Yung Berg has gone through a metamorphosis of sorts since the early aughts, evolving into one of the most sought after producers in the industry under the moniker Hitmaka.
“Nobody said I was going to win again,” he told Forbes during a September 2019 interview. “I wanted to give everybody else the records I would use for myself.”
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Hitmaka has proven doubters wrong. With an infectious producer tag (Hitmaka!) that’s hard to miss, he has cultivated a production track record that has earned him more than 28 million digital sales and 5 billion streams.
“I didn’t have a fall back plan or anything,” he told Billboard in September 2019 ahead of the release of his “Thot Box” posse cut. “Music was the only option.”
The transition was natural. A Chicago-native, Hitmaka was first introduced to production work at 14-years-old by lingering in recording studios occupied by Kanye West and No ID.
In 2017, he secured a position as Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records, a relationship he’s maintained since 2001.
“I’m not done until I’m bigger than LA Reid, til I’m bigger than Barry Gordy, til I’m bigger than Craig Kallman, til I’m bigger than Clarence Avant. It doesn’t matter.”
In honor of his birthday Monday (September 9), check out these list of songs below that you may not know were produced or written by Yung Berg aka Hitmaka.
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1. Bounce Back – Big Sean
2. Startender – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ft. Offset & Tyga
4. The One – Tamar Braxton
5. John – Lil Wayne ft. Rick Ross
6. Diamonds – Fabolous ft. Young Jeezy
7. Something New – Wiz Khalifa ft. Ty Dolla $ign
8. Rihanna – Yo Gotti ft. Young Thug
9. Tone It Down – Gucci Mane ft. Chris Brown
10. Want Some More – Nicki Minaj
11. Anything You Want – Sevyn Streeter ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa & Jeremih
12. Dangerous – Meek Mill ft. Jeremih & PnB Rock
13. Thot Box – Hitmaka ft. Young MA, Dreezy, DreamDoll, Mulatto & Chinese Kitty
14. Rule The World – 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande
15. Leave Em Alone – Layton Greene ft. Lil Baby, City Girls & PNB Rock
16. She A Winner – Trouble ft. City Girls
17. I Like Girls – PnB Rock ft. Lil Skies
18. How You Want It? – Teyana Taylor
19. Choosy – Fabolous ft. Davido
20. Hands On You – Fat Joe & Dre ft. Jeremih & Bryson Tiller
21. Who You Loving? – DreamDoll ft. G-Eazy & Rahky
22. Crazy Kind Of Love – Tamar Braxton
23. Back Home – Trey Songz
24. Both Of Us – YFN Lucci Ft. Rick Ross & Layton Greene
25. Still Trappin – Lil Durk ft. King Von
26. Provide – G-Eazy ft. Chris Brown & Mark Morrison
28. Baddest – Yung Bleu ft. Chris Brown & 2 Chainz
29. Rich MF – Trippie Redd ft. Polo G & Lil Durk
30. Quickie – Hitmaka, Queen Naija & Ty Dolla $ign