Kanye West is a focused artist. He invited out a lot of classic hip-hop producers to come and rock with him for his album. I think [it's] a real positive thing to reach back, and what I like about him is he has the capability to do it all by himself. He doesn't need no help in what he do but I think with him reaching out, it shows the unity of hip-hop which is kind of missing.
[With] a lot of artists who make it, the bigger they get, the further way they get away from the roots of things. I'm proud with him being one of the biggest artists in the world, still reaching back to the root of things. [Kanye's] got a lot of the dope emcees that's out today, he's got classic producers, classic emcees, he did something that hip-hop needed.
What hip-hop needed was to show the balance from both generations. Even though we only worked together a few times, he's always given me big ups and he would always be in the articles bigging up RZA, Ghostface and all of us who inspired him through our early work and helped mold him to the style that he developed.
- BRONX, NY, United States
- WELCOME , I GO BY THE NAME OF RAYDO. I WAS RAISED IN THE SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK CITY SINCE THE AGE OF SIX YRS OLD.GROWING UP IN THE BRONX I WAS SORROUND BY THE ELEMENTS OF HIP-HOP, GRAFFITI , DEEJAYING, BREAKDANCING, RAPPING. I HAVE CREATED THIS WEBSITE TO PRAISE & PAY HOMAGE TO THE MEN & WOMEN BEHIND THE BOARDS MAKING THE BEATS FOR ALL YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS.REMEMBER HIP-HOP IS NOT DEAD AS LONG AS THE BEATS KEEP BANGIN'.
I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH THESE TALENTED GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS SOME OF HIP-HOP MOST INFLUENTIAL PRODUCERS.