Sign Language Words: Johnny "Jbutters" Mann; Photography: Mike Delfin

From his creative sampling of Aretha on ‘Ms. Fat Booty’ to his new collection of Good Times DVDs everything about Ayatollah screams vintage soul. The Bronx-bred producer doesn’t even bother keeping up with gear heads, as he’d rather upgrade his MPC-60 and track down antique tools to refine the sound that will grace upcoming projects from Masta Ace, Smif-n-Wessun, and Sean Price. Scratch caught up with Tollah, fresh from recording several tracks with Cormega for their new album, to talk about his sound, love of vintage equipment, and undying loyalty to the MPC-60.

Tool Chest:
Roland 303
Alesis Nord Lead
Casio CZ101
Technics 1200s
Akai MPC-60

Magazine:Scratch Magazine
Date: April 08, 2006