From: Chicago, Ill.
Has Produced For: Oskeeno, ZMoney
Twitter: @jnealthegreat
Signature Beat: Oskeeno "Benji Callin" (2013)

Chicago producer JNeal has built a name for himself this year producing for emergent Chitown drill artists like Oskeeno and ZMoney. JNeal's productions often match trap drums to spacious, barely there synth melodies—as on Oskeeno's "Benji Callin," a sedate soundscape that centers around a creeping, Moroder-esque keyboard lick. He's also a rapper and a singer, and his mixtape Bad Habits offered a spattering of jacking-for-beats freestyles over radio hits alongside original productions like the R&B-tinged "Can't Explain."