For many music lovers, naming their favorite artist and favorite song is as easy as tying their shoes– but what the average person likely can’t name is the maestro behind the beat and melody of their favorite song. This mastermind is responsible for pushing musicians forward to create award-winning hits that have taken over the radio airways, and eventually become the anthems to our lives.
Below is a list of Baller Alert’s top music producers you should get to know.
London on da Track
London Holmes, commonly known as London on da Track was born in Memphis but was raised in Atlanta. He gained an interest in music after playing the piano for his church. He eventually joined a music group called Dem Guyz where he started learning how to make beats. Attending Full Sail University in Orlando, FL is where Holmes learned how to perfect his craft. London on Da Track is signed to cash money records and has been named one of the hottest producers in the game.
“Playing Games” – Summer Walker
“Come Thru” – Summer Walker
“Positions” – Ariana Grande
Dijon McFarlane aka Mustard realized his love for music after his uncle left him to DJ at a party. The West Coast native has made his name a staple in the hip hop community by creating his own distinctive, club friendly, uptempo beats. He’s worked with YG, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Rihanna, Big Sean and many more. He’s also responsible for bringing us Ella Mai who is signed to Mustards label.
“Ballin” – ft. Roddy Ricch
“High Fashion” – Roddy Ricch ft. Mustard
“By Yourself” – Ty Dolla Sign ft. Jhene Aiko
Brytavious ‘Tay’ Lakeith Chambers is a Memphis native. He’s one of the youngest producers in the game, but has worked with some of the biggest names including Drake, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Future and Beyonce. Keith has blamed his success on his ability to do good business with artists and other producers.With a degree in Media Management, he pride himself on hard work and balance.
Sicko Mode- Travis Scott ft. Drake
Nonstop – Drake
Every Chance I Get – DJ Khaled ft. Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby & Da Baby
Leland Tyler Wayne started in the music game as a rapper. Influenced by Nelly and the St. Louis Lunatics, he knew he would end up in the music business. After listening to all types of music and watching other artists, work he prides his music in being well rounded. Boomin worked with some of the greatest in the industry including Future, Thug, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Drake and so many more.
“Want Some More” – Nicki Minaj
“Jumpman” – Drake ft. Future
“Mask Off” – Future
Noah James Shebib aka 40, is a Canadian producer mostly known for his work with Drake. After playing the piano since the age of three, 40 has a long love for making music. With a keen interest in hip hop, 40 joined a group called Empire. It wasn’t long before 40 found Drake. After months of reaching out, the two finally linked and began recording some of Drakes first songs. Now, 40 is responsible for more than half of Drake’s discography.
“Nice for What” – Drake
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“In My Feelings” – Drake
Dernst Emile II grew up with parents who were both musicians. His mom was a singer and his dad played an instrument. This background led him to work with numerous artist including Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige. He recently won a grammy for his work with Silk Sonic.
“BOSS” – The Carters
“Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Smokin Out The Window” – Silk Sonic
Roget Chahayed has his parents to thank for forcing him to play the piano when he was only 7 years-old. In 2016, he scored his first hit with Lil Yachty and Dram’s Broccoli. Since then he has made hits for Drake, Doja Cat, Halsey and Jack Harlow.
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat
“Come Home The Kids Miss You” – Jack Harlow
“Sky Walker” – Miguel
Jacob Canady started his music career as a rapper before becoming a music producer. What many people may not know is that he was in the marching band from 6 – 12 grade. This caused him to have a musical advantage. He has worked with a long list of artist including Lil Durk, Future, Kodak Black, Lil Baby and Roddy Rich.
“WAIT FOR U” – Drake
“Super Gremlin” – Kodak Black
“Transformer” – Future
Lil Juju Made It
Max Julian comes from a very musical background. From being in the band in middle school to becoming a tap dancer, it was inevitable for him to find his way in music. After Lil Wayne dropped The Carter III in 2008, the rest was history.
“Cash Shit” – Megan Thee Stallion
“Body” – Megan Thee Stallion
“Thot Shit” – Megan Thee Stallion
John Norris III is no stranger to music. The Long Island native grew up a pastor’s son, playing for his church and watching his father make music. Eventually he carved his own path into the music industry, relocating to Atlanta, GA. He has teamed up with the likes of Latto, Light Skin Keisha and the Shaq to his Kobe, Saucy Santana. From Viral Tik Tok’s to the studio of RCA, the dynamic duo has let Hip Hop know, they are here.
“Walk” – Saucy Santana
“It’s A Vibe” – Saucy Santana
“Material Girl” – Saucy Santana