No I.D. Interview: Favorite Producers, Beattapes, Scoring Movies

Producer No I.D. lists his all-time favorite producers (DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, RZA), the concept of truly loving music, defining sounds and their eras, scoring movies, and remaining a student of production.  He also touches on his opinion of producer beattapes and discusses his philosophy behind personally working with an artists to craft a personalized … Read more

Eric Sermon Speaks Rick Ross, Getting Jerked, And Jay Z

EPMD master producer The Funk Lord Eric Sermon dropped by the Roundtable to talk about the upcoming EPMD album We Mean Business, getting jerked in the record business, ignored Hip-Hop demographics, unreleased Rick Ross material.  Def Jam A&R Lenny S even tells a Summer Jam story about a 5 thousand dollar bet between Eric and Jay Z… with Jay making it rain on the crowd with his winnings!

Three more parts after the jump!

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Jay Z Original Samples Mix

DJ Reggie Reg sponsors a welcomed video Jigga mix featuring original samples back to back with the Hip-Hop versions.  Highlights include joints like Bobby Bland’s “Ain’t No Love Love In The Heart of The City” (Heat of The City), David Ruffin – “Common Man” (Never Change), and The Originals “Sunrise” (Guess Who’s Back).