Top 10 Producers Of 2007

10) Ski- produced Camp Lo’s soon to be classic 3rd LP, Black Hollywood, and gave “Girls Kiss Girls” enough pulsating techno pop to blast white rapper Pittsburgh Slim into the homes of spring breaking white girls nationwide

9) Scott Storch- produced the universally-loved Papoose single “Bang It Out,” which was so hot that Pap had to leave the pop factory, Jive Records, for greener pastures; beefed, dissed, and ethered his former protege Timbaland, who then went on record in a Scratch Mag interview and said he still hangs out with the guy. Dear Mr. Piano Man, I’m your biggest fan, sincerely Mr. Tim-ber-land.

8) R Kelly- drops his album Double Up, which apparently every producer in the entire music industry worked on, then jacks everyone except like 2 people for their production credit because that’s just how The Rrrrrrr gets down. Didn’t The Runners produce like every song on this fucking album?

7) 7 Aurelius/Channel 7 or whatever the hell he calls himself now, and Irv Gotti- you can’t tell me that Ja Rule record, “Body” isn’t the hottest career comeback record evar. It was so hot that more people watched Irv Gotti’s VH1 show to hear him talk about the record than actually listened it.

6) Jermaine Dupri- gives Fabolous one the biggest fake hits of his career with “Baby Don’t Go” which he actually made back in something like 1994 for Whodini. Reselling beats and getting paid twice, that’s why Jermaine is the uber exec. What, you thought the music biz was about making music? It’s about checks. Cha-ching! Throw in that Paul Wall hit “I’m Throwed,” and you see JD was on top of his game.

5) Three 6 Mafia- produced the #1 ringtone, “Don’t Call Me No Mo” for Project Pat, as well as his whole album Walkin Bank Roll. Also dropped something like 15 incredible singles from their still unreleased new album Last 2 Walk and acted like great ambassadors for hip-hop culture in front of a national audience on their weekly MTV show Adventures In Hollyhood.

4) Soulja Boy- this kid is like 16 years old, obviously can’t play a lick, but produced the most infectious single of the year. Now I know everyone here hates this kid more than Bin Laden, but is it because you really don’t like his music, or because you’re sitting in your bedroom trying to hard while he’s getting rich off some bullsh*t?

3) The Neptunes- Admit it, that Twista single, “Give It Up,” was so hot that Twista got dropped from Atlantic Records because of it. Besides that, Skateboard P was busy opening up BBC stores in Soho and doing all sorts of cool shit producers do when they’re so rich they don’t even need to give a fuck about music anymore.

2) Lil Jon- outside of doing some random production on Pitbull’s new album, Jon spent the whole year working on Crunk Rock. Which is dope, because he spared us his repetitive 2-note beats being on the radio every 3 seconds. So he makes it to #2 just by not doing anything.

1) The Rza- Bob Digital hit his creative high point with Wu-Tang Clan’s 8 Diagrams. It’s unfortunate, however, that his Wu-brethren didn’t see things the same way and then went on to dis him damn near everywhere they could. Meanwhile, nobody in that crew outside of Ghostface can sell more than a thousand records on their own, so instead of bitching, they should have embraced their “Inner Digi” and rocked that Beatles shit harder than Paul McCartney.

So there it is, the rankings. In order.

Oh…..

And….

By the way…..

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You….

All….

Just….

Got…

Punk’d…..

Get your Bow Wow on, mothafuckas.

  • ejf

    u forgot timbo had more #1 singles than anyone this year.

    • tjb

      Somebody got paid to put this shit up. No Madlib? Soon the new day…Hello?

  • balu

    SCRATCH U SUCK bALLS,UR LIST SUCKS JUST LIKE UR BLOGS…………………KING 50 RUNS NY BITCH

  • http://incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Boo. Come on, this is just corny. Why didn’t you just do a bottom ten and call it a day? What was the point of this??

  • Danny

    Your a week late and a dollar short.
    (Goes to read Bol’s blog)

  • Pronay

    You have all just read a soon-to-be legendary comedic backfiring.

  • BK Cyph

    I knew it was complete BS when i read “the universally loved ‘Bang Out’” . LOL
    That record was HORRIBLE!

    But fuck that I like “Body” – i dont give a fuk what nobody says.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sogentllc LowEndOfDaChi

    lol, entertaining drop here fam.

    Keep ‘em coming.

  • http://yourmom Bragonti

    This fuckin list is weak!!!!!!

  • Bjorn

    Bob Digi no 1

    Love it!!!

    Been a while between drinks

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Wow. I’m with BK, I knew it was bullshit with the Papoose line. lol. And I can’t believe you shitted on Ski….damn.

