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Jahlil Beats
Jahlil Beats
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Jahlil in 2013.
Background information
Orlando Tucker[1]
Born (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 30)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hip hop
Record producer, songwriter
Instruments Synthesizer, 808 drums, FL Studio[1]
2008-present
Labels

Orlando Tucker (born February 8, 1988), better known by his stage name Jahlil Beats, is an American hip hop record producer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation. He has produced for artists such as Jay-Z, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Tyga, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Bobby Shmurda, T.I., Don Trip, and 50 Cent among others.[2] He is best known for producing Meek Mill's "Ima Boss" and "Burn", and Lloyd Banks' "Jackpot", which was more famously sampled by Bobby Shmurda as the beat for Bobby's hit single "Hot Nigga".

Early life

Jahlil Beats was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. At the age of 12 he started learning audio engineering concepts, and building a passion for music under the guidance of his father (who was in a band) and cousin.[2] By age fifteen he taught his brother, Anthony Tucker The Beat Bully how to produce music and they began making beats together. In high school they would give their beats out to friends to rap over.[1] Jahlil would then go on to college before losing his financial aid and having to drop out.[3]

Musical career

After dropping out of college in 2008, Jahlil Beats returned to his city where he would meet upcoming rapper Meek Mill. Shortly after meeting, they collaborated with each other frequently. It is at that point, that Jahlil says was when he started taking music seriously.[3] He first became notable after producing several tracks with Haydock Beats for Tyga and Chris Brown's collaboration mixtape Fan of a Fan, including "Holla at Me". He then would get what he considers his first big beat placement, which would be "Tonight" off Fabolous' EP There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP.[4]

In 2011, Jahlil Beats produced Meek Mill's breakout hit "Ima Boss".[5] His production for that song, would later be named the tenth-best instrumental between 2008-2013 by Complex.[6] Later that year following a six-label bidding war, on October 16 he signed a publishing deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, who also manages Meek Mill.[7] In the following months he collaborated on songs artists such as Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Rihanna, J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, Nelly, Big Sean, T.I., Jim Jones, Bow Wow, Willow Smith, and French Montana for their respective forthcoming albums.[4][5][8][9][10] He would also start to closely work under No ID after signing to Roc Nation. He was even one of the first people to confirm working on Jay-Z's twelfth studio album.[11] On July 20, 2012 he released a six-track free EP titled Legends Music.[12]

On November 6, 2012 he released an instrumental mixtape titled Legends Era.[13] On December 25, 2012 he released an instrumental mixtape titled Crack Music 6.[14] He followed that with Legends Era II on April 16, 2013.[15] The second installment of Legends Era featured vocal guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Young Jeezy, Kid Ink, Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, Game, Big Sean, Problem, Styles P, Vado, Ace Hood, and Meek Mill among others.[16][17] On August 1 he was scheduled to release his second instrumental mixtape of the year Genius, however its release would be pushed back until September 10, 2013.[18][19] It was met with positive reviews by music critics.[20] On December 25, 2013, Jahlil Beats released the previously announced Legends Era III. The mixtape contained guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, ASAP Rocky, Future, Tyga, Juicy J, The Game, French Montana, Kid Ink, Kirko Bangz, Meek Mill, The LOX, Ab-Soul, Joey Badass, Action Bronson, Problem, Logic, Gunplay, Dizzy Wright, Vado, Ace Hood, Yo Gotti, Smoke DZA, Trae tha Truth, Project Pat, Trina, Rockie Fresh, and Jae Millz among others.[21] On October 31, 2014, he released a mixtape titled Crack Music 7.

Production style

Although he used samples early in his career, Beats has stated that he is moving away from using samples in his music: "I ain't trying to share my publishing. If you sample they might take 80%, leave you with 20. They getting paid off a record they did 20 years ago. So I like to do a lot of my stuff from scratch because I want all my publishing. I'm stingy with mine."[22] In most of his songs, there can be siren heard throughout the beat. His songs also contain a production tag of his then three-year-old niece saying "Jahlil Beats Holla At Me".[1]

Personal life

His younger brother is record producer The Beat Bully, who produced the Rick Ross, Drake, and French Montana song "Stay Schemin'"; Ross' "So Sophisticated"; and Meek Mill's "House Party".[5][8] He has two children, Aaliyah Tucker and Amari Tucker.

Discography

Extended plays
  • Legends Music (2012)
  • The Blessing (2015)
Mixtapes
  • Crack Music 1 (2008)
  • On My Grind (2009)
  • Crack Music 2 (2009)[23]
  • Crack Music 3 (2010)
  • Still On My Grind (2011)[24]
  • Crack Music 4 (2011)[25]
  • Crack Music 5 (2011)[26]
  • Legend Season (2012)[27]
  • Legend Era (2012)
  • Crack Music 6 (2012)
  • Legend Era II (2013)
  • Genius (2013)
  • Legend Era III (2013)
  • 808 God (2014)
  • Crack Music 7 (2014)
  • God's Plan (2015) (with CRMC)
  • New Levels, New Devils (2016)[28](with CRMC)
  • Fr33 Spirits (2017)

