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Grammy Award Winning Producer Focus is a multi-faceted beat-maker who has transcended the essence of music with his seamless productions. After being enshrined in the history books for his Grammy-caliber production on Beyonce’s critically acclaimed album Dangerously In Love, Focus continued to prove his credentials into hip-hop. By teaming up with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label, Focus showed that whether he dabbled on the pop scene or the rap scene, he had the capabilities to stand with any producer on any day. His production resume includes work with Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera in addition to dishing out beats for 50 Cent, Game, Busta Rhymes, Slaughterhouse, ScHoolboy Q and more.

As you can see, Focus isn’t a one trick pony. The producer’s immaculate body of work has earned himself countless phone calls from artists dying to tag their vocals over his beats. The producer sat down with us to break down the origin of some his more notable rap records and his overall score on the totality of the song as a whole. Hate it or love it, you have to respect his conglomerate. —Carl Lamarre
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Grammy-Winning Producer Focus… On Working With 50 Cent, Game And ScHoolboy Q

Project Details: It's hard to know at this point because things have changed so much. Here's who might be involved: Ariel Pink, Theophilus London, Kevin Hussein, Lazy Jay and Toko Yasuda. Here's who won't be involved: Pharrell and Disclosure.
Why We Need It: Forbes recently pointed out that she's had more Twitter beefs than singles, and that's the simplest breakdown you could come up with. She's had so many issues with her label, Universal, that they at one point demanded her Twitter password and as recently as late January she tweeted that she should have signed to Sony instead, begging to be released from her deal. But if she can put all that behind her and channel the venom she spews on social media into intricately crafted rhymes, Broke With Expensive Taste could emerge as a sleeper candidate for album of the year. That's a big but, though.
Project Details: It's hard to know at this point because things have changed so much. Here's who might be involved: Ariel Pink, Theophilus London, Kevin Hussein, Lazy Jay and Toko Yasuda. Here's who won't be involved: Pharrell and Disclosure.
Why We Need It: Forbes recently pointed out that she's had more Twitter beefs than singles, and that's the simplest breakdown you could come up with. She's had so many issues with her label, Universal, that they at one point demanded her Twitter password and as recently as late January she tweeted that she should have signed to Sony instead, begging to be released from her deal. But if she can put all that behind her and channel the venom she spews on social media into intricately crafted rhymes, Broke With Expensive Taste could emerge as a sleeper candidate for album of the year. That's a big but, though.
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Azealia Banks Says Hip-Hop Is “Turning Into A Minstrel Show”

Azealia Banks has been far from shy when it comes to letting the world know what she thinks about things. She's let it fly when talking about icons like Pharrell or Kanye West...

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