Hallway Productionz is a 3x Grammy Nominated, Dove Award-winning music production duo made up of producer/mixer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist Teak & Dee Underdue. The pair reside in California. Teak and Dee's production is most notably featured on Ice Cube, WC, T-Bone, Angie Stone, Dave Hollister, Mindless Behavior & Blackalicious records. Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow - Purest Love Dead Prez- Turn off the Radio: The Mixtape Vol. 2: Get Free or Die Tryin' Coming of AgeLyrics Born-Later That Day One Session Stop Complaining MSN March Madness Basketball commercial bass guitar, trumpet, flugelhornLifesavas-Spirit in Stone Soldierfied Emerged Keak Da Sneak & Dopegame Presents Dope Game Bring It Ta Ya pt. 1 G's Up featuring Allen Anthony Gangsta Team featuring The Team Bring It Ta Ya pt. 2Maroons-Ambush Ambush Matter of Time If Best of Me Best of Me 365 First Draw Diz – It's My Turn It's My Turn featuring E-40"Terrell Carter-Terrell" Thinking About You Ice Cube-xXx: State of the Union Soundtrack & Movie Anybody Seen the Popo's?!
T-Bone-Bone-A-Fide Let That Thang Go I Been Looking AroundBlackalicious-The Craft Supreme People Powers Your Move Lotus Flower featuring George Clinton Side to Side Ego Sonic War Drums -co-writer on these tracks. Bass guitar & synths on entire albumLyrics Born-Same!@#$ Different Day Pack Up Remix featuring Evidence, Dilated Peoples, KRS-One I'm Just Raw Shake It Off I Can't Wait For Your Love bass guitar & Keyboards on these songsRah Muzic Presents – Dope Game 2 Dope Game Mobsters In The Dope Game"BA-BA Sports" Put Ya Ring Back on featuring Yukmouth, Allen Anthony, Keak Da SneakSophia Maria-Oh My My Oh My My Ice Cube – Laugh Now, Cry Later' Child Support The Game Lord D**k Tease featuring Fat Man Scoop Look Where You At Lyrics Born – Overnite Encore: Lyrics Born Live Knock KnockYukmouth & Killa Klump-Killa Thugs Aint No Yada Yada Boyz Get it Popin Talkn Bout featuring Keak da Sneak Cakin Up New Circumstances Talk Bout Me Boss Gunz Up Aint No Love Neck Straight"Waist Deep & Waist Deep movie Child Support by Ice Cube"Bear-The Bear Necessities" Produced entire album except "Beautiful" WC – Guilty by Affiliation West Coast Voodoo featuring The Game & Ice Cube Guilty By Affiliation Crazy Toones 4 President If You See A Bad Bitch 80's Babies featuring Ice Cube Addicted To It"Mister Sniper-Freedom Writers" movie Change featuring T-Bone"T-Bone-Bone-Appetit!"Name Droppin featuring Eric Dawkin"Ice Cube-In The Movies" Anybody Seen The Popos?!
Ice Cube – Raw Footage Hood Mentality featuring Angie Stone Why Me? Featuring Musiq Soulchild Cold Places Thank GodIce Cube-The Essentials Cold PlacesYoung Maylay – The Real Coast Guard Necklace Jumpin Rock The Beat You Ain't Uh Every Thang Is Gonna Be Alright featuring WC & Traci Nelson"Ren Da Heat Monsta of Doja Clik-"Da Mudville King"" Talkn About Me featuring Turf Talk & E-40 West Up feat. WC & Dj Crazy Toones Reflections Put It on Me featuring Too Short Officer Down"The Tones-Dreamtalk Searching "Ledisi-Turn Me Loose" Runnin' Grammy Nominated Album"Poison Pen-The Money Shot" 2nd Amendment featuring Immortal Technique Finished Y'Anna Crawley"I Believe" & "Lookin' Towards Heaven"Lyrics Born-As U Were"We Live by the Beat"co-producers E-40 – Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift Stilettos & Jeans featuring "Bobby V"Ice Cube – I Am The West"Too West Coast" & "All Day Everyday" WC-Revenge of the Barracuda"Revenge of the Barracuda" "That's What I'm Talkin' Bout" "You Know Me" featuring Ice Cube & Young Maylay "Reality Show"Young Maylay"Mic It" Ledisi-Pieces of Me"One Step Ahead" Bass Guitar, KeyboardsMindless Behavior Interscope"Can I Be Yours" "My Girl Remix" featuring Ciara, Lil Twist, Tyga & Akon "Christmas with My Girl" "Ms. Right Club/Dance Remix" featuring ChipmunkProfessor Break Speed"Toy Jack Pot" multi instrumentalistSoopafly- Best Kept Secret"Best Kept Secret"featuring Goldie loc, Maylay & Kokane - Bass guitar & additional instrumentation Nick Hagelin "Ex Games"all music & programming.
