Thursday, November 1, 2007

3 producers not named Timbaland, Kanye, or Pharrell...



Ayyy whut up peoples out here in BlueInGreenLand, yeah I'm back already, yeah def got that second wind. So I usually check out Nah Right and HiphopDX(two fo the top hip hop music websites) on the daily, and I was on Nah this morning and noticed two things that got my attention, 1st the video of Madlib, one of my fav producers, on Rap City on BET; and 2nd the article about NO I.D., another classic and fav producer, doing production work on Jay-Z's new American Gangster album. That made me step back and think does anybody that isnt either big on hip hop, only listens to the radio and top 40 stations, watches MTV or BET, only know manybe a handful of producers. And if you ask any random hump to name off a hip hop producer than they would prob asnwer with one if not all of the three names that are stated in the title of this blog. That's not a bad thing to not know any of these 3 producers that will be stated below or any other producers, it just means myself and others like me (hip hop heads and music junkies) have to try even harder to teach adn let these geniuses of hip hop music be known and heard. So while I'm at my job I'm gonna do my other "job"--to inform...come read with me...





1. Madlib (LA)- One of my personal favorites, mostly cause he has such a wide and eclectic musical taste and he also eff's with some Jazz, and I love me some Jazz. He comes from a very musical family; his father Otis Jackson Sr was a well known & accomplished bandleader and session player, his mother Sinesca Jackson was a songwriter and third in a line of accomplished female folk and blues guitarists, his younger brother Michael Jackson aka Oh No is a rapper and producer that is signed also to Stones Throw, and his Uncle is jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis. He started his career in 1993 with his own group, The Lootpack, that were signed to the West Coast Independent powerhouse Stones Throw Records label. Then he started to become a sought after producer that worked with the likes of The Alkoholiks, Jay Dee(J Dilla), MF Doom, Talib Kweli, Planet Asia, and countless others. He is one of the only hip hop artists to get exclusively asked to do a remix/reinterpretation project, Shades of Blue, for Blue Note Records, one of the most sucessful and well known jazz record labels in the world. He has done collabo albums whith MF Doom and J Dilla, and has his own solo instrumental albums. He evenhas many ALiases that he records under that include Quasimoto, The Beat Konducta, and Yesterday's New Quintet. Songs to check out: One Beer, Accordian, ALL CAPS, The Show, Funny Money, Slim's Return, Funky Blue Note, Indian Hump, Piano Garden, Bitches Brew.







2. No I.D. (Chi)- aka the Godfather of Chicago Hip Hop, The Mentor (as stated by Kanye West), if you have ever heard of Common (Sense's) classic album Ressurection then you know who No I.D. is, and why he is that dude. As stated above he is the montor of Knaye West and prob one of the single handed reasons why Kanye is such a damn good producer himslef and why he has his signature "sound". No I.D. came into hip hop scene along with his friend Common Sense back in 1992 with Common's debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, and since then has been slighty and quiety producing (and ghost producing for Jermaine Dupri) some of the illest beats for Common, Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z, DMX, Ghostface and Meth, Bow Wow, Do or Die, Rhymefest and many others. He is one of the originators of the soul influenced Chicago hip hop sound. Also you can check him out stealing the show on Jay-Z's upcoming album, American Gangster with the two tracks he produced (it's claimed that he only co-produced them with JD, yeah rightttttt...), "Sucess" and "Fallin'". Songs to check out: Fallin', Sucess, Watermelon, Pineapple Juice, I Used to Love H.E.R., Retrospect for Life, D.O.D., Fever, Get Down, Another Again.







3. Just Blaze (NY/NJ)- now if any of the three, Just is prob the most known and popular. Armed with a mighty Lightsaber and Roland V-Drums, Just has become one of New Yorks most sought out producers for the past 7 years. Dude is dope with the drums and the synths, and he has his own orchestra to bang out any rhythms or strings he might need for a soul and rock filled track. He came into his own along with Kanye West on Jay's 2001 classic The Blueprint. When I heard Girls, Girls, Girls, and U Dont Know off that album I had to go through the linear notes to find out who this guy was, after that I always kept a eye (and ear) out for Mr. Blaze. Since then he has worked with many of Hip Hop's top and premier artists like Jay-Z, Joe Budden, Saigon, DMX, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, T.I., The Game, Fabolous, and many many more. Songs to check out: Girls Girls Girls, U Dont Know, PSA, Oh My God, Church for Thugs, C'Mon Baby, Breathe, Touch the Sky, What We Do, Dear Summer.








all praise and respect to the legends Dilla and JMJ. RIP.







Until tommorow, peace peoples.
Let's see if the ultimate slacker blogger Tank can get 3 posts in one week!...Wowzers! (c) Inspector Gadget


--Tank, BlueInGreen

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You comin wit the heat tank! lol nah this blog was essential fam, good lookin on no id and madlib. I advise anybody to hear madvilliany, it truly is a great piece of work, and, as stated in the post, so is ressurection, do yall selves a favor a cop both...

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

thanks homie.

green eyes said...

good pics twain.. all three of the cats are producing some major heat

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

thanks greenie.

brillyance said...

Madlib is dope...but out west, one alot of people don't know is Dj Khalil. (not Khalid) If you check the Self Scientific albums, you'll know what I'm talking about. Speaking of which, MTF if you want any music or anything, let me know, I got alot of dope west coast shit alot of people don't really hear about, or are just plain hard to find...outside of stores (for da phree). Khalil did track...5 I believe on Evidene's "The Weatherman LP" and he's done a bunch of Strong Arm Steady shit.

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

yeah I heard about dj khalil, heard some stuff but I def heard dude is dope. good ish Brill, thanks man. ayyy you got my email, hit me up with some dj khalil and some other west coast ish, if you got some Madlib I'll take that too. I like Oh No also, guess it runs in the family you know. Favorite ish from over in the West is J5, they jsut so old school to me, shit makes ya smile and wanna go to a fly house party. Also Murs for President!

Cali Rob said...

Good ish MTF. Madlibs one of my faves also. Were from the same area. My older cousin went to school with the Lootpack. I met them dudes when I was a kid and they were nobodies in high school. If you can find anything by Can Kick check it out. He taught Madlib. We used to freestyle (try to anyway) over the canstrumentals on his cd's.

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

huh nice cali...right on bro, def will try to check dude out.

J. Burnett said...

school em' son. nice drop MTF.

88andup said...

blue in green is the next nahright. Yeah i said it! What!*calls up tank* Pay me later twain...

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

thanks J. Burn, 'preciate it.

ha 88, your crazy bro, but thanks bro...TankRight.com, or MarkTwainFameRight.com...
lmao.

Shake said...

Ahh ... so you rocking a blog? Good shit. Anyways, good list for the most part (they are all dope) but I'd have a different one.

Shout out to Brill for bringing up the criminally slept on DJ Khalil ... the Self Scientific album is ridiculous (on both ends, Chace is a beast on the mic!).

I'd have to nod two of the best producers in the game ... KNO (of Cunninlynguists) and ANT (of Atmosphere). Yessir!

www.2dopeboyz.com

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

I feel ya shake...(nh), I was thinking baout puttin down Ant cause dude is dope and has been holding down Rhymesayers forever...

Shake said...

Damn you quick with that response! hahaha. Yea ANT is a good dude.

I was gonna add you to the blogroll. What title you want?

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

Blue In Green.

Tankus Maximus aka MTF(mark twain fame) said...

I appreciate it.