As a rapper, your voice can only do so much. Sure, you can add all kinds of chaotic vocal effects to shake the table, but, in the end, all of the extra noie won’t work if the backend of the track doesn’t sound good. This is why producers are perhaps the most important part of hip-hop – especially in modern times. Their ability to create music from the ground up, most of the time based on nothing but one or two starting instruments, is remarkable.

Last Friday, three highly anticipated projects hit the web: Astroworld by Travis Scott, Swimming by Mac Miller, and Stay Dangerous by YG. All three albums sound remarkably different – from the giant, crashing 808s of Astroworld, to the smooth, jazz stylings of Swimming, and the violent, bouncing bass of Stay Dangerous. This distinction comes from teams of producers who typically don’t get more recognition outside of album credits.

Here’s a list of every producer that worked on all three albums.


  • B. Wheezy
  • 30 Roc
  • BKorn
  • Sonny Digital
  • Hit-Boy
  • Tay Keith
  • OZ
  • Cubeatz
  • FKi 1st
  • Mike Dean
  • Gezin (808 Mafia)
  • wondaGurl
  • Kevin Parker
  • Sevn Thomas
  • Wallis Lane
  • Frank Dukes
  • Boi-1Da
  • John Mayer
  • Turbo, The Genius
  • 30 Roc
  • Cardo
  • Murda Beatz
  • Wallis Lane
  • Nineteen85


  • Jon Brion
  • J. Cole
  • Pomo
  • Tee WaTT
  • DJ Dahi
  • Noxtxglic
  • ID Labs
  • Alexander Spit
  • Jon Brion
  • Tae Beast
  • Cardo
  • Yung Exclusive
  • Parson Brown
  • Steve Lacy
  • Eric G

Stay Dangerous

  • DJ Mustard
  • KJ Santana
  • TM88
  • MP808
  • Official
  • CitoonthebeatMikeWill Made-It
  • Ziti
  • Lil Rich


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