Vinylz

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Vinylz
Birth name Anderson Hernandez
Also known as Vinylz
Born (1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 28)
Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts

Anderson Hernandez (born September 2, 1989),[2] professionally known as Vinylz, is an American record producer from Washington Heights, New York City.[3] He is certainly known for his work with many artists that include Jay Z, Desiigner, Rick Ross, Drake, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih and Tinashe.[citation needed]

Vinylz secured a publishing deal with Sony ATV through fellow record producer and mentor, Boi-1da, with whom he has also worked closely since.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

Anderson Hernandez was born to immigrated parents from the Dominican Republic on September 2, 1989, in Washington Heights, a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, living across the street from adult contemporary musician Alicia Keys.[citation needed] Hernandez started producing at age 14,[3] he received his stage name, Vinylz, courtesy of a friend who noticed both of his interests for clever sampling and his father's collection of vinyl records.[5] Vinylz began taking music production seriously and it remained his favorite hobby ever since, but he went against his parents' wishes.[citation needed] He got an early professional start working with Swizz Beatz and decided to drop out of college after the first semester of his first year.[6][citation needed]

Setting up shop in Quad Studios, the well-known recording studio located in New York City's Time Square[citation needed], Vinylz flourished through his work with up-and-coming or breakout artists like Drag-On and Cassidy.[6][citation needed] After reaching out to Canadian rapper Drake's in-house producer, Boi-1da, via Myspace to retrieve the instrumental for "Best I Ever Had", Vinylz ended up forming a relationship which would remain long after the request.[3][6] Impressed by his work, Boi-1da became a mentor to the up-and-comer; the two continued on to collaborate from that point on.[3][6]

In 2013, Jay Z's "F***WithMeYouKnowIGotIt" featuring Rick Ross and DJ Khaled's "No New Friends" featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, both of which produced by Vinylz and Boi-1da, were respectively placed on the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the latter was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[7] A variety of hits, alongside Boi-1da, helped Vinylz reach a publishing deal with Sony ATV.[4][8]

Throughout 2015, he produced a high number of tracks for such artists, including Jeremih's "Planez", Big Sean's "Blessings", Meek Mill's "RICO", Lil Durk's "Like Me" and Chris Brown's "Back to Sleep".[9]

Production discography[edit]

List of songs as producer or co-producer, with performing artists and other credited producers, showing year released and album name.

