Almost every hip-hop fan has at some point contemplated the idea of making their own beats. And these days, becoming a producer is easy than ever.
But how do you get started? What do you need to know in order to move from your first tentative attempts to the top of the charts? And how are you going to find someone to rap on all those beats you're now making?
We talked to two of today's top producers, Zaytoven and Murda Beatz, to get the answers. Zaytoven is a Grammy-winning beatmaker best known for his work with Migos (he did a little song called "Versace"—maybe you've heard it once or twice?), Gucci Mane, Future, Usher, and more.
In the video above, we ask both producers for their tips on how to get your production career started. Make sure to thank us in the liner notes.