featuring the hottest Hip Hop Production!
is the spot where you'll see upcoming producers as well as established veterans
in the game.
Alot of people don't know what goes into production. This will be the section
where we feature the
hottest producers on the scene. Each month we'll bring to you a new producer
along with their background.
FEATURE IS: R-TISTIC
can be described as Modernized West Coast .He has strong
West Coast influence as far as the vibe of the songs and some elements,
but doesnt sound much like anything from the 90s and has a modern
and updated sound to his material. Trying to constantly evolve into
a different sound to help re-define and revolutionize the sound of west
coast rap, because too many people outside of the west feel the west
hasnt kept up or evolved like the other regions have done in the
last ten years.
Born as Ronald
Turner II, December 4 1984 in Downtown Los Angeles
Lived in Inglewood for the first three years, and then grew up in
Gardena and graduated High school in 2002.
His Father who is a musician and was a drummer for artists such
as Ray Charles, among others is the one who inspired R-tistic to
R-tistic took piano lessons from age 3-10, and started rapping at
He started making instrumentals at age 10. "I only made them
so I could rap to them and didnt think I would ever focus
on it. I used to always rap at talent shows in middle school. I
Stopped rapping and focused on producing in 2000. He currently attends
Florida A&M University, started Fall 2002 .
In April 2004, he was introduced to Black Wall Street artist Black
Friday by a friend named Nicole who lived in Compton. " I Came
home for break from School in May 2004, and Black Friday, Black
Wall Street Exec. Phat Rat, and Billboard R.I.P. came to my studio
and heard some of my beats and decided to work with me
I Spent a lot of time at the Black Wall Street headquarters in August
2004 and December 2004 between school breaks. I Met Game for the
first time in Sept. 04, and met most of the camp in 2004. I produced
some tracks for Black Friday that havent been released yet,
but the first song that BWS used was Therapy sessions
for BWS Artist Glasses Malones White Lightning mixtape, and
the song featured Game, Kam, and Chevy Jones."
Therapy Sessions coincidentally samples the same Dramatics song
that Producer 9th Wonder sampled for Destinys Child song called
Girl. "Even though I did this beat before the Destiny's
Child CD came out, most people always think I sampled the DC song
since they heard theirs first."
He was in talks with Black Wall Street Executives in regards to
signing to them as a producer, but this did not happen mainly because
he didnt have much time to spend in Los Angeles. R-Tistic
still works with the Black Wall Street artists.
In 2002, R-Tistic produced 15/17 tracks on L.A. group -The Pentagons
album, and 4 songs on their second album that came in 2003.
" This year, aside from the BWS artists, I've produced songs
for artist such as Murs (Living Legends) whos my cousin, Enock
a.k.a. Eddie Dontes, O. Beast, Quiz, Jay Capone, and Dino West.
In January 2006, I plan to release a compilation album called R-Ticulation
Vol. 1 that will have all of the best songs Ive produced,
including Therapy Sessions."
You can hear one his beats " 17 rounds" on this page.