TIME

h2o.for.cocoah2o.for.cocoa 15 Posts
edited February 2013 in Strut Central
Who are some of the best hip-hop producers of all time (in your humble opinions)?


Madlib, J Dilla, & Pete Rock top my list..






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  • the yeti

  • And you guys get all mad and wanna lock my threads.

    Paul C.

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,241 Posts
    vintageinfants said:
    the yeti


  • Eggplant Xanadoo said:


    Paul C.

    +1

    Marley Marl
    The Bomb Squad
    Peter Brown

  • strataspherestratasphere Blastin' the Nasty 1,035 Posts
    Premier
    Prince Paul
    45 King
    Lord Finesse
    Diamond D

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Fuck Paul C.

  • someone european

  • batmon said:
    Fuck Paul C.

    what's your beef with Paul C?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Risingson said:
    batmon said:
    Fuck Paul C.

    what's your beef with Paul C?

    His body of work is too small for him to be considered in the best conversation despite his contributions to Critical Breakdown.

    Im a BIG Ultra fan and acknowledge how he+Ced-Gee changed the game, but there are too many producers out there above him that impacted the game for a longer amount of time.

    He's second of third tier IMO when looking at the entirety of Hip Hop.

    Now u could say that he influenced Public Enemy to create Nations, and his underlying influence is felt w/ Large Professor/Main Source but I still cant place him at the same table as Marley Marl, DJ Screw, and Dr. Dre.

    On the real, I feel like white boys prop him up due to his skin color. Great yes. Best....step back.

  • batmon said:

    His body of work is too small...despite his contributions to Critical Breakdown.

    plus Stezo, Super Lover Cee/Casanova Rud & much more all by the time he was murdered at the age of just 24, a baby! Taught Large Professor all he knows aswell. Did more then most by 24

    btw, couldn't care less what colour his skin was, dope is dope

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Risingson said:
    batmon said:

    His body of work is too small...despite his contributions to Critical Breakdown.

    plus Stezo, Super Lover Cee/Casanova Rud & much more all by the time he was murdered at the age of just 24, a baby! Taught Large Professor all he knows aswell. Did more then most by 24

    btw, couldn't care less what colour his skin was, dope is dope

    I dont care if he got murdered at 24 in this context...were talkin about his ART.

    Measure his work against others.

    Scott La Rock & J.Dilla, or or any other deceased Hip Hop artist shouldn't be overrated because they died "young".

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    Risingson said:
    batmon said:

    His body of work is too small...despite his contributions to Critical Breakdown.

    plus Stezo, Super Lover Cee/Casanova Rud

    Also, most of the Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em LP, which is Eric B & Rakim's finest. But really, his legacy isn't his discography so much as it is the production techniques he pioneered, along with his engineering skills.

  • Yeah, I'd say he deserves credit most for some super knockin engineering. He's not really in this contest though. I'm sure plenty of producers grabbed impeach from super lover cee and skull snaps from Stezo because of his engineering.

    I'd say bomb squad and Premier have to be short listed. They worked well with more than one group or artist. I love Prince Paul, but for the most part you'd just be judging De La records. Large Professor. Q-tip.

    I still think bomb squad and Dj premier for overall accomplishments. They aren't necessarily
    My favorites either. I just think their case could easily be argued.

  • CBearCBear 902 Posts
    Agreed with Premier. His work today is still making a big impact plus he has history for days. Overall he's shaped so much of hip hop for so long.

  • DanteDante 371 Posts
    Eggplant Xanadoo said:
    And you guys get all mad and wanna lock my threads.

    Paul C.

    hahahaha

  • Paul C is like the default "insider" answer but he belongs in a different category of most influential engineers or mentors to producers. How about:
    Quik
    Dre
    Larry Smith
    QTip
    Neptunes
    Timbaland
    Rza
    Muggs
    Kanye
    Manny Fresh
    Diamond
    Rick Rock
    The Dust Brothers
    Kurtis Mantronik
    Organized Noize

    Just throwing a few out there. It's always like the same six names in these threads and a ton of regional bias.

  • I'm sure this is such a repetitive subject on the forum, I apologize for beating the dead horse. But I'm new to the site and didn't feel like combing through old threads.

    And thank you to all who have responded!

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,919 Posts
    h2o.for.cocoa said:
    But I'm new to the site

    Thriller or Off The Wall?

    and didn't feel like combing through old threads.

    BAN.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    As far as white boy producers: Mike Dean > Paul C.

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,033 Posts
    +1 for the yeti

    At the peak of his powers, he n'everest on his laurels.

    Shouldnt have to signpost this shit, but still.

  • batmon said:
    I feel like white boys prop him up due to his skin color.

    Did you get a hold of some of that "black dust" Onyx used to rap about last night?

  • J i m s t e r said:
    h2o.for.cocoa said:
    But I'm new to the site

    Thriller or Off The Wall?

    and didn't feel like combing through old threads.

    BAN.

    Aww, don't ban me yet! I mean well. Just a young gal looking for a group of music loving people to chit chat with. And to answer your initial question, Off The Wall.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    h2o.for.cocoa said:
    J i m s t e r said:
    h2o.for.cocoa said:
    But I'm new to the site

    Thriller or Off The Wall?

    and didn't feel like combing through old threads.

    BAN.

    Aww, don't ban me yet! I mean well. Just a young gal looking for a group of music loving people to chit chat with. And to answer your initial question, Off The Wall.

    Your in.

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,919 Posts
    batmon said:
    h2o.for.cocoa said:
    J i m s t e r said:
    h2o.for.cocoa said:
    But I'm new to the site

    Thriller or Off The Wall?

    and didn't feel like combing through old threads.

    BAN.

    Aww, don't ban me yet! I mean well. Just a young gal looking for a group of music loving people to chit chat with. And to answer your initial question, Off The Wall.

    Your in.


  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,788 Posts

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    drbrownscelray said:
    It's always like the same six names in these threads

    Yup. Discussing new producers (past 10 or so years) would be a nice change.

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts


    Banks is top 5 IMO

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Big KRIT = my favorite producer RIGHT NOW.

    He's doing a great job carrying Pimp C's torch on the country rap tunes tip.

  • Last years producers that caught my attention the most were Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Tommy Mas and Apollo Brown.

  • HarveyCanal said:
    Big KRIT = my favorite producer RIGHT NOW.

    clams casino for me.
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