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Nottz: You Need This Music:

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    Grammy-winning producer Nottz, who is among the most successful beat-makers to emerge from the Virginia hotbed of production talent that exposed The Neptunes and Timbaland, is prepped to release his solo debut, You Need This Music on October 12th via up and coming label Raw Koncept. The project will introduce fans to a new facet of his remarkable talent, as he has honed his rhyme delivery to a razor's edge.

    Nottz is a fixture among the industry's heaviest-hitting producers who got his start placing his first instrumentals on Busta Rhymes' best-selling album E.L.E in 1998. From that point, he collaborated with luminaries such as Notorious B.I.G, 50 Cent, The Game, Little Brother, Bilal, Royce Da 5'9 and plenty others to amass an enviable resume that he still supplements to this day. Though he has recently dedicated himself to mastering cadence and lyrical structure for You Need This Music, he has still managed to place compositions on upcoming projects by the likes of Rah Digga, Scarface, and the elusive Dr. Dre, who's Detox boasts Nottz among a very select few guests. It's work like this that has allowed him to secure his status as "your favorite producer's favorite producer", his discography including work for legends of the mixing boards like Kanye West, J Dilla, Swizz Beats, Diamond D and Pete Rock.

    On You Need This Music, Nottz pulls no punches, charging out of the gate over a cavalcade of snares hammered out by Travis Barker, and doesn't bat an eye before jumping into the next number. He handles the entire production workload, extracting the emotive instrumental elements from vinyl clips with an ASR-10 sampler and adding his own lyrics. So goes the 14 track marathon, the pace kept by energetic verses by Black Milk, Little Brother, Asher Roth and Joel Ortiz and tempered by soulful hooks from Dwele, Mayer Hawthorne, Bilal and Colin Munroe. You Need This Music is unlike most producer-centric albums in that it isn't merely a collection of songs, but a cohesive album of essential Hip Hop gems.

