Top 5 Rap Producers

Just to help you to get inspiration for your writing and beat creation, here is my list of the top 5 rap producers ever.


DJ MUGGSBeginning his prestigious career making latino styled, chunky beats for rap group Cypress Hell, Muggs is one of the most well known and respected producers on the rap scene ever, responsible for the huge hit Jump Around (House of Pain). Muggs is one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated producers there is, and his influence has caused many of today’s biggest producers to buy beat making software.



Worthy of any top five for just ‘Mecca and the Soul Brother’ on its own, Pete Rock has crafted some truly memorable beats including Run DMC’s Down With the King. He displays solid consistency on his solo album Soul Survivor – this man knows how to make beats, and it shows.

3. DR. DRE


It would be madness to exclude such a talented rap beat maker from a top 5 producers list, so here Dre is at number 3. Whilst he would never concede to it, his producing skills are what catapulted acts like Snoop Dogg and Eminem into fame, and he also showed on his own album The Chronic that that fresh and funky beats only get fresh and funkier after his work in N.W.A. Always working on a project, Dre is currently involved in one last solo album before he switches his attention completely to other artisits.



One half of well known rap group Gang Starr (along with Guru), Premier put together some of the best albums of the 1990’s. He’s also worked with huge artists such as Nas, Rakim, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G, Dilated Peoples, Common and KRS-One.

1. RZA


‘The Tarantino of rap music’, a name given to Rza by many critics, has to be the most appropriate nickname ever considering he was asked to compose for the Kill Bill movies. Wu-Tang totally flipped the game when they hit it, with Rza cleverly mixing oriental/shaolin samples with gritty break beats, creating a revolution. A truly unforgettable producer.

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