Production discography

Singles produced

Year Title Chart positions Certifications Album
US
US R&B/HH
US Rap
CAN
2009 "Make 'Em Say"
(Meek Mill)
-- 94 -- -- Flamerz 2.5: The Preview
2010 "Daily On The Block"
(B Money featuring T.I.)
-- -- -- -- N/A
"Cakin"
(B Money)
-- -- -- -- N/A
"Daily On The Block"
(B Money featuring T.I. and Meek Mill)
-- -- -- -- N/A
"Rosé Red"
(Meek Mill)
-- 103 -- -- Flamerz 3: The Wait Is Over
"Money Money Money"
(Red Cafe featuring Diddy and Fabolous)
-- 68 -- -- N/A
2011 "Ima Boss"
(Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross)
101 20 17 -- Dreamchasers
"Ima Boss" (Remix)
(featuring DJ Khaled, T.I., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman and Swizz Beatz)
51 -- -- -- N/A
"Let It Go (Dope Boy)"
(Red Cafe featuring Diddy)
-- 76 -- --
2012 "Let It Go (Dope Boy)" (Remix)
(Red Café featuring Diddy, French Montana and 2 Chainz)
-- -- -- -- Hell's Kitchen
"Amen"
(Meek Mill featuring Drake)
57 5 4 -- Dreams and Nightmares
"Burn"
(Meek Mill feat. Big Sean)
101 86 -- --
"Young & Gettin' It"
(Meek Mill feat. Kirko Bangz)
86 25 18 --
"B.L.A.B. (Ballin' Like a Bitch)"
(Ace Hood)
-- 85 -- -- Body Bag Vol. 2
"Trouble"
(Leona Lewis featuring Childish Gambino)
-- -- -- 7 Glassheart
2014 "Hot Nigga"
(Bobby Shmurda)
6 1 1 34 Shmurda She Wrote EP
2015 "Monster"
(Meek Mill)
96 30 19 -- N/A
2017 "The Get Back"
(Juelz Santana featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)
-- -- -- -- N/A
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Other Produced

2010

Fabolous - There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP

  • 08. "Tonight" (featuring Red Café)

Meek Mill - Flamerz 3: The Wait Is Over

  • 04. "I'm Tryna" (featuring Mel Luv & E. Ness)
  • 10. "40 On My Hip" (featuring NH & Nitty)
  • 11. "I'm Clean" (featuring Young Dro)
  • 12. "Make Em Say"
  • 13. "Money Like A Mufucka" (featuring K. Smith & Mel Luv)
  • 16. "I Want Em All (featuring Mel Luv)
  • 23. "I'm Killin' Em" (featuring Red Café)

Chris Brown & Tyga - Fan Of A Fan

  • 06. "48 Bar Rap"
  • 19. "G Shit"
  • 20. "Holla At Me"

Meek Mill - Mr. Philedalphia

  • 02. "Indian Bounce"
  • 03. "Rose Red" (remix) (featuring T.I., Vado, & Rick Ross)
  • 06. "Legggo" (featuring Peedi Crakk, & Young Chris)
  • 14. "Ballin'" (featuring Shizz & Nitty)
  • 18. "Where Dey Do Dat" (featuring Young Chris)
  • 23. "Bullet Wit Ya Name" (featuring Manny Wellz)

Gucci Mane - Ferrari Music

2011

Cory Gunz - Son Of A Gun

  • 20. "I'm Fuckin' Wit It" (featuring Young Hash)

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers

  • 08. "Tony Story" (featuring Jahlil Beats)

2012

Jadakiss - Consignment

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2

  • 07. "Flexing"

Roscoe Dash - 2.0

  • 04. "Zodiak Sign" (featuring Lloyd)

Ace Hood - Body Bag Vol. 2

  • 02. "Wanna Beez"

DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring

  • 01. "Shout Out To The Real" (featuring Meek Mill, Ace Hood, and Plies)

Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares

  • 03. "Young & Gettin' In" (featuring Kirko Bangz) (produced with TM88 & Southside)

Styles P - The Diamond Life Project

  • 02. "Gripping Over There" (featuring French Montana and Pusha T)

Skyzoo - Theo vs. J.J. (Dreams vs. Reaality)

Avatar Darko - Soviet Goonion

  • 13. "Terminator, Pt. 2"

Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred

  • 06. "Range Over Rhythm"

Yo Gotti - CM7: The World Is Yours

  • 15. "Ain't No Turning Around"

Jeezy - It's Tha World

  • 02. "Knob Broke"

2013

Ace Hood - Starvation 2

N.O.R.E. - Student of the Game

Kevin Gates - The Luca Brasi Story

  • 21. "What's Understood"

French Montana - Excuse My Fresh

  • 02. "Trap House" (featuring Birdman and Rick Ross)

Ash K - Relationships 101

  • 02. "Bonnie & Clyde 13"

Problem - The Separation

  • 15. "Do It" (featuring Tyga)

Cory Gunz - Datz WTF I'm Taklin Bout

  • 13. "Demons" (featuring Charlie Rock)

Reese - DSNRTRAPN

  • 04. "Wakebake" (featuring Buddy)

B Money - F.lip A.ll M.oney (advance)

  • 02. Cakin
  • 04. Daily On The Block (featuring Meek Mill and T.I.)

