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Beat Construction: Pharrell

photographer Pablo Ravazzani
#TBT: here's our interview with Pharrell from 2001.
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Beat Construction: Meet Deputy, The Brooklyn Boy Behind Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money"

How the East Flatbush producer flipped an internship into producing for J. Cole, Wale, and most recently Rihanna's still-fresh bad gal anthem.
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Beat Construction: IAMSU!

photographer Joyce Kim
IAMSU! talks how the hyphy sound hijacked pop radio, and how he finally feels settled into place after overnight success.
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Beat Construction: How Stefan Ponce Brought Childish Gambino To The Grammys

photographer Bryan Lamb
The Chicago producer has given Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and Childish Gambino their biggest hits, and still feels like the underdog.
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Beat Construction: Sonny Digital

photographer Zach Wolfe
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

photographer Shaun Andru
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

photographer A IAMHAM VISION
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"

photographer Jathan Wilson
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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