4 BeatStars Producers Make XXL’s “30 Of The Best Hip-Hop Producers Of 2017” List


As 2017 winds down, year-end lists are starting to flood the web.

XXL Magazine has been known to put out a list or two over the years; from their Freshman list to year-end awards, the lists have been pretty consistent over time.

Recently, XXL released their “30 Of The Best Hip-Hop Producers Of 2017” list, and we are proud to announce that 4 BeatStars Producers made the list!

Below you will find the XXL breakdown of each producer, as well as their BeatStars URL. Make sure you check out the full XXL article to see all 30 Producers they chose.

Congrats to CashMoneyAP, Big Head, DJ Flippp & K Swisha!

CashMoneyAP – beatstars.com/cashmoneyap


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CashmoneyAP is responsible for several of this summer’s rap-a-longs. His hi-hat techniques make for great production, specifically on tracks like NexXthursday’s “Sway” with Quavo and Lil Yachty, Honcho Da Savage and Smooky MarGielaa’s “Misfit” and Ski Mask The Slump God’s “BabyWipe,” which has been streamed more than 17 million times on SoundCloud since dropping seven months ago. Other highlights of this year for AP include Desiigner’s “Holy Ghost” and “Malibu” tracks, as well the viral “Nowadays” cut by Lil Skies.

Big Head – beatstars.com/bigheadonthebeat

You can’t listen to this year’s rising rap stars without hearing music from Bighead, also known as Bighead on the Beat, or @killbighead on social media. His productions run the gamut of rap’s rookie class, blessing songs by the likes of Uno The Activist, Yung Gleesh, Lil Tracy and the late Lil Peep. Bighead is most known, however, for his co-production work on Lil Pump’s self-titled debut album, songs like “Molly” (with Ronny J), “Flex Like Ouu” and of course the Gnealz-assisted “Gucci Gang,” which sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, only down one spot from its peak.

DJ Flippp – beatstars.com/djflippp


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In under a year’s time, DJ Flippp‘s credit list has grown more quickly than most rising hip-hop producers. His upbeat trap bangers have propelled him to work with rising stars like Lil Yachty, Famous Dex and Uno The Activist. Other highlights: Trippie Redd’s “Rack City/Love Scars 2” with 12hunna and “Lied” featuring Smokepurpp and Ugly God.

K Swisha – beatstars.com/kswisha

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K Swisha’s use of synthesizers and heavy bass have made his records slap harder than most this year. His credits appear on both “Harley” and “Priorities” off Lil Yachty’s debut album, Teenage Emotions. He also got back in the studio with Madeintyo this past summer, releasing three tracks with him. But K Swisha’s biggest moment this year undoubtedly came via 2 Chainz and Migos. K helmed the beat for the catchy “Blue Cheese” off Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, which was certified gold in September.