Producer Interviews

Just Blaze on Ghost Production, Musical Styles

Just Blaze on the evolution of musical styles, the state of New York hip-hop, DJ’ing, and ghot production. “A lot of these guys employ people who do their music for them.” “Some of these DJ’s that are constantly on the road are also constantly putting out new music.  How… because they have guys under them … Read more

DJ Premier Explains Iconic Gangstarr Logo

DJ Premier explains how Guru and Big Shug designed the Gangstarr logo and how it’s been used throughout all of their albums.  Primo also talks about how Mass Appeal was created with the intention of being a radio hit.

J-Zone Studio Setup, Broken MPC, Outdated Pro Tools

J-Zone takes viewers into his studio to show off his stripped down setup and discuss his views on music technology and production equipment. I always kinda of felt that too much technology was a bad thing when it came to making music.

Bling47 Breaks w/ Waajeed – The Sounds of Love

Waajeed revisits another deep J Dilla sample. This time he explores The Sounds of Love: …A to Zzzz. He also tells the tale of visiting the Sound Library with Dilla and Q-Tip to dig through the ultra special behind the counter vinyl stash.

9th Wonder Says Producers Are Like a Brotherhood

9th Wonder gives a thoughtful interview while talking about his personal brand, production as a brotherhood, and the importance of maintaining a regional sound and identity. The ones that really sound like where they’re from or even try to create a sound for where they live, I think those are the ones that last a … Read more

Dibia$e Talks L.A. Music, Production

Producer Dibia$e hits the road the road and heads to Montreal. While there he talks about the L.A. music scene, production, dance, MC’ing, and more. Random Thought:The Akai MPC Fly seems way too gimmicky to be taken seriously. ¬†Nice case though.