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NEW MIXTAPE: No I.D. “D.I. On Classics ‘92 – ‘11 (Mixtape)”

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We recently heard No I.D. was to become VP of A&R over at Def Jam, well deserved. Now he puts together a mixtape consisting of productions with various artist he’s worked it. No doubt he’s the right man for the job, track record speaks volumes.

D.I. On The Classic’s 92′-11′

Aside from my apparent bias, No I.D. is a producer from an era -and ideology, for that matter- long gone in Hip Hop; but, he’s making commercially viable music and is arguably busier than ever in his career. He started at a time where a producer produced all or at least a vast majority of an artist’s album (see Common’s first three albums No I.D. produced for a reference).  Similar to how DJ Muggs influenced Alchemist and bridged a gap between “old” and “new,” it was partly his mentoring, tutelage and talent that inspired No I.D.’s  student, Kanye West, who took what No I.D. had been doing and introduced it to a global audience. Not letting his ego hamper the development of Kanye, Mr. West’s career took off! Don’t get it confused, though, No I.D. was not off the radar at this time as he teamed up with Jermaine Dupri and was co-producing records for Bow Wow and Jay-Z. After the American Gangster project, Kanye and No I.D. have joined forces once again and…

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October 24, 2011 at 11:29 AM

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