  • Ali

    that list sucked sorry….Danja, Kanye, Cool & Dre, & Tha Runners should’ve made it at least…..im not sayin they’re all the best in tha game, but they WERE tha hottest….tha only lyrical tracks produced by these 4 r all from kanye but still I like their beats even tho tha rappers that are usually spittin over them suck

    • http://www.myspace.com/sogentllc LowEndofDaChi

      You took this drop the wrong way fam.

      Read it again and you might catch the humor.

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  • Mr.Wang

    Where are The Runners?

  • Maybe

    Making a beat is very different from producing a track. get it right dip shit

  • Cinsere

    LOL! About half way through I was like “this has GOT to be a joke.” Thank god it was…lol.

  • http://danielmathisen.blogspot.com QNS-D

    Damn, I even dug up ‘Bang It Out’ just to make sure i wasn’t missin something. Good lookin!

  • NIG

    IS IT TRUE THAT SCRATCH MAGAZINE IS NOMORE? IF SO THEN WHY?IT WAS A GOOD MAGAZINE,THEY JUST FORGET ABOUT US PRODUCERS AND DJ”S…WE NEED OUR OWN MAGAZINE TOO…WE DONT WANT 2 HEAR THE GOSSIP AND RUMOR BULLSHIT THEY PUT IN XXL…….WHY MESS UP A GOOD THING?

  • Josh

    Frequency

  • b-ease

    December 21st, 2007
    at 3:31 am

    Ali says:

    that list sucked sorry….Danja, Kanye, Cool & Dre, & Tha Runners should’ve made it at least…..im not sayin they’re all the best in tha game, but they WERE tha hottest….tha only lyrical tracks produced by these 4 r all from kanye but still I like their beats even tho tha rappers that are usually spittin over them suck

    Bragonti says:

    This fuckin list is weak!!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Fucking morons.

    • Mo

      IT’S A SARCASTIC JOKE YOU FUCKIN’ IDIOTS!

  • Walloz

    The sarcasm was funny, reading all the comments was hilarious.

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  • KLETEWOOD

    Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick ROCK…Rick Rick

    Slumper!

  • ridda

    its funny that many people didnt understand the irony and sarcasm. lmao @ them

  • CMoney

    Really should of included Timbaland, but 2006 was a much stronger year for him. You on point when you said The RZA released his strongest material on 8 Diagrams. The beats were very layered. For all those who hate the album, this isn’t 1997, music progresses all the time. You know how many new producers would kill to make the beats RZA did on 8 Diagrams?

    • these posters are idiots

      Stop making excuses for that shit sandwich of an album. I’m a Wu fan, the production was shitty, bottomline.

  • this list is funny

    yo this list is a joke they were joking when they put this list up,its a joke,these are like the worst ten of the year,the list goes swizz beatz,timbaland,polow da don,bryan michael cox,the runners,stagate,the neptunes,scott storch,danja and so on,but neptunes year wasnt so big or either was scott storch,but they still are top producers..

  • The General

    The REAL Top 10 Producers of ’07:
    10. Dr. Dre- Even though he has had a quiet year, he is still one of the most potent PRODUCERS (not beatmaker) in the game.
    9. Illmind- Having to pick up where 9th wonder left off wasn’t easy but he picked up the pieces and ran with it. -Notable, The Getback
    8.Hi-Tek- Nice album and stellar year
    7. Neptunes (99% Pharrell)- Nice work on Blue Magic, The Clipse and the CRS record, just waiting on the album.
    6. Soundtrakk- Having produced half the tracks off of probably the best album this year, he deserves his props. I probably should put him higher
    5. Danjahandz- Producing (& co-prod.) some of the biggest hits this year: Some of the Timbo album, Promiscuous,Sexy Back , My Love, Until the end of time, and lets not 4get We Takin Over, overall its been a big year for him
    4.DJ Toomp- Good Life, Big Brother, Say Hello, Can’t Tell Me Nothing, all this w/o TI and he still doing it grande!
    3. Kanye West- Producing probably the 2nd best record this year with the Street anthem “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” is a great year in my book. But if you don’t win a Grammy this year please dont bitch about it. “The Cool” was better.
    2. Polow Da Don- What can i say, he produced some of the biggest radio joints this year so he has my vote.
    1. Last but not least, Timbaland- Honestly, he hasnt done much with the rap scene but when it comes to pop, this was his time to shine. JT, Nelly Futardo, even 50 Cent he made them look so much better.

    • these posters are idiots

      7. Neptunes (99% Pharrell)- Nice work on Blue Magic, The Clipse and the CRS record, just waiting on the album.
      ——————————————

      Niggas kill me like they be in the studio to see who does what. Hip Hop fans are such lames nowadays.

  • Rodjilius

    i dont see how soulja boy made it and some other niggas didnt

  • sojazzy

    how retarded are you people commenting?????!!!!!

  • LBDII

    You fucks who are saying this list is weak, its weak for a reason its a joke blog.