With Walter Millsap IIITurf Talk multiple tracks "Do Me Right" feat. R. O. D. Young Maylay multiple tracksThe Chicken Hill Project Produced and MixedMindless Behavior"Hello" video dance breakMr & Mrs. Freshproducers "My Baby" "Fit You in My Plans" "Fresh Everything" "Haterism" featuring Issa Thompson Miguel"Every Minute You're Gone - demo written by Diane Warren -producerJacob Latimore"Repeat" written by Diane Warren -producerBrandy- Put It Down featuring Chris Brown -producer Mindless Behavior- All Around the Worldproducers with Walter Millsap III, programing "All Around The World" "AllAround The World" "Lose it" featuring Soulja Boy "Pretty Girl" featuring Lil Twist & Jacob Latimore "Girl Like You" Ledisi – Loud Speaker – Something About Us producers, multi instrumentalist Fifth HarmonyTour set music & Programming. Keri Hilson"XOXO" Ice Cube – Everythang's Corrupt"Take What We Want" "Non Believers" "Respect Your Elders" "Ye Without Sin"DJ SN1 -"Rachet Love"Gerald Haddon -"Awesome God" Danetra Moore"All I Can Do Is Pray"Turf Talk"P---- Wasn't That Bomb" Allday (featured in the film Al
The Fliptones are Multi-Platinum American record producers and songwriters that consist of Chaz Mishan and David Delazyn. Classically trained musicians, the duo have production and song writing credits with Jason Derulo, J. Lo, Flo-Rida, G-Dragon, Samantha Jade, Lil Wayne and Britney Spears, they were both born and raised in Miami but live in Los Angeles
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, opinion, reviews and style, is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres, it hosts events, owns a publishing firm, operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses and burlesque shows, created a mail service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox and radio became commonplace. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.
After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan's children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, has since been owned by various parties. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry, was known as Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the primary means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production. The first issues were just eight pages long; the paper had columns like "The Bill Room Gossip" and "The Indefatigable and Tireless Industry of the Bill Poster". A department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896; the title was changed to The Billboard in 1897. After a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegan's interest in the business in 1900 for $500 to save it from bankruptcy.
That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a weekly paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris, re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment such as fairs, circuses and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of outdoor events in 1901. Billboard covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism and new shows, it had a "stage gossip" column covering the private lives of entertainers, a "tent show" section covering traveling shows, a sub-section called "Freaks to order". According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson published news articles "attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting'good taste' and fighting yellow journalism"; as railroads became more developed, Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers. The location of an entertainer was tracked in the paper's Routes Ahead column Billboard would receive mail on the star's behalf and publish a notice in its "Letter-Box" column that it has mail for them.
This service was first introduced in 1904, became one of Billboard's largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, there were 42,000 people using the service, it was used as the official address of traveling entertainers for draft letters during World War I. In the 1960s, when it was discontinued, Billboard was still processing 1,500 letters per week. In 1920, Donaldson made a controversial move by hiring African-American journalist James Albert Jackson to write a weekly column devoted to African-American performers. According to The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on Entertainment and Media, the column identified discrimination against black performers and helped validate their careers. Jackson was the first black critic at a national magazine with a predominantly white audience. According to his grandson, Donaldson established a policy against identifying performers by their race. Donaldson died in 1925. Billboard's editorial changed focus as technology in recording and playback developed, covering "marvels of modern technology" such as the phonograph, record players, wireless radios.
