Their faces aren't always seen, but hip-hop producers deserve as much credit as the rappers they work for, and there's always a slew of new beatmakers ready to make their respective marks in the game.
From beats modeled after vintage sounds to to trap bangers and club joints, today's hottest new producers cover it all. Some of these guys, like Cardo and Young Chop, are already stars, but it's clear that their best work is still ahead of them. Others like Anthony Lee and KeY Wane have shown enormous potential, but still haven't fully broken through.
After last year's edition
of new producers to watch out for, Complex is back with another look at the most talented up-and-coming individuals behind the boards. Some are more known than others, but all of these producers are relatively new to the scene, and poised for even more success in the near future. Don't sleep.