Which hip-hop producer had the biggest year? Who had the most impact on the sound of rap in 2017?

The answers to those questions are subjective, of course, but with a little data analysis we can start to see a picture of which producers had the most commercial success in 2017. So, we dug through this year’s RIAAcertifications and SPS (sales plus streaming) figures released by Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan to see which producer rose above the rest over the last 12 months.