It began covering coin-operated entertainment machines in 1899, created a dedicated section for them called "Amusement Machines" in March 1932. Billboard began covering the motion picture industry in 1907, but ended up focusing on music due to competition from Variety, it created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow through the Great Depression, was advertised in Billboard, which led to more editorial focus on music; the proliferation of the phonograph and radio contributed to its growing music emphasis. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, introduced a "Record Buying Guide" in January 1939. In 1940, it introduced "Chart Line", which tracked the best-selling records, was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. By the 1940s, Billboard was more of a music industry specialist publication; the number of charts it published grew after World War II, due to a growing variety of music interests and genres.
It had eight charts by 1987, covering different genres and formats, 28 charts by 1994. By 1943, Billboard had about 100 employees; the magazine's offices moved to Brighton, Ohio in 1946 to New York City in 1948. A five-column tabloid format was adopted in November 1950 and coated paper was first used in Billboard's print issues in January 1963, allowing for photojournalis
Lench Mob Records
Lench Mob Records is an independently owned record label owned by Los Angeles rapper and actor Ice Cube. Founded as Street Knowledge Records, it was once home to many of Cube's former allies such as DJ Pooh, Lench Mob's own Chilly Chill, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Kam, Yo Yo and the group Da Lench Mob; the label, established in 1990, remained dormant for a long period until a revival in 2006 with the release of Ice Cube's album Laugh Now, Cry Later. Lench Mob Records distributes Bigg Swang Records home to WC, DJ Crazy Toones, Young Maylay and Tha Trapp. Hallway Productionz have produced multiple tracks for the label's two major artists. DJ Pooh Chilly Chill Threi Kausion Kam Yo Yo Del tha Funkee Homosapien Sir Jinx Mack 10 Maulkie Shorty J Dee T-Bone K-Dee Dazzie Dee Renegadde Da Lench Mob Don Jagwarr Westside Connection Discogs entry
O'Shea Jackson Sr. known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper and actor. Ice Cube gained recognition as a member of the hip hop group C. I. A. in 1984, which gained limited commercial success prior to disbanding three years later. Ice Cube, alongside Dr. Dre and Eazy E formed the group N. W. A, where he gained extreme notoriety as the group's primary songwriter and performer, noted for becoming one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos. After leaving N. W. A in December 1989, Ice Cube embarked on a successful solo career, releasing the albums AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted and Death Certificate, both of which have attained platinum certification in the United States, while being classed as defining albums of the 1990s. Much of his musical output has contained harsh socio-political commentary and storytelling, which has earned him several accolades from multiple publications and artists cited as an influence and one of the best rappers of all time.
Following the release of Death Certificate, Ice Cube transitioned into film, where his popularity was further enhanced by his starring role in Boyz n the Hood, where his performance was praised. He wrote and starred in the Friday film series, which contributed to reinventing his public image as a movie star. Ice Cube has featured in the Barbershop, Ride Along, XXX film series, while serving as a producer to several other films, including Straight Outta Compton, a biographical film depicting the career of N. W. A.. As a businessman, Ice Cube has founded his clothing line, Solo by Cube, as well as the 3 on 3 basketball league Big3, which predominately features retired NBA players. O'Shea Jackson was born on June 15, 1969, in Baldwin Hills, South Central Los Angeles, the son of Doris, a hospital clerk and custodian, Hosea Jackson, who worked as a groundskeeper at UCLA and a machinist, he has an older brother as well as a half-sister, murdered when Ice Cube was 12. His cousin is Teren Delvon Jones known as Del tha Funky Homosapien, a part of the rap group Hieroglyphics and who has worked with Gorillaz.
Jackson grew up on Van Wick Street in South Central Los Angeles. In his early teens, Jackson developed an interest in hip hop music, began writing raps in Los Angeles George Washington Preparatory High School's typewriting class. Jackson penned his first rap song in the ninth grade after a friend named "Kiddo", challenged him to write a song during a typewriting class. Kiddo lost. On the origins of his rapper name, Ice Cube says, he is quoted as saying "He threatened to slam me into a freezer and pull me out when I was an ice cube. I just started using that name, it just caught on."At the age of 16, Jackson sold his first song to future N. W. A. member Eazy-E. Jackson attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, he enrolled at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall of 1987 in Arizona. Being passionate about architecture, he studied architectural drafting, he returned to Los Angeles to pursue a rap career. Not sure of whether his rap career would work out, he would turn to become an architecture draftsman as a career backup.
