Young Chop's 25 Favorite Beats Illustration by Simon Jones

The producer of "I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa" picks 25 productions that inspired his sound.

This feature is a part of Complex's "Finally Rich" Week.

It can't be denied, Young Chop had a hell of a year. Not twelve months ago, he was living at home in virtual obscurity on Chicago's South Side. Before that, in 2011, he had one production credit on Chief Keef's Bang mixtape. Now—on the strength of his work with Keef—he's become one of hip-hop's most in-demand new producers. If Mike Will Made it is the producer of the year, Chop is definitely the rookie of the year.

When we spoke with Young Chop about his favorite beats, he was very open and entertaining, providing great insights about what he looks for in record production. The cross-section of tracks he chose also provides a revealing perspective on the music that influences Chicago's drill sound, and how popular hip-hop has informed the scene. So read on as we chop it up with Young Chop.

As told to David Drake (@somanyshrimp)

This feature is a part of Complex's "Finally Rich" Week.

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