Here at The Come Up Show, we could have made a much longer list for our favorite producers of 2010. Notably, 2010 was a year of outstanding debut records from long-time hip-hop producers Nottz (You Need This Music) and Ski Beatz (24 Hour Karate School). And everyone's favorite Dutch beatmaker, Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange, once again created some of the most original and timeless beats of the year for he and Phonte's project Authenticity. 2010 was also a break out year for double threat emcee/producers Big K.R.I.T and J.Cole, who produce their own beats and also hold their own on the mic. Two artists of this breed make the list below.
But we had to draw the line somewhere, so in the end, very selectively and collaboratively, we chose five producers who were not only the most consistent and excellent throughout 2010, but who were also game changers. We chose the producers that are pushing the envelope of hip-hop now, and will be who will be looked back upon in the future-- in the next decade and beyond--for bringing something unique and fresh to the table.
Rather than rank our lists, we place each of these selections on the upper shelf, beside one another. This is the kind of production thats been sitting in our itunes playlists year round, the kind of stuff we keep coming back to time and time again.
We present: The Come Up Show's FAVORITE PRODUCERS OF 2010!