Let’s be honest. Mannie Fresh is one of the greatest minds in the history of rap producers. He’s helped shape the genre’s sound with an array of hits. So, picking the producer’s most hypnotic beats is always going to shortchange him.

You simply cannot list his best beats because you’ll almost always miss a few of his greatest efforts. But we did our best to gather 13 of his most impressive beats in honor of the producer’s birthday.

Here’s a look at why Mannie Fresh is one of the greatest producers in the history of hip-hop and a look at how he’s changed the game.