The summertime is here, and we’re excited about the weather change. June is officially Black Music Month. With music being the focus for this month, we decided to show some love to the music producers, specifically Hip-Hop producers. They are the cornerstone and foundation of the culture. Without their contributions, your favorite artist wouldn’t be YOUR favorite artist.
Here are the Editor-in-Chief’s top ten Hip-Hop producers of all-time:
Popular Song: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) – Pete Rock and CL Smooth
Editor’s Pick: Take Your Time – Pete Rock
Popular Song: N.Y. State of Mind – Nas
Editor’s Pick: Mass Appeal – Gang Starr
Popular Song: A Nothin’ But A G Thang – Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg
Editor’s Pick: Still D.R.E. – Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg
Popular Song: So Fresh, So Clean – Outkast
Editor’s Pick: Mainstream – Outkast featuring Goodie Mob
Pharrell Williams (+Neptunes)
Popular Song: Happy – Pharrell Williams
Editor’s Pick: Grindin’ – Clipse
Popular Song: Jesus Walks – Kanye West
Editor’s Pick: Otis – Kanye West Featuring Jay Z
Popular Song: If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) – Nas
Editor’s Pick: Who Shot Ya – Notorious B.I.G.
Popular Song: Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Editor’s Pick: Sky’s the Limit – Notorious B.I.G. featuring 112
Popular Song: One Love – Nas
Editor’s Pick: Electric Relaxation – A Tribe Called Quest
Popular Song: Mask Off – Future
Editor’s Pick: Mask Off – Future
Honorable mentions: Diamond D, RZA, DJ Scratch, The Bomb Squad, J Dilla, Eric B., Just Blaze, Swiss Beats, No I.D., Timbaland and Havoc (Mobb Deep)