“I would say executive producing my first project, working on Miley Cyrus’ album,” Mike WiLL says in an interview with XXL. “Even to see all of the songs that me and Miley worked on last year turning into a whole tour. That’s she’s killin’ and that’s being sold out every night. Actually being able to go to the shows and seeing the crowd just stand up on they feet the whole time, singing all the songs and loving the songs like that.”
In 2013, Mike WiLL spoke with HipHopDX about Cyrus’ rapping. “Miley didn’t need that much coaching,” he said at the time. “She was doing something new, and I was just making sure she stayed in the pocket. Miley doesn’t take too much coaching, because she has a strong voice…she sings really well.”
His work with Cyrus and others helped Mike WiLL have a successful 2013, but he’s got his sights set on new plans for 2014.
“Continuing to produce different records for different people that I’m working with,” he says of his upcoming plans. “Coming up with a new sound and having people excited about those songs like they have been previously. I feel like I’m in a different space, because I’ve done so much previously with my songs and things like that. Since I set the bar so high, I gotta make sure I’m following up. It’s like, this year isn’t really about having a whole slew of things that’s all over the place, because I’ve already done that. Now it’s time for quality over quantity. Well, it was never quantity over quality, it was quality and quantity at the same time.”
Beyond this, Mike WiLL says he plans on venturing into the film business, as well.