Top Ten Greatest Hip-hop Producers
The Top Ten
As much as I love DJ Premier's production, Dre is the king of beats for me. The rappers he has produced and made famous is crazy, NWA, Snoop, Eminem, 50 Cent, Game, Kendrick Lamar etc. That takes some beating. Still DRE is my favourite beat of all time as well, Dre never fails.
Dre made a lot of rappers famous... And created a monster in slim shady... I gota say he's still running the game
Dr. Dre is the best rap producer in the whole game. He's also the best rapper in my opinion, even if he doesn't write his own lyrics.
No one can ever top himV 32 Comments
How in the world is Dr. Dre a better producer than Premo. Looking at the comments, it looks like those who voted for Dre voted for him because of his business ventures and money making. But, Premo is the quintessential hip hop producer, with the greatest discography of anyone in hip hop, and if any MC had to choose between Dre and Preem, I think we all know who they would choose
DJ Primo, way better than Dre, too bad Eric B ain't even in the top 10, he's a god damn legend!
Nas Is Like, Full Clip, Mass Appeal, N.Y. State Of Mind, The One And Only,...
Premo is the king!
Best producer of all-time never bit anything from anyone unlike this guy above (Dre)... - IllmaticMan617V 21 Comments
Rza tops dre and primo overall -- I say that because rza has several classic ALBUMS to his name, not just hits, and each of those albums are still relevant to this day. Dre has no classic albums -- anyone who says straight outta compton, the chronic or snoops first, has poor taste in rap in my opinion -- those albums have hits, but with many similar sounding beats and boring content. Of his big hits like 'in the club, ' he didn't produce the entire album, just a few singles. On the production side, many of his beats sound similar and are irrelevant, period. Dre is overrated! His body of work artistically does not stack up to the likes of primo, dilla or pete rock... Much less RZA. Artistically speaking, the comparison is a joke.
This is a question that is largely based on taste and what you look for in a beat. A beat is not a huge factor for me when listening to a song, and I mostly am focused on the lyrics. However there is something about RZAs gloomy production that can make any rap good. Listen to his work on GZA's album Liquid Swords. GZA's lyrical prowess doesn't hurt, but RZA's dark and intense production makes ti a classic. - dude5600
The Razorsharp man himself, he put the Wu on the map. The Abbot was the backbone to the Wu Dynasty and countless other albums and songs.
Overall RZA tops Dre easily and primo by just a bit with the classic albums he has on his nameV 8 Comments
I'm not a huge fan of Kanye. I think he's a jerk. He's whiny, bratty, is a diva and throws a fit whenever he loses an award. I really hate Taylor Swift's music but the way he treated her at that awards show as unacceptable.But there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he is one of the greatest music producers of all time. I mean, he did a great job with Find Your Love, Drake was grateful I'm sure. Also, the interlude for All of the Lights is incredibly beautiful, something you wouldn't get from kanyes bad attitude. And the music for the actual track was great.He is a great producer, one of the reasons a lot of artists get as far as they are. - dragonfly99
I honestly think Kanye and Dre share the number one spot, and to see him at number four makes me cry. Kanye may be a complete ass but his earlier tracks are AMAZING. Listen to the instrumental version of a Kanye track, doesn't even need vocals.
Kanye's use of samples is just excellent and mixes with hip-hop rhythms perfectly. Regardless of his terrible attitude, Kanye still made himself a legendary rap music artist. - Mcgillacuddy
He has officially passed Dr. Dre, he is the greatest rap producer of all timeV 17 Comments
No one gave their life to music as much as this guy, obviously made dope beats, you felt the soul in his beats. The guy made a whole instrumental album on his deathbed and got critical acclaim for it. Just listen to Common's "It's Your World" instrumental and just listen to it. You'll be taken away by that beat. R.I.P. james Dewitt Yancey
So slept on. J Dilla took his creativity to another place. He made you listen, even if you didn't want to. And you'd be killing yourself to find out what samples he used. Dilla is the G.O.A.T.
In my opinion, J Dilla was the best because he was more creative than Dre and Premier put together and yet he still made a sound that was conventional enough to draw such a large fan base.R.I.P. the best that ever did it.
