Many young producers today do not fully understand the title of producer as it relates to music. This is one of the most misunderstood professions in music especially in Hip Hop. Producer focus sat down with HipHopDx to talk about his work with Dr. Dre on his first album in over 16 years with the release of the masterpiece known as "Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre". In the video and transcript excerpt he talks about how Dre paints a picture with his songs and how his collaboration was more about playing his position than being the man in charge.
True production is more than just making a beat it is more like a coach of a sports team, where as the coach has a vision for what the team needs to do to win and he brings in players who he thinks can execute that vision. Dr. Dre is likened to that, with the respect that he calls in other producers to often Compose a beat that he likes then he takes it and molds it to what his vision of it should be. That may be as simple as changing kicks, snares or keyboard patches or extensive as tempo changes, adding bridges, sound effects or additional live musicianship or actually coaching the vocals. But, it is these changes that makes the Dr. Dre sound. No matter who he works with from the begining of his career with DJ Yella's Drum Programing, to Daz's Keyboard sounds durning the G-Funk Era, to What we have today, it is still a Dr. Dre Sound.
Take a listen to Focus as he explains it in detail Here