Who Is The Best Producer On The Mic? – Grand Finale
Wednesday December 16th 2009,
Filed under: Not Your Average,Vote Or Die
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So let’s just say that the results from the first two rounds of this survey have been a combination of disturbing, disgusting and just plain disgraceful. But that’s what happens when you run a poll sometimes – you can’t control who votes for these things once they’re let loose over the intehnets. In this case, it would appear that a bunch of ringers that consider fruit-flavored rap to be the truth decided to drop by and eff shit up. Instead of just pitting the winners of the first two rounds against each other – Kanye West with a staggering 57% of the votes from Round One, and Q-Tip with a respectable 28% in the Second – I’ve decided to include the top 3 from each, which at least gives the voters the opportunity to redeem themselves with a more deserving winner. Failing that, I could always just rig this shit….

Final Round:

Who Is The Best Producer On The Mic? Grand Finale

  • Q-Tip (22%, 144 Votes)
  • The RZA (18%, 118 Votes)
  • DOOM (18%, 117 Votes)
  • Kanye West (16%, 100 Votes)
  • Diamond D (13%, 85 Votes)
  • Wildcard: Pimp C (7%, 42 Votes)
  • Havoc (6%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 644

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Previous Results:

Who Is The Best Producer On The Mic? - Round 1

  • Kanye West (57%, 715 Votes)
  • Diamond D (11%, 135 Votes)
  • Havoc (9%, 115 Votes)
  • Jay Dee aka J-Dilla (8%, 102 Votes)
  • Black Milk (5%, 67 Votes)
  • Dr. Dre (4%, 48 Votes)
  • Madlib (2%, 21 Votes)
  • J-Zone (2%, 20 Votes)
  • Ced-Gee (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Timbaland (1%, 10 Votes)
  • No ID (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Puffy Daddy (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,265

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Who Is The Best Producer On The Mic? - Round 2

  • Q-Tip (28%, 237 Votes)
  • DOOM (16%, 138 Votes)
  • The RZA (16%, 138 Votes)
  • Large Professor (8%, 71 Votes)
  • Lord Finesse (8%, 70 Votes)
  • Alchemist (5%, 40 Votes)
  • Pete Rock (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Evidence (3%, 29 Votes)
  • EPMD (3%, 27 Votes)
  • The Beatnuts (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Godfather Don (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Necro (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Showbiz (1%, 7 Votes)
  • The 45 King (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 845

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Note: -1%? WTF?

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I’d like to know what material these cats are judging Tip’s Emcee/Producer skills, by? The Tribe albums? Because I had always thought that Shaheed Muhammad was the wiz behind those joints, and at least they were a production unit, not just Tip banging everything out on the dolo. Tribe albums were ok, looking back, but dude wasn’t killin’ ’em on the steel with the crown on top, and I know these crumbs aren’t refering to his solo work. And while Kanye has been known recently to out-do even Jay-Z on a track (the bar HAS been lowered), he, by no means should even be considered, what with his awkward sounding cadence and diction on the mic. DOOM, Extra P, or Godfather Don should be lording this contest, but, those names aren’t well known to the fruits!

Comment by fosterakahunter 12.16.09 @


Comment by TYBO2020 12.16.09 @

Nice to see that Kanye is not in the top 3 anymore, still don’t think he can flow (same goes for Rza, the new Blackroc is a good example).

Q-tip ftw.

Comment by Martin 12.16.09 @

Large Professor.

Comment by Frank 12.16.09 @

I’m still saying Extra P.

Comment by The Funkologist 12.16.09 @

kanye will win once this is on Nahright lite.

Comment by Mdahustler 12.16.09 @

Man this is Q-tip all day!!!
@Fosterakahunter-Those Tribe albums were produced by Q-tip!!! Tip was always modest about his productions and gave credit to the(whole) Quest.But in case you are still in the dark about why this dude should get”best producer on the mic”here is a short list of his best bangers…
1.Crooklyn Dodgers pt.1(prod. by Q-tip)
2.Get Down-Craig Mack (remix)
3.On the road again-Jungle Brothers (remix)
4.Gangsta Bitch-Apache (prod.by Q-tip)
5.Straight out the jungle-Jungle Brothers (ghost prod.-AS IN THE ENTIRE ALBUM!!!)
6.One Love-Nas(prod.by Q-tip)
7.95 Live-(Westcoast diss!!!)
8.Glamour & Glitz-Q-tip(SHOW sdtrk.)

