Amadeus (record producer)

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Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson is a multi-platinum hip hop and R&B producer.

His production credits include 50 Cent's It Is What It Is, Mike Jones' Grandma, Talib Kweli's A Game, and Lil' Mo's Brand Nu and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Danity Kane's Welcome to the Dollhouse Intro, and Donnie Klang's The Pain (Interlude).

Amadeus is currently in the studio working with T.I., Trey Songz, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Trina, Redman and is featured on The Game's Jesus Piece

In 2008, Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson was signed as the newest member The Hitmen, the production team for Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in the Bronx, Amadeus discovered his talent and passion for music at an early age when he started taking drum lessons at his elementary school and began playing drums and piano in school bands and at his church, where he still is today.

Amadeus's first break came when he produced NY rapper, Foxy Brown for the "Cradle 2 the Grave" soundtrack that gave him his first Gold Award. The success of the soundtrack was followed quickly by Foxy Brown's single "Get Off Me", which dealt with her relationship with rapper, Eve.

Amadeus has never stopped working since, producing both critically acclaimed artists such as Mike Jones and chart toppers like 50 Cent & Fabolous. He has built a reputation as one of the most in demand producers in New York and has earned Platinum and Gold status with Mike Jones, Cam'Ron, Fabolous and Danity Kane. Other productions include Jim Jones, Bow Wow, Donnie Klang, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, Papoose, Marques Houston, Trey Songz, Cee-Lo, Young Chris, Lil' Wayne, Gille Da Kid, Joe Budden, ESPN, as well as Lil' Mo's last two first singles, "Yeah Yeah Yeah" featuring Grammy winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, "Sumtimes I" featuring Dip Set's own Capo Jim Jones and Italian rapper Fabri Fibra.

Amadeus has also been featured on numerous TV shows including 8 times on BET's 106 and Park, twice on BET's Rap City as well as on Rap City Top 10 with Mike Jones. Amadeus has also appeared in countless of magazines such as Scratch Magazine (three times), Urban Network, Philly Uncut, The Plug Magazine, Fever Magazine, Rap Fanatic, Billboard Magazine, Connex List, Hush Magazine, Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, and Online Publications like HipHopGame, WhoMag, The FlowOnline, PMP Worldwide, AllHipHop, IStandardProducers.com, STR8HIPHOP.com, HHNLive.com, ChocolateMagazine.co.uk, StreetCred.com, and many more.

Amadeus is the CEO of Platinum Boy Music Inc. which consists of one artist, Tiffany Mynon, "Angel of R&B".

Amadeus is a member of the "Hitmen" and managed by Bad Boy Entertainment and Published by Cherry Lane Music Publishing.

Musical direction[edit]

Amadeus has been the musical director and lead drummer for Trey Songz since 2007. Having toured America with Trey on a number of occasions, the next stop is the BP3 Tour with Jay-Z and Young Jeezy, hitting 30 cities across the country. Amadeus has been noticed for his talent at assembling bands and preparing musicians for tour and appeared regularly on MTV’s Making His Band as a guest judge and musical director for Diddy's group Dirty Money. Amadeus continues to consult for artists and labels and is looking forward to what the future holds for him as a musical director.

Discography[edit]

Released Contributions[edit]

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Justin Bieber "Christmas Eve" Under the Mistletoe (Island Records)
  • DJ Kayslay ft. Lil Cease & The Outlawz "Bury The Hatchet"
  • Tyga ft. Chris Brown "Wonder Woman"
  • Tiffany Mynon "I Know How To Love You.com"
  • Tiffany Mynon ft. Fred The Godson "Dance The Night Away"
  • DJ Webstar "Fly Like A Plane"
  • Keith Murray and Canibus ft. Planet Asia "Rock Wit Us"
  • Keith Murray and Canibus "We Blackout Too"
  • The Game ft. K. Young "Lost"
  • Keyshia Cole "Where Would We"

2010

  • Fabri Fibra "≠", "Non Potete Capire", "Troppo Famoso" Controcultura (Universal Music Italy)
  • Fabolous "I'm Raw" There Is No Competition Mixtape Album
  • Young Jeezy featuring The Clipse "I'll In" Trap or Die 2 Mixtape Album
  • T.I. "Whether You Like It Or Not" F*ck A Mixtape
  • Stack Bundles "Dirt On A Record"
  • Maino "What's Poppin'"
  • Uncle Murda ft. Redman "East Coast Is Back"
  • Co Campbell "Statistic", "My Praise"

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

Unreleased Projects[edit]

2010

  • Trey Songz "Stop Running"
  • The Game "Lost" (Interscope)
  • T.I. "Whether You Like It Or Not" & "1 Untitled Track" (Atlantic Records/Grand Hustle)
  • Keyshia Cole "2 Untitled Tracks" (A&M/Interscope Records)
  • Pistols "1 Untitled Track" (Cash Money Records/Universal Republic)

2008

2007

2006

2005

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