HHHTap your feet and clap your hands,

**Before I begin this blog, please note that the ‘Drummer’ I’m referring to in the title of this blog will hereby be known as the ‘Producer’ and that the man known as the ‘Producer’, definitely deserves ‘some’ as the title suggests.**

Back in the day (let’s say early-mid ’80’s and before), to know a producer’s name either meant you: a) were in the industry, or b) were a huge music geek.  To get that coveted information you’d actually have to spend time sitting down with the album liner notes and research the music you liked. “F’REALS?” Yep, f’reals.  And even then, there was no method of looking up homie’s discography to see what else he/she had done cause well, the interweb was still some ways away and libraries just didn’t generally carry that info.

Well since then, things’ve changed.  We have the internet, which has spawned numerous cult followings (and a million other things).  We have filmmakers dedicating their time to exposing the underbelly of the music creation process and allowing us to really see who’s in charge, but most importantly we have overblown ego’s and insecure men in Hip-hop who generally take their name, turn it into some obnoxious sample and run it at the beginning and end of all their tracks so we know exactly who they are and so they don’t feel inadequate at the end of the day (that being said, I’m a fan of some of those obnoxious samples…JUST BLAAAAZE!)

So, in honor of the Producers of today who’re still secure enough to not throw their name over every ounce of their beat and let their work speak for themselves, I present to you a new HHHT SERIES entitled (you guessed it) Give the Drummer some.

SKI-BEATZ!

That’s right!  That’s who I’m starting with.  The one, the only, Ski-Beatz.  If you know who he is, we might be friends.  If you don’t know who he is, that’s exactly why I’m writing this.

Ski is a legend.  Period.  Ever since he started up with the Bizzie Boyz in the ’80’s as Will-Ski (that’s for the SERIOUS heads) he’s been making that real Hip-Hop.  Discovered early on by the equally as legendary DJ Clark Kent (who just ran a train on Taipeezy — Shouts to M.A. and the fam.) Ski was always able to get a quality out of his beats that, whether people realize it or not, helped to shape that mid ’90’s East Coast sound.

Now, the homie has put out a bunch of sub-par material.  There’s no denying that.  But, dammit when he hit, he HIT.  Camp Lo‘s: Luchini (This is it), Swing, Coolie High — Jay-Z‘s: Dead Presidents, 22 Two’s, Politics as Usual and Feelin’ It! Dammit….even if those’re the only 7 songs he’ll ever be known for.  Those are 7 incredible songs.

Well, he’s back.  Still rockin with the Lo.  And we got a couple for you.  Check it.

Camp Lo – Black Connect 3

Camp Lo – Boogie Nights

GIGZ

If you don’t live in Southern Ontario or the American East Coast, you’ve probably never heard of GIGZ.  But that’s not to say you shouldn’t.

Someone who I’ve seen first hand grow from a relatively decent producer to someone who has truly mastered the art of the headnod and fist pump.  GIGZ is a problem.  Winner of countless beat battles all over North America including the coveted Battle of the Beatmakers in New York (Grimy Beat Champion @ BOTB IV) he is slowly but surely expanding outward like his Hulk’ish physique and poised to do big things in the coming years.  Having just released a brand new collaborative album entitled ‘Top Rankin’ with long-time friend and PPF House member, The Abyss, ’09 and ’10 are looking rather prosperous for the new Gang Starr of the Toronto scene.

Check the chunes:

YEEZY & SPIKE

And finally, word leaked about this months ago and it sounded interesting.

Well, it’s interesting and quite dope (plus a little creepy) imo.

We’re bout that GOOD good.

The squad is thick.  Understand that.

Triple.
www.ppfhouse.com



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