SP the Specialist: Terrence “SP” Smith, a Hip Hop Producer always knew that making music was what he wanted to do. Growing up in North Long Beach, California music was a daily part of his life. Producing since the age of 16, an Alesis Hr 16 Drum Machine was his first tool. Influenced by the likes of J. Dilla (R.I.P.), DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and a host of others that have paved the way, he has used his keen sense of sound in an effort to preserve this music called “Hip Hop” that has nurtured him into a man. Currently, the Director of Production of Street Vinyl Music and with the help of his staff of talented producers, he is looking forwarded to what the future holds.