Emile Haynie

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Emile Haynie
Birth name Emile Haynie
Also known as E. Haynie
Born Buffalo, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, indie, pop
Occupations Record producer, songwriter, DJ
Instruments Drums, Keyboard, Sampler, Drum machine
Years active 2000–present
Labels Dream On (former)
Associated acts Eminem, Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Plain Pat, P!nk, Linkin Park

Emile Haynie, often credited simply as Emile, is an American record producer from Buffalo, New York. His range of production includes alternative rock, hip hop, indie and pop music. He was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and won for Best Rap Album for Eminem's Recovery. Haynie works out of his studio in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Haynie is a native of Buffalo, New York. He started primarily as a sample-driven hip-hop producer and got his first big break after handing off a beat CD to now-deceased, Detroit rapper Proof.[2] He then began producing for various members of Eminem’s Detroit camp, as well as New York City rappers Raekwon, Cormega, and C-Rayz Walz.[2] He relocated to New York City and got his start as a hip hop producer in the early 2000s, collaborating with rappers Obie Trice, Ghostface Killah, The Roots, Cormega, M.O.P., Rhymefest, and AZ. His career grew and, by the second half of 2000's first decade, he had worked with Ice Cube, Slaughterhouse, Eminem, Kanye West and Kid Cudi.[2] Haynie remixed Michael Jackson's 1972 song, "Maria (You Were the Only One)", for the 2009 album Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite.[1]

In 2009 Haynie, along with record producer Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds and recording artist Kid Cudi launched their record label, Dream On, in partnership with Kanye West's GOOD Music and Universal Motown. Cudi announced in February 2011 however, that the label had been dissolved.[3] Cudi stated to Complex magazine that they were still on good terms: "I wanted to try something new, and I wanted to take control of things myself.[...] There’s no hard feelings."[4] The label released Kid Cudi's albums, Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009) and Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010).[5]

Haynie was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and won for Best Rap Album for Eminem's Recovery.[6] He co-produced Kanye West's 2010 single, "Runaway", and expanded into pop music, working with Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars and Fun..[2] Haynie produced Del Rey's 2012 album, Born to Die, which debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 2 in the U.S., and No. 1 in Britain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria.[7] and alongside Jeff Bhasker, Fun's album Some Nights. co:wrote "Compass" by Lady Antebellum in 2013's single



  1. ^ a b Levine, Mike (October 13, 2011). "Talking Shop With Emile". Electronic Musician. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Isenberg, Daniel; La Puma, Joe (October 28, 2011). "Emile Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records". Complex. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kid Cudi Splits With Manager, Launching New Label". MTV. February 27, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kid Cudi: Puzzling (2011 Cover Story)". Complex. September 19, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kid Cudi Splits With Label and Managers, Starts New Label". Billboard. February 28, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nominees And Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Brown, Jacob (February 9, 2012). "A Star Is Born (and Scorned)". T. Retrieved February 11, 2012.