Hip-hop producer Ayatollah is probably one of the most underrated producers in the rap game. Primarily recognized for producing Mos Def's classic summertime jam "Ms. Fat Booty," the Queens, N.Y.-bred beatsmith's production credits includes joints for such rappers as Cormega, Ghostface Killah, Guru, Inspectah Deck, M.O.P., Rakim and many others.
But Ayatollah's most noteworthy projects are his instrumental albums, including Listen, Now Playing, Louder and Drum Machine.
Next up for Ayatollah is his upcoming digital-only instrumental release, The Quixotic via Nature Sounds. The title alone is a head scratcher, but Quixotic means "exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic and impractical." According to 'Tollah, the word best describes who he is as a person. But the digital album will be far from unrealistic. The 27-track collection, which hits online stores on April 27, boasts cameo appearances from Sadat X and the usual creative, head-nodding beats from Ayatollah. "By far, this is my most personal record to date," he says. "The sounds I chose really describe what’s going on at this point in my life."
Cover and Tracklisting:
Ayatollah: "Marley Marl Gave Me My First MPC"
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After the jump... get familiar with Ayatollah biggest BEATS!
Mos Def -- "Ms. Fat Booty"
Ayatollah -- "Listen"
Styles P (F/ Pharoahe Monch) -- "The Life"
Ayatollah -- "Blood Red Roses" (Instrumental)
Ayatollah -- "Best Thing" (Instrumental)
Ayatollah -- "Naturally Born" (Instrumental)
Ayatollah -- "Let's Git It Together" (Instrumental)
Ayatollah -- "Love's Ghetto" (Instrumental)