Christian Rich

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Christian Rich
Christian Rich Interview.jpg
Christian Rich interview at Sir and Madame store in Chicago with Raphael Nash
Background Information
Birth Name Taiwo Hassan, Kehinde Hassan
Born Chicago, Illinois February 5, 1982 (age 32)
Origin Lagos, Nigeria
Generes Hip hop, R&B, pop, electronic
Occupations Producer, DJ, recording artist, songwriter
Years active 2003-present
Associated Acts Pharrell, Shae Haley, Neptunes, Rye Rye, N.E.R.D, Lil' Kim
Website thechristianrich.com

"Christian Rich" is a Nigeria-raised, Chicago-born, LA based producer and DJ duo consisting of twin brothers Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan.[1] Under the guidance of Pharrell Williams and Shae Haley of N.E.R.D, they worked with Diddy, Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole and others. Paying the favor back they introduced Pharrell and Earl Sweatshirt, which birthed the song "Burgundy" off of Earl's debut album Doris. The duo signed with Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and have produced on multiple #1 albums.

They recently contributed to Drake's #1 Billboard album Nothing Was the Same on the intro of "Pound Cake" which features Jay Z and co-produced a song for Childish Gambino's Because the Internet. They produced four tracks for Earl Sweatshirt's #1 Rap Billboard album Doris ("Chum", "Centurion", "Molasses", "Knight"), produced on J. Cole's Gold, #1 Billboard album Born Sinner ("Sparks Will Fly") and also produced two songs for Chris Brown's upcoming album X ("When I Love Ya" and "Something Special").

Christian Rich has also toured the world DJing in Paris' Social Club, Munich's P1, Miami's Bardot, Michigan's Electric Forest Festival, and many other notable venues. When asked about their versatility in music, Kehinde puts it simply that they are "designers who are popular in designing music".

Collaborations[edit]

They have worked with Lupe Fiasco, Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, Clipse, Pharrell Williams/N.E.R.D and J. Cole, Rye Rye, The Noisettes, Armand Van Helden and others.

Credits and music production[edit]

Year Title Artist Album Credit
2003 "Get In Touch With Us (featuring Styles P)" Lil' Kim La Bella Mafia Co-Producer with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2003 "I'm Serious" Clipse Cradle 2 the Grave (soundtrack) Co-Producer with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2003 "Jumpin' " Foxy Brown Ill Na Na 2: The Fever Co-Producer with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2003 "Go Hard " Posta Boy Untitled Co-Producer with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2004 "I Wanna Know" Fiona Simone Untitled Co-Producer with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2004 "Problemz" Young Gunz Tough Luv Additional instrumentation with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2006 "Big Spender" Raekwon The Vatican Mixtape Co-Producer with Ez Elpee (Paperchase)
2008 "Ski Hard" Armand Van Helden New York: A Mix Odyssey, Pt. 2 Featured Artist
2008 "Schemer" Christian Rich G-Star Raw Records Volume 1 Featured Artist and Producer
2008 "Hello" Izza Kizza Kizzaland Featured Artist and Producer
2009 "My First Model" GLC Love, Life & Loyalty Featured Artist and Producer
2009 "Get Up, Get Down" Willy Northpole Tha Connect Additional instrumentation with Bangladesh
2009 "Saturday Night Paranoia" Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Wild Young Heartbreaks (The Noisettes Remixes) Featured Artist and Remixer/Producer
2009 "Sunshine" Mick Boogie & Terry Urban La De Soul Featured Artist and Remixer/Producer
2009 "Living Thing" Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Peter Bjorn and John Remixes Featured Artist
2009 "Buck Em Down" Mick Boogie & Terry Urban The ChangeMakers Featured Artist
2009 "Famous Girl" Christian Rich The Decadence Mixtape Artist and Producer
2010 "Hot-n-Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado)" (Christian Rich Remix)" N.E.R.D Hot-N-Fun The Remixes Remixer
2010 "Hypnotize U" (Christian Rich Remix)" N.E.R.D Hypnotize U Remixer
2010 "Hello Virgin" Christian Rich The Decadence Mixtape Artist and Producer
2010 "Queen Bitch 101" Lil' Kim Ms. G.O.A.T. Producer
2010 "Untitled" (Didn't make album cut) Diddy Last Train to Paris Producer
2010 "Another Girl" (Didn't make album cut) Lupe Fiasco Lasers Producer
2011 "Bombs Away" Chris Brown Untitled Producer
2011 "Lovely" (featuring Pusha T) John West John West Producer
2011 "We On It" AKNU Untitled Producer
2011 "Face To Face" Cris Cab Untitled Producer and Co-Songwriter with Cris Cab
2011 "Get Up" DJ Mercer Get Up Featured Artist
2011 "Dreams" Edison Chen Confusion Producer
2011 "Where Are You" Edison Chen Confusion Producer
2011 "N.A.S.A" Futurecop Untitled Featured Artist
2011 "Iman" Mickey Factz Heaven's Fallout: 4th Anniversary Re-Release/Love.Lust.Lost Featured Artist and Producer
2012 "Dance" Rye Rye Go! Pop! Bang! Producer
2012 "Tidal Wave" Chris Rene I'm Right Here Producer
2012 "Face To Face" Cris Cab RISE Producer
2012 "Chum" Earl Sweatshirt Doris Co-producer
2013 "Sparks Will Fly" J Cole Born Sinner Producer
2013 "Deep" Grandtheft x Christian Rich Deep Producer and Artist with Grandtheft
2013 "XIX" feat Angela McCluskey Christian Rich XIX Producer and Artist
2013 "XIX" feat Angela McCluskey Paper Diamond x Christian Rich Paragon Producer and Artist with Paper Diamond
2013 "Centurion" Earl Sweatshirt Doris Producer
2013 "Knight" Earl Sweatshirt Doris Producer
2013 "Molasses" Earl Sweatshirt Doris Co-producer
2013 "Something Special" Chris Brown X Producer
2013 "When I Love Ya" Chris Brown X Producer
2013 "Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2" Feat Jay Z Drake Nothing Was the Same Intro/Speech Sampler with Utters
2013 "I.Crawl" Childish Gambino Because the Internet Co-Producer
2014 "The Palisades" Childish Gambino Kauai Featured Artist and Producer

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