9 Top Paid Producers in the Current hip-hop, Rap and Trap Industry
Is it possible to become a millionaire when we are a record producer? Especially when we are a hip-hop producer.
For some it is actually possible!
We have made an infographic of highest paid record producers in the current hip-hop music industry. Please note that because it’s impossible to know how much money they’ve really made selling their beats or being paid to work with artists we have used their “net worth”.
N.B. Despite our research and investigation, we can not guarantee the completeness of the producer’s fortunes you can find below. Indeed, the sources are sometimes contradictory and for some producers at the top in 2019, it was impossible to list their income (Cardo, Wheezy, Frank Dukes, Cubeatz, Turbo, Pierre Bourne…).
N.B.2: We’ve also excluded some producers, yet some of the richest, such as Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Kanye West because either they don’t produce music anymore nor their income mainly comes from ancillary sales (headphones, watches or vodka business…you know what I mean).
Anyway, time for Here are the 9 highest paid producers!
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1 – Mike Will Made It – Net Worth: $10M
Міkе Wіll Маdе Іt іѕ аn Аmеrісаn rесоrd рrоduсеr, rарреr, аnd ѕоngwrіtеr. Ніѕ bеѕt аrеа іѕ іn рrоduсіng trар bеаtѕ fоr hір-hор аrtіѕtѕ. Ѕоmе оf hіѕ bеѕt-knоwn wоrk includes “Black Beatles” and “Powerglide” by Rae Sremmurd, “Mercy” by GOOD Music, “No Lie” by 2 Chainz, “Bandz a Make Her Dance” by Juicy J, “Pour It Up” by Rihanna, “Love Me” by Lil Wayne, “Body Party” by Ciara, “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus, “Formation” by Beyoncé, and “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar. He has released six mixtapes and one studio album, Ransom 2. Although less present than in previous years, he recently produced the monstrous beat behind Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s Banger of the Year contender “King’s Dead”, produced two cuts on Eminem’s Kamikaze and co-produced Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s top 20 posthumous collaboration “Falling Down”.
2 – Mike Dean – Net Worth: $8M
Michael George Dean is an American hip hop record producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist from Houston, Texas. Dean is best known for recording and mixing songs for major artists across the American hip hop industry such as Kanye West, 2Pac, Scarface, Travis Scott (Astroworld), 2 Chainz, Jay-Z, and Desiigner. He won 5 grammy Awards for Late Registration, Good Life, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy albums and for “Ni**as in Paris” single.
3 – Metro Boomin – Net Worth: $8M
Metro Boomin (also known as Young Metro or simply Metro), is an American music producer, record executive, songwriter, and DJ. Raised in St. Louis, Metro began a production career while in high school and became best known for his successful recordings with Atlanta rap artists such as Future, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Migos in the mid-2010s.In 2017, Forbes called him “easily one of the most in-demand hitmakers in the world, while Stereogum described him as “one of the most original, vivid, important voices in rap right now. He won 2 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards and 2 BET Hip-Hop Awards as Producer of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
4 – Zaytoven – Net Worth: $6M
Zaytoven, is an American record producer, DJ, and keyboardist from Atlanta, Georgia. He has released collaborative projects with artists including Usher, Future, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Lecrae, Young Scooter, Young Dolph, and Shy Glizzy. Zaytoven won a Grammy Award in 2011 for his contribution to Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond album, as a co-producer and writer for the single “Papers” along with Sean Garrett. His debut album was released in 2018.
5 – The Alchemist – Net Worth: $5M
The Alchemist (or simply Alchemist), is a American record producer, disc jockey and rapper. He began his music career in 1991 in the hip hop duo The Whooliganz under the moniker Mudfoot, along with now-actor Scott Caan (whose moniker was “Mad Skillz”). After rising to prominence in the late 1990s, as a close associate of Dilated Peoples and Mobb Deep, he went on to produce for many of hip hop’s leading artists in the 2000s, and has been hailed as one of the genre’s leading producers. He is currently working as a DJ with Action Bronson.
6 – BOI-1DA – Net Worth: $5M
Boi-1da is a Jamaican-Canadian record producer from Toronto, Ontario. He is an in-house producer for Drake’s OVO Sound label and has produced for a variety of artists and groups, most notably Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar among others. In 2015, Samuels served as the executive producer for Drake’s mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Boi-1da has one win out of fourteen Grammy Awards nominations.
7 – Murda Beatz – Net Worth: $3M
Murda Beatz, is a Canadian record producer and songwriter. He produced hit singles like “No Shopping” by American rapper French Montana, “Back on Road” by American rapper Gucci Mane, “Nice for What” by Canadian rapper Drake, and “Fefe” by American rapper 6ix9ine, among others. Lindstrom uses FL Studio to create his beats. He is known for producing “Motorpsort” by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, “Nice fo What” by Drake, “Fefe” by 6ix9nine, Nicki Minaj, “Bigger than You by 2 Chainz, Quavo and Drake and “Butterfly Effect” by Travis Scott.
8 – Hit-Boy – Net Worth: $1.4M
Hit-Boy, is an American record producer, rapper, and songwriter from Fontana, California. In May 2011, Hollis had signed a deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music production wing, known as Very G.O.O.D. Beats and left the label after his contract expired in June 2013. In December 2012, it was revealed he had signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, and subsequently founded his own record label imprint, Hits Since ’87. He is perhaps best known for his production catalog, which includes “Niggas in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Drop the World” by Lil Wayne and Eminem, and the GOOD Music single “Clique”, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
9 – Tay Keith- Net Worth: $1M
Tay Keith, is an American record producer and songwriter.He is best known for co-producing Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode”, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive” peaking at number 5 on the Hot 100, and Drake’s “Nonstop” peaking at number 2. On December 15, 2018 Tay Keith earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has been nominated for Best Rap Song for his work on Sicko Mode at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.