Want a Mike Will Made It beat? It'll cost you $75,000-$100,000. But in return you'll get music from one of the hottest producers in hip-hop, R&B and, increasingly, pop, with 12 Hot 100 hits to his name and counting.

PatchWerk Recording Studios is housed in a light gray concrete bunker tucked behind a busy McDonald's on a tight corner on Atlanta's Westside. On a hot Friday in early June, Mike Williams, who produces under the moniker Mike Will Made It and is known to pretty much everyone as simply Mike Will, is behind the wheel of his silver BMW X6 on the street outside PatchWerk, indulging in a quick nostalgia trip.

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