With Christmas hours away and 2012 nearly a distant memory, overnight producer Mike Will Made It gives SOHH a quick scoop on how he turned into a household name within 12 months.
Feeling blessed over the success, Mike credits his steady grind and a mapped out conquest of the entertainment world for spearheading him amongst his peers this year.
“I feel like it’s a blessing. I feel like it’s a blessing first of all, and then other than that I feel like it’s really pretty much going down as planned,” Mike told SOHH. “It was all a dream one day and then we sellin’ gold. It’s pretty much going through as we saw it out to be, you feel me? As far as it coming this fast, it’s dope. Last year I was doing a lot of mixtapes, and this year I’m on a lot of albums. So definitely, it’s a blessing, you know.” (SOHH)
Mike’s comments come just hours prior to the release of his new Est. in 1989 2.5 mixtape.
Curren$y and Wale dropped new mixtapes earlier today and now Mike WiLL has joined in on the Christmas giving with his latest release. Est. In 1989 Pt. 2.5 is the third mixtape in the series and features nine exclusive tracks. Est. In 1989 Pt. 2.5 is hosted by DJ Drama and features a who’s who of artists in hip-hop from Big Sean to Future to Weezy to up and comer Trinidad James. (Prefix Mag)
On the track, Mike snags music heavyweights like Big Sean, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more.
The last week or so had a couple of cuts dropping early (including Chief Keef’s “On It” and the Young Jeezy-assisted “Gangsta B*tch”), but the entirety of the collection, which features a mixture of exclusive and previously released material from Big Sean, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Juicy J, Future, Will.i.am, Trinidad James, Lil Wayne and more, is now up for grabs. (Exclaim)
Earlier this year, the big time hitmaker talked about producing Atlanta rapper Future’s “Turn Off The Lights.”
“Future is real creative to me and a lot of people just think he does catchy, street records. And sometimes they look over his capabilities. Not even look over, but really just not even know or [are] ignorant to the fact that he can make other type of records. That’s why I had to do the record “Turn Off The Lights” with him. I knew he was capable of doing that kind of stuff. As soon as he signed the [record] deal, I was like, ‘Okay, it’s time to do these other kind of records so they can see the other side too.'” (SOHH Underrated)
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