It’s hard to believe that Mike WiLL Made-It released his stellar body of work Ransom, two years ago. Man, that project had hits and nothing but banging bass-enthused production. I always felt like Mike WiLL never got the respect he deserved for his production and influence on the culture. But now, I’m waiting on the second installment to Ransom.

A lot has changed since Mike WiLL announced the tape would arrive soon, “too soon.” On January 29, 2016, Mike said the tape would be hosted by Gucci Mane and that the tape couldn’t drop without Gucci being on it.

Since that time, it’s been a huge surge in popularity for Mike WiLL. The guy has always had speakers rocking, but with Gucci being let out of prison, Rae Sremmurd’s popularity skyrocketing on the charts, there didn’t seem to be much time for Mike to work on his own project, or at least to present a complete body of work at a precise time. Not failing to mention his community service. Mike’s everywhere. 

I’m not rushing his efforts to put out Ransom 2. More than anything, it’s a reiteration of how much fans want it to hear it. It’s only looking better and better. The guy has a Kendrick Lamar, Rae Sremmurd, and Gucci Mane collaboration on the project. Who knows if we would have received that track on Ransom 2 last year.

I’m looking forward to all of the new production and ear-defying sounds that will be featured.

All-in-all, I’m excited for 2017 — Ear Drummers are going to have this year boomin’ and everything will surface when the time is right. Let’s not forget, Two9 is dropping off that new new soon. We shall wait patiently for Ransom 2.