Flo Rida Names His Top 5 Beatmakers of All Time

Flo Rida
Alex Kirzhner

Flo Rida

Flo Rida’s wild ride into pop superstardom began with a hit about a “shorty in Apple Bottom Jeans.”

See the All-Time Charts: Billboard 200 Albums | Billboard 200 Artists | Hot 100 Songs | Hot 100 Artists

Sartorial preferences aside, the Miami-bred sound machine has draped the Billboard Hot 100 with summertime melodies and instant party starters like his 2008 smash “Low,” the collaboration “In The Ayer” up until his recent jams like “Wild Ones” featuring Sia and the direct message-worthy “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” co-starring Robin Thicke and Verdine White.

Flo Rida Premieres Kasum Remix of 'I Don't Like It, I Love It' ft. Robin Thicke: Exclusive

With flame emoji-level production paired with fun rhymes as the spark to his success, Flo revealed his unranked list of top 5 beatmakers for Billboard’s Greatest of All Time special package. Producers who hit close to home like DJ Montay (he produced "Low") make the list, along with a special salute to Master P and the Beats By The Pound production duo who provided the soundtrack for young Flo while “growing up in my projects.”

See Flo Rida's picks for the top 5 beatmakers below (in no particular order).

1. DJ Montay

2. Trae Pierce (of Blind Boys of Alabama)

3. Dr. Luke

4. Beats By The Pound

5. Timbaland

Billboard Greatest of All Time

-- Reporting by Matt Medved


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.