You would be hard pressed to find another producer that had a 2016 as massive as Mike Will Made-It.
The hip-hop producer's career reached new heights over the past year as he helped whip up hit songs for Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Tinashe, Beyoncé, Jeezy, Kid Cudi, and Snoop Dogg. He linked up with Zaytoven to handle production on Gucci's post-prison release, Everybody Looking, and brought Gucci's voice back to life for us all. We also can't imagine if he hadn't put his touch on Rae Sremmurd's "Do Yoga" or their undeniable hit, "Black Beatles."
A huge moment for came in November when the Mike Will Made-It produced Rae Sremmurd track, "Black Beatles," became the No. 1 song in the country.
The producer celebrated the track's success, sharing an Instagram of champagne with the caption, "Hate it or Love it the underdog's on TOP ! 🍓🍾🍓🍾🍓🍾🍓🍾🍓🍾 #1 Hot 100 #1 Global Spotify." The song continued its reign at the top spot for weeks on end before finally being dethroned on the Hot 100 by The Weeknd's "Starboy."
"To be able to put Gucci Mane, the person that gave me my first opportunity in music, and Rae Sremmurd, the debut artist from my [imprint Eardrummer] on what's both's biggest record ever, and the first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 for both, is something I could have never imagined or dreamed of," Mike told Billboard the day the song shot to No. 1. "'Black Beatles' is the best song I have produced so far in my career. The way it came together couldn't have been more natural, and it's amazing to see people feel the same way, and gravitate to the record so naturally. For 'Black Beatles' to be so true to us and our sound—we weren't chasing a sound—it solidifies that the world is ready for us and what we have to come."
Stream the entire playlist of Mike Will Made-It's 2016 beats on his SoundCloud below.