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21 Mike Will Made-It Songs for When You're in Your 'No Flex Zone'

From Rihanna's "Pour it Up" to Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" to his own shit, Mike Will is a force

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“Black Beatles” – Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane

With "Black Beatles" hitting the top of the chart in November, the SremmLife 2 cut easily became the biggest track in America, soundtracking the Internet's Mannequin Challenge. The song means grander things for Mike Will's production company Ear Drummers too, with his top tier producers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi churning out a hit for the group.

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“23” – Mike Will Made-It feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J

In 2013, Miley Cyrus and Mike Will were the dream team, with him executive producing her Bangerz album. So when it came time to put his Jordan jam together as his official debut single, Miley was on the list with Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J.

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“Buy the World” – Mike Will Made-It feat. Future, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar

The easy-cruisin' jam "Buy the World" came in 2014 as the first single from Mike Will's fifth mixtape, Ransom. Sampling Lord Huron's "In the Wind," Will put Lil WayneFuture and Kendrick Lamar on the track to tell the story of their success, despite the odds.

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“Drinks on Us” – Mike Will Made-It feat. Swae Lee, Future

The menacing club beat of "Drinks on Us" got ghostly as Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee aided Mike Will's Ransom mixtape with his falsetto vox. Future got in on the track as well, and friend Miley Cyrus made a cameo in the strip-heavy video, which showed the darker side of nightlife.

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"Choppin’ Blades" – Mike Will Made-It feat. Riff Raff, Slim Jxmmi

Another Ransom breakout, "Choppin' Blades" was all about oversized rims and ridiculous cars. For the video, Mike Will took over a used car lot and put Riff Raff, who used his Jody Highroller persona for the track, in "Big Hank's" seat.

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“Kisses Down Low” – Kelly Rowland

Mike Will helped Kelly Rowland let the world know that she likes her kisses down low with 2013's glittery pop track for her fourth album, Talk a Good Game.

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“No Flex Zone” – Rae Sremmurd

“No Flex Zone” is one of Mike Will’s more laid-back productions, which gives way to Rae Sremmurd’s awesomely cartoonish “They Knoooooo Betta!” hook. This bouncy single was the perfect introduction to the brotherly duo.

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“No Type” – Rae Sremmurd

This is the song that solidified my Sremmlife standom! As soon as the initial bass drops, “No Type” draws you in with its chilled piano notes and the rappers’ scratchy vocal flow.

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“Formation” – Beyoncé

It was only a matter of time when Mike Will collaborated with King Bey, and, boy, did they make a wild banger! The beauty of “Formation” is in its minimalism, where Beyoncé’s raspy rap-sing vocals are elevated by the producer’s twangy synths and marching band drum. It slays all day and for years to come

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“Tupac Back” – Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross

Meek Mill stomped onto the rap scene with this 2011 debut with a little help from Mike Will’s monstrous production. The ode to the late hip-hop icon was made even more fiery thanks to Rick Ross’ grumbling hook and the sharp synths.

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“Paradise” - Big Sean

Sean Don displayed a refreshingly menacing side on “Paradise,” the second single from 2014’s Dark Sky Paradise. He spits intense bar after bar atop Mike Will’s thunderous (literally) production that belongs in a horror movie. Try to play this one when all the lights are on.

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“Pour It Up” – Rihanna

2012's Unapologetic was the perfect place for the producer to flex his hip-hop prowess and his pop gifts at the same time.

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“Bugatti” – Ace Hood feat. Future & Rick Ross

This is the type of hall-of-fame track where being the sole producer immediately qualifies you for knighthood in the United Kingdom, plus three gold medals from the International Olympic Committe.

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“Body Party” – Ciara

It's pretty mind-boggling how easily Mike Will can one second make a banger that makes you act out in terrible ways, then turn around and hand you a gorgeous pop stunner that burrows deep down into your feels.

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"Beach Is Better" – Jay Z

The best song on Magna Carta Holy Grail was a 56-second blip from the god beatsmith Mike William.

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"Move That Dope" – Future feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino

This is the kind of beat where you almost get mad at whoever made it, so powerful is its ability to make your face tense up and your neck do whatever it wants with your head. Plus: the definitive Pharrell rap verse of the 2010s so far?

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"Bandz A Make Her Dance" – Juicy J feat. Lil' Wayne & 2 Chainz

Before he scored his first pop hit, "Bandz A Make Her Dance" was probably Mike Will's most recognizable production. The addictive tune finally helped Juicy J break out past his Three 6 Mafia past and was essentially inescapable in 2012.

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"Nothing Is Promised" – Mike Will Made It & Rihanna

Everyone knows Rihanna can turn up, but our girl went haaard for the lead single from Mike Will's upcoming sophomore album Ransom 2.

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"Mercy" – Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

If there's anyone who's going to make you step up your game, Kanye is that person. "Mercy" was a major moment in Mike Will's career as a co-producer on this star-studded collaboration and helped put him on the hip-hop map.

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"We Can't Stop" – Miley Cyrus

Ah, Miley and Mike's big pop moment. "We Can't Stop" was just as important for the producer as it was for former Disney Channel darling in bringing both to new points in their careers.

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"Do You Know What You Have" – Brandy

Brandy's Two Eleven album was full of R&B- and hip-hop-influenced gems, and that includes "Do You Know What You Have." The strength of this collaboration makes us hope it isn't long until these two talents join forces again.

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