Maestro (producer)

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Birth name Vaushaun Brooks
Born January 10, 1980
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Origin Windsor, Connecticut
Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, Songwriter
Instruments Piano, Roland TR-808, Korg Triton
Years active 2002–present
Labels MaestroSound Music, Inc
Associated acts Lil Wayne, Dem Franchize Boyz, Ice Cube, 3 6 Mafia David Banner, 3LW
Website Official Website, Twitter

Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks is an American Grammy Award winning hip hop record producer.

Production signatures[edit]

Maestro's trademark is a synthesized female voice saying "maestro" at the beginning of his productions. Maestro's sound is primarily sample-free, relying heavily on synthesizers and/or live instruments.

Production credits[edit]

Daz Dillinger - Witit Witit[edit]

  • "Come Thru" (feat. Sky Keeton)

The Game - The R.E.D. Album[edit]

Mistah F.A.B. - I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook[edit]

  • "Yearbook"[3]

Boo Rossini[edit]

Aubrey O'Day feat Shanell[edit]

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III[edit]

  • "3 Peat"
    • Billboard Hot 100 #66 Hot Shot Debut
    • Hot Digital Songs #28
    • Hot Digital Tracks #29
    • iLike Libraries: Most Added #21
  • "Prostitute 2"
    • iTunes Bonus Track
  • "Kush"
    • Target Limited Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
    • Standard Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc

Lil Wayne - The Leak[edit]

  • "Kush"

Ice Cube - Raw Footage[edit]

Too Short - Blow the Whistle[edit]

  • "Call Her A B****" (produced with Playa Poncho)

Clipse - Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang[edit]

Dem Franchize Boyz - Our World, Our Way[edit]

  • "Itz A Go"
  • "Put U On"
  • "Whip It" featuring Lil' Wayne
  • "Aint No Stoppin"
  • "Choosin" co-produced with Parlae
  • "DFB" co-produced with Parlae
  • "Numba 1 Girl" featuring J Que

Chilli - Bi-Polar[edit]

  • "AWW!"
  • "Take You Away"
  • "Wanna Be Yours"

Dem Franchize Boyz - On Top Of Our Game[edit]

  • 05. "You Know What It Is"
  • 09. "Give Props"
  • 11. "Don't Play With Me" featuring Three 6 Mafia
    • 2006 Billboard 200 (5)
    • 2006 Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (2)

Jibbs - Jibbs feat Jibbs[edit]

  • 13. "Stuntin" (Import Bonus Track)

David Banner - Certified[edit]

  • 04. "2 Fingers" featuring Jagged Edge (keyboards)
  • 06. "Fucking" featuring Jazze Pha (keyboards)
  • 09. "Certified" featuring Marcus (keyboards)
  • 12. "Westside" Produced by Maestro
  • 13. "I'll Take You Bitch" featuring Too Short, Bun B & Jazze Pha (keyboards)
  • 16. "X-ed" featuring Kamikaze (keyboards)
    • Billboard 200 (6)
    • Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (3)
    • Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs "Touching" (15)

3LW - Point of No Return[edit]

  • "Throwback"
  • "Phone Sex"

Syndicato - Syndicato[edit]

Bishop Paul S. Morton - Seasons Change[edit]

Big Gipp (of Goodie Mobb)[edit]

  • "Hell on the Charm"

Parlae (of Dem Franchize Boyz)[edit]

Tash - Control Freek[edit]

  • "Push The Button"

Lil Twist[edit]

Mixtape credits[edit]

Mack Maine - Freestyle 102: No Pens No Pads[edit]

  • "Windows Half Down"

Yo Gotti - Cocaine Muzik 4.5[edit]

  • "Fishscale Dreams"[6]

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Don't Feed Tha Killaz 3[edit]

  • "DFK3 Intro"[7] - co-prod. by Team Green
  • "Darkness" - co-prod by FMG

Jim Jones - Ghost of Rich Porter[edit]

  • "Oh Yeah Intro" - feat. Hell Rell[8]
  • "Coke Rush"

Movie soundtrack credits[edit]

Half Past Dead 2[edit]

Next Day Air[edit]

  • "Get It How You Live" - featuring 5 Grand co-prod. by Siah

xXx: State of the Union[edit]

The Longest Yard[edit]

  • "Talkin' That Talk" by Chamillionaire featuring David Banner (keyboards)

Occupation: Hollywood (2005 film)[edit]

  • "Side 2 Side" featuring D. Woods
  • "Tho It Up"
  • "I Like That"
  • "Good Times"
  • "Hoodstafied" featuring Kurupt
  • "A MO Girl Is.."
  • "One Night Stand"
  • "If Only"
  • "Train"
  • "I'm Sorry"
  • "Catchin' Feelings"
  • "Access Hollywood"
  • "Make My Move"

Video game soundtrack credits[edit]

Midnight Club: Los Angeles[edit]

Television credits[edit]

  • MTV "Yo Momma: Atlanta" Season 3, 2007 (composer: 10 episodes, 34 cues)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Album
2008 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album Tha Carter III
2008 Grammy Nomination for Album of the Year Tha Carter III


Brooks graduated with honors from Morehouse College in 2002. [10]


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