hip-hop producers

When it comes to crafting classic albums or block-breaking singles, there are few better on the boards than Just Blaze. Since his start in 1999,…

The music listening public first got a taste of the collaborative chemistry between De La Soul and the late James “J-Dilla” Yancey in 1996 for…

The term “living legend” gets thrown around a lot in Hip-Hop, but only a handful of people can actually fit those kicks.  One of those…

  Two of the biggest producers in the music business are about to square off in court. Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am has taken legal…

  There are two schools of thought on album releases. One is to announce it way in advance and build up anticipation before it comes…

During his all-too-brief music career the late Notorious B.I.G only collaborated with DJ Premier for three songs: “Kick In The Door,” “10 Crack Commandments,” and…

  Nate “Danja” Hills has dominated the pop charts and dance floors with his infectious sound for almost a decade. The Virginia native has crafted…

  In 2001 Chris Rock, JB Smoov & Wanda Sykes and Lance Crouther chronicled the battle of an inner city super hero named Pootie Tang as…

Kanye West may be spending time praising Mannie Fresh but Wutang Clan’s The RZA has some kind words for Yeezy. During one of those extensive Red Bull Music Academy lectures The RZA discussed his work with Kanye West on My Dark Twisted Fantasy and what he observed about his work ethic. “I spent two weeks […]

Multi-platinum producer Bernard “Focus…” Edwards, Jr. spent seven years working with Dr. Dre as an in-house producer for Aftermath Entertainment. The son of late CHIC bassist Bernard Edwards, Focus… has made ear candy for Busta Rhymes (“Respect My Conglomerate“) The Game (“Where I’m From” ) and Marsha Ambrosius (“Yours Truly” mixtape), just to name a […]

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is releasing his fourth (!) album, Camp, on Glassnote Records today. The rapper/actor/comedian, who many know for his role as Troy on NBC’s  “Community,” has been rapping for almost as long as he’s been in front of the camera, and it shows. On the reflective “Hold You Down” he spits, […]

In this exclusive interview with TheUrbandaily, producer Ski Beatz talks about his latest project 24 Hour Karate School 2, working with Dame Dash‘s son and what he thinks of Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne album. Ski was one of Jigga Man’s first producers, providing the beats to “In My Life Time,” “Feelin It”, “Politics […]