Gone are the days where the producer was the forgotten ingredient in a song's success; these days (especially when it comes to hip-hop) producers are the new rock stars—and rightfully so. DJ Jenno Christian has a new mix series celebrating the producers who shape the sounds of popular music, and for the first installment the Toronto-based selector has started with someone close to home.

Murda Beatz is technically from Fort Erie, a small town in the Niagara region a couple of hours away from the city, but he reps "the 6" heavily, and—when he's not globetrotting around the world working with the biggest acts in music—can often be seen out and about around the city partying it up with his friends and rocking his trademark jewelry. Over the past three years Murda has established himself as one of the most in-demand producers in rap with placements with everyone from Migos to Drake to Nicki Minaj, as well as a strong tie to the city's underground with his affiliations with the Prime boys and work with 88Glam and Pressa. 

Jenno Christian takes us through a mere sampling of Murda's insanely impressive resume on this 63-minute mix. Hit play above, peep the tracklist below, and watch out for more mixes from the "Salute The Producer" series to come. 


MotorSport - Migos Ft. Cardi B & Nick Minaj
Stutter - Gucci Mane
Pop Off - Offset
Thug Life - Skippa Da Flippa
Yacht Master - Swae Lee & 2 Chainz
Whip - Baka
Pipe It Up - Migos
Portland - Drake Ft. Quavo & Travis Scott
Get Right Witcha - Migos
Butterfly Effect - Travis Scott
No Frauds - Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake & Lil Wayne
Humana - Jimmy Prime Ft. Donnie & Smoke Dawg
That Bag - Rich the Kid
Novacane - Pressa
New Atlanta - Migos Ft. Young Thug, Jermaine Dupri & Rich Homie Thug
Formula - Desiigner
Islands - Migos Ft. Ty Dolla Sign & Rich the Kid
Give n Go - 88Glam
GPS - MADEINTYO & Royce Rizzy
What You Talmbout - Rich the Kid
I Forget - EverybodyKNowsLo
Sweet Sweet - Travis Scott
Back On Road - Gucci Mane
Built My Legacy - Kodak Black & Offset
4 AM - 2 Chainz & Travis Scott
It's A Vibe - 2 Chainz Ft. Jhene Aiko, Trey Songz & Ty Dolla Sign
3 Xans - wifisfuneral
Growth - Offset
Work In Progress - Gucci Mane
Snow - Smoke Dawg
Overseas - Smoke Dawg & Skepta
Why - Roy Woods
Welcome To The Life - Jay Whiss
Not Right - Smooky Margiela
No U-Turns - Rick Ross
Outside - Travis Scott
No Shopping - French Montana & Drake
Undefeated - A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & 21 Savage
Gucci Flame - 24Hrs
Bloody Hands - Pressa
Unexplainable - Kodak Black
Cant Hang - Preme & PARTYNEXTDOOR
No Long Talk - Drake & Giggs
Buzzin - Lil Yachty & PARTYNEXTDOOR 
No Money No Funny - Donnie