“When it comes down to it, it’s just someone’s opinion,” says Grind Music’s Sean C, who despite producing for Ghostface, Jay-Z and P. Diddy are curiously absent. “I do feel like there are some people left out, namely Buckwild. Buck made a huge impact in the 90s and is still making quality records. “Whoa” and “Story To Tell” alone hold more weight than the work done by some of the producers on that list.”
“What I didn’t understand was the structure,” adds Sean C. “If I’m not mistaken Rick Rubin is in the “Boom Bap” category, when he’s clearly the most diverse producer on the list. He’s produced records for hip hop legends and is still able to do entire albums for rock heavy weights like Johnny Cash and Red Hot Chilli Peppers to name a few. I don’t think anyone else in hip-hop has done that in their career.”
But the Wave King Dame Grease is fine with his first round slot against the godfather of sampling.
“The Boom Bap category is me all day and it’s an honor to be up against Marley Marl,” says Grease aka Blanket Jackson. “But it’s not like I’m gonna go cry in the corner if I don’t advance.”