I tried to be a Rapper in the late 80's but people were not feelin' pale white brothers at that time. I now produce beats at my house (for fun) I love listening to breaks and beats (this is actually my only hobby) I am a big fan of early hiphop. Some of my favorite producers are:
Ali Shaheed Muhammad ( for his Tribe work)
JAZ was deep in hiphop when I met him years ago (over 20 years) and turned me on to allot of good shit. I had a semi decent studio in my crib until I had to sell some peices to live. I still got my Roland 505 that I can fuck around with but if MoS takes off beleive I will have a slammin studio.
I see. Interesting tastes. I'm afraid I'm not totally familiar with them all, though. I wasn't too big into the mainstream rap, and that's all I knew until I began to hear about the Underground rap scene in Detroit. Esham and ICP, mainly... But now, it's mostly Psychopathic artists and music I like.