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Jazzy Jeff Shows He’s Not Just A DJ. He’s A Master Producer Too (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff is not just one of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated turntablists and party-rocking DJs, he’s a highly accomplished producer. The West Philly force was behind the sounds on those

Outkast Affiliate Mr. DJ Makes A Funky Beat In Stankonia Using Dilla’s Donuts (Video)

Outkast Heads know Mr. DJ. Not only is the Georgia veteran the mixmaster on stage when Andre 3000 and Big Boi do their rare shows, he’s been with the group

45 King Gives His Rhythm Roulette Records A Truly Hard Knock (Video)

45 King is one of the most active Hip-Hop producers of 2016 who can say he was making hit records in the 1980s. He joins Dr. Dre, EPMD, Marley Marl,

Da Beatminerz Show How They Made Those Thunderous Boot Camp Clik Beats (Video)

DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt are one of the most successful brotherly groups in Hip-Hop. As Da Beatminerz, the Brooklyn, New York record clerks-turned-DJ/producers have laced ageless knocking beats

One Of J Dilla’s Most Respected Collaborative Peers Makes A Beat From Scratch In His Style (Video)

Nottz and J Dilla had a colorful history. Both production purists, these MC/producer double-threats each benefited from the support of Busta Rhymes, Skillz, and Ghostface Killah placements at critical career

Sticks & Stones Will Not Stop Big K.R.I.T. From Winning (Audio)

One week ago (March 25), Big K.R.I.T. was the latest contestant of Mass Appeal‘s Rhythm Roulette game. While past producer/MCs have taken the challenge of blindly selecting three records from

Big K.R.I.T. Shows How He Makes A Beat From Start To Finish Then Drops A Killer Verse (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest guest on Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette beat-making challenge. In the series, producers are blindfolded, asked to choose 3 random records and then tasked with making

K-Def Takes His Rhythm Roulette Experiment To An Early ’90s-Sounding Paradise (Video)

K-Def has been making great Hip-Hop music for 25 years and counting. The New Jersey native just released two albums in The Way It Was and The Unpredictable Gemini. With

9th Wonder Shows The Pure Joy In Making A Neck-Snapping Beat (Video)

9th Wonder is the latest to step up and take Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette challenge, where he is blindfolded, chooses 3 random records and asked to make a beat using

Khrysis’ Rhythm Roulette Beats Are Soul Council Scorchers (Video)

Khrysis has been one of Hip-Hop’s most consistent producers of the last decade. The Durham, North Carolina representative, and one-half of The Away Team, has put in critical production work

Large Professor Demonstrates His Beat-Making Process. Watch The Master At Work (Video)

Large Professor is the latest producer to try his hand at Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette challenge. In the ongoing series, beatmakers are blindfolded, asked to pick 3 random records and

Organized Noize Show Just How They Made That Outkast & Goodie Mob Magic on Rhythm Roulette (Video)

From Outkast to Goodie Mob to Future, Organized Noize have been essential creators to the last 25 years of Hip-Hop. The Atlanta, Georgia-based trio of Sleepy Brown, Ray Murray, and

Just Blaze Has Made Smashes For Jay Z, Kanye West, T.I. & More. Watch How He Does It (Video)

Over the years, Just Blaze has powered some of Hip-Hop biggest hits and most revered classics. The superstar producer is responsible for defining records by Jay Z (“Girls, Girls, Girls,”

Georgia Anne Muldrow Fires Up Raging Basslines In Rhythm Roulette (Video)

Los Angeles, California producer/MC Georgia Anne Muldrow has amassed quite a career. A Mello Music Group artist, the real-life spouse of Dudley Perkins (a/k/a Declaime) has worked on acclaimed albums

Exile Proves Why He Stands Alone as a Producer on ‘Rhythm Roulette’ (Video)

In the latest installment of “Rhythm Roulette” – a musically diabolical segment from Mass Appeal which challenges heavyweight producers with creating a beat live, based on three random finds at

Mannie Fresh Makes Super Tough Beat Live, Using 3 Random Records (Video)

It’s no accident that Mannie Fresh is one of the pioneers in defining the sound of Southern Hip-Hop in the 90s and beyond. His distinctive style of “bounce” music, built

Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark Cooks Up Some Funk With 5 Random Records (Video)

As one-half (with Cut Chemist) of the production team inside Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark has made some scorching tracks, that sound vibrant and dusty at the same time. The Los

Gangrene’s Oh No Makes A Thumping Beat Out Of Nintendo 64 Samples (Video)

Oh No is the next contestant on the Rhythm Roulette platform. Part of Gangrene, blood brother of Madlib, the Oxnard, California producer/MC wanted to do things a little differently for

Can Mac Miller Make a Dope Beat Using 3 Random Records? Watch and See (Video)

Over the last couple of years, Mac Miller has grown tremendously both as an artist and as a producer. Both his Watching Movies with the Sound Off album and his

Dilated Peoples’ DJ Babu Gets Blue-Eyed Soulful In Rhythm Roulette (Video)

With an album on the charts recently (very close to Dilated Peoples’ all-time highest positioning at that, with Directors Of Photography), DJ Babu is next up to play Mass Appeal’s

Apollo Brown Makes A Beat On The Spot In Rhythm Roulette (Video)

Apollo Brown, the Detroit native who grew up in a family that listened to the Seals and Crofts far before he was spinning J Dilla, hits The Record Graveyard in

Digga, The Producer Responsible For Cam’ron’s Earliest Hits & Children Of The Corn, Plays Rhythm Roulette (Video)

Although Cam’ron’s music is commonly associated with the Roc-A-Fella Records-era sounds of Just Blaze, Kanye West, and The Heatmakerz, he came into vogue under the musical guidance of Darrell “Digga”

Ski Beatz Plays Rhythm Roulette & Comes Out With A Head-Banger (Video)

Ski Beatz has cooked up some major production heaters for Jay Z (“Dead Presidents”), The Outsidaz (“Rah Rah”), and Curren$y (“Michael Knight”). The North Carolina producer (who also rhymed back

EPMD’s Green-Eyed Bandit Erick Sermon Freaks Some Sheena Easton When He Plays Rhythm Roulette (Video)

Erick Sermon isn’t an artist who is always running for the spotlight in the digital age. The EPMD co-founder and producer/MC double-threat stays busy at his craft, and does interviews,

Does Marco Polo Have What it Takes to Make a Hot Beat from 3 Completely Random Records? (Video)

Marco Polo is on a pretty epic run this year, having released tracks with Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Das EFX, The Artifacts, Organized Konfusion, King T,

Rhythm Roulette: El-P (Video)

El-P is the latest to participate in Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette series where a producer is blindfolded, picks 3 records then makes a beat from the 3. If you like