As we all know, hip-hop fans are a territorial group, especially when it comes to their favorite producers. With so many different legends, it's hard to decide on who deserves the coveted GOAT status. Certainly, a case can be made for each of the following contenders, as every single one has hits for days. The question is a simple one, but the answer might prove more difficult than you expect. 

So, let's get right to it. Who is the greatest producer of all time? We've compiled a list of some of the biggest contenders, but if your favorite was missed, be sure to sound off below. After your vote, hit us with some of your favorite beats from your selection; maybe it might convince someone to see the light. At the very least, we can all stand to use some more dope beats in our lives.