Producer, artist, and director Mr. 2-17 shines no matter what he does. The Atlanta native could read music by six-years-old, picking up trombone in fourth grade and Frooty Loops at 12. Inspired by Soulja Boy, Jeezy, Kanye West, OutKast, and more, he started creating beats and rapping over them in high school. Post-graduation, he toured as Bankroll Fresh’s cameraman in 2014.
His breakout production, Bankroll’s “Walked In” [feat. Street Money Boochie & Travis Porter], became a career defining hit for the rapper—racking up 59.3 million Spotify streams. He quietly became a sought-after beatmaker, cooking up “El Chapo Jr.” for 2 Chainz on Trapavelli Tre’ and supplying music for Travis Porter’s S.A.Q. By 2016, he landed his first official album placement with the 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne banger “Blue C-Note” for ColleGrove. He created songs for Fetty Wap, Yung Joc, and BOSCO & Speakerfoxx and garnered high-profile television and film syncs such as Orphan Black.
Simultaneously, he wrote, produced, directed, and edited his first film Hottlanta, which crossed 1.3 million views on YouTube. His 2016 Street Light project encapsulated an uplifting message, maintaining an edge with features from the likes of 2 Chainz. 2017 saw him sign to leading industry tastemaker Tha Lights Global. Capping off a breakout year, he contributed “Ice” [feat. 2 Chainz] and “Back” [feat. Lil Yachty] to Lil Pump’s self-titled debut as he readied his next project Closer for release very soon.