Producer Of The Year: Alterbeats (2013)

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HHD has never done  a Producer Of The Year accolade in our previous two years of existence but this award is warranted in 2013.  No one is responsible for more ill beats in my iTunes collection from this past year than producer extraordinaire, Alterbeats (Twitter, Website, Facebook, YouTube).  He has made bangers for some of my favorite artists along with crafting his album, Class Struggle.   He is one of the hardest working producers in the game, and emcees know that if they need some heat, they can check in with this Parisian Producer.   Be sure to check out Alterbeats’ projects and song credits.  You can check many of them by checking this LINK.  So please congratulate Alterbeats on this inaugural award on any of his social networks and be sure to check some of his favorite hand picked tracks below:

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Producer Spotlight: IMAKEMADBEATS (2013)

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It’s time for another Producer’s Spotlight and this time we are going more domestic than imported. IMAKEMADBEATS is the first producer from the United States to be featured in this segment and we are really proud to showcase his talents on HHD.  He’s worked with some incredibly talented artists but some of his best work can be featured on MidaZ the Beast’s new album, AU: Another Universe.  Definitely make sure you check that release out if you have not already.   You should also check out IMAKEMADBEATS’ Daylight/Nightlight EPs.

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Producer’s Spotlight: Dee Metto (2013)

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Dee Metto’s music and sound go hand in hand with what we are promoting here on HHD.   He creates banging beats that are rooted in that 1990s boom bap.  There’s no soft material coming from this man’s studio in Switzerland.  So it’s only natural that we feature the man’s work here and give this dope producer his due.   Check him on Twitter, Facebook, and his Website.

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Producer’s Spotlight: Cool FD (2013)

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I am way behind in giving credit to some of my favorite producers so I wanted to play a little catch up and introduce you all to another favorite producer of mine, Cool FD.   I first bore witness to Cool FD’s skill level as a producer when he was concocting beats for the likes of Don Streat and Macabeats.  At the time he was rocking under the pseudonym of, Keno Beats and just recently came up with the name change.

I think Cool FD is a breath of fresh air in this hip hop business.   He is two parts boom bap and one part soul. Or maybe it’s two parts soul, and one part boom bap?  I will let you decide.   The point is that this is a producer you need to keep your ears pinned back for.  As a matter of fact he has a project dropping with Don Streat on October 15th entitled Bare My Soul.    If you want to hip him up, you can catch him on Twitter, Facebook, or his Blog.  Make sure you check the tracks below!

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Born and raised in Orleans, FRANCE in 1984, Cool FD (fka Keno Beats) is the type of producer that is  truly passionate about Hip Hop culture.  He is motivated by his faith in positivity and always looking for new ways to improve his beat skills and knowledge of the music business. His beats are an unseen chemistry between soulful and street boom bap, that permits Cool FD to work with talented emcees from all around the planet.

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Producer’s Spotlight: DJ Low Cut (2013)

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Today HHD is bringing you it’s initial offering of it’s Producer’s Spotlight.  The idea is a product of how unheralded and under appreciated the producer has become in today’s hip hop world.  Artists crank out albums so quickly these days that it’s hard to sink your teeth into an individual project and give credit where it’s due.

I chose DJ Low Cut (Twitter, Facebook) as my first entry because he has been prolific over the course of the last year or two.  He has so much dope material out there that his name deserves that recognition and his product deserves to be listened to and appreciated.  He also just recently dropped and EP with one of my favorite emcees, Nutso, called In The Cut.

This is not done in interview format but rather I am asking producers to provide a bio and some of their favorite cuts of which they handled the beats.

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