Title Year Performing artist(s) Other producer(s) Album
Amnesia 2008 Cassidy Back to the Problem
Henny, Bacardi and Swag like Rick James 2010 Cassidy Face 2 Face EP
Gucci Time 2010 Gucci Mane, Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz, The Individuals The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted
One Shot 2010 Cassidy, Junior Reid, Notch CASH
Girl Like Her 2010 Cassidy, Mya Top Notch C.A.S.H.
She Addicted 2010 Cassidy, Nalia Boss Cassidy C.A.S.H.
MMG The World is Ours 2012 Rick Ross, Pharrell, Meek Mill, Stalley Boi-1da Rich Forever
Like Diz 2012 Roscoe Dash, 2 Chainz Boi-1da 2.0
We Can Have a Ball 2012 Sammy Adams OK Cool
Intro 2012 Alley Boy The Gift of Discernment
Ice Cream 2K12 2012 Emilio Rojas No Shame, No Regrets
Dollar and a Dream 2012 Siya D.Y.K.E. (Damn You Killin Em)
NBA 2012 Joe Budden, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana Boi-1da No Love Lost
Castles 2013 Joe Budden Allen Ritter No Love Lost
Better Way Pt. 2 (Tribute to Sandy Hook) 2013 Bizzle Boi-1da The Good Fight
Brink of Amazing 2013 Daniel de Bourg Boi-1da London Bread
Bump That Bass 2013 Jeremih, Twista
Nasty Girl 2013 Jim Jones, Jeremih, DJ Spinking Vampire Life 3
Castles 2013 Joe Budden No Love Lost
5am in Toronto 2013 Drake Boi-1da
No New Friends 2013 DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross Robert Bullock,[10] Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib Suffering from Success
Wherever We Go We Want 2013 French Montana, Ne-Yo, Raekwon Allen Ritter, Reefa Excuse My French
Was it Worth it 2013 Kid Ink, Sterling Simms Almost Home
You Know 2013 Fabolous, Young Jeezy Boi-1da The Soul Tape 3
FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt 2013 Jay-Z, Rick Ross Boi-1da, Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Magna Carta Holy Grail
The Language 2013 Drake Boi-1da Nothing Was the Same
Body Operator 2013 DJ Spinking, French Montana, Jeremih
Shinin' Like I'm Las Vegas 2013 DJ Whoo Kid, Nipsey Hussle
Vulnerable 2014 Tinashe, Travis Scott Boi-1da Black Water
Believe Me 2014 Lil Wayne, Drake Boi-1da Tha Carter V
Chiraq 2014 Nicki Minaj, Lil Herb Boi-1da
FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Reprise) 2014 Rick Ross Boi-1da, Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Mastermind
Adult Swim 2014 DJ Spinking, Tyga, A$AP Ferg, Jeremih, Velous
Best Kept Secret 2014 Sammy Adams Wizzy
Don't Play 2014 Travis Scott, Big Sean, The 1975 Allen Ritter, Travis Scott Days Before Rodeo
0 to 100 / The Catch Up 2014 Drake Boi-1da, 40, Nineteen85
Grindin 2014 Lil Wayne, Drake Boi-1da Tha Carter V
4 The Freaks 2014 Jeremih N.O.M.A.
A Tale of 2 Citiez[11] 2014 J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Fire Squad 2014 J. Cole J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
All Things Go[12] 2014 Nicki Minaj Boi-1da, Allen Ritter The Pinkprint
Bish Bounce 2014 Fabolous Boi-1da The Young OG Project
Gone for the Winter 2014 Fabolous, Velous DJ RellyRell The Young OG Project
Planez 2015 Jeremih, J. Cole Late Nights
Star67[13] 2015 Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Paradise 2015 Jeremih Soundz, Mick Schultz Late Nights
Blessings 2015 Big Sean, Drake, Kanye West Allen Ritter Dark Sky Paradise
Know Yourself 2015 Drake Boi-1da, Syksense If You're Reading This It's Too Late
I Don't Give A F*#k 2015 J Doe
You Changed Me 2015 Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown Boi-1da, Allen Ritter, Jordan Evans Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses
On The Dot 2015 Jamie Foxx, Fabolous Allen Ritter Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses
Another Dose 2015 Jamie Foxx Boi-1da, Frank Dukes Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses
Like Me 2015 Lil Durk, Jeremih Boi-1da, Allen Ritter Remember My Name
RICO 2015 Meek Mill, Drake Allen Ritter, Cubeatz Dreams Worth More Than Money
Right Hand 2015 Drake
Like Me (Remix) 2015 Lil Durk, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap Boi-1da, Allen Ritter Remember My Name
Party Favors 2015 Tinashe, Young Thug Boi-1da, Allen Ritter, Illangelo
Cut The Check 2015 Mac Miller, Chief Keef GO:OD AM
Say So 2015 G-Eazy
Immortal 2015 Joe Budden Boi-1da All Love Lost
Back to Sleep 2015 Chris Brown Boi-1da Royalty
Black Friday 2015 Kendrick Lamar
Sex With Me 2016 Rihanna Boi-1da, Frank Dukes ANTI
U With Me?[14] 2016 Drake 40, Kanye West, OZ, Ricci Riera, Axlfoile, DJ Dahi Views
Pick Up The Phone 2016 Travis Scott, Young Thug, Quavo Frank Dukes Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
4PM In Calabasas 2016 Drake Frank Dukes, Allen Ritter
The Hooch 2016 Travis Scott Allen Ritter, Boi-1da
The Ends 2016 Travis Scott, André 3000 WondaGurl, Daxz, OZ Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
Lose 2016 Travis Scott, Cassie Frank Dukes, Allen Ritter, Mike Dean Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
Fake Love 2016 Drake Frank Dukes More Life
Deja Vu[15] 2016 J. Cole Boi-1da, Velous, J. Cole, Ron Gilmore 4 Your Eyez Only
Outlet[16] 2017 Desiigner SoundsByCT, Mike Dean
Make a Toast 2017 Belly Boi-1da, Allen Ritter Mumble Rap

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rys, Dan (July 11, 2013). "‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Behind The Scenes: Five Producers Who Helped Craft The Album" Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. XXL. Accessed on July 11, 2013.
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  4. ^ a b "Exclusive: Interview: Vinylz Details His Production on "Believe Me," "Chi-Raq," and Working on Diddy's Last Album". Complex. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Behind The Beat: Vinylz". Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Meet Vinylz, Rap's Secret-Biggest Producer". Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "DJ Khaled "No New Friends" Hits Gold". Rap Radar. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Vinylz Discusses Producing For Lil Wayne, Drake Vs Jay Z, & "Chiraq" Diss Tracks". AllHipHop. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "vinylz – 2DOPEBOYZ". Archived from the original on May 1, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ MENAFN. "Music Producer & Songwriter Robert Bullock, Stands Up For True Billing In Bringing Best Music Forward". menafn.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Interview: Meet The Producer Behind J.Cole's Controversial Track 'Fire Squad'". MTV News. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Interview: Nicki Minaj's "All Things Go": Listen To 'The Pinkprint' Track". Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Star67". Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ "OCTOBER VERY OWN: VIEWS – CREDITS". blogspot. May 1, 2016. Archived from the original on May 4, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  15. ^ "4YEO Credits - Dreamville". dreamville.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Desiigner Put The Hand Of God On His "Outlet" Single". Vibe. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 

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