• Randy

    kanye the goat

  • Regy

    Using reason that's doooope

  • that truth

    tl;dr but

    Hip Hop producers do not get the credit they deserve. The producer is the person who crafts the musical canvas for the artist to bare their soul, and more times than none it’s the rapper who recieves the acclaim for the song if it’s a hit but if the song doesn’t live up to it’s expectations, it falls on the producers shoulders

    entirely untrue. i hope you don't get paid to write for this site

  • imaGe

    where's dilla??????

  • http://snd.sc/zw21Vc Click Here

    Kanye the GOAT? WTF? You entitled to your opinion. My Biggest influences in making beats is "DILLA",DRE, Khalil,Flying Lotus, Premo, NUjabes,No I.D, and Q-tip(yep he derserves alot of credit) , Kanye Nice but in my opinion he aint fukin alot people i just named. If I ever get a chance showcase some beats on here,trust me you wont be disappointed , But anyway DETOX is Coming Out." I Know personally!", the marketing plan is the real hold up, its already mix all the way complete.

  • dirtye33

    i would rather listen to dope lyrics accapella than whack ones on a hot beat anyday "streets help niggas niggas dont help the streets yall use beats for help we help the beats" jada

  • Thinker

    I don't ever remember hearing anybody blame the producer for a shitty song. I mean u said it urself "The general public thinks the rappers make the beats or can care less about who the person behind the boards are," although I do think the former statement is a bit untrue

  • Crewsheff

    Crazy how every producer mentioned build their foundation from sampling. Music's influence continues to transcend through generations. I almost feel like producers now are redefining the hip-hop production. Stepping away from samples or at least using samples unconventionally. I wonder what the Top 5 Hip-Hop Producers list will look like 10 years from now.

  • G

    No Dilla! Wtf

  • unclesam

    "Hip Hop producers do not get the credit they deserve. The producer is the person who crafts the musical canvas for the artist to bare their soul, and more times than none it’s the rapper who recieves the acclaim for the song if it’s a hit but if the song doesn’t live up to it’s expectations, it falls on the producers shoulders."

    This is completely false. NO ONE THINKS THAT WAY. I have never hated against Miss Peas but c´mon son this is terrible.

  • http://www.backpackersdelight.net BackpackersDelight

    I think you always kill your columns for this site. On point as fuck. Gotta follow you on Twitter.

  • brite

    To choose 4 of the worst producers in the game right now is telling.

    At least show the hottest ones in form right now, Lex Luger, Spaceghostpurrp, Tokimonsta.

    And that other clown was right, no dilla means your list is total shit.

    And Dre is overrated as fuck.

  • marty mcfly

    No Pete Rock? Anyway just for some honorable mentions: Large Pro, Erick Sermon, Hi Tek, Black Milk, and Nottz.

  • cp3

    Its her opinion, you can't hate on someone's opinion if their list looks different than yours, we're all entitled to making our own list

  • http://Shy Shy

    ALC, nigga. WESTSIDE.

    Stoupe The Enemy of Mankind def in my Top 5 tho. Probly my fave producer from the East.
    and this is HER top 5, guys. not yours.

  • http://drivewayblues.tumblr.com/ Just a Music Guy

    Kanye is a GOAT. That is all

  • LexiCon

    let's not forget guys like DJ Quik, Timbaland, Danja and others, who based their production on original composing rather than sampling. And don't forget white piano boys like Scott Storch and J.R. Rotem. Their drums must sound generic, but piano arrangements are fucking insane!

  • roybot

    damn stop hatin obviously no ones going to like the same production. you guys prolly cant even agree with each other, let alone her.
    Madlib's on my top-5 just because of his pure prolificness and not being afraid to experiment even if it doesnt turn out well. TDE's Sounwave on the comeup tho

  • marty mcfly

    Nobody is hating on her top 5 just by mentioning other people that could be also considered great. One minute people acting like they hate her guts and that next people is running to her defense when it aint even that serious. Calm down

  • Diego Inglewood

    Safe choices make for a boring list

  • electrotherapy

    In no particular order:
    Dr Dre
    Just Blaze
    J Dilla
    DJ Khalil
    DJ Premier
    9th Wonder
    Black Milk

  • dantefiero

    I agree with most of this list i would just swap out Alchemist for Timbaland

  • busstophustle

    You need to step up your editorial game, Pyrex. I feel like I learned little to nothing from this. Dedicate an editorial to shedding light on up and coming producers or unsung producers, something with a more coherent tie back to 2DBZ. With this and your Trayvon piece, you seem to just be fishing for page clicks.

    Using an editorial opportunity to present a rushed and poorly written piece giving credit to producers most (quite possibly all) of this site's readers already know does little to contribute to the greater conversation about Hip Hop. It just keeps it stagnant.

