Dope beats...dope rhymes...what more do y'all want?
A young LL Cool J told you that he needed a beat
Don't we all?
When it comes to hip hop, most people hear the beat long before they hear the song. That's natural. Hip hop beats are so distinctive. They run through you. They move you. They make you move. Some of the songs with the dopest beats often intrigue me. I wonder if the lyrics came before the beats. Or if the beats inspired the lyrics.
When I think of some of the best beat makers in hip hop...a few names come to mind...
Jay Dilla (RIP)
Just to name a few.
When I hear a beat like the beat from Biggie's song Dead Wrong...my head starts knocking. But that's just one beat.
What about you? What beat moves you?
Who are some of your favorite hip hop producers?