Black voice and expression has been the absolute pulse of American culture. Crooners and MCs receive much of the glory but it’s often the producers that shape their sound, feel, and identity.
Swizz Beatz, Timerland, Scott Storch, and Bangladesh are some of the household names that come to mind, but there are quite a few producers that operate with the local grassroots movement. The Independent Media Center event blended socializing with talent exposure and offered a layback environment for inspiration.
A group of young Black producers have emerged on the scene to debut their newest sounds.