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    1. Intro
    featuring Travis Barker (of Blink 182/ The Transplants)
    Producer: Nottz
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    2. Fair Warning
    Producer: Nottz
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    3. Blast That
    featuring Black Milk
    Producer: Nottz
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    4. Shine So Brite
    Producer: Nottz
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    5. You Need This Music
    featuring Dwele
    Producer: Nottz
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    6. I Do It For Yawl
    featuring Kardinal Offishall; Little Brother
    Producer: Nottz
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    7. How Long Will It Last?
    featuring Joy Denalane
    Producer: Nottz
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    8. A Dream Come True
    Producer: Nottz
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    9. I Still Love You
    featuring Mayer Hawthorne (aka Haircut of Now On)
    Producer: Nottz
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    10. Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)
    featuring Asher Roth; Colin Munroe
    Producer: Nottz
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    11. No Money Down
    featuring Terese Cook
    Producer: Nottz
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    12. Never Caught Slippin'
    featuring Snoop Dogg; Royce Da 5'9"
    Producer: Nottz
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    13. The Cycle
    featuring Joell Ortiz
    Producer: Nottz
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    14. Right Here
    featuring Bilal
    Producer: Nottz
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    Total Comments: 31
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/9/2015 1:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.163.245)
    Location: az
    Comment: sh*t tha beats on here knock, could have gotten better rappers but overall it's nice!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/12/2012 10:18:00 AM; Partial IP: .219.93.78)
    Location: Where harccore is beautiful
    Comment: I never liked Nottz's beats that much, but this album is super nice! Production masterpiece!!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/5/2011 10:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 82.139.221)
    Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    Comment: lol @ va cats... That's why VA cats almost never blow up, too much haters in their own backyard. Like Nottz rapped on the album, "VA land of the sharks and hate".
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/16/2011 10:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 40.160.237)
    Location: MEXICO CITY
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/30/2011 10:32:00 PM; Partial IP: .230.10.25)
    Location: PA Native
    Comment: What's with the hate on this album??? This album has its own identity and Nottz flipped every track. I can dig it.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 12/11/2010 8:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.143.159)
    Location: virginia beach va
    Comment: the beats and lyrics are extra wack, this album is boring as shit just like the skills album full of wackness. album of the year my ass what a fucking let down from depths of the east
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/1/2010 1:59:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: NOLA
    Comment: I'm really diggin this...
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/12/2010 6:43:00 PM; Partial IP: .77.34.196)
    Location: Bx,NY
    Comment: Nottz .. Production on this is 4.5 stars. The ryhmes are a 2. Nottz I'm a fan, Love all your beats, but please stay behind the boards. This woulda been a dope Rah Digga/ Redman Collabo album with thoose beats
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/6/2010 1:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.136.49)
    Location: somewhere
    Comment: I dont even want this music nevermind needing it...
    Name: (Posted: 11/2/2010 8:06:00 PM; Partial IP: .137.8.107)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL
    Comment: Yea I know I forgot alot. Oddisee made a classic with Diamond District that album was one of my favorites of 09. Madlib is good just was a little disappointed with the guilty Simpson album he kinda messed that album up with all them interludes but he is great. 9th I forgot him too he be making some dope beats too. I already gave my props to Apollo Brown there was no way I was gonna forget him. The Reset, Brown Study and Gas Mask are all Classics!!! If y'all don't know about Apollo Brown out of Detroit pick up any of them three albums I mentioned and you won't be disappointed. I forgot to mention DJ Connect, IDE, ALC, Maker, Tempermental, Rain, Falside, Matty Trump, Dumhi, Havoc, DJ Muggs I mean I could go on and on who's better than Nottz in my opinion. R.I.P. J Dilla
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/2/2010 4:53:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
    Location: Vegas
    Comment: This album is cool but not his best stuff.... Nottz is a dope producer thou.... Yhate as far as best producers you missed a bunch kid... Oddisee, 9th, Illmind, Apollo Brown, Madlib, Krysis, M-Phases, Kev Brown...To many to name on the underground that been holding it down !!!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/1/2010 10:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.139)
    Location: prov-0-dense
    Comment: this cd is pretty good but too much hype over it. I like nottz but damn that celph titled album is redic!!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/30/2010 9:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .137.8.107)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL
    Comment: I almost forgot another dope producer that in my opinion is better than Nottz and that is MoSS! I'm not hatin on this album cuz it's alright but it's not all that. People on here are saying this album is da shit when it's not it's average at best. Oh yea Necro is better than Nottz on the production invok! Do your homework cuz Necro ain't garbage kid!
    Name: (Posted: 10/29/2010 2:01:00 AM; Partial IP: .90.227.91)
    Location: So-Cal
    Comment: Dont compare necro to nottz with the others im ok but necro, no man hes not a good producer he makes this album is hard so y hate just like your name man it is dope,,clean beatz clean production period.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2010 10:21:00 AM; Partial IP: .185.71.97)
    Location: Tuscaloosa,AL
    Comment: I sat down an listened to the whole joint and said that I'll never hear any of these songs on the radio cause it makes to much sense to play it on the radio. This is hip hop at it's best. Now if they can get that bullshit off the radio and play some good shit, I might turn it back on. Fuck the radio!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/25/2010 1:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.118.167)
    Location: 313
    Comment: black milk said album of the year lol!!!!!!!! I must be smokeing insect spry cause I was bugging
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2010 9:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 137.10.159)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL
    Comment: Album is ok nothing really special. Top producers in hiphop right now I have to go with Apollo Brown, Marco Polo, Jake One, Statik Selektah and of course Necro!!! DJ Premier is a Legend!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2010 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP: .90.227.91)
    Location: So-Cal
    Comment: Wow I heard the first track, starts with a bang and ends with a bang..this album goes hard no doubt!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2010 9:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.166.212)
    Location: Boulder, CO
    Comment: I normally have some smart-ass comment about anything regardless of what it is. Not today, this is fucking fire! Every fucking beat is a head-nod chiropractors dream. This is RAP! Stand up! And get the fuck down!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2010 11:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .193.72.16)
    Location: Maine
    Comment: It's true, you really do need this music.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2010 8:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 70.114.161)
    Location: seoul
    Comment: this is totally 'album of the year'
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2010 4:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.150.221)
    Location: sactown ca
    Comment: yo, nottz has to be in the top 3 producers in the game right now! his beats are so tight!
    Name: (Posted: 10/19/2010 11:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 52.132.216)
    Location: BROOKLYN
    Comment: DOPE ALBUM....NOTTZ KILLED IT.....
    Name: (Posted: 10/18/2010 3:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .226.242.5)
    Location: San Antonio Tex
    Comment: Big ups to soul unique... relief to know real recognize real in south tx thought I was last of a dying breed down here. With that said.. solid release by Nottz, him & Black Milk are killin the landscape with originality rt now.
    Name: (Posted: 10/17/2010 8:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 115.216.29)
    Location: San Antonio TX USA
    Comment: This sounds is what I would consider as a pretty damn close to perfect album and that's rare coming from me.
    Name: (Posted: 10/15/2010 5:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 57.254.227)
    Location: seoul
    Comment: i can't wait!! promo song is so dope!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Name: (Posted: 10/4/2010 1:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 252.20.219)
    Location: ONE
    Comment: Let me just say this. The only song ive heard so far is the Asher Roth song. I hate Asher Roth BUT this song is dope as hell! Thats a great sign for the rest of the album. Can't wait!
    Name: (Posted: 10/1/2010 11:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .142.46.13)
    Location: 802
    Comment: stoked been a fan for a minute now. that ass-rammer roth track w colin munroe is madd weak ass garbage tho. shld be good nonetheless. high ass hopes for track 12 !?!?!?
    Name: (Posted: 10/1/2010 4:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 31.235.199)
    Location: Brooklyn, USA
    Comment: Do you understand how hard I'm going to buy this album! I'm going to buy this the MILISECOND IT COMES OUT!!!!!
    Name: (Posted: 9/24/2010 12:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 26.108.195)
    Location: Toronto
    Comment: Hoping Nottz will run his best work.
    Name: (Posted: 9/21/2010 8:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 162.128.53)
    Location: Chi
    Comment: FUC*IN' FINALLY!!!
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