Origin of the phrase "Mustard on the beat"?

  • I have realized that in many rap songs by many different artists use the phrase, "mustard on the beat" at the begging of their rap.

    Where did this originate? Why do many different DJs and rappers use this?

    In my research, I have found this:

    From Wiki:

    Dijon Isaiah McFarlane (born June 5, 1990), professionally known as DJ Mustard...

    Almost all of his productions begin or end with the tag "Mustard on the beat, hoe!"

    But where and why do other rappers, such as 2-Chainz, Kid Ink, and YG just to name a few, use this phrase? What's significant about it's origin? Why him?

    @jayfrizzle is right. Basically, if you hear `[anything] on the beat` you can assume it's produced by that producer. Some producers also like to put the same (robot) voice into all their beats, just another proof of repetition in modern music. I recommend looking up the song on genius.com. It's usually a good place to find more information about the song itself and the lyrics. For example: On genius.com, for the song *I'm Good* by *YG* it says the Producer is DJ Mustard.

  • jayfrizzle

    jayfrizzle Correct answer

    7 years ago

    "Mustard on the beat" usually refers to the fact that the beat (the instrumental track to which the artist is rapping over) was constructed and produced by DJ Mustard. They are literally saying "This beat was made by DJ Mustard"

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