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Wendy Day: Hip-hop Mentor

Wendy Day is the first to admit that a 50-year-old white woman with no background in music is an unlikely ally for hip-hop artists. But after selling her condo, investments, and car to start Rap Coalition in 1992, Day has evolved into one of the most powerful weapons rappers have.

Heavy Machinery: Record Producer Machine

The record producer known simply as Machine (a.k.a. Gene Freeman) has been shaping the landscape of modern music since emerging on the scene in the mid-1990s, back when the digital music revolution was still in its infancy. Armed with a sampler and a love of sonic fusion, Machine quickly made a name through wildly inventive remixes and other various auditory concoctions that merged elements of metal, hip-hop, and industrial into one seamless listening experience.

Beat Producer

There is no shortage of hopefuls who aspire to become successful beat producers, but far fewer actually understand the work of this individual in today‚Äôs popular music industry. The beat producer performs a greater function than pulling together synthesized drum hits, he or she is a composer who crafts the original music, an alchemist that mixes sampled material with original content, over which rap and hip-hop artists lay their lyrics.