Super producer Kay Gee has made gold and platinum his for Naughty By Nature, Jaheim, Ideal, Zhane, Next, Queen Latifah and more. He shares how he Vinnie and Treach teamed up, his love of Slick Rick, Marley Marl and Teddy Riley. Plus he tells the importance family road trips from New Jersey to South Carolina influenced his sound.
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Fat Joe: Bronx Bomber
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Da Brat: I'll Never Tell
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Kay Gee: Forever Naughty
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Michael Jackson's Influence on Hip Hop
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Prodigy: The Infamous
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Prince Tribute with Doug E. Fresh
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Cedric The Entertainer: Touching a Nerve
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The Notorious B.I.G. Tribute
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Mannie Fresh: Under Appreciated
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