Turn up the bass. Auto-tune those vocals. Do it one more time. The top hip-hop producers are the maestros of the beat and their instrument of choice is the almighty console. From Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Timbaland to Pharrell Williams — their versatile talents took them from grooming the biggest talent on the music scene to jumping on the mic and being their own chart-topping frontmen.
A jury ruled against Dr. Dre and Beats Electronics co-founder Jimmy Iovine in a lawsuit. The pair was ordered to pay out more than $25 million to their former business partner Steven Lamar, who claimed that he came to Dr. Dre with the idea of “celebrity-endorsed headphones” in 2006.