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Beat Construction: Sonny Digital

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One of Atlanta's hardest producers on why he used to hate Gucci Mane and how a lame label deal showed him what his ears were really worth.
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Beat Construction: Young Chop Is Still Banging

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The producer discusses his new album, Chief Keef's productions, and the Chicago street culture that shocked the world.
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Beat Construction: London On Da Track Moves Rich Gang's Keys

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London On Da Track tells us about learning piano, producing for free, and how he made his inescapable drop.
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Beat Construction: Rahki Talks Producing Kendrick Lamar's "i"

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The Minneapolis-born producer talks getting in the groove with Kendrick, interning with DJ Khalil, and why he doesn't sample anymore.
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Beat Construction: Brandon Thomas' Unhinged Sound Inspires Atlanta's New Guard

The producer behind OG Maco's "U Guessed It" breaks down his explosive, minimalist style.
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Beat Construction: Matt Martians

Matt Martians dives deep on the sounds that inspired him and balancing music and image.
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Beat Construction: "Loyal" Producer Nic Nac Talks Chris Brown, DJ Mustard, and the West Coast's Hottest Summer

A conversation with Nic Nac, the Bay Area producer behind Chris Brown's mammoth come back smash "Loyal."
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Beat Construction: Hudson Mohawke

HudMo talks his upcoming album, sage wisdom from Rick Rubin, and lending Apple some cool.
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Beat Construction: Noah Breakfast

In our latest Beat Construction column, producer/engineer Noah Breakfast breaks down his work with Ellie Goulding, Wet, Jeremih & Shlohmo and Big Sean.
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Beat Construction: ESTA

Soulection's ESTA is a name to know. The rising producer/DJ fills us in on his favorite old sounds and new styles.
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Beat Construction: Meet Andrew "Pop" Wansel, the Producer Behind Nicki Minaj's Soft Side

The Philly-based producer talks work with Kanye, Usher, and Nicki's new album
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Beat Construction: Sango

Meet the Seattle producer blending Brazilian afro-beat samples with the most sinister trap.
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