No I.D On Making Beats For JAY-Z And Longevity In Hip Hop

No I.D

The Grammy Award-winning producer discussed his style of beatmaking and much more at Loop 2016.

4:44 was a success not only for JAY-Z but for its producer, No I.D. His choice of samples and overall style won many plaudits, as to be expected for a multiple award winning producer and Head of Creative at Def Jam Recordings. In 2016, he did a talk at Loop (A Summit for Music Makers) and talked about staying relevant in modern hip hop and why he likes to leave his beats sounding “unfinished.”

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About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.