Top 12 Hip Hop Producers

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Keeping The Gang Starr Legacy Alive

DJ Premier performs on stage at BET’s “106 & Park” at BET Studios on April 16, 2010

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DJ Premier and the late rapper MC Guru founded rap duo Gang Starr in Bosto in 1985. In February 2010, MC Guru of Gang Starr passed away due to a heart-attack. However, Guru remains true to the Gang Starr legacy and represents for the late MC everywhere he goes these days.

Just Blaze

Just Blaze performs onstage at the Alexander Wang X H&M Coachella Party held at the Indio Performing Arts Center on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California

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Just Blaze is one of the younger producers on this list but he has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world either way. The producer came to prominence in the early aughts when he constantly collaborated with JAY Z and since then has had several producer credits under his belt.

Just Blaze, Motivational Speaker

Just Blaze participates in a panel discussion during the Smirnoff Master of the Mix Finale Viewing Party at Le Fais Do-Do on January 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia

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When Just Blaze is not in the studio producing dope beats, the producer is some where speaking on panels and informing the future producers on what they need to know to succeed in this business.