Comment by R.Jones 12.16.09 @

And in fairness,I would have even gone with Showbiz..if he spit more..his tracks are nice too.

Comment by R.Jones 12.16.09 @

And Damn..WHY IS LARGE PRO not higher up in the votes???
1.Got to Get over-Gang starr Large Pro remix)
2.Skillz in “95-Madd Skillz (prod.by Large Pro)
3.Big Mama-Shante (Large Pro Remix)
4.Keep it Rollin”-ATCQ (prod.by Large Pro)
5.It’s a boy-Slick Rick (large Pro remix)
6.Deadly Ryhmes-Shate & G.Rap(prod. by Large Pro
7.I don’t wanna Ill”-Large Pro
8.Blaze Rhymes-Large Pro

Comment by R.Jones 12.16.09 @

R. Jones is obviously a crackhead.

Q-Tip DID NOT produce the Jungle Brothers’ debut album. Put the pipe down. Gangsta Bitch is credited to Tribe, not Tip. In fact, ALL of Tip’s productions that are credited soley to him are nothing but Dilla knock-offs. Tip developed that sound only AFTER he hooked up with Dilla. Glamour & Glitz is a perfect example of that. Do the knowledge and just say no.

Extra P shit is basic. His beats knock but his rhymes are questionable.

My starting five producer on the mic (pause) in nor order:


I challenge anybody to beat that lineup in a battle of the beats and rhymes.

Comment by bc-tw 12.16.09 @

Fuck this poll, EXTRA P!!!!

Comment by oskamadison 12.16.09 @

DOOM, Kanye, Finesse

Comment by krmnl 12.16.09 @

@bc-tw-If you had the opportunity to check any of Dillas interviews after his passing(Waxpoetics)for example,Q-tip quoted Dilla saying,”Yo Q-tip you better stop saying”produced by Tribe called Quest”and let N***as know that’s you on the boards.
That’s first,second I noticed you left out-Crooklyn Dodgers pt.1,On the road again,and hell even”One Love”off Nas’s debut-Dilla(knock) Off??? Q-tip is an original Beatdigger in the same class as Extra P,Beatnuts,DJ Premier,& Pete Rock.Nobody is knocking J-Dilla,The man was and is great,but Q-tip made a name for himself looong before the two met and formed UMMMAH.
Finally,..YES-Q-TIP DID GHOST PRODUCTION ON JUNGLE BROTHERS DEBUT ALBUM!!!!With respect to Robbie and Unkut.com,…pick up a book sometime namely-CHECK THE TECHNIQUE by Brian Coleman (a HipHop legendary writer)and read about Q-tips involvement in the creation of-Straight out the jungle by the jungle brothers,..at least before you call someone a crackhead.
This site is about REAL-HIPHOP HEADS sharing insight,Facts, and YES..opinions about our favorite artist…this ain’t-all[flipflop.com]home of internet”thugs”.-Peace

Comment by R.Jones 12.16.09 @

gotta go with q-tip. he also produced 3 of the tracks on mobb deep – the infamous

Comment by hc 12.16.09 @

Xtra P RZA & Finesse . Kanye shouldn’t even be on the poll, he may aswell sing his rymes. WTF?

Comment by Dontez 12.16.09 @

Personal list:
01. Godfather Don
02. Lord Finesse
03. Large PRofessor
04. Q Tip
05. DOOM

Voting Kanye is the button to press for teh gays
that don’t nothing about no DITC.
This is ALL TIME. Not 2000 to now.

And how the fuck is LArge Pro questionable on the mic?!
His presence is tremendous. When that dude rhymes, you shut the fuck up and LISTEN!

Comment by verge 12.17.09 @

Speaking of “Crooklyn dodgers 1”, did that sample ever get snitched/found/surfaced?

