When Dr. Dre says you’re one of his favorite producers and 9th Wonder calls you “the best beatmaker walking on the Earth,” chances are you’re doing something right.  I recently had a chance to sit down and chop it up with Nottz about his solo debut, You Need This Music and his collaboration with Rah Digga. During the interview, Nottz discussed being recruited to work on Kanye West’s Graduation and how he ended up collaborating with Asher Roth.  At one point, I caught the Virginia beatsmith off-guard and asked about being thrown into beef with Masta Ace via the legendary diss track “Acknowledge.”  In addition, Nottz also discusses working with artists such as Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre…don’t miss this one and go cop You Need This Music and Rah Digga’s Classic, both in stores now.