Harry Fraud

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Harry Fraud
Birth name Rory William Quigley
Born (1987-01-26) January 26, 1987 (age 27)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer
Instruments Drum machine
Pro Tools
Sampler
MPC 2000XL
Reason
Years active 2003–present
Labels Priority Records, Surf School, Scion AV
Associated acts Action Bronson, Curren$y, Eddie B, French Montana, Isaiah Toothtaker, Riff Raff, Smoke DZA
Website http://www.harryfraud.com/

Rory William Quigley (born January 26, 1987), professionally known as Harry Fraud, is an American record producer from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Fraud is primarily a hip hop producer. He first begun to produce in 2003, since then he's been a fixture in the New York underground and mixtape scene, working with several notable artists in the circuit. Fraud has collaborated with rappers on full-length albums such as Flight 2011 (2011) with Chinx Drugz, Rugby Thompson (2012) with Smoke DZA, Cigarette Boats (2012) with Curren$y, and Saaab Stories (2013) with Action Bronson.

Fraud has also done production for high-profile artists such as French Montana, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Mac Miller, Prodigy and Pusha T, among many others. On March 8, 2013 Fraud released his first solo full-length project, a mixtape titled Adrift, which featured guest appearances from several rappers including Danny Brown, Sir Michael Rocks, Trae tha Truth, Kool G Rap and more. Later that year in May, Fraud teamed up with Scion A/V to release his second solo project, an extended play (EP) titled High Tide. He is currently working on his debut studio album to be released in 2014, along with various collaborative projects.

Career[edit]

2005-2012: Early work[edit]

In 2005, Fraud began to work as a producer and composer for the International Emmy Awards, where he created the walk up music for the award presentations.[1] In an interview with Sean Price for HipHopDX.com, he revealed that it was his father who was getting his music through to the Emmy producers.[2] At the 2010 ceremony, television producer Simon Cowell took special notice of Fraud's walk up music and requested that it be replayed briefly during his speech so that everyone could pay tribute.[2] Cowell then followed the sound clip by stating, "That's a hit record."[3] Harry Fraud broke out into the mainstream as the producer behind French Montana's "Shot Caller". Since then he has collaborated with rappers on full-length albums such as Smoke DZA on Rugby Thompson (2012)[4] and Curren$y on Cigarette Boats (2012).[5] Fraud has also done production for artists such as Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Action Bronson, and Riff Raff among many others.[1]

2013-present: Adrift and Saaab Stories[edit]

On March 8, 2013 Fraud released his debut mixtape titled Adrift, that has 115,000 downloads as of April 21, 2013 on DatPiff.[6] The mixtape features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Bun B, Slim Thug, Rick Ross, French Montana, Prodigy, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Kool G Rap, Trae tha Truth, Mac Miller, Chinx Drugz, Curren$y, Chevy Woods, Danny Brown and Pusha T among many others. The mixtape is entirely self produced and does not include any vocals of his.[7] In early April 2013 Fraud and rapper Eddie B released a collaboration free EP titled Horsepower through Man Bites Dog Records.[8] Fraud also released an EP through Scion AV on May 7, 2013 titled Scion A/V Presents: High Tide. The free EP features guest appearances by Earl Sweatshirt, Tech N9ne, French Montana, Action Bronson, Riff Raff, Mistah F.A.B., Troy Ave, Smoke DZA and Chinx Drugz.[9] On the same day he released an EP on iTunes of instrumentals all produced by himself titled Royal Ralm.[10] On June 11, 2013 Fraud released his collaboration project with Action Bronson titled, Saaab Stories. The project featured collaborations with Raekwon, WIz Khalifa and Prodigy. It would debut at #63 on the Billboard 200.

