Earlier this month, several lists of people’s 50 favorite rappers and R&B singers made its way around the Internet, and, arguably, a lot of music greats were left off the docket. Nonetheless, Stevie, 47, apparently made a list of his own Sunday evening and decided to share it with the rest of the world.
The former Bad Boy Entertainment employee took to Instagram and shared a “Top 50 Producers” list with only his name on it. However, he managed to give credit to Timbaland, Diddy, Dr. Dre and Swizz Beats before gloating about his own musical talents.
“There’s a difference in beat makers, people that don’t produce but say they are producers & then there are Producers. I’m a Producer,” he wrote.
A few fans made it clear they disagreed with him.
“Stop it 🤣 Stevie gon have to list these songs he talking bout as well lol”
“Boy stop don’t discredit those who came up with up and was your competition 🤷🏾♀️”
“Tf he produce? Still to this day never heard not ONE song that you produced that was even on a radio 😑”
When a fan underneath his comment remarked, “DJ Khalid” as a top producer, Stevie shot back, “No.”
He apparently continued his rant on Twitter and called out the current generation of music artists, writing, “Dear artist: all y’all using the same melody. I’m shleep 😴.” He also added, “Most these albums sound like compilations . … The Hitmen top 5 producers of all time, birthed a lot of you cats!”
Despite the father of six’s child support, relationship and reality television drama, he actually made a name for himself in the 90s’ with classics like Kelly Price’s “Friend of Mine,” “The Things You Do [Bad Boy Remix]” sung by Gina Thompson feat. Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey’s “Honey,” Beyoncé and Diddy’s “Summertime” song, “Mo Money Mo Problems” by Notorious B.I.G. and many more. He not only produced for Bad Boy Entertainment at the time, he also co-wrote several of the songs mentioned above.
Stevie J. also won a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best Rap Album “No Way Out” by Puff Daddy & The Family. He was also nominated for The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Life After Death” album.
Despite folks bashing Stevie J.’s “Top 50 Producers” post, there were a lot of fans who gave him props for his music career.
“Stevie j is a legend…he belongs on the list 👌🏾 he’s def a hit maker”
“My big bro @hitmansteviej_1 is very talented and a genius! I just feel the Tv reality overshadow his talents. He can play instruments! Sing! Produce! Create beats! #musicallegend #period #noarguments 💯”