hip-hop producers

Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford has been putting in work as a producer for well over a decade. After helping put Ludacris and Shawnna on the map with “What’s Your Fantasy” the Grammy Award-winning producer has been lacing Lil Wayne (“A Milli”, “Six Ft 7”), Rihanna (“Cockiness”) , and Nicki Minaj with chart topping hits and […]

Muhsinah is smarter than you. Well, at least your favorite singer.  The winner of our “One Minute to Shine” contest had the beautiful audacity to name one of her recent projects Oscillations: Sine and Triangle. “I was in recording school and I wanted to be an engineer,” she says with a smile. “I was learning […]

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 […]

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 […]

At a mere 23 years old Orlando-born Daniel Johson, aka Kane Beatz , has already  helped make hip-hop history. While he is proud of music he’s produced for Trey Songz (“Bottom’s Up”) and Trick Daddy (“Tuck Your Ice”)  his hit for Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass ” just helped her set a Billboard record. After ten […]

This year Wu-tang mash-ups seem to be all the rage. Earlier this year there was Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber, an ethereal remix of Wu classics using samples of Jazz greats like Pharoh Sanders . Next we had Wugazi, an unlikely pairing between the Wu and punk rock group Fugazi. Now we have “Black Gold,” […]

One of the hardest things about being a hip-hop producer is getting your name out. Unless you have the inclination to shout your name out on a track a-la Pete Rock or Diddy, it’s hard to let people know that you were the brains behind a dope record.  This has become especially difficult in the […]

Outkast fans have not had an album from the group since 2006’s Idlewild Soundtrack. With Andre 3000 shifting his attention to acting, listeners have had to settle for the occasional guest verse from 3-Stacks. His partner Big Boi has been enjoying a great solo career, but there is nothing quite like having the two of […]

Today many of Amy Winehouse’s peers are mourning  the loss of another musical talent. The singer was found dead in her London apartment by local officials. Several of her supporters and collaborators tweeted their condolences and frustration over her death. “R.I.P Sis. Why u couldn’t chill??? ,” wrote Nas, who was spotted hanging out with […]

The most anticipated project of the year belongs to Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne album. After waiting what seems like a decade for even a track-listing, the production credits for Watch The Throne have been revealed. Beat extraordinaire Swizz Beats (“Murder to Excellence,” “Welcome to the Jungle”), The Neptunes and Q-Tip contribute their […]

Chris Brown is not letting the rap thing go. Last night Brown debuted part three in his “Real Hip-Hop” series where he places his rhyming talents front and center. This time around he recruited Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder for the instrumental and the part-time rapper himself had nothing but praise for Breezy on […]

In the next installment of Vibe’s “Full Clip” series MC/producer Q-tip discusses his entire catalog of hip-hop hits for A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Nas, Biggie and more. The Queens, NY native has been making headlines for his dispute with actor/director Michael Rappaport over his group’s documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life. With a focus […]