Mike WiLL’s made it and, contrary to what anyone might believe, he’s gained the position through hard work and talent. That whole Miley situation manifested itself out of the two previously mentioned qualities being in place first. Something has to be said for opportunity knocking and you being ready to go when it comes calling. Mike had his bags packed. Believe that.
So far, he’s used his newfound status wisely, shifting around from executive producing Young Flatback’s latest album to having his sounds play behind John Legend’s voice in a Nike/LeBron commercial. Oh, and he’s still keeping his feet firmly planted in rap, working with everyone one from Two-9 to any name at the top of the charts. Mike didn’t have to go pop; pop gladly hopped on his jock. Any producer worth his weight should be able to do what Mr. WiLL’s doing – create music to match any artist, album or occasion.
But all that glory and future Grammys aside, “Whippin A Brick” finds Mike taking his sound back to the seediest of clubs, or in foreign cars actually as the song’s title is a metaphor for whipping expensive white whips. Migos and Wiz handle mic duties on the track, which is set to be included on #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL, a collaboration with Been Trill planned for release this December.