  • http://www.thesaucyreport.com TheArtesianTruth

    Oh wait…you forgot those lovely producers from the North Pole, Stargate. You can put their beats into 3 categories- Beyonce, Ne-Yo and Rihanna. I’m no producer, but I guess it makes your job easier when an artist can call you up and say “Can I get a Beyonce for the 1st single and a Ne-Yo for the follow up?”

    • these posters are idiots

      LMAO! Word!

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    That was super tight

  • THEGOD

    i hope this is an opinion and not an official list. this is not real can’t be. timbo and Kanye missin? can’t be real and Lil jon didn’t even put anything out this year except pitbull, which is majority crunk wild club style sound we all love. but no bangers. where the hell is Just Blaze? its madness i tell you madness!!!

  • http://xxl www.myspace.com/hiphopliveshere

    Come on XXL ya’ll niggaz are trippin. Ya’ll niggaz put Solja Boi on here instead of Polow Da Don, now what tha hell is “Hip-Hop” coming to. Once again im not hating on the dude, I respect him as a person, and i respect him for his hustle, but the nigga is “C-O-R-N-Y”. I heard niggaz from Texas, New York, LA, and everywhere else who are 10x better than this dude, and once again I aint hating but that was the most “BULLSHIT” top 10 producer list I have ever saw. I expect that “DUMB AZZ” list from Vibe.

  • The Nicker

    I hope that by reading the comments to this drop you realize the average intelligence of your readers. Please adjust accordingly . . .

  • these posters are idiots

    Did you cats not read the part where it said you got punked… basically indicating that this list was written on some bullshit anyway? The American education system is failing miserably.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shawty Reg

    To everyone who says “he should have included…..”

    HELLO…It was a joke!

    Go back and read closley……Fuck, ni99az hate too much round here

    504 allday….yall be EAZY

  • INF

    Are you guys mentally retarded? Do you not see the list is a joke. what a bunch of dumb fucks

  • MIC

    damn i’m sittin here cryin my ass off because of all fuckin retards who doesn’t understand the sarcasm. Is this the average hip hop fan? Now I understand why Nas rather goes fishing! damn..

  • Cam Jones

    (see all the “special” people in the comment section and shakes his head) See people what a year of Soulija Boy, Hurricane Chris and the bullshit they play on 106 and Park does to your intelligence. I blame the South for y’all dumbasses

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  • Ice Box

    the relief i felt when i found out you werent serious actually made an otherwise pointless blog not as much as a waste of time anymore

  • mega_tron_201

    bwhahahaa, yo at first I was like wtf and then realized I was gettin punkt, I was hoping at the end it would tell me so and it did, but that was kinda funny imo…………….its kinda sad some of these bloggers didnt read the whole thing and thought you were serious about them being the top 10 ahahahaa…….^5 funny read imo

  • Malakidagod

    WTF? I WAS A FAN OF SCRATCH BUT AFTER THERE MAGAZINE FOLD WELL THIS EXPLAINS IT WTF? SOULJA BOY? RZA? SCOTT STORCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????? WERES KANYE WEST, TIMBERLAND DESTROYED CHARTS THIS YEAR CMON BE FOREAL U WILDIN WIT DAT LIST DEAD ASS! EVEN SWIZZY DESERVES A MENTION WU5 WRONG WITCHA SCOTT STORCH!!!? LMAO UR NOT A REAL PRODUCER UR JUST A PIANO MAN LMAO TIMBO SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 3 ALONGSIDE KANYE

  • Malakidagod

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST POSTED MY FRUSTRATION TO THE POST TO READ CLOSER I WAS GETTING PUNKED LMAO DATS THE FUNNIEST JOKE SUMBODY PLAYED ON ME ALL YEAR LMAO HAHAHA U SLICK MUDAFUKAZZZ

  • Vicious Seiger

    This List Really Sucks. Did you have a wall with the names of Producers written on it and took 10 darts and said where ever this darts hit will be the Producers I put on this list? Probably not because if you did it most likely would have been a better list!

  • max

    rza’s 8 diagrams is straight bullshit

  • sincere

    Bring back Scratch!!

  • nycdickriders

    Kanye West?

  • http://www.straferight.com Jewtino

    Another bs blog list by another bs critic, well if anyone can be a critic I’ll be a fucking listmaker. RELEVENT PRODUCERS OF 2007:

    NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
    -The Runners
    -Jonathan “JR” Rotem
    -Timbaland
    -Oddz & Endz (For You mixtape fans)
    -Akon (yeah he produces, who do you think Aliuane Thiam is?)
    -Dangerous LLC & Chris Stlyes
    -Spliffington Management
    -Swizz Beatz
    -Don Cannon (Aphilliates PAY ATTENTION)
    -Mathematics (Didn’t he do a lot of 8 diagrams, I dunno haven’t read the production credits yet.)
    -Every single retard who found it thier duty to remix “Crank That” with entirely new lyrics, beats and superheros and still sounded better or equal to Soulja Boy.
    -Just Blaze (low key but always poppin)
    -DJ Toomp (did shit for Kanye and Jay, moved from TI, big move homie)
    -and because I’m a Dipset fan, STAY GETTIN’ PRODUCTIONS (SHOUT OUT TO B’MORE)

    Beat of the year is still “Just US” off of PE #1, how do you sample Journey “Don’t Stop Believing” and help Curtis name his album.

