In 2018, a year when hip-hop accounted for over a quarter of all streamed music in the US – one songwriter, producer, engineer, instrumentalist, and composer – Chris Barnett, worked on songs that contributed nearly 2 billion of those plays.
Today (January 10), MBW can exclusively reveal that Barnett, professionally known as CBMix, has just signed a worldwide deal with Downtown Music Publishing.
Barnett has built up a catalog of collaborations with the likes of Lil Pump, Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper, Juice WRLD, Kanye West, Smylez, Young Chop, and Chief Keef, among others.
He co-produced Wiz Khalifa’s single Hopeless Romantic featuring Swae Lee, Juice WRLD’s single Wasted featuring Lil Uzi Vert, and the Top 10 Kanye West and Lil Pump single I Love It — alongside Lil Pump’s Esskeetit and Pump and Desiigner’s Overseas.
He is also one of the creators behind Lil Pump and XXXTENTACION’s global hit Arms Around You featuring Maluma and Swae Lee.