How Mike Will Made It Became Music’s $1 Million Go-To Producer
Mike Will Made It is without question the hottest young producer in the game right now.
His client list includes Miley Cyrus, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Future, Gucci Mane, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Meek Mill, Cassie, Jay Z, Ciara, Juvenile, 2 Chainz, Ace Hood and many more.
Over the last two years he’s produced the hits “Tupac Back,” “Pour It Up,” “Turn on the Lights,” “Bands A Make Her Dance,” “We Can’t Stop,” “Kisses Down Low” and “B*tches Love Me” to name a few.
Forbes estimates the 24-year old Atlanta beat maker has raked in $1.1 million in the last 12 months. He talked to the publication about his production style, working with Miley Cyrus, 2 Chainz, Future and more
On his production style
When I do music I don’t think about urban music, pop or country, I just think about a good song. Right now, I don’t feel this generation is thinking about ‘this is too urban,’” said Williams over the phone from Atlanta. “It’s either cool or not; it’s not in a category, it’s not about any of that.
On working with Miley Cyrus
She said she connected with [“We Can’t Stop”] because it reminded her of some parties she’d been to,” said Williams. “Her album was pretty much done but I felt there was a whole catalogue for what me and this girl could do. Then I had “23” on my computer and as soon as she heard it she was like ‘I think I can pull it off.’
On working with Future and 2 Chainz
I really believed in 2 Chainz, I really believed in Future, and I was going to the studio with them every single day.