We want to give shine to the producers that are not in the spotlight as much, but have made great contributions to hip hop.
Our first producer spotlight goes to Nottz aka Nottz Raw, who is truly the essence of hip hop production. Nottz is from Norfolk, VA (VA is arguably the home of the best producers) and has produced for some of the greats including Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, The Notorious B.I.G., Scarface and Busta Rhymes.
His style can be identified as a soulful, yet hard hitting in the vein of a DJ Premier meets Pete Rock. What separates Nottz from the pack is his DJ’ish type sample chops which could be heard on “Girl You Know” by Scarface, signature baseline delivered on “I’m A Brownsvillan” by M.O.P. and his off the grid drum patterns as displayed in “Cali Sunshine” by The Game.
Nottz is definitely a producer you would need if you wanted that authentic hip hop element. His latest work can be heard on Smif N Wessun “The All” project on the song entitled “Let Me Tell Ya” ft. Rick Ross. Salute to Nottz Raw and keep providing that sound for the culture!!!!!