Panel “Producers: setting the pace”
Want to learn how to be a producer and beat some of your favorite songs?
Join us Thursday, June 30e at 19 ‘o clock/EST for our Panel of producers at The musical encounter – a virtual discussion on the business behind the music presented by Radio One.
Get to know our panelist and moderator below who will provide valuable information during this panel for free!
Aubrey “Boobie” Robinson is an Atlanta-based music producer who has contributed his talents to several hit records featuring artists such as Fetty Wap, Post Malone, Kevin Gates, Saweetie and Summer Walker. His versatility and adaptability in the industry has allowed him to successfully partner with Warner Music Publishing to further enhance the careers of any artists he chooses to collaborate with on their roster. Growing up in the church gave Boobie access to music in a way that taught him how to use the notes to resonate with your heart and soul as well as your ears. When he’s not enjoying time to be there for his daughter, he’s flying around the world providing direction, melodies and sick sounds to all your favorite artists.
The hit producer of City Girls’ smash hit “Twerkulator” has created club-smashing anthems for Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Yo Gotti and Young Dolph. His music became a radio mainstay with two chart-topping singles – “California” featuring Young Dolph, and TI and the RIAA Gold-certified Smash “On the Way” featuring DJ Luke Nasty. The most recent hit “Smile Bitch/Living My Best Life” by Lil Duval ft. Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy. Which was also certified RIAA Gold and #1 Billboard on Urban Radio for 6 weeks, RnB Charts for 12 weeks and #4 Rhythmic radio. Lately, Mr. Hanky has added the role of A&R to some of today’s top artists. Such as 2Chainz, BRS Kash, Mulatto, Renni Rucci, Erica Banks and Queen Naija.
Hailing from the humble streets of Portsmouth, VA for Cortè Ellis, the gift of music was revealed almost as soon as he could speak. Cortè’s earliest memories of her loving mother were as a young toddler and her attempts to sing Michael Jackson tunes at the top of her lungs. He was, after all, the son of two singers and the direct descendant of a family of renowned musicians in the region. In elementary school, Cortè shared her gift with all who crossed her path, through both her involvement in her church choir and her participation in school plays. In college, he was increasingly eager to learn more. Cortè’s personality made him a very popular student. He was recruited by four classmates to become one of the lead singers of their R&B group called New Image. Motivated by a desire to do more than sing covers and songs already popularized by other artists, Cortè began writing original music for his young band. Thus began the symbiotic relationship between his singing aspirations and his songwriting career. Despite the lack of commitment from some of the other members of his group, Cortè soon realized that music offered him something he had sought all his life. The music gave him hope for a life away from the streets and the Academy Park housing estate he had always called home.
As the youngest of three boys, with three younger sisters behind him, he constantly dreamed of a better life for his family. Like many young people of his generation, he was of course faced with the temptation to live on the streets. With no other options, he actually fell in prayer for the quick cash that life on the streets provided. Seeing so many of his peers end up dead or in prison, he quickly learned from the mistakes of others that this path would ultimately offer more peril than prosperity. Endowed with an undeniable talent, Cortè found many members of his community ready to support his desire to succeed in music. By the time he graduated from high school and was ready to start his career, he lost his most adamant supporter in prison. Stunned, hurt and confused, Cortè sought peace with biblical passages that spoke to his heart. He found comfort in understanding that when one door closes, another is bound to open. A few days later, a talent contest at a local nightclub turned into Cortè’s taste of possible regional exposure. After gaining attention and gaining the tutelage of club owner Monty Marshall, he recorded his first independent album, and even got some local radio airplay with the song “Independent Woman”. His growing reputation led to a sort of apprenticeship with producer Will Skillz, who would teach Cortè the art of creating and crafting a complete song. This relationship would become the basis of his successful partnership with New Jersey-based production duo Soul Diggaz. Since their first major label placement with the song “Penny Candy”, for recording group RCA Strong, the trio have enjoyed continued success. Despite the ups and downs of the recording industry, their incredible talent and impeccably nurtured relationships provided Cortè the platform to grow and work with R&B heavyweights like Beyonce, Monica, Fantasia and Tweet, with Cortè creating the melodies and lyrics, while the Soul Diggaz created the beats. The sweet taste of success left Cortè wanting even more and sparked the flames of him wanting his own footprint and artist roster to grow. His songwriting career exploded and allowed him to learn from some of the biggest and best names in the music game.
After writing and collaborating with an iconic-level artist for nearly a decade, Cortè Ellis is finally ready and perfectly positioned to launch his own record label Akademy Records, named after the housing project he worked tirelessly to create. ‘escape. Along with her partner, business magnate Tom Morris, Cortè plans to cultivate artists who share her love for timeless music. As he is thrilled to finally have the opportunity to be the conduit that will bring promising new talent to the world, he realizes what his previous successes will mean for his future as a Record Mogul. He has already learned to connect verbally with his audience. Her extensive travels and life experiences also allow Cortè to bring a different yet global perspective to the entertainment arena. As a self-proclaimed street gentleman and constant student of life, he learned all the rules of the game from fellow iconic Virginia talents such as Teddy Riley and Missy Elliott. He learned the art of telling a story through the lyrics and melody of the great Clive Davis. He has acquired the skill of providing fans with catchy and catchy Diddy tunes. He learned from singer-songwriter and new American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi about the idiosyncrasies of pop music. All this now united under the gift Cortè Ellis has spent his life developing. Academy Park was Cortè’s foundation and now Akademy Records will be the foundation of future music stars. Akademy Records promises a legion of current and future music fans emotional connections, timeless experiences, and audible soundtracks for life. Let’s all welcome Professor Cortè. The class is in session!
Warryn Campbell is a visionary musician, executive and leading producer of R&B, gospel and hip-hop music. Campbell’s mastery of crafting chart-topping hits across a multitude of genres has earned him critical acclaim as one of the most prolific record producers of our time. Campbell’s Grammy-winning body of work includes projects with global icons such as Mary Mary, Kanye West, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and MC Lyte. With a natural ear and a deep passion for musicality and composition, Campbell became a virtuoso on drums, bass, guitar and keyboards at the age of 15. Among his many creative pursuits, Campbell also plays bass guitar in the gospel band The Soul Seekers. Prior to forming My Block, Inc., his business repertoire includes serving as Vice President of A&R for Elektra Records. Campbell is the pastor of the California Worship Center in North Hollywood, California. He is the proud husband of Erica Campbell of 20 years and father of their three children – Krista, Warryn III and Zaya. Connect with him on social media: @warryncampbell.
Yung Lan has worked with Fetty Wap, Blac Youngsta, Lil Wayne and many more. Inspired by Kanye West and fellow Virginia natives, Pharrell Williams & Timberland, Yung Lan had a passion for producing beats and rapping over it himself. In 2011, he started pursuing music full time. In 2015, he produced mega-star Fetty Wap’s 2x Platinum hit ‘RGF Island’, which caught the eye of industry heavyweight Jon Platt. This led Yung Lan to sign a publishing deal with Warner Chappell the same year. Over the years, his melodic yet open take on production has been sought after by A&Rs and musicians around the world. Throughout his career, he’s released hits like Blac Youngsta’s “Booty,” Roddy Rich’s “Bacc Seat,” and Lil Uzi Vert’s “That Way,” all credited to his extensive production catalog. In 2019, Yung Lan opened Defiant Recording Studios in Richmond, Virginia. As he continues to flourish as a music mogul and entrepreneur, he aims to turn emerging producers and artists into true superstars.
He was called the “Hot Boy” but that title didn’t tell the real story. His accolades include: · Being named East Coast DJ of the Year at the Mix Show Power Summit · Voted DC’s Most Popular DJ, Top Radio and Club DJ for 6 years in a row · Named both Breaking DJ of the Global Spin Award and National Club DJ of the Year · Source magazine listed him in the Power 30 DJs for the past 3 years and one of the top 10 DJs in the country · DJ for the Russ Parr Morning Show airing at the Nationwide · DJ for the BET 106 & Park TV Show · 93.9 WKYS (DC) & 92Q (Baltimore) Radio personality, DJ and host of The Quicksilva Show · Personal DJ for NFL legend Ray Lewis Quicksilva is the host of a syndicated show called “The QuickSilva Show” heard weekdays from 3-7pm on both 92.3 FM in Baltimore and 93.9 FM in DC. Quick is the owner of Baltimore’s premier nightclub, Club DownTown Bmore (416 E. Baltimore St.). When not working with his radio show or club, Quick spends his time as a motivational speaker and community volunteer. A small multi-faceted talent center and a born star!
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