VIBE Best Producer Tournament: Who’s Leading, Who’s Losing?

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Hey, you. You’ve only got a few days left to cast your ballots in the first round of VIBE’s Best Producer of All Time Tournament. What are you waiting for?! In the meantime, check out who’s on the leader board and who needs to get their weight up. While some producers have the win pretty much locked, some of these margins remain slim (See: Juicy J vs. Rick Rock, Organized Noise vs. 9th Wonder). Luckily, you still have time to exercise your vote. First-round ends midnight, April 19.

 

Homegrown Sound Match-ups

(1) Dr. Dre – 91%
(16) DJ Toomp 9%

(8) Ant Banks – 16%
(9) DJ Quik – 84%

(5) Juicy J – 48%
(12) Rick Rock – 52%

(4) Prince Paul – 55%
(13) Shock G – 45%

(6) Poison Clan – 15%
(11) Johnny J – 85%

(3) The Bomb Squad – 72%
(14) Mr. Lee – 28%

(7) Beats By The Pound – 27%
(10) Wyclef – 73%

(2) Mannie Fresh – 72%
(15) David Banner – 28%

 

Mass Appeal Match-ups

(1) The Neptunes – 88%
(16) will.i.am – 12%

(8) Scott Storch – 71%
(9) Lil Jon – 29%

(5) Teddy Riley – 72%
(12) Kay Gee – 28%

(4) Diddy and The Hitmen – 90%
(13) Herbie Luv Bug – 10%

(6) Trackmasters – 75%
(11) Larry Smith – 25%

(3) Swizz Beatz – 87%
(14) Dust Brothers – 13%

(7) Jermaine Dupri – 68%
(10) Irv Gotti – 32%

(2) Timbaland – 89%
(15) Polow Da Don – 11%

 

Soul Sample Match-ups

(1) Kanye West – 92%
(16) The Heatmakerz – 8%

(8) No ID – 44%
(9) The Alchemist – 56%

(5) Just Blaze – 74%
(12) Hi-Tek – 26%

(4) Erick Sermon – 74%
(13) Daz Dillinger – 36%

(6) J Dilla – 86%
(11) 88-Keys – 14%

(3) Organized Noize – 46%
(14) 9th Wonder – 54%

(7) Mark the 45 King – 48%
(10) Salaam Remi – 52%

(2) Pete Rock – 69%
(15) Cool and Dre – 31%

 

Boom Bap Match-ups

(1) DJ Premier – 82%
(16) Bangladesh – 18%

(8) Havoc – 76%
(9) Da Beatminerz – 24%

(5) Jam Master Jay – 53%
(12) Easy Mo Bee – 47%

(4) Rick Rubin – 72%
(13) The Beatnuts – 28%

(6) Large Professor – 42%
(11) Q-Tip – 58%

(3) Marley Marl – 67%
(14) Dame Grease – 33%

(7) Diamond D – 51%
(10) DJ Muggs – 49%

(2) RZA – 82%
(15) Rockwilder – 18%