Unsung Hitmakers: Female Music Producers

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  • Giving Credit Where It's Due
  • WondaGurl
  • Crystal Caines
  • Syd Tha Kid
  • Janelle Monae
  • Alicia Keys
  • Missy Elliott
  • Erykah Badu
  • Patrice Rushen
  • Joyce Irby
  • Angela Winbush
  • Sylvia Robinson

Giving Credit Where It's Due

It’s no secret that music production is a man’s world. The talented women behind the boards mixing, mastering, arranging and composing the R&B and hip hop hits we love, rarely receive the props they deserve. BET.com gives credit where it’s due to female producers –– from vets like Missy Elliott, who just celebrated a birthday (July 1) and lit up the 2014 BET Awards stage with her V.A. boardsmith brethren Pharrell, to the newcomers like WundaGurl, who got her first big break with none other than Jay Z. Read on to see which ladies deserve a long-awaited big up. — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_

(Photos from Left: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, Charley Gallay/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)

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