Suffolk, Virgina native Lexus Arnel Lewis knocked the rap game on its ass during the summer of 2010.

Riding the success of trap anthems, “Hard In Da Paint” & “B.M.F.,” Lex Luger instantly became the go-to producer for any relevant rapper looking for a smash. Over the next 24 months, everyone from Ace Hood to Wiz Khalifa to even Kanye West rode Lex’s hot hand, utilizing his monolithic, space-age street fight overtures as the instrumental igniter for their lyrical gas.

A common misconception among hip-hop heads as of late has been, “Where has Lex been? What happened to Lex? When’s Lex coming back?” Ladies and gentlemen, Lex never left, you just probably didn’t realize it was him.

Over the past year, Lex Luger has done an impressive job of expanding and transforming and, in a way, almost masking his “signature” trap sound that the game fell in love with in 2010.

Here are five most slept-on Luger productions of 2013, thus far.

  • Dmitri

    Agreed! He’s not back cause he never left!

  • renegade

    Was kinda disappointed with Luger’s work in Melody of the Free. I felt that it was a rip-off!

  • JeamBeam

    Lex Luger should produce more of these shidd!

  • pimp

    Having Luger on the beats is almost a guarantee of a hit.

  • starfish

    I didn’t know Luger did that for Spitta, but yeah, dig those bass!

  • Wronguns

    I still can’t get that “u a scare cat, imma scare cat” line out of my head!

  • sanchez

    Best thing to happen to rap in a very long time!

  • herbal

    Luger just flies with it, you know? Great synths.

  • Lally

    Gucci Mane is probably the only one that I would agree to on this list. Loved what Luger did to that!

  • Dragon

    I agree that is one bad ass song!