Bangladesh (record producer)

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Bangladesh
Birth name Shondrae Crawford
Origin Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record producer, DJ, rapper
Instruments MPC2000xl, Pro Tools
Years active 1998-present
Labels Cash Money
Associated acts Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Ke$ha, Usher, Lil' Kim, T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Brandy Norwood, Bad Meets Evil, Ludacris, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, M.I.A., Fabolous, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Gucci Mane, Missy Elliott, 8 Ball & MJG, Shawnna, Sean Garrett, Ciara, Mario, T-Boz

Shondrae Crawford, better known by his stage names Bangladesh and Mr. Bangladesh, is a Grammy Award-winning American record producer, disc jockey (DJ) and rapper, who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Bangladesh began producing beats in 1998,[2] but his first big break did not come until 2000 with his production of the hit single, "What's Your Fantasy" for Ludacris, with whom he then worked with many times afterward.[3] In respect to his name, he's said he chose the name Bangladesh because he describes his keyboard-centric production style as "Bangladesh": "It's just Bangladesh. It's foreign to the ears."[4] He worked with Lil Wayne, producing one of his most successful singles, "A Milli." He also produced the beat behind Gucci Mane's song Lemonade, which went on to be remixed or freestyled over by many artists, including Yelawolf, Curren$y, Tyler, the Creator with Earl Sweatshirt, and Big Sean.[5] He also produced Wayne's hit 2011 song "6 Foot 7 Foot", featuring Cory Gunz, and he has produced for Ludacris, Beyoncé,Syleena Johnson Ke$ha, Usher, Nicki Minaj, T-Pain, Bad Meets Evil, Ice Cube, and many other artists. Bangladesh collaborated with Bajan singer Rihanna on Talk that Talk for the song Cockiness (Love It).

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Flowers & Candy (2014)[6]

References[edit]