The Producer’s Hotseat with Stan Da Man (Interview)

Without the invigorating stellar production where would hip hop be? It’s only right to highlight producers making a major impact on the hip hop scene. This month we had the pleasure of interviewing Stan Da Man. His beats are powerful to say the least. You can hear the passion in his music and it’s the true essence of what NY hip hop sounds like. Recently he produced on Papoose hit album Underrated. Check out this dope interview and get familiar with this hip hop maestro.


Who are your musical influences?

Pete Rock, Marley Marl, D.I.T.C crew, DJ Premier, Dr Dre, Just Blaze, Havoc, Large Pro, RZA and the list goes on…

When did you start making beats?

I started making beats in 1992…

What’s your creative process like when making music?

I’m hearing my sample and see where I can take it once I got my sample down I’m going to put down the drums, snares, hi-hats and my sequence for the song to make it real hip-hop…

Tell us about who you have produced for.

I’ve worked with Sauce Money, DJ Kay Slay, Papoose, Styles P, Sheek Louch, The Hoodies, Uncle Murda, Innocent?, Tone Trump, Trick Trick, , sway’s, RJ Payne. Also “Friday Fire Cypher”, DJ Kay Slay’s “Straight Stuntin Chronicles” episodes, “Jersey” the series and many more.

What’s a stand out project of yours? A project you felt you were outside yourself on.

There are two projects:

Sauce Money- Middle Finger

Innocent? Stan da Man- Whip Appeal

These projects I was in the studio when both of these projects was created it was a blessing to see Sauce Money and Innocent kill these albums…

Who would you like to work with in the future?

Joell Ortiz, Nas, Jay-Z, the lox, Rick ross, royce da 5’9, DMX, Westside Gunn, Conway, Busta, Vado, Dr Dre, Dave East, Drake and many more….

Any upcoming projects? Tell us about what’s next for Stan Da Man.

In January, I got two placements the new RJ Payne and the new Papoose album. Last month me and innocent? dropped something serious call “28” which consists of 28 days, 28 verses, 28 beats. My project with Validated Magazine called The Co-sign has some dope rappers as well as my classic heat I produced. It’s going to be a great project.

Who are your favorite producers?

Pete Rock, Marley Marl, d.i.t.c crew, DJ Premier, Dr Dre, Just Blaze, Havoc, Large Pro, RZA, Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Swizz Beats, nottz, 9th Wonder, Marco Polo and many more….

Name three hip hop albums you think had flawless production.

Nas – Illmatic

Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang 36 Chambers

Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle

If we checked out your playlist, who would be in rotation right now? Who are some of your favorite current artists?

Innocent?, Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny the Butcher, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Biggie, Dave East, the lox, DMX, 38 Spesh, Nas, Wu-Tang, Meek Mill, J Cole, Royce da 5’9…..

Last year you won for best producer from Bushwick Radio. What did that win feel like?

Its a blessing all the hard work i produced paid off i love to thank bushwick radio and the people that supported me to get this plaque..

What do you think of the evolution of hip hop as it relates to technology, social media, hip hop content, producers, etc?

It’s great you can promote yourself on social media and technology that you can use your phone making beats like I do and I love seeing a lot of producers doing that work and grindin….

If you could produce for a hip hop supergroup, who would you select as members and why?

Jay-Z, Nas, J Cole, Rick Ross, Eminem, Jadakiss and my brothers Sauce Money and innocent?

These guys can hold their own and i would have my own Wu-Tang Clan…..

Weekly Rap Gods would like to thank Stan Da Man for his contributions to hip hop! We look forward to hearing more projects.