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30 of the Best Hip-Hop Producers of 2016

Showing love to the people behind the boards.

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Listen to Desiigner’s New Song “Outlet” Produced by Vinylz

Desiigner has another banger on his hands.

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Listen to August Alsina, “Planes (Remix)”

With Jeremih's third solo effort, Late Nights: The Album due out July 17 via Def Jam, his fellow budding R&B star August Alsina is trying his hand at "Planes," the album's J. Co...

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Now that the Freshman Class of 2014 has been revealed, it’s time to get familiar with some of the producers that will be sure to make much of the music the Freshman MCs will rhyme over. When it comes to beats, the good folks over at iStandard Producers are our go-to guys. iStandard has partnered with the SAE Institute in Atlanta this year for their Beat Camp, a songwriting and producing conference in ATL intended to help up and coming producers on decisions from branding to marketing to mixing and sampling, all taught by some of the best beatmakers in the game. This year's conference takes place from June 6-8 in Atlanta.

We hit up the company’s founders, J. Hatch and Don Di Napoli, and asked them to weigh in on which producers were making the most noise behind the boards, and which beatmakers were primed to break out into the big time over the next 12 months. Check out the 2014 XXL Freshman Producers class, and peep J. Hatch (JH) and Don (DD)’s commentary on each. Let the beat build.
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iStandard Selects The XXL 2014 Freshmen Producers

"Hollywood Divorce"

"Hollywood Divorce"

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Lil Wayne’s “Believe Me” Producers Boi 1da & Vinylz Explain Beat’s Conception

After teasing for days, Lil Wayne finally released the inaugural single from his (last?) forthcoming album, Tha Cater V, unveiling the Drake assisted track, "Believe Me...

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‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Behind The Scenes: Five Producers Who Helped Craft The Album

Without much of a visible effort, Jay-Z inundated the whole damn Internet this week with the release Magna Carta Holy Grail, his twelfth solo studio album...

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