Roll Call Songwriter-Producer Career Defining Moments (Pg 4)

Leland Wayne aka Metro Boomin

Layout 1Leland Wayne a/k/a Metro Boomin – Leland Wayne/Astronaut Music/Rondor Music Publishing (BMI)

Metro Boomin is one of the industry’s go-to guys—a producer whose growing list of credits include rappers Future (“Karate Chop” and “Honest”), Cash Out (“Another Country”), Ludacris (“Raised in the South”), French Montana (“Everything’s A Go”), Ace Hood (“Disloyal”), Chief Keef (“Shine”) and lots more.  His career defining moment iswhen I saw that ‘Karate Chop’ was all over the radio and people were talking about it in the streets.  Then the remix came out with Lil Wayne and I knew things would go up from there.”  Metro Boomin is finishing up new music for Future, Ace Hood, Cashout, YG, Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, and his own upcoming mixtape 19 & Boomin.  www.Twitter.com/metroboomin

Layout 1Luney Tunez – Beat JUUG, LLC/ Peer Music (ASCAP) 

A native of the ATL, producer Luney Tunez is influenced by the city’s unmistakable Southern, urban culture and musical richness.  Luney Tunez’s discography includes work with Rihanna featuring Future (“Loveeeeee Song”), Future (“Go Harder”) and Kevin Gates (“Die Bout It”).  Luney says he is about, “Creating timeless music.  I’ve worked with many rappers but working on Rihanna’s album truly opened my eyes!” www.twitter.com/LuneyTunezBJ

 

Layout 1Maffio Alkatraks aka Carlos Ariel Peralta – Alkatraks Entertainment/SpanGlish World Publishing (ASCAP)

The Dominican Republic-born “Maffio” is much celebrated in the Latin Pop and international Dance arenas—with a growing discography that includes Frankie J. featuring Pitbull’s “Beautiful”; Olga Tanon featuring Maffio’s “Una Mujer Como Yo”; and Fonseca’s “Eres Mi Sueno.”  Maffio is working on new music for Young Breed, Chino y Nachos, Elvis Crespo, and his own anticipated solo album.  “My career defining experience was when I wrote ‘Mi Alma Se Muere’ for Fuego featuring Pitbull and Omega,” says Maffio.  “It opened so many doors for me.”  Alkatraks@gmail.com

Layout 1Mansur Zafr –Sounds Like Water/Rondor Music Publishing (BMI)

Producer and songwriter Mansur Zafr continues to rack up the song credits, creating great R&B music for Ashanti (“Never Should Have”), Monica (“Without You”) and Chris Brown (“Out Of My Way”).  Mansur credits his musical influences to Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Coldplay, Imogen Heap and James Fauntleroy.  Mansur is currently working on new music for Sevyn, Coco Jones and Chris Brown.  mazmuzic@gmail.com

 

Layout 1Matthew “Zeke” MacUmber – Ohpenthawt (ASCAP)

Collaborating and working closely with Interscope recording artist Mateo is what’s keeping “Zeke” incredibly busy of late. Zeke is credited on a pair of songs for Mateo’s project: “How Good Is Your Love” and “Say It’s So” featuring Alicia Keys.  Signed to Kerry “Krucial” Brothers’ Krucial Noise Entertainment, Zeke is working on the final stages of Mateo’s album and a forthcoming EP on Pop singer Maxine Ashley.  Zeke lives by, “Surrounding yourself with people who bring out the best in you,” he says.    zekemacumber@gmail.com

Layout 1Maurice Fonson  – WhatsYoMo Music Publishing/(SESAC)

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Fonson’s influences range from Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye to Diane Warren, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Linda Perry.  Maurice is currently working on new music for CJ Holland, Sevyn and a submission for Avril Lavigne.  As a recording artist, Fonson recently dropped his own independent EP, the impressive Love Life and Stereo.  www.twitter.com/MauriceFonson

 

Layout 1Mex Manny  – MexManny Music /BMB (ASCAP)

Manny’s specialty as a producer, top line/melody writer, has gotten him credits like Rihanna featuring Future’s, “Loveeeeeee Song” and Wale featuring Rihanna on the “Bad” (remix).  He’s currently working on new music for Rihanna, Kevin Gates and Wiz Khalifa.  Manny says his influences include, “DJ Quik, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Timbaland and dope keyboard players because they make sound come to life.”  www.twitter.com/mexmannybeats

 

Layout 1Micah “Micahfonecheck” Powell – Micahfonecheck 1212/Universal Music Publishing (BMI)

A writer, producer and artist, Micahfonecheck has collaborated on Drake featuring Jhene Aiko’s “July,” Tank’s “Next Breath,” and Chris Brown’s “Talk that Sh*t” and “Go Away.” Micahfonecheck is currently working on new music for Omarion, Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, along with his own solo project.  “Music is worthless unless it can make a complete stranger break down and cry,” he says.  For inquiries contact Tre at Artclubtre@me.com

 

 

Layout 1Mike “Hunnid” McGregor – 100 Miles N Runnin / Royalty Network (ASCAP)

Songwriter Mike “Hunnid” McGregor scored his first placement while working on Pop superstar Jason Derulo’s album, Future History.  Mike is currently working on new music for Latoya Luckett, Janet Jackson, Kristina Debarge, Sabrina Antoinette and Joelle James.  Mike credits his mother and father, the latter who is a drummer and singer, for his musical inspiration.  “Destiny isn’t a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice,” states McGregor.  Hunidprf@gmail.com

 

Layout 1Ms. GermFree – GermFree Nation/Hits & History Entertainment (BMI)

Not only is Ms. GermFree a lyricist and top line writer but a rising rap recording artist. Her co-writing credits include “Light Um Up” by Mac Lucci (DPG) and “Tomorrow Never Comes” by ScHoolboy Q (of Top Dawg Entertainment) – both featuring GermFree rapping on the records.  She is currently working on her EP No Safety which, according to her, “Is an experience through the mind of an outspoken and unstable woman…a Bride of Frankenstein fused with the savvy rants of Mae West.” www.twitter.com/msgermfree

 

Layout 1MTBM Music Group – Travis House Music (BMI)/Justin DRIP Music (BMI)

This production team was founded by artist, producer Travis House “Trav” (Nicole Scherzinger, Porscha Coleman, Dave Hollister, Anthony Hamilton, Algebra Blessett, GangStarr, Lina, Scott Storch, Craig David) and producer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ JustinDRIP (Lina, Porscha Coleman, Travis Richter ‘First to Last’, Electric Drip).  They are currently developing Pop Rock act the Petrel Sisters, Latin Hip-Hop sensation Issa, along with original motion picture music and scoring.  They are also working on their own album in addition to writing for label acts.  For inquiries: t.housemusic@gmail.com