Ian’s Producer Picks of The Week: Vol. 10

Ian Hansen
"The Light" - Juice WRLD

This week was a great week for hip-hop and R&B with another posthumous release from Juice WRLD to the long-awaited 6LACK album, Since I Have A Lover. Internet Money had a huge week, as they released a single to their next album and produced for iann dior’s latest single, “do it all.” Here are the producers who made it happen: 

Hurtboy AG & ManOhManFoster: "The Light" – Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD is back with another posthumous release with, “The Light,” which is a cheerful pop-inspired track that yet again highlights the versatility and special skill Juice WRLD possessed. The beat is layered with this acoustic guitar that loops throughout with pop drums that switch up into a more uptempo trap beat in the second half. Hurtboy AG and ManOhManFoster are two producers that deserve their flowers. Hurtboy AG is known for his work with NBA Youngboy and Chief Keef, while ManOhManFoster has worked with the likes of Ariana Grande, NBA Youngboy and PNB Rock. The two of them plus Max Lord and Gezin just played a big role in moving Juice WRLD’s legacy forward and making sure he and his music live on.

Nash Beats: "I Remember (feat. Roddy Ricch & Kodak Black)" – Internet Money

Nash is one of my biggest inspirations for wanting to learn guitar. One day I went to look up the credits to what were some of my favorite guitar songs at the time — “Whipski” by $NOT and “Kill Cupid” by Dro Kenji — and they were produced by Nash. This time around, Internet Money is back with their first single of the year, “I Remember” which features Roddy Ricch and Kodak Black. CEO of Internet Money, Taz Taylor, gave the acapella to Nash, and he created a decorative piano melody which fits the vibrant vocals of Roddy to perfection. I saw a recent video of Nash showing his process of creating the melody, and it is as inspiring as it gets.

Kill September: Since I Have A Lover – 6lack

6lack is back with his first full length album since 2018 with Since I Have A Lover, and it is his most cohesive and versatile project to date. A lot of what makes it so connected can be credited to Kill September who produced on six tracks. Starting with my personal favorite, “Inwood Hill Park,” which is a guitar-laden song that is full of ambience and tenderness. Kill September also contributed to the last two tracks, “Testify” and “NRH,” which put 6lack in a unique lane that works so well. The outro, “NRH” has country-inspired elements which is a refreshing close to the album. These are the biggest placements in Kill September’s young career, and it is only the beginning of what is shaping up to be a great run for the producer.

Census, LMG, Spaceman, & Vendr: "do it all" – iann dior

iann dior returns with his first song of the year, “do it all” and it is one of my favorite songs of his in a while. Internet Money producers have a way of bringing the best out of Iann Dior, and they do it again on this one. Census is one of the best at putting artists on the best beats, as he has produced most of Dro Kenji’s catalog and some of Lil Tecca’s best work. LMG, who recently signed to Internet Money is one of the best multi-genre guitar players I have seen as of recent and he added the beautiful rock-inspired melody to the song. Spaceman and Vendr are the jack of all trades, as they can make loops and beats of any genre and put whoever they are working with in the best possible pocket. Spaceman has worked with the likes of Lil Tecca, Polo G, and Toosii, while Vendr has worked heavily with Jeleel!, and has produced for Lil Skies and Dro Kenji.

2300: "Body Do" - Chlöe

Body Do” is one of my favorite releases of the week, as I love the groovy beat, and Chlöe’s impeccable range. This song is meant for the clubs, and has incredible bounce, from the kicks, to the bass lines throughout. 2300 produced this one with Chlöe, and he is a producer that is accustomed to making songs full of bounce. He also produced “Woo Baby” by Pop Smoke and has worked with yvngxchris and Sleepy Hallow to name a few.

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