No one does anything by themselves. For every rapper who has made it to the big time, there are 10 producers who helped them get there. Rappers get the majority of the shine -- that is fine. But it can be immensely satisfying to watch a young producer emerge to reap financial gains and popular and critical acclaim for their talent and hard work. Producers rarely breakout as hard or fast as rappers. But often times it just takes one successful record to set off a chain reaction that soon makes a producer in such demand that their supply cannot meet.

In this article, we spotlight eight producers who have emerged in 2016 and have the potential to do great things in 2017 and beyond. Click through the galleries to see our selections.