Fredwreck

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FredWreck
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Background information
Birth name Farid Karam Nassar
Born (1972-06-23) June 23, 1972 (age 42)
Flint, Michigan
Origin Palestinian American
Genres Hip hop, Pop
Occupations Record Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist, DJ, Television Producer
Years active 1988–present
Labels Doggystyle Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records
Website Official website
Notable instruments
keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, drum machine, turntables, flute

Farid Karam Nassar (born June 23, 1972), better known as Fredwreck is a record producer from Los Angeles, California. He got his big break when he became a producer for Dr. Dre's newly founded Aftermath Records label, and went on to work with Snoop Dogg's record label Dogghouse Records (now Doggystyle Records).

Music career[edit]

From 1995 to 1997 he was hired by Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee as an A&R executive at MCA/Universal Records where he oversaw the recordings of artists such as Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Immature, Al Green, King Tee, Shai, Bobby Brown and Soundtracks such as Dangerous Minds, Tales from the Hood, and others.[1]

After leaving MCA/Universal, Fredwreck decided to concentrate fully on production. He would give out his production CD to anyone that would listen, and it eventually ended up with Dr. Dre who called Fredwreck to come in and collaborate with him in the studio which then led to him working on the multi-platinum selling album 2001. His roommate at the time Xzibit introduced him to Soopafly, who then also passed his beat CD on to members of the Dogg Pound, Daz and Kurupt which led to his production on the Kurupt album Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha and the chance to work with Snoop Dogg. Snoop then asked Fredwreck to join Doggystyle Records imprint as a producer which led to production on Snoop's albums, and artists on his label such as Tha Eastsidaz.[2][3]

Gumball 3000[edit]

Xzibit at the Gumball 3000 Rally, London 2007.

In the Gumball 3000 2007 rally, FredWreck and Xzibit drove a black Jaguar XJ220. During the first day of the rally, Dutch police seized Xzibits driver's license for doing 160 km/h where only 100 km/h was allowed. After the penalty, FredWreck took over the wheel and they were allowed to continue.[4]

Stop The Oppressive Politics[edit]

The STOP Movement was started by Fredwreck on April 19, 2003.[5] It was created to inform the world about the Iraq War.[6]

"Down with us" is the first song in the STOP Movement. It is also the anthem for this anti-war movement. It was released on April 28, 2003.[5] Produced by Fredwreck, it features Everlast, Tray Deee, Defari, Daz, J-Ro, RBX, Soopafly, Bad Azz, WC, Dilated Peoples, and Mac Minister.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Riz Khan – Hip-Hop's Fredwreck – 03 Jan 08 – YouTube". Uk.youtube.com. 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "// Fredwreck Interview Part 2 (December 2006) // West Coast News Network //". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "// Fredwreck Interview (March 2010) // West Coast News Network //". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ Xzibit loses drivers license in Holland, www.eminem.net, accessed on May 2, 2008
  5. ^ a b "Fredwreck". Web.archive.org. 2004-06-06. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  6. ^ "Rap News Network – Hip-Hop News: Fredwreck Presents The S.T.O.P. Movement". Rapnews.net. 2003-05-13. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.fredwreck.com/stop.html