Yo Gotti - Nov 19: The Mixtape

  • 08. "Sometimes"

Hardhead - Deliberate Mistakes

  • 09. "Nameless Celebrities" (featuring Kid Ink and K-Shawn)

Trae Tha Truth - I Am King

  • 13. "I Am King"

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - Fresh Veggies

  • 07. "Perception/Love All Around Me" (featuring Kirko Bangz)

Scoe - Tha Influence

  • 03. "Hunnid Thousand"
  • 07. "Where They At"

2014

Coke Boys - Coke Boys 4

  • 09. "Worst Nightmare" (featuring Diddy)

N.O.R.E. - Noreaster

  • 05. "#FACTS" (featuring Yung Reallie)

Skyzoo & Torae - Barrel Brothers

  • 03. "Make You A Believer"

Young Scrap - Faded Ambition

  • 06. "Hot Nigga" (freestyle)

Ace Hood - Body Bag 3: Beast Mix

  • 06. "Hot Nigga" (Beast mix)

Batgang - 4B's

04. "Where Dey At" (performed by Kid Ink, Shitty Montana, and King Los)

Problem - 354: Lift Off

  • 04. "Hot Nigga" (featuring Bobby Shmurda)

Rich The Kid - Rich Than Famous

  • 04. "Don't Love You"
  • 06. "Wrist Gone Crazy"

2015

Juicy J - Blue Dream & Lean 2

  • 03. "Throw Dem Racks"

Dok2 - Multillionaire

  • 06. "Spirit of Ecstasy"

The Game - The Documentary 2

  • 05. "Standing on Ferraris" (featuring Diddy)

Meek Mill - Single

  • 01. "Monster" (The Get Back Freestyle)

Rick Ross - Black Market

  • 07. "Crocodile Python"

Jay Park

2016

Torae - Entitled

  • 06. "Let 'Em Know"

Beanie Sigel -

  • Top Shotta

Royce da 5'9" - Tabernacle: Trust the Shooter

  • 08. "Rap on Steroids"

Tink - Single

Meek Mill - DC4

  • 13. "Tony Story 3"

Juelz Santana - TBA

2017

Juelz Santana - TBA

References

  1. ^ a b c d Sharp, Elliott (January 18, 2012). "Brothers Jahlil and Tone Beats Are Making Beats for the Biggest Names in the Game". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Jahlil Beats". Roc Nation. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Jahlil Beats Recalls Meeting Meek Mill, Signing With Roc Nation". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b "On the Come Up" 2012 Freshmen Class Edition
  5. ^ a b c Jahlil Beats Touts Himself 'Best' Producer, Talks Success, Mentoring
  6. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2013/09/best-rap-beats-last-5-years/meek-mill-rick-ross-ima-boss
  7. ^ Jahlil Beats Inks Roc Nation Deal [Video] - XXL
  8. ^ a b Jahlil Beats -- 25 New Producers To Watch Out For | Complex
  9. ^ Jahlil Beats Talks Roc Nation Signing, "I'm A Boss" Remix - XXL
  10. ^ Big Sean, Willow Smith To Get Jahlil Beats Treatment In 2012 - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com
  11. ^ Jahlil Beats Talks Working With Jay-Z - XXL
  12. ^ Mixtape: Jahlil Beats "Legend Music" | Complex
  13. ^ Mixtape: Jahlil Beats "Legend Era" | Complex
  14. ^ Jahlil Beats 'Crack Music Vol. 6' Mixtape [Listen/Download] - XXL
  15. ^ Mixtape: Jahlil Beats "Legend Era 2" | Complex
  16. ^ Jahlil Beats - Legend Era 2 (Mixtape) | HYPETRAK
  17. ^ Jahlil Beats Drops "Legend Era 2" Mixtape [Download Now] - XXL
  18. ^ Jahlil Beats - GENIUS | 2dopeboyz
  19. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Jahlil-Beats-Genius-mixtape.524367.html
  20. ^ http://thedrop.fm/jahlil-beats-genius-mixtape-review/
  21. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/12/jahlil-beats-releases-new-mixtape-legend-era-3/
  22. ^ Jahlil Beats Details Meek Mill "Dream Chasers 3" Work | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  23. ^ Jahlil Beats - Crack Music 2 | HipHopSince1987
  24. ^ Jahlil Beats - Still On My Grind // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com
  25. ^ Jahlil Beats - Crack Music 4 Hosted by DJ Amir & DatPiff.com // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com
  26. ^ Jahlil Beats - Crack Music 5 (Mixtape) | 2dopeboyz
  27. ^ Jahlil Beats - Legend Season. Hosted by DJ Woogie // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com
  28. ^ Schwartz, Danny. "Jahlil Beats and CRMC release 3rd Joint Mixtape". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2016.
  29. ^ "American single certifications - Meek Mill - Amen". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
  30. ^ "American single certifications - Bobby Shmurda - Hot Boy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
  31. ^ https://soundcloud.com/aomgofficial/jaypark-lotto

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