Many thanks to TK for putting me on to this Canadian producer, Dela, who is working with some incredible artists like J-Live, Blu, Talib Kweli, etc. Very smooth golden era hip-hop influenced beats, with great sample selection. Here is a song he did with Talib called "Life Long" from his album, Changes of Atmosphere, which according to his Myspace page, comes out today.
[Heads up: This song sounds better on his Myspace page...]
And another one featuring the incredible J-Live: