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we feature the hottest producers on the scene. Each month we'll bring to you
a new producer along with their background.
MONTH'S FEATURE IS: KEITH
Less than four years ago, Keith was just your average country boy from a small unknown town known as Asheboro, North Carolina, who's only focus was to follow in his father's footsteps to becoming the family s next truck driver, however; fate was met as his hobby of creating music would take him on an unexpected journey that most aspiring music artists and producers dare to only dream. Keith's unplanned music career began in 2002 when one of his beats caught the attention of rapper Ludacris during a weekly routine haircut. To make a long story short, Ludacris jumped on the track and together, he and Keith created the Grammy nominated hit single Act a Fool, marking it the first song, major album deal and life changing experience for Keith. Act a Fool went on to appear as a score and soundtrack single for the blockbuster hit film 2 fast 2 Furious. Keith says, "I was very fortunate because this was a rare opportunity that is not commonly given to an unknown, especially for a major artist such as Ludacris. It usually takes years of grinding and hustling before an unknown music producer can establish a name for himself, so I am truly blessed to have had this opportunity."
As a promising producer at Grand Hustle, Keith Mack has already scored three tracks on T.I.'s latest album KING including Ride Wit Me, I Told You So, and the most recently released third single from the album, Live In The Sky (featuring Oscar award winner actor/singer Jamie Foxx). Live in the Sky has already become a classic at T.I.'s concerts and has received rave reviews from critics and fans. Music reviewer K-Burner says Keith Mack's Live in the Sky is a smooth introspective track. He also goes on to say that Ride Wit Me has a nice beat by Keith Mack and is one of those chilled out, catchy bump-in-you-car-type tracks. With the KING album peaking at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart and selling over 520,000 copies in its first week, Keith feels very positive about his future at Grand Hustle.
Keith Mack, who has produced for artists such as Ludacris, Chingy, Boyz N Da Hood (Bad Boy Records) and Young Dro, is excited about the opportunity with Grand Hustle and is looking forward to making more smash hits for T.I. and his camp. He recently produced three tracks for Grand Hustle s up and coming group P$C (Pimp Squad Click,) which features The King of The South himself. Keith is also currently working on new projects with other renowned music acts including the emerging R& B artist Ricco Barrino (the brother of American Idol winner Fantasia), producing Ricco s first hit single Bubble Gum, which is receiving massive airplay across the South.
This low-key producer
may not be your typical conspicuous and flashy headliner, but just his
name and remarkable talent has already begun to surface the music industry's
ears, so it s just a matter of time before