With friend Sir Jinx, Ice Cube formed the C. I. A. and they performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. Dre soon entered the recording industry as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru. Dre saw Cube's potential as a writer and had him assist with writing Wreckin Cru's big L. A. hit track, "Cabbage Patch" as well as joining Cube on a side partnership which the duo called Stereo Crew. Stereo Crew produced a twelve-inch record, "She's a Skag" released on Epic Records in 1986. While Dr. Dre was DJing at L. A. dance club Eve After Dark, Ice Cube would rap over his music parodying songs by other artists. One such example of this was the song "My Penis," a parody of Run-DMC's "My Adidas." In a 2015 interview, club-owner Alonzo Williams said that he felt that this song damaged his reputation and asked for it not to be performed. In 1987, Ice Cube released the Dr. Dre produced single My Posse under with his group C. I. A.. After the collaboration, Ice Cube showed Eazy-E the lyrics to "Boyz-n-the-Hood". Eazy-E, although rejecting the lyrics recorded the song for N.
W. A. and the Posse, the debut album for the group N. W. A that included Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella. Ice Cube was the only member of N. W. A, not from Compton, California. By this point Ice Cube was a full-time member of N. W. A along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Ice Cube wrote Dr. Dre's and Eazy-E's rhymes for the group's landmark album, Straight Outta Compton, released in 1988. However, towards the end of 1989, Ice Cube found himself at odds with the group's manager, Jerry Heller, after rejecting Heller's proposed contract terms. Ice Cube wrote the lyrics to half of both Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E's solo album, Eazy-Duz-It, but he was only paid $32,000 and his contract did not confirm that he was an official member of N. W. A; this led Ice Cube to leave the group and bring a private lawsuit against Jerry Heller, settled out of court. In response, the remaining N. W. A members attacked him on the EP 100 Miles and Runnin', on their next and final album, Niggaz4Life. In 1989, Ice Cube recorded his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, in New York with the Bomb Squad.
It was released in May 1990 and was an instant hit and contributing to the rising tide of rap's popularity in mainstream society. The album was charg
Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, he is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, was co-owner of Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including 2Pac, The D. O. C. Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, 50 Cent, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, he is credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a rap style characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. As of 2018, he is the third richest figure in hip hop, with a net worth of $770 million. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru, he found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N. W. A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, which popularized explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life, his 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993.
It earned him a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride", as well as several accolades for the single "Nuthin' but a'G' Thang". That year, he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Doggy Dogg's quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle, mentored producers such as his step-brother Warren G and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger. In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records to establish Aftermath Entertainment, he produced a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, released a solo album, 2001, in 1999. During the 2000s, Dr. Dre focused on producing other artists contributing vocals. Dr. Dre signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, co-produced their albums, he has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has had acting roles in The Wash and Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre 56 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Young was born in Compton, the first child of Theodore and Verna Young, his middle name, Romelle, is derived from The Romells. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, divorced in 1972.
His mother remarried to Curtis Crayon and had three children: sons Jerome and Tyree and daughter Shameka. In 1976, Young began attending Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, but due to gang violence, he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School; the family moved and they lived in apartments and houses in Compton, Long Beach and in the Watts and South Central neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Young has stated that he was raised by his grandmother in New Wilmington Arms housing project in Compton, his mother married Warren Griffin, whom she met at her new job in Long Beach, which added three stepsisters and one stepbrother to the family. Young is the cousin of producer Sir Jinx, he attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles due to poor grades. Young attempted to enroll in an apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation Company, but poor grades at school made him ineligible. Thereafter, he focused on his social life and entertainment for the remainder of his high school years.
