The producer in hip-hop is winning right now. Although placed behind the scenes in a song, you can still be sure that they are somewhere producing the hottest beats that your favorite rappers rhyme over. We’ve compiled a list of the best 12 producers in hip-hop past and present. Take a look inside to see the legends as well as the new up-and-coming producers that are doing their thing in the hip-hop game.
Look inside to see the Top 12 Producers in the Hip-Hop game!
Legendary producer DJ Premier who is also one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr knows a thing or two about making some serious hip-hop beats. The producer has been making hot beats for decades and is still working quietly behind the scenes with some of the top pop stars like Christina Aguilera, JAY Z and the late great Notorious B.I.G.
Staying True to His Roots
DJ Premier remains true to his roots regardless of what genre he decides to delve into. DJ Premier was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Brooklyn during his teenage years. Although he has a heavy east coast sound, his southern roots are also very prominent in most of his beats.