Mike WiLL Made-It Opens Up on Early Affiliations with TDE Before Success

Shout outs my nigga Dell. . .

This month, Mike WiLL Made-It is focused on promoting Rae Sremmurd’s SR3MM album to the masses. However, before starting the well-renowned Ear Drummer Records became a household name, Mike Will was laying down ground work, with the help of Gucci Mane, Future and Meek Mill.

After scoring several hits (wasn’t an overnight success in no fashion), Mr. Made-It soon gained commercial-acclaim after the streets. Well, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he touched on some rare stories, including coming up with Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q, before their careers became mainstream as well.

So, for those you thinking their DNA. single from last year was some industry plant shit; Mike, Dot and Q really shared laughter when they were all broke – as well as after being famous.

Take a look at excerpts from the interview below.

Mike WiLL on working with TDE at the start of this decade.

I’ve been rocking with Kendrick since 2010, people don’t even know that – him and Schoolboy Q. Schoolboy I met first. They were in Atlanta at two different studios. Schoolboy told me to pull up on Kendrick ’cause he was working on his album. He’s like, my boy K Dot’s finna blow up. I ain’t never heard of him at the time, but I pulled up on him anyway, gave him some beats. We swapped numbers, and every time he came to Atlanta from that point on, he’d call my phone. Where you at? Come to the studio, I know you got some new shit.

He was working on good kid, m.A.A.d. city, but he never let me hear none of the songs, he was just getting a whole bunch of beats from me. I was like, I know I’m gonna have something on there. It came out, and I didn’t have nothing on there, and when I heard the project, I was like, now I see why. The beats I was giving him really didn’t match.

Then he was working on To Pimp a Butterfly, and it was the same thing. He’s coming to Atlanta like, where ya at? We always rock with each other like that. He was bumping Rae Sremmurd six months to a year before they even come out. He’s like, I just pulled up in Compton bumping those young niggas. They’re my favorite young ‘uns. These little dudes gonna blow up. He was bumping “No Flex Zone,” “No Type,” before they even came out. But we didn’t have no music out together.

Read more of the full interview at Rolling Stone.

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