Kane Beatz

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Kane Beatz
Birth name Daniel Johnson
Born December 20, 1986 (1986-12-20) (age 28)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Origin Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Record producer
Instruments FL Studio, Pro Tools, Roland Fantom-X, Yamaha Motif, Korg Triton
Years active 2003–present
Labels Atlantic Records, Artist Publishing Group, The Building
Associated acts Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz

Daniel Johnson (born December 20, 1986), professionally known as Kane Beatz, is an American music producer from Orlando, Florida.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Johnson first found monetary success from producing while still in high school by selling his beats over the internet. Working with artists such as Micah T from Invasion Productions. He was soon contacted by Mike Caren, Executive Vice President of A&R for Atlantic Records, who signed him to a publishing contract with the label.[2][3]

In February 2011, Johnson, along with fellow Atlantic Records labelmate Trey Songz as well as Atlantic Records itself, had an $18 million lawsuit filed against them by hip-hop producer Milton James claiming that the hit song "Bottoms Up" had originally been written and copyrighted by James alone.[4]

Since his success, Kane founded his own label called The Building. The first artist signed was The Mad Violinist.[5] Since then he signed-songwriter Kief Brown and producer Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman, who signed in a joint venture with Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs).

Artistry[edit]

Musical style[edit]

Johnson tags most of his beats with a robotic male voice saying "Kane is in the building, nigga." [6]

Influences[edit]

He has stated that his favorite producers and largest musical influences are Timbaland, Dr. Dre, and Mannie Fresh.[7]

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
AUS UK
"Tuck Ya Ice"
(Trick Daddy featuring Birdman)
2006 90 Back by Thug Demand
"BedRock"
(Young Money featuring Lloyd)
2009 2 2 1 9 We Are Young Money
"Reverse Cowgirl"
(T-Pain)
2010 75 64 79 non-album single
"Loyalty"
(Birdman featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga)
107 61 25 Bigga Than Life
"Bottoms Up"
(Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj)
6 2 74 71
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[9]
Passion, Pain & Pleasure
"Right Above It"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake)
6 4 1 98 37
  • RIAA: Platinum[10]
I Am Not a Human Being
"The Show Goes On"
(Lupe Fiasco)
9 45 4 5 49 Lasers
"Super Bass"
(Nicki Minaj)
2011 3 6 3 6 10
  • ARIA: 6× Platinum[11]
  • RIAA: 8× Platinum[13]
Pink Friday
"Good Good Night"
(Roscoe Dash)
91 44 21 J.U.I.C.E.
"We in This Bitch"
(DJ Drama featuring Future, Young Jeezy, T.I. and Ludacris)
2012 68 Quality Street Music
"Bed of Lies"
(Nicki Minaj featuring Skylar Grey)
2014 The Pinkprint
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kane Beatz Is Definitely In The Building". Allindstrom.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Board Game: Kane Beatz". Ozone Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  3. ^ http://theurbandaily.com/music/jbarrow/kane-beatz-defends-lil-wayne-working-with-nas-and-plies/
  4. ^ "Album Sails Fail, Reality Show Fail & Now Copyright Fail...TIME TO PAY UP TREY!". DefGlam.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.ascap.com/playback/2010/02/ACTION/Beatz.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.aaminc.com/category.php?cat=2&id=86
  7. ^ "Featured: Kane Beatz". Illroots.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Young Money – BedRock". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 2, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Trey Songz – Bottoms Up". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 2, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – Right Above It". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 2, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Nicki Minaj – Super Bass". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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