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The last person in the studio with Miles Davis and the first person with the Notorious B.I.G., Easy Mo Bee has had a ridiculously storied career in the game. The only producer ever to have recorded with both Tupac Shakur and Biggie, he also produced seminal tracks for Big Daddy Kane, Das EFX, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, LL Cool J, Lost Boyz, Goodie Mob, Marley Marl and Slick Rick. He was the first producer Puff Daddy hired at Bad Boy Entertainment, turning out the label's very first release (Craig Mack's stone-cold classic Flava in Ya Ear). He produced the very first tracks from both Prince Rakeem and The Genius, who you may now know as RZA and GZA, who would go on to form the Wu-Tang Clan. Oh, and he won a Grammy for The Diary of Alicia Keys in 2003.
A New Yorker through and through, and one of the biggest names in hip-hop, Mr. Mo Bee was kind enough to give us his five favorite NY joints. On Mon 15 he is part of the Super Producer Live Beat Showcase at the long-running, 45 RPM vinyl–only weekly party Mobile Mondays! at Bowery Electric with Just Blaze, DJ Scratch and DJ Spinna.