On July 22, 2013 it was announced that Fraud's Surf School record label signed to the new Priority Records which operates under Capitol Music Group.[11] He has promised a project with French Montana to be released after Montana's album Excuse My French (2013).[12] He also revealed plans to release a collaboration mixtape with Riff Raff and his debut album in late 2013.[13][14] Fraud and Eddie B also announced they would release a full length album titled Paper, Piff & Polo during 2013.[15] On October 6, 2013, Smoke DZA announced he would release a collaboration EP with Currensy, entirely produced by Harry Fraud.[16] He has said he wants to work with New York rappers Jay-Z and Cam'ron in the future.[7]

Production style[edit]

Harry Fraud's production has been described as "New York tinged, sample heavy, foggy music."[17] Fraud’s production leans heavily on samples, and he’s become known for turning obscure tracks into hard-knocking beats.[13] In an interview with HipHopDX Fraud described his style saying, "What’s most important to me with production is that I’m just always trying to do something unique. If I approach a production—whether it be sample-based or starting with something that originates in my head—I always try to do it in a way that is not typical at all. So if it’s something that I feel where I might be going down a path that sounds too much like what’s going on now, I’ll make sure to try and take a left turn and do something that’s my own. I try not to have a style, so to speak."[18] He went on to describe the use of drums on his beats stating, "I’m more about trying to have a strong drum presence—whether the drum is a big, huge snare or a little, tiny rimshot—I wanna make sure that the presence of the drums is felt no matter what."[18] He is known for his drop at the beginning of his productions of a Spanish woman saying "La musica de Harry Fraud".[14]

Personal life[edit]

As a hobby Fraud enjoys surfing. The topic of surfing is used as a theme in his music, particularly in the name of his crew Surf School. During childhood his father who was a frequent traveler, taught him how to surf on the beaches on Long Island. In an interview with HipHopDX Fraud said on the topic of surfing, "If I’m not in the studio, I’m trying to go to the beach and catch some waves."[2]

Discography[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Flight 2011 (with Chinx Drugz) (2011)[19]
  • The Lucky 7 (with Eddie B) (2011)[20]
  • One Way Out (with Star Bred) (2011) [21]
  • Rob Zombie (with Isaiah Toothtaker & Rapewolf) (2012)[22]
  • Adrift (2013)
  • The Johnny Utah Story (with Eddie B) (2013)
  • Projection (with Adrian Lau) (2014)[23]
  • Mac & Cheese: The Appetizer (with French Montana) (2014)[24]

Production discography[edit]

