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Who You Wit: Swizz Beatz Ranks No.7 As Jay-Z’s Go-To Producer

Dr. Dre Ranks No.10 As Jay-Z’s Best Go-To Producer.
Trackmasters Rank No.9 As Jay-Z’s Best Go-To Producers.
DJ Premier Ranks No.8 As Jay-Z’s Best Go-To Producer.

7. Swizz Beatz

Capitalizing off the momentum of DMX’s “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” Swizz Beatz’s managed to up his stock higher when he contributed three cuts (“If I Should Die,” “Money, Cash, Hoes,” “Coming of Age (Da Sequel)”)to Jay-Z’s most commercially successful album to date, Vol.2… Hard Knock Life. Since then, Hov and Swizzie have kept the heat coming through four of the God MC’s albums. Releasing official singles isn’t enough for this pair, the duo usually swings for the fences as evidenced on avant-guarde classics like ’98’s anthemic “Jigga My Nigga” (Ride or Die Vol. 1) and the futuristic boom-bip of “On to the Next One” (The Blueprint 3). Expect the unexpected when these two rap juggernauts link up.—XXL Staff

Released Tracks: 7
Album Appearances (1pt): 4 = 4pts
Officially Released Singles (2pts): 4 = 8pts
Top 40 Singles on Billboard Hot 100 (4pts): 1 = 4pts
Grammy Nominations (3pts):
1 = 3pts
Signature Track (s) (5pts): “Money Cash Hoes,” ““On to the Next One” = 10pts
Total: 29pts

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