Producer Interviews

DJ Quik Returns To Analog w/ The Book of David

The L.A. Leakers interview producer DJ Quik in his studio to discuss his feelings about being often overlooked as one of the greatest producers, his move to digital recording with Avid Pro Tools, and his return to analog with his latest album The Book of David.

Ty Fyffe Talks Rump Shaker, Murdergram, 4 Da Fam

Producer Ty Fyffe talks with Grind Music radio about his early days working work Teddy Riley on Wreckx-n-Effect’s album Hard or Smooth, Fyffe’s first album as a producer. Ty Fyffe also talks candidly about the role that Pharrel Williams played in the making of “Rump Shaker,” Pharrell did actually produce the song.

Read more

45 King Making The Beat Radio Interview

Normally I try to write a description about what a video or segment is about, but this might actually go down as the most awkward, rambling interview to ever appear on Crate Kings. Still, even with all of its awkwardness, you’ve gotta love listening to 45 King rambling about hip-hop. [via GG]

Scram Jones & DJ Premier’s Hottest Beats of 2010

DJ Premier and Scram Jones run down their thoughts on the best underground and commercial beats of 2010. Among the producers who made the list: Sebb, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and Scram Jones himself. Is there anything else that should have made the list?

Easy Mo Bee Interview: Ready To Die & Top 5 Producers

Producer Easy Mo Bee talks about working with Bad Boy early in the careers of Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack, the influence of Marley Marl, and his favorite personal productions. He also reveals that, amazingly, Busta Rhymes’ “Everything Remains Raw” contained no loops and that each sound purposefully and meticulously placed. Easy Mo Bee’s Top … Read more

Cool & Dre Talk Chemistry, The Game, Cash Money

NBC Nitecap w/ Peter Bailey to talk with Cool & Dre about how the two producer met and originally formed an R&B group, current projects, and the duo’s chemistry when working together. Cool & Dre also talk about working with Fat Joe, Ja Rule, and Jadakiss, Cash Money, and The Game. You can never dictate … Read more

Just Blaze Gives Stadium Red Recording Studio Tour

Producer Just Blaze gives a tour of Stadium Red recording studios. In the process he talks about his fondest memories of Baseline Studios, which happened to be both his first and last days, and the significance of both moments in his career. Later Just Blaze takes viewers to meet the recording, engineering, and in-house mastering … Read more

DJ Muggs – Bass For Your Face (Promo)

As a promo for his latest creation Bass For Your Face, DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill fame discusses his enthusiasm for dubstep and bass music. I suppose this is the perfect time to have a conversation about artistic growth. Comments anyone? [via GG]

88-Keys On First Meeting Kanye West and J Dilla

Meeting J Dilla for the first time, gives insight into the personality of a young Kanye West and runs down his list of top 5 favorite producers. Top 5 Favorite Producers: J Dilla, Pete, Rock, Paul McCartney, Q-Tip, and Hi-Tek.