Dilla beats are alive. No one makes you feel like dillaV 19 Comments
A Genius just like his Friend J Dilla -
Madlib is the greatest producer alive. His sampling is the best around. His musical knowledge extends to the most obscure of genres.
Madlib is the best, he has lots of groups, a great variety of hip hop music (including jazz, bossanoba, reggae... ) maybe dre is more famous but he is not the best. And I don't know how RJD2, Pete Rock, oh no, guru, peanut butter wolf, and, many more aren't at top 10
What he did in madvillainy and his quasimoto albums are awesomeV 6 Comments
pretty sick got skillz dude don't sleep on the past - ballaboi17
A real Dilla fan respects Donuts wishes to never be compared or be said to be better than Pete Rock.
Makes some of the most chilled and classic beats!
A great classical influenceV 1 Comment
Nearly every one of his beats for mobb are dope
The best producer ever
Gutter east coast
Havoc mastered the gritty east coast sound that haunts the graffiti-filled streets of New York City. His ability to find a sample and manipulate it to sound like something that came from the weed scented project hallways is unmachted, as demonstrated with Survival of the Fittest. Don’t believe me? Go listen to the original sample to Survival of the Fittest and see how he transformed it into the masterpiece it became. Mobb Deep make stick up kid theme music. But his resume doesn’t stop there, with classic tracks such as Shook Ones, Quiet Storm & Hell on Earth, complimented by Prodigy’s lyrism and laid back flow, it leaves no doubt as to who is one of the greatest producers of all time! Oh and long live Prodigy! Mobb Deep for life!V 2 Comments
Eric b is president so ya know
He deserves top 10, what he did with Rakim is amazing. - EMBIGNASPAC
Should be number 4 - KrazzyMadd
I'm a fan of Eminem and I think he is one of the best rappers of all time but his beats are at best mediocre. - Rambles
Best producer-Best rapper-Best music artist- - fatihfurkanu00c7olakou011flu
Michael Jackson bought some beats from him at the time, 'enough said
HE is the best in everything he doV 12 Comments
Way way too low. This cat should be in your top 3 without having to even give it much thought. A producer who can do it all and do it all by himself.
Amazing rapper and producer. His first album QUIK IS THE NAME is a classic. Go listen to 2PAC'S - HEARTZ OF MEN and you'll know what I mean.
Get Down, Trouble, Down Down Down, Black Mercedes, Fandango, Tonight, You'z A Ganxta... - Mcgillacuddy
DJ Quik has produced songs from Tupac to Janet Jackson and has made 9 albums
The Notorious B.I.G. he's the one who made his best beats.P. diddy (Puff Daddy)'s beats are sick. How is he not even in the top 10.
Should replace Mad Lib!
There is not one label greatwe than bad boy. Period. The new york drip Diddy blessed us with...we didn't deserve!
This guy's made numerous hits, he literally created B.I. G and many other artists. He should be at number 5 after Dre, RZA, Timbaland and Kanye.V 1 Comment
26 more like 1-5 what
Midnight marauders, low end theory, illmatic, we got it from here, etc. Only 0.6%? He's up there with primo Dre and Dillard.
Aiyo Phife you got fat! Yeah I know it looks pathetic Ali Shaheed Muhammad got me doing calistetics
What he helped create hip hop
Voted for his beard
Cool ass beard
Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 & 2
Walk on Water
Baby Got Back - miguelmam
Better than Dre, Timbaland's beats are original, well put together and progressive. Arguably the best Hip-Hop producer of all time next to Kanye West. Dre is overrated in my opinion, his beats are simple and boring, Timbaland's beats are exciting to listen to.
Timbaland #2 if not 1 disrespect
He's Nice as well. have to give timbaland respect. -
What is timbo doing at number 12, should be in top 5V 12 Comments
Large professor is one of the best
He is the best hip hop Producer today.
He contributed to the north carolina independent hip hop with jamla. Much respect.
