ARTIST: Juicy J x Lex Luger
MIXTAPE: Rubba Band Business
WHY IT'S WORTH THE DL: When it comes to producers, 2010's Rookie Of The Year has to be Lex Luger. The Virginia native started the year off right when he blessed Rick Ross with two certified bangers, "MC Hammer" and "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)." But his machine-gun snares and epic bass didn't stop there, as he went on to produce Waka Flocka Flame's gutter anthem "Hard In Da Paint" as well as a majority of his excellent debut album, Flockavelli. That's how Lex (who's still only 19 years old) went from producing beats in his basement to working with Kanye West. This time, he's hooked up with the always entertaining Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J and produced an entire mixtape. Even though it has guest spots from Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash, and Project Pat, we're really just excited to hear more beats from Lex. So like Juicy wrote while promoting the record, "Get that shit, put that shit in yo system, and just play this bitch, nigga." Our sentiments exactly.

PREVIEW: "Stunna's Do" f/ Billy Wes (Prod. by Lex Luger)