Producer Mike Will Made-It launches 'Wish Week' in Atlanta


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Super-producer Mike Will Made-It nominated for a pair of Grammys for his work on Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album – is launching a “Wish Week” in Atlanta.

The event, which kicks off Dec. 19, is spawned from his Making Wishes Matter Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers young people to discover their talents, assists less fortunate families and grants the wishes of community members.

Wish Week begins with the Radio One Christmas Angels Event, where kids supported by the non-profit Our House will receive gifts.

On Dec. 20, Wish Fest will include a gathering of foster and homeless youth with Will and hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd (who are signed to Will’s Ear Drummer Records) for gifts and games at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games.

A Mother's Wish single mom's dinner will be held on Dec. 21 at Maggiano's Little Italy, and a senior holiday party and games night will be held on Dec. 22. All seniors will receive a gift from Will at the conclusion of the event.

To close out his holiday giving, Will is holding Beats and Basketball Suite Night with 20 boys from the Boys2Men home and sanctuary for youth at Philips Arena. The kids will join Will on the court for the national anthem ahead of the Atlanta Hawks/New York Knicks game and then watch the game from a suite with Will and his friends.

Will, a 27-year-old Marietta native, has quickly ascended the producer ranks. In the past few years, he’s worked on dozens of hit singles, such as “We Can’t Stop,” by Miley Cyrus; “Pour it Up,” by Rihanna; “No Lie,” by 2 Chainz; “Formation,” by Beyonce; and some of Gucci Mane’s recent songs, including “First Day Out The Feds.”


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