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Steel Banglez is the London producer bringing U.K. rap to the pop charts

March 30, 2018
Meet Steel Banglez, the London producer creating hits for Dave, Mostack, Mist, and Not3s.
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Tay Keith is the 21-year-old Memphis producer who wants to unite his city through music

March 13, 2018
An interview with Tay Keith, the “Look Alive” producer who’s shaping his city’s new sound.
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DJ Taye is spreading the gospel of footwork

March 01, 2018
Teklife's DJ Taye on his Still Trippin' debut album and bringing footwork to the world.
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Meet Ronny J, the aggro rap producer rupturing eardrums

February 21, 2018
South Florida-via-New Jersey producer Ronny J is distorting the sound of rap with his beats for Denzel Curry, Smokepurrp, and more.
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How Honorable C.N.O.T.E. turned personal tragedy into triumphant beats

February 06, 2018
"Supastars" producer Honorable C.N.O.T.E. explains his understated successes with Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, and Travis Scott.
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Ron-Ron is the 21-year-old producer defining the rowdy sound of L.A.’s rap underground

January 29, 2018
Along with 03 Greedo, Drakeo The Ruler, and Shoreline Mafia, producer Ron-Ron is revamping his city’s street rap sound for the SoundCloud era.
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ChaseTheMoney is the St. Louis producer collaborating with some of rap’s most exciting acts

January 16, 2018
The 21-year-old beatmaker is helping to shape the sounds of artists like Valee, Lil Wop, and ZMoney
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How Rvssian went from dancehall prodigy to Latin pop hitmaker

December 19, 2017
An interview with the Vybz Kartel collaborator and "Krippy Kush" producer about the current state of dancehall, and bringing his sound to the world.
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How DJ Tunez created one of this year’s hottest African pop songs

November 06, 2017
In the latest Beat Construction, the 28-year-old DJ and producer discusses "Iskaba," and finding a sound of his own.
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How Jam City helped Kelela find the sweet-spot between the R&B and electronic worlds

October 16, 2017
In the latest Beat Construction, the London producer explains how he got his start in music, and what working on Take Me Apart was really like.
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TOKiMONSTA makes story-telling beats. Her own story includes beating a life-threatening disease.

September 29, 2017
Jennifer Lee explains how she came to find her place in the L.A. beat scene.
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Meet Maaly Raw, The Philly Producer Keeping His City’s Sound Wicked And Wild

September 12, 2017
The two-time platinum 22-year-old started experimenting with sound in high school. Then he met his musical match in fellow sonic weirdo and hometown star Lil Uzi Vert.
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