Billboard names Tay Keith to 50 Greatest Producers of 21st Century list

Music producer and alumnus Tay Keith (’18) is sitting pretty at #42 on Billboard’s “50 Greatest Producers of 21st Century”, a list that includes Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Max Martin.

The Billboard staff praised Keith’s signature beats, especially his Grammy-nominated song “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott. Keith, who has also produced songs for Scott, Drake, and Eminem, received a Grammy nomination for the song during his senior year at MTSU.

“That producer tag arrives about three minutes and two beat switches into [Sicko],” wrote Billboard. “Announcing the climactic Drake section that takes the song into the stratosphere with its twinkling organs, hissing hi-hats and one-note bass thrum.”

Earlier this year, Keith teamed up with McDonald’s to promote the restaurant’s new Crispy Chicken Sandwich. For a limited time, the sandwich was available with a gift box set that included an exclusive track written and produced by Keith as well as a limited-edition hoodie.

To read the entire list, click here.


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