  • 1

    Very Dope article, even though only one of your top 5 makes my top 5

  • http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/04/27/2dbz-presents-truly-yours-when-the-beat-comes-in/ bryan

    woah woah woah wtf people! you guys left out DJ Quik! he gets no credit i swear

  • JAyP

    there are SO MANY PRODUCERS its too much for a top 5 really in my opinion because all kind of producers have changed our lives or gave us that nostalgic feel of good memories. YES Producers deserve more credit but it is great they don't get too much attention for the simple fact that it doesn't cause distractions from their craft. The environment of a Producer is very lowkey so if thats being disturbed the whole genuine vibe of it all is ruined

    THANK GOD FOR PRODUCERS & THEIR TALENT to give us listeners something to cherish


    HIP HOP aint just about a BEAT & A HOOK but I gotta admit if the BEAT aint TIGHT ... I dont care if my FAVORITE RAPPER is spitting his BEST VERSE I will only listen once aka NO REPLAY VALUE ... THE BEAT & THE HOOK is like the PYSICAL BEAUTY of a WOMAN & the LYRCIS are the PERSONALITY ....P.S FUCK DR. DRE ... His TIME is OVER ... im sure when DECOX finally DROPS it will have a FEW BANGERS! but DRE SUCKS @ RAPPING & everyone know he doesnt WRITE he has GHOSTWRITERS & actually DRE has many GHOST PRODUCERS also like HITMAN ... MEL MAN ... ECT ... I wish DRE would drop DECOX soon as possible though then he could go back into HIDING & SUCKING DICK & EATING PUSSY like PAC said & make like 10 BEATS A year (lol) I could name 25 PRODUCERS RIGHT NOW whos BEATS WIPE their ASSES with DR. DRE BEATS

  • gerald

    were you high when you wrote this?

  • Obama Fried Chicken

    Producers that have influenced me in my personal taste:

    Polow Da Don

    Other mentions:
    The Neptunes
    DJ Khalil

    Nonetheless, this list is a bit plastic but I love their music and sound regardless. I have a huge collection of underground records that represent the classic 90s warm hip hop sound, it would be impossible to trace those range of unknown underground producers.

    I applaud ALL hip hop producers in general for bringing innovation to the game of music. Even though some of us overdose on making some corny stuff for that mainstream demand, we are still one of or THE most innovative genre in music history. And I salute the producers.

  • Kermit

    I would argue Still D.R.E. is one of the greatest beat in hip hop history or the best beat period in hip hop. The mixing on the record is the best mixing I ever heard on a hip hop beat alone. I have personal favorite beats but from student of music - that beat is the best representation of hip hop.

    Detox will NEVER come hahaha

  • Oenomaus

    Sorry Miss_Peas but I have to correct you, when u say about Premo

    "Plus he’s one of the few that can actually say that he provided a track for the ill collaboration of Method Man & The Notorious B.I.G for Biggie’s debut album Ready To Die"

    Im sure it was Easy Mo Bee that did "The What"

  • illmatic27

    wow so much east coast music, for some one that grew in LA))

  • JustAFanOfMusic

    That nigga Lex Luger!!!

  • jiz

    Easy Mo Bee did "The What".

  • david

    @Oenomaus and jiz You're right it definitely was Easy Mo Bee, Premo produced 'Rap Phenomenon' for Red, Meth and Big but that was after Big passed and it wasn't on his debut

  • Gregory Kruxx

    Although Im in agreement with Kanye, Dre and Rza. Not the rest of the list for top 5. Primo is in my top 10 but not 5. He was in fact an architect and innovator but ya know what. He has made a crazy crazy beat in years. All his shit sounds the same these days. You ever think thats why certain artists dont work with him any more??? @nd Childhood for Nas in my opinion was the last dope I mean really dope beat he did. Im still a fan of the man and his work but Primo lost a step. Yeah I said it.
    Next time do a top 10. And oh. Primo did not do the What as they implied in the article.

  • marty mcfly

    Premo didnt do the What for BIG but he did Unbelievable, 10 Crack Commandments and Kick In The Door, Thats 3 masterpieces with BIG. The MC with prolly the greatest "rhyme-scheme of all time ( anyone, Tyson, Jordan, Jackson, action, pack guns, ridiculous...). Also Premo did Regeneration with Nas, For The Record with Torae, You with Evidence, 2nd place with Royce, Born to Trap with Game, 25th hour with Reks etc etc... just last year and they was all dope.

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  • dreW

    Easy Mo Bee did "The What" haha, and I thought Kanye initially got known for "This Can't Be Life" off of "Dynasty"... Miss Peas needs to check her "facts" before she publishes them...

