Jazze Pha

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Jazze Pha
Birth name Phalon Alexander[1]
Born Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, rapper
Instruments Keyboards, Vocals, Sampler, Percussion, Bass, Drums
Years active 1990 (recording artist)
1995-present (record producer)
Labels Elektra Records, Sho'nuff Records, Atlantic Records
Associated acts Ciara, Cee Lo Green, T.I., E-40, Too Short, Nappy Roots, Teyana Taylor
Website Official website

Phalon Alexander,[1] professionally known as Jazze Pha (/ˌæzi ˈf/ JAZ-ee FAY), is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sho'nuff Records, which American R&B singer-songwriter Ciara was signed to.

Early life[edit]

Jazze Pha was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. His father is James Alexander, bassist for the Bar-Kays, an influential group on the Memphis soul scene in the 1960s. His mother is a singer named Denise Williams (not to be confused with chart-topping R&B and gospel singer Deniece "Niecy" Williams).[2][3][4] Pha was named after the late Phalon Jones, another member of the Bar-Kays, who, along with three other Bar-Kays members, was killed in a 1967 plane crash.

Career[edit]

Pha is known for announcing "Ladies and gentlemen" or "This is a Jazze Phizzle production!", both at the beginning and, occasionally, at the end of songs on which he is featured.[5]

In 1990, Pha was signed to Elektra Records.[6]

Discography[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of single and non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Thug In Your Life" 2000 Cap.One Through the Eyes of a Don
"Chooz U" 2001 T.I. I'm Serious
"Keep It on the Hush" Ludacris Word of Mouf
"Coco" 2002 Tela Double Dose
"Gangsta Walk" Baby D, Lil' C, Slim J Lil' Chopper Toy
"Fair XChange" 2Pac Better Dayz
"U Can Call"
"There U Go" 2Pac, Big Syke, Outlawz
"I'm Comin'" Big Tymers, Mikkey, TQ Hood Rich
"Get High" Big Tymers
"Fly in Any Weather" Birdman Birdman
"On the Rocks" Birdman, The D Boys
"Hustlas, Pimps and Thugs" Birdman, 8Ball, TQ
"Ice Cold" Birdman, TQ
"Bowtie" 2003 OutKast, Sleepy Brown Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
"Pretty Pink" David Banner, T.I., Marcus MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water
"Down South" Big Tymers, Lil' Wayne, Ludacris Big Money Heavyweight
"Ride Tonight" Boo & Gotti, Birdman Perfect Timing
"Think..." Boo & Gotti
"Mind on My Money" YoungBloodZ Drankin' Patnaz
"No Average Playa"
"Chillin' with My Bitch" 2004 T.I. Urban Legend
"Lipstick" Cassidy Split Personality
"Still Feels So Good" Twista Kamikaze
"Badunkadunk"
"Pretty Toes" Nelly, T.I. Suit
"Girlfriend" Guerilla Black Guerilla City
"Contract" Lil' Jon, Trillville, Pimpin' Ken Crunk Juice
"Ménage a Trois" Trick Daddy, Smoke, Money Mark Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets
"4 Eva" Trick Daddy
"Goodies (Remix)" Ciara, T.I. Goodies
"Everybody Loves a Pimp" 2005 Slim Thug Already Platinum
"I'm Ballin'" Bun B Trill
"It's Your B-Day" Trina Glamorest Life
"Play Ur Position" YoungBloodZ, Mr. Mo Ev'rybody Know Me
"Take Your" David Banner, Too Short, Bun B Certified
"Thinking of You" 2006 Unk Beat'n Down Yo Block!
"A Part of Thugs" Yo Gotti Back 2 da Basics
"Pimpin' Forever" Too Short Blow the Whistle
"Strip Down"
"Nothing Feels Better"
"Sophisticated"
"Playa"
"16 Hoes" Too Short, Bun B
"Tear da Club Up" LeToya, Bun B LeToya
"The Honey" Pimp C, Jody Breeze, Tela Pimpalation
"Momma" 2007 Yung Joc Hustlenomics
"Chevy Smile" Yung Joc, Block, Trick Daddy
"Say say" Twista, Cee-Lo Green, Big Zak Adrenaline Rush 2007
"Pimpin' Don't Fail Me Now" 8Ball & MJG, Juvenile Ridin High
"The Product"[7] 2013 August Alsina The Product 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Jazze Pha - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ (2007, April 14) Let's Hear It For The Girl, Billboard
    "Deniece Williams is not Jazze Pha's mom. While chatting about the pending release of her first R&B album in more than 10 years, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter wants to clear up a misconception she has been hearing and reading the past two years.
    'I applaud him and his success,' Williams says of Pha, who has produced hits by Ciara and others. 'But he is not my son.'
    For the record — confirmed by Pha's dad, Bar-Kays member James Alexander — the confusion surfaced because his son's mother shares the same name as the singing Williams."
  3. ^ Tolliver, Vincent. "Jazze Pha: Behind The Music", bet.com, Music section
    "Jazze Pha has been surrounded by music all his life. His father is James Alexander, bass guitarist for the Bar Kays. His mother, Denise Williams, is an accomplished singer, having worked with everyone from Earth, Wind, and Fire to Barbra Streisand. But she is not the same Deniece Williams that R&B fanatics have come to know and love. 'Yea man straighten that out,' he says, referring to the belief that his mother is the legendary singer."
  4. ^ Galloway, A. Scott. "Love & Lunch... Niecy Style", Urban Network, Interviews section
    "Jazze Pha has a mother named Denise Williams that people keep mistaking for me."
  5. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.927/title.jazze-pha-baller-blockin
  6. ^ Goggans, Louis. "A Product of Memphis: Q & A with Jazze Pha". memphisflyer.com. Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  7. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/August-Alsina-The-Product-2-mixtape.485614.html

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