What? He should be the second maybe even the first... Just take a listen to common's early songs like I used to love H.E. R and resurrection... God damn, I think he is the best producer ever
He's the best hands down godfather of Chicago music with many hits under his belt secretly does so much for hiphop and people go to him for advise on a beatand has a hit for almost everyone in rocknation remember (D.O.A) YES that's him
Run The Jewels is easily the best rap group still in the game thanks to the phenomenal producing job El-P does for the group.
El-P should at least be in top ten.
Really rich experimental production from El-P. Arguably the king of underground producers actually - Shwyg
This dude has some of the best hip hop albums of all timeV 6 Comments
His beats are a work of art on their own.
Incredible work! His beats are true art. Beautyful, dark, deep. It's impossible to do it better than Stoupe.
Stoupe, MF DOOM and Swizz Beatz in the 20s? What is this?
His work with "Lord Knows" by Drake was absolutely amazing. Should be higher.
If you've listened to Doom, then you should understand the genius of the supervillain.
great - RapxGod
Metro boomin always puts out great beats he never fails! He should be top 3 out of all these producers I think he's better than dre.
This man is the number 1 most demanded producer of this generation.. 35? what
Why 60 he should be at least #3
If Young Metro don't trust you, I'm gonna shoot you! - The01BroV 5 Comments
Why is he so far down the list? He is the only one on here who actually is a master at the piano. He has the most talent and has the best beats.
Dre is first, right? Well there is no 'Still Dre' without Scott Storch.
Lean Back, Candyshop, Cry me a River are just a few of the hits this genius has been behind.
Scott Storch is a genius. Over 50 smash Billboard Top 100 hits. And some classics like Still Dre, Candy Shop, Let me love you, which are played 10+ years later on radio and T.V.. He should be number 1 in my opinion.
my favorite japanese hip hop producer -
You can feel the soul in music produced by Nujabes. Not the case with many ranked above him. Top 3 easy if you know music.
Jun should easily be topping this list. Top five at least.
I wish more people knew about him. He was an absolute genius.V 4 Comments
Much higher on this list yo what?
He made the beat to „so appalled“! What more should I say?
This guy is dope he has produced lots of Eminem, nas, big pun and mob deep tracks just to name a few
One of the best underground hip hop producers and rap -
The fact that timbaland is over this guy...
Pharrell should be in the top ten he's awesome!
Should be top 3 after dre and premier
The fact that pharrell...a typo...this should say their production duo, The Neptunes. Anyway the fact that the early twenties metro boomin is two spaces behind the neptunes is just plain disrespectful...EVERY major hit in the 2000s and beyound can be chalked up to the neptunes. You guys are showing favoritism...well I guess I am a bit, but literally this duo PRODUCED artists CAREERS...Jay-Z, Britney Spear, Busta Ryhmes, Justin Timberlake, T.I., N.O.R.E., Clipse, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Nelly, Faboulous, Kendrick Lamar, Ma$e, Mystikal, Kelis...older hiphop heads will say older producers, younger will say younger producers, so I guess the list is based off the producers popularity in hiphop.
Come on organized noise? , scott la rock? Eminem? , havoc? Diddy? Half this list aren't even REAL producers. #disrespectfulAssList
Best Iranian Beat Maker And Producer All the Time
The best producer ever
Alireza jj #1 in the iran all time
Better than all others producters on the planet. ever!V 2 Comments
He just does crazy bits, he is the best. Even dre can't top this kid.
Maybe the most misguided and ignorant comment regarding hip hop that I've ever encountered...
Should replace Dj Premiere. Although it's hard to wanna do that. But still!
Why is he down here so far. This guy is amazing! He is like a classical composer in modern day rap! Ain't no one with SEVEN! #1
He produces a lot of Tech N9ne and Twiztid especially Twiztid's Abominations. - KMJ
Invented conceptual sampling. Never made records for the money.
One of my few biggest inspirations in production hands down
This guy just makes fresh & spacy newschool beats.
Allready accomplished more than most producers in this list, a future influence
Often overlooked, unfortunately. ;(
Where's Tyler the creator
Started from the basement and people think his beats are easy! But no lex luger z the mahn... Word up bra
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