The 11 Most Read Producer Interviews on Micro-Chop: J-Zone, Dibia$e, and More
Over the course of the past six or seven months, producer interviews have become the bread and butter of Micro-Chop. I’ve done quite a few of them, with 41 already published and new interviews happening all the time.
Interviewing people about their creative process is endlessly fascinating. Every producer is different and they all bring their own unique voice to the art of making music.
J-Zone and Dibia$e told me about how they used cassettes tape sampling in their early production. Easy Mo Bee explained how the historic Biz Markie sample lawsuit helped him grow and evolve as a producer. Prince Paul talked about how Public Enemy and The Bomb Squad influenced the production on De La Soul is Dead.
Meanwhile STLNDRMS explained how to use the SP-303, 404, and MPC in tandem while Damu The Fudgemunk spoke of the personal trials and tribulations he experienced while making his Vignettes album. And the list goes on.
Since the full list of 41 producer interviews might be an overwhelming starting place for some, I decided to compile a shorter list of the 11 most read producer interviews. Medium can actually track how many people read vs. click on articles based on how long they engage with the piece. In my experience, high read numbers are a good indicator that a broad spectrum of people found an article or interview compelling.
I hope you find the interviews listed below compelling. To show your support for Micro-Chop and the artists I’ve interviewed, please consider clapping (if you have a Medium account) for one or all of the interviews I’ve published to help boost their visibility.
Sample destroyer Dibia$e reveals his complex production process and how he made beats before his 303, 404, and MPC.medium.com
In 1991 Biz Markie released I Need A Haircut, his third studio album on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records. Despite a…medium.com
Prince Paul revisits the samplers and process used to create one of rap’s all-time great albums.medium.com
There was no Bandcamp, Facebook, or Instagram when Atlanta-based producer STLNDRMS (Stolen Drums) started making beats…medium.com
Damu The Fudgemunk is an anomaly in the modern music industry. With no Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter presence to…medium.com
Apex, North Carolina producer D.R.U.G.S. (Dope. Real. Underground. Sound.) Beats has many fond memories from his years…medium.com
Hailing from Ypsilanti, Michigan, 14KT started his music career in the mid-90s with the Athletic Mic League crew. He…medium.com
Live from the Streets creator Mr. Green tells me how he honed his craft as a young producer.medium.com