Year Artist Release Tracks Produced
2009 French Montana Mac Wit Da Cheese "New York Minute (feat. Jadakiss)"
2010 French Montana Coke Boys "Lie To Me (feat. Chinx Drugz & Flip)"
"Crack Da Top (feat. Cheeze)"
"Goin In For Da Kill (feat. Chinx Drugz & Cheeze)"
"Hammer Long (feat. Cheeze, Chinx Drugz & Brock)"
Lil' Cease Everything Is Hard Body Vol 1 "Say A Prayer (feat Cardan, Chinx Drugs, Meeno, Bristal & Cheeze)"
"I Dont Know Why (feat. Cancun & Mceo)"
"Get It How You Live (feat. Snip Scar, Bristal, Madd Rick & Cheeze)"
"Hustle (feat. Apaulo Treed)"
"I Don't Know (feat Bristal, Cheeze & Scar Snip)"
"New York Minute (Remix) (feat. French Montana, Nicki Minaj, Mase & Jadakiss)"
"Calling My Name (feat. Cheeze, Bristal & D Shaun)"
2011 Action Bronson N/A "Jar Of Drugs"
"Muslim Wedding"
AWKWORD World View "Bars & Hooks (feat. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare)"
Cheeze Cocaine Under Boss "Live For Ever (feat. Chinx Drugz)"
"Money Money (feat. French Montana)"
Chinx Drugz Cocaine Riot "Green Light (feat. Cheeze, Flip & Droop)"
"Had It All (feat. French Montana)"
"Own Man (feat. Lil Cease)"
"SuperLight"
"Posted Up (feat. French Montana)""
"Live Forever (feat. Cheeze)"
"Finish Line"
French Montana, Juicy J, Project Pat Cocaine Mafia "Do It"
"Full of Everything (feat. Chinx Drugz)"
French Montana Coke Boys 2 "Ya Mean (feat. Chinx Drugz)"
"Its Just Me (feat. Cheeze, Chinx Drugz & Flip)"
"Stylin On You (feat. Chinx Drugz & Flip)"
"Red Light (feat. Chinx Drugz & Cheeze)"
"Cocaine Mafia (feat. Trae Tha Truth)"
"Roll With Me (feat. Chinx Drugz)"
"The Rush (feat. S.A.S.)"
"Tell Me When (feat. Cheeze & Charlie Rock)"
Mister 16: Casino Life "Intro"
"Ready"
"Coke Boyz (feat. Chinx Drugz, Flip & Charlie YG)"
"I Think I Luv Her"
"Soul Food"
"Shot Caller"
"Movie"
Juicy J Blue Dream & Lean "Stoner's Night 2 (feat. Wiz Khalifa)"
2012 Action Bronson Bird On A Wire - Single "Bird On A Wire (feat. Riff Raff)"
Adrian Lau N/A "Blue Dreams"
Chevy Woods Gangland "Delonte West"
Chinx Drugz Cocaine Riot 2 "I'm A Coke Boy (feat. French Montata)"
"Early In The Game (feat. Chevy Woods)"
"Road 2 Riches"
"Greedy (feat. Grafh)"
"Perfect Picture (feat. Action Bronson)"
Curren$y Priest Andretti "Pay Roll"
DJ Scream Cassette Deck - Single "Cassette Deck (feat. Rick Ross, Bun B & Slim Thug)"
Fat Trel Nightmare On E St. "Deep In The Game (feat. Rick Ross)"
French Montana Coke Boys 3 "Cool Whip (feat. Cheeze)"
Charlie Rock "Tap That (feat. Chinx Drugz & Stack Bundles)"
French Montana Mac & Cheese 3 "Intro"
"State of Mind"
"Triple Double (feat. Mac Miller & Curren$y)"
French Montana Shot Caller (Remix) - Single "Shot Caller (Remix) (feat. Jadakiss, Styles P, Red Café, Fat Joe & Uncle Murda)"
G'AR Coming Of Age "Thank You (feat. Emilio Rojas)"
Neako LVLZebra "The Lufthansa Heist (feat. Young Jab)"
Main Attrakionz Do it for the Bay - Single "Do it for the Bay (feat. DaVinci)"
Meyhem Lauren Respect The Fly Shit "Fingerless Driving Gloves"
"Drug Lords (feat. AG Da Coroner & Action Bronson"
"Special Effects (feat. Heems & Action Bronson"
"BBQ Brisket (feat. Action Bronson & AG Da Coroner)"
Grown Man Palettes (feat. Sean Price)
"Juevos Rancheros (feat. AG Da Coroner, Heems & Riff Raff)"
"Radioactive Tuna (feat. Smoke DZA, J-Love & Thirstin Howl III)"
Prodigy H.N.I.C. 3 "Lay Low (feat. French Montana)"
Shabaam Sahdeeq Degrees of Separation "Futuristic (feat. Eddie B)"
Smoke DZA K.O.N.Y. "Butta Rice"
The Kid Daytona Summer Games: The Kid With The Golden Pen "Low (feat. Jadakiss)"
Wale, Omarion, Stalley, Rick Ross Self Made Vol. 2 "The Zenith"
Wiz Khalifa Taylor Allderdice "Blindfolds (feat. Juicy J)"
N/A "Telescope (feat. 50 Cent)"
2013 Ab-Soul XXL 2013's Freshmen Class: The Mixtape "Back Then"
Action Bronson New York Renaissance "Compliments To The Chef (feat. Lauriana Mae)"
Joey Bada$$ "Day in the Life"
Action Bronson N/A "Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix) (feat. LL Cool J & Lloyd Banks)"
Casey Veggies Life Changes I Love Me Some You
Chinx Drugz Cocaine Riot 3 "I'm A Coke Boy (Remix) (feat. Rick Ross, Diddy & French Montana)"
"How Can I Lose"
