Ron Browz is one of those producers who everyone should be talking about. Few have laid down as many consistent bangers as the Etherboy, going back to the Big L days to Nas’s “Ether” to 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, and Ludacris. Most recently, Browz has laid down bangers for Method Man, Papoose, and Remy Ma, while focusing on his own label, Etherboy Records, and his artists on the label, Belle and Mani Miles. Whether he’s producing for an A-list MC like Method Man or Papoose or breaking an artist like Belle, Browz’s production is consistently dope. We caught up with Ron to talk about his recent work, making the “Ether,” and much more.
- Interviewsposted March 6, 2014 / No Comments
“I make wax, I pay tax, I don’t show cracks,” OC rapped on “Constables,” one of the many standout cuts off his debut album Word…Life. Nearly twenty years after that seminal album dropped, OC’s stayed true to those words, releasing a slew of albums showcasing his lyrical acrobatics with a variety of talented producers, including Soul Supreme, Apollo Brown, and most recently, Ray West.
O’s latest album, Ray’s Cafe, a pairing with producer/engineer and co-head of the recently created boutique label Red Apples 45 Ray West, provides jazz-infused backdrops that compliment Omar Credle’s smooth baritone. In a rare interview with HipHopGame, the legendary OC talks about the making of Ray’s Cafe, reflects on Word…Life and the moves he’s made, his immortal crew Diggin’ in the Crates, and much more in this can’t-miss interview.
- Interviewsposted February 27, 2014 / No Comments
From crafting hits with one of the greatest collection of musical talents ever assembled, the Diggin’ in the Crates crew, to carving out a successful solo career, Diamond D has earned true legend status. Oh yeah, let’s not forget how his dusty, head-nodding collection of beats helped to define what most fans would consider to be the greatest era of hip-hop. And then there’s The Diam Piece, Diamond D’s new compilation, produced entirely by the legend himself and featuring a slew of vets and new school MCs. Diamond D talks to HipHopGame in an exclusive interview to discuss The Diam Piece, his artist BigRec, the 15th anniversary of the passing of Big L, some new D.I.T.C. music, and much more.