GOAT: The 9 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers of All Time
In the search for greatest ever, only 9 producers are truly deserving of the honor. It was really tough to select these 9 producers who deserve this honor as there are so many great producers out there that have an incredible body off work. But they couldn't make it to the list.
Every superhero needs a theme song, and every great rapper needs a dope beat. While G.O.A.T. debates in hip-hop are often reserved for rappers themselves ("Who's the best MCs / Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas?"), there are countless producers in the genre's 40-plus-year history who deserve praise for doing with sounds what MCs have been doing with words, and changing the world in the process. After all, what's a revolution without a soundtrack? Producers are an often overlooked but always integral part of the recording process. They're the people who often make the idea come alive.
As much as we'd love to celebrate each and every legend who has blessed us from behind the boards, there's only a select number of hip-hop producers who deserve to be mentioned in the Greatest of All Time discussion. Producers who've created iconic records that have impacted and influenced the game, achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success, displayed versatility in their craft and collaborations, and have done all this with consistency and longevity.
How you rank them ultimately comes down to personal preference. But here, are the nine hip-hop producers who deserve to be called the Greatest of All Time.
1. Dr. Dre
2. DJ Premier
4. J Dilla
5. Q Tip
6. Kanye West
7. The Neptunes
8. Just Blaze
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