Happy Birthday to Mike WiLL Made-It! The Atlanta producer is 27.
Since 2011, the hip-hop producer has been on a steady rise. He came onto the scene with the Meek Mill’s “Tupac Back” featuring Rick Ross and has continued to churn out hits for the masses since.
But hip-hop beats aren’t the only thing that Mike WiLL Made-It is talented in — he’s also crafted the music behind pop and R&B’s biggest songs including Rihanna’s “Pour it Up,” Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” and Beyonce’s “Formation.”
But no matter how much success he’s gained over the past years, the “Bugatti” producer remains humble. “A new day, a new year, more life, thank u God for blessing me with another B day!” read one of his latest tweets on his born day.
In honor of Mike WiLL Made-It’s birthday and longevity, The Boombox is listing top five songs of his greatest beats that had us twerking, flexing and stunting.
Get into it below.
A new day, a new year, more life, thank u God for blessing me with another B day!
— Mike Will Made-It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) March 23, 2016
“Bandz A Make Her Dance”
It’s nearly impossible to hear this song and not want to twerk — bands or not. With classic trap vibes, Mike WiLL Made-It ensured that party-goers would be able to go hard with this one.
The druggy, slow beat provided by Mike WiLL Made-It is a perfect match to Big Sean’s “Paradise” as the Detroit rhymer talks about his dreams. But most of all, the beat sets up the perfect break before and after Big Sean’s a cappella freestyles before the drop comes back. It’s a shoulder-bouncing beat that’s perfect for stunting.
“Tupac Back” brought the famous saying to life and the catchiness is no doubt largely due to Mike WiLL Made-It’s boisterous beat. With loud horns and venomous rhymes, this one has remained one of our favorites since its release 2011. Not to mention, it was Mike WiLL Made-It’s first big hit.
Go hard or get out when this track comes on. “Bugatti” has the power to have an entire dance floor jumping — literally. It’s hype beat is matched with Ace Hood’s tales of his come-up; rhymes that have every listener feeling like they came up on a million bucks. This vibe is no doubt due to Mike WiLL Made It’s mastery at bringing the beat back at the most opportune time.
You couldn’t escape Kanye West’s “Mercy” when it first dropped — not that we wanted to. Aside from the stellar features from Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz; it’s not often that ‘Ye hands the torch to another producer but with Mike WiLL Made-It’s unique samples, we can see that the decision was a good one.