EVERYONE is trying to be a hiphop producer. It's lame. That's why I only write r&b music. yes I will make a hiphop beat but I can do those in my sleep. The biggest issue though is people are just making LOOPS and not making SONGS. When I write my music I make sure it's something someone can sing to/rap to and it can be marketable. So many people will just take a whole bunch of sounds and blend them together like voila! I think that limits people. No one has knowledge of music theory and counterpoint either. It's not about how banging your drums are. Anyone can do that. It's about making a song... Rappers I see you trying to sneak out this thread but this goes out to yall to. It's 2011. No one gives a shit about "bars" or rhyme schemes anymore. I mean we do but that alone won't get you fame. It's about being able to make SONGS! Make hits! This is why I don't say I make beats. I say I write music.