Sounwave is one quarter of Top Dawg Entertainment’s in-house production unit the Digi-Phonics. Although deeply respected in the hip hop production community, he rarely strays outside the confines of TDE's roster of artists, and even within TDE he collaborates with Kendrick Lamar more than anyone else (although he did produce three tracks on ScHoolboy Q's new album Blank Face LP). Along with Terrace Martin, he was one of the chief architects of To Pimp a Butterfly's sonic universe.

Sounwave is a holistic producer with no signature sound -- his great strengths are his abilities to construct an arrangement -- to elevate a beat into a song -- and to cater to each artist that he works with. Click through the gallery to listen to 10 of his best productions.