Often in the music industry, producers never get the credit they deserve and get very little attention compared to the artists. Producers usually are the ones who made the beat, mixed and mastered the track and oversees/arranges the tracks composition. I thought it would be interesting to make a list of my top 5 favorite producers of 2017/18.
5. Danny Wolf
Danny Wolf has been on the come up since he started working with Atlanta powerhouse- HoodRich Entertainment and this year he has received a lot of attention from the tracks he’s produced. He’s worked with HoodRich Pablo Juan, Lil Pump, Tay-K and many more, not to mention the project with Lil Uzi Vert he has been teasing for most of the year. At only 20 years old, Im looking forward to him putting out more work through his career.
16yrold, an Ohio native, has become a go to producer for up and comers in the rap game. He’s produced songs for Famous Dex, Killy, Thouxanbanfauni, Desiigner, Ski Mask The Slump God, Smokepurpp and many more. One of my favorite songs by him is No Romance with Killy. Definitely keep an eye open for him in 2018.
Bighead was definitely one of the biggest producers of 2017 and most likely will be for 2018 too. He’s worked a lot with the newer wave rapper such as Uno The Activist, Yung Gleesh, Lil Tracy and the late Lil Peep. Oh and he produced the song Gucci Gang if you ever heard of it and many other Lil Pump tracks. He’s also received a lot of media attention and not doubt will have a big year in 2018.
2. Ronny J
Ronny J has big one of the biggest pioneers of the new bass-distorted, lo-fi beats that have been insanely successful this year. He’s worked with many of the up and coming Florida Soundcloud artists like Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, xxxtentacion, Bhad Bhabie, Denzel Curry, Ski Mask the Slump God and Rich Brian. You’ve probably heard works of his such as Audi by Smokepurpp, Ultimate by Denzel Curry (the water bottle flipping song) or Gospel by Rich Brian.
1. Murda Beatz
Definitely my favorite producer of 2017 and so far 2018. Murda Beatz or “Chef Murda” has been producing hit after hit for artists like 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Smokepurpp, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Lil Uzi Vert. He has a collaborative tape dropping later this month with Smokepurpp called Bless Yo Trap and I’m sure its going to be insane. Some songs by him include Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott, 4am and Its a vibe by 2 Chainz, Motorsport, Pipe it up, Get right witcha and many others with the Migos, Portland and a ton of other tracks with Drake and countless others. Watch out for him in 2018.