Top 12 Hip Hop Producers

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The producer in hip-hop is winning right now. Although placed behind the scenes in a song, you can still be sure that they are somewhere producing the hottest beats that your favorite rappers rhyme over. We’ve compiled a list of the best 12 producers in hip-hop past and present. Take a look inside to see the legends as well as the new up-and-coming producers that are doing their thing in the hip-hop game.

Just Blaze performs onstage at the Alexander Wang X H&M Coachella Party held at the Indio Performing Arts Center on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California

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Look inside to see the Top 12 Producers in the Hip-Hop game!

DJ Premier

DJ Premier attends a press conference for the launch of Smirnoff Signature Mix Series at Element February 26, 2008 in New York City

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Legendary producer DJ Premier who is also one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr knows a thing or two about making some serious hip-hop beats. The producer has been making hot beats for decades and is still working quietly behind the scenes with some of the top pop stars like Christina Aguilera, JAY Z and the late great Notorious B.I.G.

Staying True to His Roots

DJ Premier arrives at Inspired By Music At The Sapphire Lounge February 13, 2007 in New York City

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DJ Premier remains true to his roots regardless of what genre he decides to delve into. DJ Premier was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Brooklyn during his teenage years. Although he has a heavy east coast sound, his southern roots are also very prominent in most of his beats.