Producer of the Year

Mike WiLL Made It

Mike WiLL Made It

The “Bandz a Make Her Dance” producer cranked out hits for Juicy J, Ace Hood and Lil Wayne while spawning a multitude of copycats in the process.

J. Cole

J. Cole

Young Simba proved his worth as a trackmaster with over thirteen of his own self-produced beats on Born Sinner, so nominating the Roc Nation lyricist was really a no-brainer.

Hit-Boy

Hit-Boy

This Grammy Award-winning beatsmith spent much of last year cooking up infectious joints for A-listers across multiple genres, but he did his best work with hip hop stars A$AP Rocky (“Goldie”) and Kendrick Lamar (“Backseat Freestyle”).

DJ Mustard

DJ Mustard

Credit this Cali native with producing hits for Tyga, B.o.B, Jeezy and 2 Chainz and launching West Coast “Ratchet Music” into the mainstream in a major way this year. 

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

In between creating two of the year’s biggest pop songs, Skateboard P contributed to several momentous hip hop albums, including Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, Magna Carta Holy Grail, over the past year. 

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