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Beat Construction: Terrace Martin

How the Los Angeles producer and saxophonist navigates the jazz and hip-hop landscapes.
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Beat Construction: Matoma

This tropical house producer with a military background accidentally carried Biggie into the streaming age.
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Beat Construction: DP Beats

In two years, this producer went from facing an attempted murder charge to a wild residency at Chief Keef's L.A. mansion.
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Beat Construction: Mocky Mastered Songwriting By Singing To Monkeys

A global maestro with credits from Kelela to Alejandro Jodorowsky breaks down what's in a song.
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Beat Construction: Christian Rich Is The Chase Bank Of Beats

Nigerian twin producers wield a formless style like a well-rounded portfolio.
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Beat Construction: TM88 Breaks Down The Kill Bill Sample That's Running Atlanta Rap

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Plus, stream an new track from his upcoming multimedia mixtape.
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Beat Construction: DJ Diamond Kuts

After placing her second beat ever with Nicki Minaj, a young club queen is reimagining the airwaves.
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Beat Construction: Knxwledge

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With a Stones Throw deal and To Pimp A Butterfly credits, a fresh young soul-stirrer lands at the center of L.A.'s beat scene.
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Beat Construction: Ricky Reed

Pop's lowkey soul man talks life after a hit, Robin Thicke, and producing guilty pleasures for tasteful people.
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Beat Construction: Pharrell

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#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!

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IAMSU! talks how the hyphy sound hijacked pop radio, and how he finally feels settled into place after overnight success.
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