    NEXT.

  • http://myspace.com/jeffersonjacksonmusic jefferson.jackson (dub.Z)

    CLASSIC GOOCH!!!

    gooch what up!!!

  • Lucky

    i give pros to all the music and art makers but this lil Soulja Boy isnt shit.yeah he has sold some. but that only means he has sold out to the white majority. like KRSone Said

    “Sales don’t make you the authority/ It only means you sold out to the White majority”

  • siege

    this list is ass for the simple fact the runners and timb aren’t even up here and storch should be at least #3 and who give a fuck about 7 aurelius he’s a nobody

  • Trey Stone

    lol@Storch “ethering” Timbaland. fuck outta here.

    Neptunes at #3? what’s Pharrell done this year that’s hot other than “I Know?”

  • Trey Stone

    nevermind, i think i may’ve just “got” this.

    unless it really is serious. in which case, f oota here.

  • DB100

    U all wonder why Scratch closed down?Noticed yesterday XXL’s gettin a bit thin.Hopefully it closes next and some1 who knows what there talkin about starts a REAL magazine

  • Swizzie

    HORRIBLE LIST

    Lil Jon, Rza

    8 diagrams was crap compared to their first album and Lil Jon isn’t doing much either

    Polow should be on #1 and Mannie Fresh should be #2

  • saints12

    where is dj premier and hi-tek

    primo

    should never be left off a top producer list

    scratch yall niggas suck

    fallin off

    suck it

  • Shawty J

    Man, too many of ya’ll are missing the point of the list, it was a joke. There isn’t one compliment given to any of the producers on this list, good God, people, read!

  • http://xxlmag Y {dot} SPIDR

    i knew it waz BS 2
    wtf?! i waz lyk, dmn soulja boyz good n all but in most of his songz… i swear he repeats da chorus ova n ova again!
    get me! timbaland n dr. dre r doin it big 2, why aint dey in it?
    caus dis ting is bullcrap i swear man

  • render

    how the fuck do you ignoramuses not get a joke when dude writes “this is a fucking joke” at the end of the damn drop?

    lmao@ you fools even thinking of calling dude a dumbass and writing up your own bullshit lists as if anyone really gives a fuck about what your fruity-loops-basement-producer-ass thinks…”irony” just aint in some ppls vocab

    yall are dumb as fuck

  • Chris Searl

    The only thing dumber than a doorknob would be the dumb fucks replying to this topic who

    a)reply like they’re being offended, or their dick isnt being ridden enough
    b)say ‘fuxk xxl’ and other awful comments
    c)post their own top 10, for absoltuly no reason
    d)DON’T GET THE FUCKING JOKE

    i laugh at how dumb America is

  • http://www.myspace.com/skibeatzmusic SKI

    I would like to thank the staff over at XXl for adding me SKI to this list. its a blessing to be mention on any blog regardless if its negative or positive. Never under estimate one who over estimate himself, and on that note have a wonderful holiday.

    myspace.com/skibeatzmusic

  • Dimos

    Completely missed “Bang It Out”. Thats the first time I hear it and its a dope! Timbaland should have been in that list.

  • SGCzar

    FUCK THIS LIST SO.Timbaland,Dj Toomp,Kanye West, Runners.Shoulde Be On That List

  • Omar

    Stupid people make tha world go ’round…I thought tha blog was funny AND then I read tha comments LMAO…some of yall are blithering idiots IT WAS A DAMN JOKE lmao

  • wOw

    sum of these dumbasses still don’t get it. Wow .

  • sublicon

    Man, just when you think everyone got the joke, there’s some idiot that didn’t.

    This was a study in literacy and comprehension, and a lot of fools got F’s.

  • The Underdog

    This is what happens when too many hip hop heads get gathered into one space….the collective IQ plummets. You guys probably cant understand beats with loops longer that 4 bars, too complicated…too many notes.

    I hope everybody reading here picks up a book, dictionary, newspaper and start to bring it back to a literate place. you guys are like punchline rappers who’ve run out of jokes 3 lines in…Damn

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  • http://kingtime.ru/ KingTime

    большое спасибо!Взяла себе тоже-пригодится.

  • http://ukrproekt.com.ua/ Александр

    Но наступает время отрезвленья,