HIP-HOP NEWS: Producer Mike WiLL Talks New Project With Future, Meeting Dr. Dre
Having an ear for music ever since he was a child, Atlanta based producer Mike WiLL broke out into the spotlight in 2011–with production credits for one of the year’s biggest singles, “Tupac Back” by Meek Mill and Rick Ross. The controversial record was big enough to grab the attention of other notable rappers like Ludacris, Gucci Mane, and veterans Daz & Kurupt.
The 22-year old composer is also responsible for producing 50 Cent’s latest single “Girls Go Wild” (feat. Jeremih). Despite the record coming out prematurely on Myspace, the track is expected to be included on 50’s highly delayed 5th album, Outlaw.
Most recently, WiLL racked up additional production credits on Rick Ross’ well received Rich Forever mixtape. Rozay used one of of Mike’s menacing soundscapes for a track named after Miami’s infamous strip club, King of Diamonds.
2012 looks to be like another progressive year for the young producer.
“[Dre] came to Atlanta, and he had heard some of my work I was doing for other people that I can’t really discuss,” Mike says with a tone of secracy. “He called me in, and I played some joints. All I can say that he was satisfied [Laughs].”
WiLL also revealed that he was in the studio with fellow Atlanta native Future. The two have been working together since they were both unknown names in the ATL scene. Mike says they are currently working on an upcoming, full-length project.