Long time fans of Young Thug need no introduction to Wheezy. Since 2015’s Barter 6 Wheezy has become a staple of the Young Thug cannon, crafting lush compositions that freely blend influences from a handful of seemingly divergent genres. Thug has also historically taken pride in shirking convention - when the mainstream goes left, he goes right, when they go up, he goes down - and no matter where he lands, Wheezy is there with a batch of new inspirations for our favorite abstractionist. From their early tracks, such as “Amazing,” “Would Wood,” “She Notice,” to Jeffery, which he executive produced with TM88 - Wheezy’s canvases have always drawn a purposeful performance from Thug. 

After his appearances on last year’s Beautiful Thugger Girls, Super Slimey, Wins and Losses, and Gunna’s viral EP, Drip or Drown, Wheezy set himself up for a helluva breakout year in 2018. This past year has been Wheezy’s most deliberate chapter to date: He laced Lil Baby & Gunna’s Drip Harder, did a lot of heavy-lifting on Future & Juice WRLD’s WRLD On Drugs, assisted Metro Boomin on his album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, and set up for his own forthcoming debut album, Tsunami Drive. He also  landed multiple songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including his first #1 with Lil Baby’s “Yes Indeed (ft. Drake)”, and the newest Meek Mill and Drake collab, “Going Bad” (which recently debuted at #6). Drake, in particular, seems to be drawn to Wheezy’s atypical beats, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them continue to work together in the future. 

Now, beat-making is often a collaborative effort, and some of Wheezy’s most recognizable placements in 2018 have been alongside his contemporaries. Frequent collaborators such as Metro Boomin, TM88 and CuBeatz lend their talents to many of these compositions, and we’ll make sure to point out which instrumentals were team efforts.

Without further delay, here are our top 10 Wheezy Beats of 2018.