Kawan Prather

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Kawan Prather
Birth name Kawan Prather
Also known as KP
Born (1973-03-30) March 30, 1973 (age 41)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Producer, rapper, singer, songwriter
Instruments Turntable, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler
Years active 1992-present
Labels Ghet-O-Vision, LaFace, Columbia, Def Jam, Interscope
Associated acts P.A., Big Reese, Dungeon Family, Organized Noize, OutKast, T.I., Yelawolf, Usher, L.A. Reid, TLC, Goodie Mob, John Legend, Poo Bear, Malay

Kawan "KP" Prather is an American record executive, songwriter, record producer and member of first generation Dungeon Family group P.A.. He started his career at LaFace Records and has worked with TLC, OutKast, Goodie Mob, Usher, John Legend, Pink, and Toni Braxton. At LaFace he also started his own label called Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment. Under Ghet-O-Vision he signed The YoungBloodZ and a solo M.C., named T.I. and released the albums Against Da Grain and I'm Serious. Most recently (January 2009), KP was appointed Senior Vice President of A&R at Island Def Jam where he signed 15 year old R&B sensation Khalil. KP also has a production deal for his company Ghet-O-Vision at Island Def Jam, there he has signed, Las Vegas native Mr. Finley. Ghet-O-Vision has also inked a label deal with Interscope Records for up and coming Alabama M.C. Yelawolf.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 2000, LaFace was merged into Arista Records. After working on projects with Usher, Pink, and OutKast, he took a position as Executive Vice President, A&R, Sony Urban, Columbia Records. While at Columbia Records, KP worked with Omarion, Killer Mike, Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, and signed John Legend.[2]

In 2008, KP teamed up with producer Malay and have a roster of artists and projects they are planning for release in the near future.[3]

Discography[edit]

Album Artist Year Credits
Un-Break My Heart [CD #2] Toni Braxton 1996 A&R
ATLiens OutKast 1996 A&R
And Then There Was Bass: Dis Bass Game Real Various Artists 1997 Executive Producer
Nice & Slow Usher 1998 A&R
Against Da Grain [Clean Version] YoungBloodZ 1999 Executive Producer
Against Da Grain [Dirty Version] YoungBloodZ 1999 Executive Producer
World Party [Clean Version] Goodie Mob 1999 Artist Direction
Usher (Live) Usher 1999 Producer
FanMail [Japan] TLC 1999 A&R
Unpretty, Pt. 2 [Australia CD Single] TLC 1999 A&R
Shaft [2000 Original Soundtrack] Soundtrack 2000 Producer
South Will Rise Again [US] Various Artists 2000 Producer
Can't Take Me Home Pink 2000 A&R
Stankonia OutKast 2000 A&R
I'm Serious T.I. 2001 Producer
Even In Darkness Dungeon Family 2001 A&R
So Fresh, So Clean OutKast 2001 A&R
8701 Usher 2001 Associate Producer
U Don't Have to Call Usher 2002 A&R
Missundaztood Pink 2002 A&R
8701 (Australian Bonus Tracks) Usher 2002 Associate Producer, A&R
Don't Let Me Get Me [Australia CD] Pink 2002 A&R
U Don't Have to Call (Australian Single) Usher 2002 Associate Producer, A&R
Family Portrait Pink 2002 A&R
Monster Killer Mike 2003 A&R
8701 (Bonus Videos) Usher 2003 Associate Producer, A&R
Get Lifted John Legend 2004 A&R
Wylde Tymes At Washington High The Wylde Bunch 2004 Scratching, Executive Producer, A&R
Got Purp?, Vol. 2 Big Boi 2005 A&R
Wanted Reloaded (DualDisc) Bow Wow 2005 A&R
8701 (Dual Disc) Usher 2005 A&R
The One Frankie J 2005 A&R
Wanted Bow Wow 2005 A&R
The Price of Fame Bow Wow 2006 A&R
21 Omarion 2006 Executive Producer, A&R
C.O.D. : Cash On Delivery Ray Cash 2006 Producer, Executive Producer
Ice Box/The Truth [Australia Single] Omarion 2006 Executive Producer
A Mary Mary Christmas Mary Mary 2006 A&R
Entourage Omarion 2006 Executive Producer
Ice Box [Sony] Omarion 2007 Executive Producer
Pink Box Pink 2007 A&R
Once Again John Legend 2007 A&R
Evolver John Legend 2008 Album Producer, Producer, Writer
D.N.A. Mario 2009 Producer, Writer
Radioactive Yelawolf 2011 Co-Executive Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Okayplayer.com Interview". Okayplayer. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  2. ^ "TAXI". taxi.com. Retrieved 2005-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Okayplayer.com Interview". Okayplayer. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 

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