Mark Batson

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Mark Batson
Birth name Mark Batson
Born Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, songwriter
Years active 2000 – present
Labels Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records
Associated acts Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Game, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton, Nas, Maroon 5, Beyoncé, Busta Rhymes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Mark Batson is an American record producer and songwriter from Bushwick, Brooklyn, now based in Los Angeles.[1]

As a co-writer and producer with Dr. Dre, he is responsible for Jay-Z's 2006 single "Lost One", as well as tracks for Eminem,[2] 50 Cent, Game and Snoop Dogg. As a co-writer with James Blunt, he is responsible for James Blunt's 2007 single 1973 (song).[3] He has also worked with Dave Matthews Band,[4] Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton,[5] Nas, Maroon 5, Beyoncé, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals[6] among others.[7]

Batson was formally trained in jazz piano at Howard University[8] before mixing hip hop sampling and drum programming with live instrumentation as part of the group Get Set V.O.P. This blend is characteristic of much of his later production work. He has composed music for the feature films Beauty Shop (MGM, 2005), Miami Vice (film) (Universal Pictures, 2006), and War (Lion's Gate, 2007).

Production and Songwriting Discography[edit]



See also[edit]

List of songs written or co-written by Batson


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