Poll: Best hip-hop producer?
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View poll results: Best hip-hop producer?
RZA
6 17%
DJ Premier
3 9%
Pete Rock
1 3%
Dr. Dre
15 43%
Marley Marl
0 0%
Eric. B
1 3%
Timbaland
3 9%
J Dilla
1 3%
DJ Krush
1 3%
Kanye West
4 11%
Voters: 35.
#1
I was going to post this in the Pit, but the amount of "lol rap sux omg" users made me reconsider.

Personally, I'd go for DJ Krush. A little obscure, but he's made some of the best beats I can remember.

Since there were only 10 slots, I had to leave out a couple, such as Bomb Squad, Madlib, Eminem and DJ Quik..
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#2
lol rap sux omg
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#3
Dr. Dre is pretty legendary in my books.
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#4
I say RZA, just because Wu-Tang has some of the tightest beats I've ever heard. I think it's made of some of the most talented rappers of all time, RZA being no exception.
#5
kanye west, you should have the gza up there, nvm rza the producer i forgot
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#7
No ID. J Dilla from that list though.
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#8
Bah, "best" producer is like asking for the "best" guitarist. There just isn't one. Some are more prolific, some more influential, some more talented, some more popular. I'd say if you had to pick a signature Hip Hop producer it'd have to be RZA, based on his history, the massive popularity and influence of the Wu, his handling of the various aspects of the Clan's early solo efforts, and the fact that virtually every single one of his beats are on point (ignoring Ghostface's recent bitching). He's been at the top of his game since '92, and continues to get better. Afro Samurai is so flipping boss, it's not even fair that it's RZA.

The guy with the fattest beats at the moment is Exile, based on his LP with Blu, Below the Heavens. But it's entirely subjective to pick a "best".
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I say RZA, just because Wu-Tang has some of the tightest beats I've ever heard. I think it's made of some of the most talented rappers of all time, RZA being no exception.


One of my favourite beats ever. Absolutely legendary, the way he somehow made Barry White sound eerie.

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#11
Oh, and if anyone hasn't heard any DJ Krush beats:

Jugoya
Paradise Bird Theory (also the menu music for Crackdown)
Day's End
Zen Approach
Candle Chant (A Tribute)

Regarding albums he's released: MiLight, Jaku, Zen, Kakusei and Stepping Stones are all fantastic.

He also did a collaboration album, Ki-Oku, with Toshinori Kondo, who plays trumpet. It;s amazing.
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#12
haha, this doesn't suprise me at all. That beat is so chill.

Didn't he produce everyone's solo albums or did I just make that up?
#13
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haha, this doesn't suprise me at all. That beat is so chill.

Didn't he produce everyone's solo albums or did I just make that up?


Yep, I think he produced the majority of every album except Tical 2000.
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#15
Those are some pretty dope producers, but guys like ANT (Atmosphere, Brother Ali), Mr Green (Pacewon) and DJ Stoupe (Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs) DEFINITELY deserve to be in that poll. Those three have just made so many sick beats its not even funny. If you haven't heard any, listen to their production work in songs like

(ANT)
Forest Whitaker - Brother Ali
Uncle Sam Goddamn - Brother Ali
Room With A View - Brother Ali
Ear To Ear - Brother Ali
Trying To Find A Balance - Atmosphere
Painting - Atmosphere
God Loves Ugly - Atmosphere

(DJ Stoupe)
Battle Cry - Army of the Pharaohs
The Hunted - Army of the Pharaohs
Seven - Army of the Pharaohs
All Shall Perish - Army of the Pharaohs
Walk With Me - Jedi Mind Tricks
Heavy Metal Kings - Jedi Mind Tricks
I Against I - Jedi Mind Tricks

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#16
Dr. Dre, Straight Outta Compton is a masterpiece!
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#17
Stoupe's a great producer; probably should have mentioned him in the "notable others" bit.

Surprised Primo hasn;t even got one vote yet - he's produced hundreds of amazing beats.
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#19
I picked Eric B. from that list, I think questlove does some great producing personally
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#20
this is beyond hard to decide.

dj premier is great, but i love rza. in my opinion he's the most musically talented person i've ever heard, including composers such as bach and beethoven and all them.
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#21
I think Dre should be taken off that list and replaced by Madlib...

Anyway, my favorite producers are Premier, Madlib, Hi-Tek, RZA and whoever makes the beats for Hocus Pocus (I wish I knew who that was...)
#22
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Stoupe's a great producer; probably should have mentioned him in the "notable others" bit.

Surprised Primo hasn;t even got one vote yet - he's produced hundreds of amazing beats.


I'd actually go as far as to say that RZA should have been mentioned in notable others. In my opinion RZA isn't on top of his game any more, it's too many loops of the same stuff he's been doing since '94. Props to him for being in the game since the late '80's, but in my eyes he isn't anything compared to some of the new blood out there.

Stoupe has got to be the best producer out there at the moment(including the past, but not the future), everything he touches turns to gold.


But of course, this is like having the age old discussion of who's the best guitarist.
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#23
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+1 to that!
Also DJ Aladdin and Ice-T, if not purely for OG.
#27
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Dr. Dre or the RZA. I don't even understand why you put Kanye West up there.


Because, believe it or not he's made some utterly fantastic beats over the years.
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#28
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Dr. Dre or the RZA. I don't even understand why you put Kanye West up there.


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