In a sentence that didn’t start with “I’mma let you finish,” Kanye West once called Swizz Beats “the best rap producer of all time.” From one heavyweight producer to another, that alone should be enough to secure Swizz Beatz’ seat in the hip-hop canon. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
September 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
September 5, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
It was recently announced that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky would be the first performance of the night at the MTV Video Music Awards tomorrow, and in advance of the event, a recording of the remix they’ll be performing has hit the Internet. This performance could introduce a wider audience to A$AP Rocky. Is the world ready for a trill infusion?
FRIDAY MIXTAPE: The Best of Hip-Hop Producer Mike WiLL Made It (Ludacris, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Juicy J)
August 31, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
When Georgia-native Mike Will chose “Mike WiLL Made It” as his producer tag, he was only 17 years old; it was just so people could identify the newcomer’s productions. After impressing the likes of Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Ludacris over the next few years, it was clear that “Mike WiLL Made It” would take on another meaning. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
FRIDAY MIXTAPE: The Best Of Pop Producer Max Martin Pt. 1 (1994-2000: Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Robyn, Britney Spears, and more)
August 10, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Max Martin was the millennial torch-bearer to Sweden’s continual reign over saccharine, ridiculously catchy pop gems. For the first time on Friday Mixtape, we’re splitting the producer’s work into two parts, because Max Martin is one of the most prolific and successful pop producers for the last two decades. First, we’ll look at his look from 1994 through to 2000.
FRIDAY MIXTAPE: The Best Of Hip-Hop Producers The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Mary J. Blige, Young Jeezy & More)
August 3, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League stands for “Just undeniably some of the illest composers ever.” This might be a pretty boastful moniker, if they didn’t have the hits to back it up. The special thing about a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production is the undeniable musicianship involved. For this edition of the Friday Mixtape, let’s check out some of the best work from these three Tampa natives, including music by Rick Ross, Mary J. Blige, Young Jeezy, and more.
July 13, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The Pop Hunter Podcast is a live performance mix of Top 40, Hip-Hop, and Pop, with original remixes, mash-ups, and original beats – as much a party soundtrack as a portal for new music discovery. Stream our Summer mix, and subscribe on iTunes!
July 6, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Jeff Bhasker is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer who works closely with Kanye West, and produces for some of the biggest stars in music. Recently, he’s been attributed with bringing New York City-based band fun. to the next level. On this edition of Friday Mixtape, let’s listen to some of Jeff Bhasker’s finest work.