• WAKENBAKE (feat. Juicy J)

Creativity morphs over time. Sonny Digital’s musicality not only encompasses an influential legacy as a multiplatinum producer, but it also extends to an ever-growing catalog as an artist. The Michigan-born and Atlanta-based creator has shaped the culture with a series of smashes, generating billions of streams across bangers for Drake, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Beyoncé, Don Toliver, and 2 Chainz. At the same time, he has earned widespread acclaim on a series of his own mixtapes and singles from The FADER, XXL, and more. However, he spotlights every facet of himself on his 2023 forthcoming full-length debut project [Generation Now/Atlantic Records].

Originally from Nigeria, dad harbored a passion for music—which Sonny naturally absorbed. At the same time, their heritage inspired him. “My father instilled the importance of making sure your family and the people around you are taken care of,” he notes. “It plays a big role in who I am.” Throughout his childhood, he embraced a diehard work ethic. His brother passed down a dusty MPC, and Sonny spent countless hours on it before perfecting his craft on Fruity Loops. Simultaneously, he honed his abilities by rapping over his own tracks with friends. “I was just giving out beats back then,” he laughs. Breaking into the business, he crafted six cuts for Gorilla Zoe’s King Kong in 2011 at barely 20 years old. However, his beat for YC’s “Racks” [feat. Future] changed everything. It eventually reached gold status, and UPROXX retrospectively noted, “the song that began Future’s rise to being one of hip-hop’s biggest stars only cost $300.”

He transformed the game with one banger after another. Behind the board, he notably powered 50 Cent’s “I’m The Man,” Chainz’s double-platinum “Birthday Song” [feat. Kanye West], ILoveMakonnen’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified “Tuesday” [feat. Drake], 21 Savage’s platinum-certified “Red Opps,” Travis Scott’s platinum-certified “STARGAZING,” and Don Toliver’s “After Party,” to name a few. He amplified his voice across the 2016 G.O.A.T. EP in addition to the collaborative mixtapes Black Goat [2017] and Black Goat 2 [2020] alongside Black Boe. Sonny maintained his momentum with singles such as “Guess What” [feat. SSGKOBE], “Since 91” [feat. $LUGG],” “Vet,” and “Back 2 Back.”

Along the way, he assembled what would become his forthcoming debut project. Referencing those family ties in the title, ‘Dolores Son,’ it brings everything full circle as he leaps forward sonically.

Sonny is about to light the whole game ablaze.

“In 2023, I’m still a producer, but I’ve always been an artist,” he states. “Overall, I’m just a creative person when it comes to anything musical. Sonny Digital is the producer, and Sonny is the artist. It’s no different from when I first started until today. Now, I just have a platform to show everyone the other side of my artistry.”