His Credentials: The superproducer has worked with everyone from Kanye West and Drake to Young Jeezy and Rihanna in recent years. He was recently named Vice President of Def Jam Recordings.
What Makes Him So Smooth: By all accounts, No I.D. doesn't have much experience as an executive. But, that seems to be alright. Def Jam thinks so much of him as a producer that they tasked him with the job of running certain aspects of their label. No I.D. is no stranger to multi-tasking—he's been producing for dozens of artists at a time for years now—so we expect nothing but greatness for him moving forward. Just like all of the other hip-hop execs on this list, he's just that smooth.