Marietta, Georgia producer Mike Will bought his first beat machine when he was 14, and produced half of Gucci Mane’s No Pad, No Pencil mixtape just four years after that. Will also produced a large part of Gucci and Future’s collaborative Freebricks earlier this year, and he put Gucci and Waka Flocka’s cousin Yung Joey on “European Shit,” a track that somehow mellows drum punches, gun cocks, explosions and human barks with a steely, sing-along melody. The track comes from Est. In 1989, Will’s first mixtape and a survey of work he’s overseen, to be released this winter.
Download: Mike Will f. Yung Joey and Gucci Mane, “European Shit”