ATL Jacob is having a great 2022 so far.
We’re not even halfway through the year yet, and the 21-year-old Atlanta producer already has credits on Kanye West’s Donda 2, Lil Baby’s new single “Right On,” and over half of the tracks on Future’s new album, I Never Liked You, which dropped on April 29, and is currently projected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with an estimated 175,000 to 200,000 units sold.
On I Never Liked You, ATL Jacob is responsible for many of the biggest records, including “Keep It Burnin” with Kanye, “Wait For U” with Drake and Tems, and “For a Nut” with Gunna and Young Thug.
ATL Jacob developed a love for hip-hop at a young age. He was in marching band in middle school, before starting to make beats as a ninth grader. He met Future right before going to his high school prom, and ended up becoming the in-house producer for Freebandz, before producing seven songs on The WIZRD in 2019. He has since earned credits on major albums from artists like Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby, and Lil Durk. With such an impressive resume, he’s established himself as one the new leading producers from Atlanta.
After the release of I Never Liked You, ATL Jacob didn’t stop working to celebrate. In fact, during the release party for the album, which was held at Drake’s home, Jacob reveals that he, Future, and Drake spent a lot of their time in the studio, working on new music. Asked whether those songs will be released, he says, “We just got to find out.”
In addition to working on music with A-list rappers, ATL Jacob is also in the process of creating a compilation album of his own, which he says will have “something special on there.” Complex spoke with the rising Atlanta producer about Future’s I Never Liked You, working with Kanye, Drake, and more. The interview, lightly edited for clarity, is below.