Young fathered a son with Cassandra Joy Greene named Curtis. Curtis was brought up by his mother and first met his father 20 years when Curtis became rapper Hood Surgeon. Inspired by the Grandmaster Flash song "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel", he attended a club called Eve After Dark to watch many DJs and rappers performing live, he subsequently became a DJ in the club under the name "Dr. J", based on the nickname of Julius Erving, his favorite basketball player. At the club, he met aspiring rapper Antoine Carraby to become member DJ Yella of N. W. A. Soon afterwards he adopted the moniker Dr. Dre, a mix of previous alias Dr. J and his first name, referring to himself as the "Master of Mixology". Eve After Dark had a back room with a small four-track studio. In this studio and Yella recorded several demos. In their first recording session, they recorded a song entitled "Surgery", with the lyrics "calling Dr. Dre to surgery" serving as the chorus to the song, he joined the musical group World Class Wreckin' Cru under Kru-Cut in 1984.
The group would become stars of the electro-hop scene. "Surgery", released after being recorded prior to the group's official formation, would prominently feature Dr. Dre on the turntable; the record would become the group's first hit, selling 50,000 copies within the Compton area. Dr. Dre and DJ Yella performed mixes for local radio station KDAY, boosting ratings for its afternoon rush-hour show The Traffic Jam. Dr. Dre's earliest recordings were released in 1994 on a compilation titled Concrete Roots. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the website AllMusic described the compiled music, released "several years before Dre developed a distinctive style", as "surprisingly generic and unengaging" and "for dedicated fans only", his frequent absences from school jeopardized his position as a diver on his school's swim team. After high school, he attended Chester Adult School in Compton following his mother's demands for him to get a job or continue his education. After brief attendance at a radio broadcasting school, he relocated to the residence of his father and residence of his grandparents before returning to his mother's house.
He dropped out of Che
William Loshawn Calhoun Jr. better known by his stage name WC, is an American rapper and actor. He was a rapper in the group Low Profile and formed his group WC and the Maad Circle, who first succeeded with the single "Ain't A Damn Thang Changed", he started a solo career and has released four solo albums. He is well known for being a member of the rap supergroup Westside Connection with Ice Cube and Mack 10. William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas on August 9, 1970. He moved to Los Angeles as a child. A longtime staple of the West Coast Music scene, WC began his career pairing with DJ Aladdin in the group Low Profile in 1987; the group released one album called We're in This Together in 1989. He formed his group WC and the Maad Circle, which included fellow rapper and mentor Big G, producer Sir Jinx - Chilly Chill, DJ Crazy Toones, he released two albums with his group, Ain't a Damn Thang Changed in 1991 and Curb Servin' in 1995. WC's solo debut, The Shadiest One, followed in 1998, landing in the pop Top 20 in its first week of release.
"Better Days" and "Just Clownin'" were moderate R&B hits, his second record, 2002's Ghetto Heisman, entered the pop charts as well. In 2007, he released his third solo album, Guilty by Affiliation on Lench Mob Records. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, The Game all made an appearance on the album, he released his fourth solo album, Revenge of the Barracuda, on March 8, 2011. The album featured guests like Ice Cube, Young Maylay, Daz Dillinger, Kokane, he is the older brother of DJ Crazy Toones. In 1996, WC formed Westside Connection with Ice Cube; the group's debut album, Bow Down, was released in 1996. The album reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum in 1996. "Bow Down", the single, reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group released their second album, Terrorist Threats, in 2003, featuring the lead single "Gangsta Nation", produced by Fredwreck and featured Nate Dogg. In 2005, the group disbanded The Shadiest One Ghetto Heisman Guilty by Affiliation Revenge of the Barracuda We're in This Together with Low Profile Ain't a Damn Thang Changed with WC and the Maad Circle Curb Servin' with WC and the Maad Circle Bow Down with Westside Connection Terrorist Threats with Westside Connection West Coast Gangsta Shit with Daz Dillinger 1995: Friday 1996: Set It Off 1999: The Breaks 1999: Thicker than Water 2001: Air Rage 2001: Stranded 2003: WC: Bandana Swangin – All That Glitters Ain't Gold 2003: Def Jam Vendetta 2004: Def Jam: Fight for NY 2008: Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club 2015: The Street 2017: Snowfall His stage name, WC, is an abbreviation for his initials, not West Coast or his group Westside Connection, which are common misconceptions.
He is a year older than his former Westside Connection bandmate Mack 10. WC on IMDb