Get To Know The Producer Of The Moment: Mike WiLL Made It


NAME: Michael “Mike WiLL Made It” Williams
BIRTHDATE: March 23, 1989
OCCUPATION: Producer (Juicy J’s “Bands A Make Her Dance,” Lil Wayne’s “Love Me”)

When I wake up: I pray that day is gon’ be a good one
Biggest producer influences: Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Manny Fresh, Shawty Redd, No I.D., Kanye West
Studio essential: Positive energy
In high school I was: The shit
Old-school Cutlass or Maserati: Maserati. I love ol’ school cars, but something foreign is a sign of success
Dream vacation: Dubai. I want to check their club scene—catch a different vibe—and make some tracks
All-time favorite R&B song: Maxwell’s “Fortunate”
Fond childhood memory: All the whoopins I’d get from my pops
Twitter or Facebook: Twitter. I never really understood how to use Facebook
You know a beat is sick when: It gives people chills; makes them feel like, ‘Yo, what the fuck is this?’
Why I’m about to blow: I know what’s hot. I understand song structure and how to produce a record—not just making beats. When I was in the studio with Timbaland he said, “You got the ear.” I knew “No Lie” was for 2 Chainz. I don’t get caught up in [the fact] that I got four songs on the Billboard charts—I want eight. I always push myself. I’ve got to be the illest. —Bené Viera