  • that truth

    Thats 3 masterpieces with BIG. The MC with prolly the greatest “rhyme-scheme of all time

    deaadddd @ big having the best schemes of all time. nobody from the writers to the commenters know shit about hip hop on this site

    ms peas gonna say the neptunes produced TROY next and try to pass if off as fact

  • that truth

    “Plus he’s one of the few that can actually say that he provided a track for the ill collaboration of Method Man & The Notorious B.I.G for Biggie’s debut album Ready To Die”

    wow I wanna lay off but that's just horrible writing. bitch did you pass the 8th grade? 1. it's false and 2. if he did make the beat, he'd be the only one that made the beat for the collab, not one of the few


  • marty mcfly

    @that truth, Thats really the truth cause I aint heard too many rappers with a better rhyme scheme then BIG. He was saying something on records and dropping metaphors and punchlines all over the place and on top of that he delivered the rhymes with multiple styles at once. COMEONSON thats some superior rhyming right there.

  • that truth

    you don't know what a rhyme scheme is. metaphors and punchlines are completely unrelated to rhyme schemes and big barely spit any punchlines. a rhyme scheme is where you rhyme words in your bars and that's it. as far as rhyme schemes (compound rhyming) big was solid for his time but there are dozens of rappers far superior to him in that category

  • C

    large pro
    lord finesse
    dr dre
    9th wonder
    dj quik

    1.premo and 2,pete rock other than that no particular order

  • C

    oh ya Q-tip^^^^^

  • marty mcfly

    I know what a rhyme scheme is, I just added that other stuff in there to describe a level of control and calculation involved in his scheme. Yes i've heard people use a bunch of patterns for long periods of time like Big Pun, Elzhi and even Cam did it for the whole Purple Haze album BUT Big did it differently. Not only was he rhyming put he was pausing in between certain words for a certain kind of effect in pronunciation and also breaking some single words into two by syllable and then bouncing off that pattern at the same time. Big would use a rhyme scheme to also serve a purpose, not to just prove he can rhyme good. So once he used the same rhyme scheme for too long he would switch up to a different one showing he had control over it. So yeah, as far as rhyme schemes (word patterns) go? BIG had that on lock. I realize this section is about beats but I just put that out there about BIG since his name came up.

  • marty mcfly

    And if you look at the two of the Premo produced songs with him, Unbelievable and Kick In The Door, you'll see those beats compliment BIGs choppy word play and rhyme scheme. Good morning and OUT

  • A$AP Patrick

    you trolls dont know NOTHING about hip hop obviously or whats in

    Best producers: (in no particular order)

    1. Lex Luger
    2. Lil Lody
    3. Drumma Boy
    4. Hit Boy and Chase N Cashe
    5. Southside
    6. Just Blaze

    All your fav producers are irrelevant and old. They are broke

  • Neo

    Not a SINGLE mention for Kno?

    1. Dilla
    2. RZA
    3. DOOM
    4. Kno
    5. Premier

  • http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16497-back-from-the-dead/ Shawn

    RZA, No I.D., Pete Rock, Premo, & MARLEY MARL for THEE 90s!

  • realtalk©

    No ID
    Chuck Inglish

  • jjj

    no dilla, alc, or battlecat? im out!

  • mark

    LOL WTF!! Kanye Does Not Belong! IDC If He Produced Some Ill Songs, He Doesnt Belong Next To Preme & Dre. Kanye Is Ok Next To Eminem. (Eminem best MC/Producer)

  • mack

    here is some of Eminem's Productions:1. Eminem ft. 50cent-You don't know
    2. Trick Trick ft. Eminem-Welcome 2 Detroit
    3. Akon ft. Eminem-Smack That
    4. Llyod Banks ft 50cent-Hands Up
    5. 50cent-Im supposed to die
    6. Jay-Z-Moment of Clarity
    7. Eminem-Superman
    8. DMX ft. Eminem-Go To Sleep
    9. Game ft. Eminem-We Ain't
    10. 2pac-Thugs get lonely too
    11. Eminem-Bully (unreleased)
    12. 2pac ft. Biggie-Runnin
    13. Eminem-Way I am
    14. 2pac-Ghost
    15. Eminem-8 mile road
    16. Eminem-Lose Yourself
    17. D12-One Shot Two Shot
    18. Nas-Carry the cross
    19. Eminem-Toy Soldiers
    20. Lloyd Banks-Without my Glock
    21. Tony Yayo-Drama Setter
    22. Eminem-When Im Gone
    23. Eminem-Mocking bird

  • http://www.datpiff.com/Tieran-Cline-The-Difference-mixtape.339131.html Tieran Cline

    I'd have to say Premier is the goat. The list is pretty solid though.

  • Tarikh Mizan

    check for nu producer Japanese Jellyfish


  • C

    What about Dilla? He's got to be worth a mention.

  • stankoniac

    Ali shaheed Muhammed? J Dilla?

  • jkenzo

    let's be real here, dilla's impact to hip-hop AS A WHOLE isn't as important as those mentioned above. i feel as if dilla's career has been tainted because of his death. do not get me wrong, his production is great, but i can't help but point out those who bandwagon him just because everyone else does.