Mike Will Made It sat down with Billboard Magazine and spoke on the current high he’s on after producing the lion’s share of Gucci Mane‘s Everybody Looking album. He also talked about the criticism he has received for working with artists like Miley Cyrus who many have considered to be a cultural appropriator. Mike Will produced “23” on Cyrus’ Bangerz album.
He tells Billboard:
“All I hear is ‘Yo, that sh*t you’re making ain’t hip-hop. People told me that Miley’s ‘23’ wasn’t hip-hop. Let me tell you, she went in and owned that track. She smoked more weed in one week than most rappers I know. That song was not some far-fetched thing she had to reach for. She was ill as hell. When people question me about whether something is hip-hop, I ask them, ‘Does it sound hard? Does it hit home? Is it raw and real?’ If it is, I did my job. And you can call it whatever you want.”