Comment by verge 12.17.09 @

where’s insight at? where’s moka only at? and hellzyeah: WHATS KANYE DOIN ON DAT POLL!??!

Comment by d-double 12.17.09 @

Anyone that rates Eminem’s beats at all, let alone in “all time greats list”, needs to kill themselves as a matter of urgency.

Comment by the average man 12.17.09 @

Well the first round I voted Kanye, second I voted Tip but then when I got the overall list I had to go with Rza,dudes volume of dope beats is unmatched by anyone on here.

I don’t think he is the best rapper on the list but if we are going for best producer who happens to rap I gotta go with Rza.The first Wu album is all dope, the second Wu Album had like a dozen sick beats,Tical has like 5 sick beats,almost all the beats on liquid swords are dope, Ghost’s first album had like 5 dope beats and Rae’s had half a dozen, both the GraveDigaz albums had dope production by Rza as well.

By the way, Rakim produced his first 4 or 5 albums? I nominate him for best producer/rapper of all time.

I’m 31, been into hip hop since 88…check my shit and let me know what you think…http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=140586762

The songs with others on em I’m always the first dude with the gruff voice.

Comment by Johnny Hardcore 12.17.09 @

god damn, its like no one ever heard breaking atoms or the LP.

Comment by Sam 12.18.09 @

I heard em both…Breaking Atoms beats are dope front to back…the L.P had a couple good beats.

Large Pro is dope but he not prolific..he probably has 20 classic beats including those two albums and his guest work.

Pete Rock has more dope beats then that with his and C.L’s albums and all his remix’s,so does Kanye and Rza,fuck if Rakim and Qtip did produce their stuff then they have more beats. For me I’m just thinking of who has the most dope beats and happens to rap.

Comment by Johnny Hardcore 12.18.09 @

Rza has the largest catalogue and is, as an emcee, enjoyable when he isnt trying to be too weird. A quick rundown of his material: Enter 36 chambers, Tical, Return to the 36 chambers, cuban linx, liquid swords,ironman and wu tang forever. This was all in a five year period. On all those releases i’d be pressed to find more than two handfuls worth of meh, let alone wack beats.

On that premise the rzarrector gets my vote (oh yeah he spits hard as part of the gravediggaz).

Comment by Victor 12.18.09 @

Yeah I ran that list down a few posts back…If we were talking about the best rappers who made beats then I would have to change my list for sure.

I or someone should have nominated Dre on the strength of All of N.W.A’s albums, The Chronic, Doggstyle and Murder was the Case,even if he doesn’t write his own shit, he is still a dope rapper.

Comment by Johnny Hardcore 12.18.09 @

easily Pimp C.

Comment by BR 12.19.09 @

I was gonna go Q Tip or Diamond, who make the best beats outta this group but their verses have a formula, while the RZA unpredictably spits a bugged, drugged revolutionary kung fu master style plus his beats are so massive!

Comment by chronwell 12.20.09 @

RZA definitely

best “PRODUCER” on the MIC

he’s just too nice on both ends
his body of work plus his versatility with the beats and flows.they way he flips samples and techniques is similar to a mad scientist,cats still cant figure out how dude made those samples work.
As an emcee,we look up to RZA,in terms of lyrical content and substance.well maybe oft times his flow structure and ryhme patterns are incoherent but in terms of substance and putting words together,he is a very learned cat.

Q Tip can flow but not a usual battle emcee.
Doom was always an emcee anyway so it dont count.
Extra P can get a tad boring with the rhymes.consistency only with the beats.

I bet most are young’uns that are making the votes.go get ya learn on kids.

Comment by TonyStarks83 12.20.09 @

Pimp C
Smoke Sumthin Bitch!

Comment by Gabriel 12.21.09 @

actually, Eminem shoulda at least been in the mix. Boy can spit and no-one does that DRE-Lite production like him. Oh and Black Milk shoulda been way higher on this shit.

Comment by Gabriel 12.21.09 @


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Comment by AC 12.21.09 @

what abotu CHUCK D? if he is not #1 . . . name another top ten rapper who also produced and produced very well (bomb aquad). come on.

Comment by moi 12.23.09 @

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