French Montana Excuse My French "Ghetto Prayer (feat. Mavado)"
Funkmaster Flex Who You Mad At? Me or Yourself? "Shit We On (feat. French Montana, Chinx Drugz & Cheeze)"
"The Fact That Im Me (feat. Maino & The Mafia)"
"X Marks The Spot (feat. Pete Power, Mysonne, Fred The Godson, Fat Joe, Statuzz, Cory Gunz, Torch & Oun-P)"
Jae Millz Barstool Flow - Single "Barstool Flow"
Los Becoming King "Dope (feat. Pusha T & Yo Gotti"
Mazzi Weight - Single "Weight (feat. Smoke DZA & N.O.R.E.)
Meyhem Lauren N/A "Ten Dollar Lapdances"
Pusha T Wrath of Caine "Road Runner (feat. Troy Ave)"
Smoke DZA Scion 10 Series Music Release "Win"
Talib Kweli Prisoner of Conscious "Upper Echelon"
The Weeknd Kiss Land "Professional" (produced with DannyBoyStyles, The Weeknd and DaHeala)
Flatbush Zombies BetterOffDEAD "LiveFromHell"
Chris Webby Homegrown EP "Left Lane"
2014 Fat Trel Gleesh "How You Feel"
Styles P Phantom and the Ghost "For The Best"
Riff Raff Neon Icon "Lava Glaciers (feat. Childish Gambino)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harry Fraud — 25 New Producers To Watch Out For". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Price, Sean (2012-11-02). "Sean Price Interviews Harry Fraud: They Discuss Hamburgers, Surfing & Producer Tags | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Simon Cowell (American Idol) talks about Harry Fraud". YouTube. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ Rugby Thompson Duo Smoke Dza And Harry Fraud 'Clicked Immediately' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com
  5. ^ Cigarette Boats EP With Curren$y 'Phenomenal,' Harry Fraud Says - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com
  6. ^ Harry Fraud - Adrift // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com
  7. ^ a b Harry Fraud "Adrift" Mixtape Download & Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  8. ^ Paine, Jake (2013-04-08). "Eddie B & Harry Fraud "Horsepower EP" Stream & Download | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  9. ^ "Listen To Harry Fraud's "High Tide" EP With Action Bronson, Tech N9ne & More - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  10. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Royal Palm - EP by Harry Fraud". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  11. ^ "Harry Fraud's Surf School Label Signs To Re-Launched Priority Records - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  12. ^ Producer of the moment Harry Fraud recruits Action Bronson, French Montana and more for Adrift – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music
  13. ^ a b Harry Fraud Talks Sampling, 'Adrift' Mixtape [Download] - XXL
  14. ^ a b Sean Price Interviews Harry Fraud: They Discuss Hamburgers, Surfing & Producer Tags | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop | HipHop DX
  15. ^ Harling, Danielle (2013-04-26). "Harry Fraud & Eddie B Preparing To Release Full-Length Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  16. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/10/new-smoke-dza-currensy-announce-joint-project/
  17. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/2013/05/istandard-producers-weigh-in-on-xxls-2013-freshman-producers-list/7/
  18. ^ a b Sanchez, Jolie (2012-07-10). "Smoke Dza & Harry Fraud Break Down "Rugby Thompson," Lo-Lifes And Hanging Out With Tina Turner | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  19. ^ "Chinx Drugz - Flight 2011 Hosted by Riot Music Group & Cocaine City // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  20. ^ "Eddie B & Harry Fraud - The Lucky 7 EP // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  21. ^ "Starbred - Star Bred & Harry Fraud Present: One Way Out // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  22. ^ Gillespie, Blake (June 5, 2012). "Stream: Isaiah Toothtaker & Rapewolf's Rob Zombie". Impose Magazine. 
  23. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2014/02/adrian-lau-harry-fraud-projection-mixtape
  24. ^ Lilah, Rose (December 19, 2014). "French Montana - Mac & Cheese: The Appitizer Download & Listen [New Mixtape]". Retrieved December 19, 2014.