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|Birth name||Melvin Breeden|
|Origin||Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.|
|Occupations||Producer, composer, songwriter|
|Labels||Big Cat, RADAR, Aftermath|
|Associated acts||Dr. Dre, Gucci Mane, Yung Ralph, MC Breed, Pretty Ricky, Eminem, Kafani, Buju Banton, Blood Raw, Lem Payne, Rasheeda, Freaknasty, Maceo, Snoop Dogg|
Melvin Breeden, better known as Mel-Man (unknown birth date), is a producer from Norfolk, Va. He is the President/CEO of Big Cat Records, which Billboard named a Top 10 record label in the United States.
Mel-Man released Freaknasty "Da Dip" in 1996 independently and sold over 1.5 million copies. He would get nominated for a MTV VMA award in 1997. The album sold approx 400,000 copies while still releasing and marketing indi projects such as Ghetto Mafia, Spice 1 & MC Breed.
Big Cat Records has cranked out projects such as Maceo’s Straight Out Da Pot, Rasheeda’s Georgia Peach, Khia’s Nasty Muzik, Gucci Mane’s Trap House, Hard To Kill, Trap-A-Thon and most recently Hood Classics.
Big Cat Records caught the attention of the Dipset franchise and subsequently joined forces with Diplomat Records president Freekey Zekey to release his sophomore album entitled Loyalty Is Everything.
- Young Dro - Polo Down
- Blood Raw - Raw Redemption
- Pretty Ricky - self-titled Pretty Ricky
- Dr. Dre - 2001 Co-production with Dr. Dre on every track except "The Message"
- Gucci Mane - Traphouse "Hard To Kill"
- Gucci Mane - "Murder for Fun" Murder Was the Case
- Buju Banton - "Toppa Di Top"
- Eminem - The Slim Shady LP: "Role Model" (with Dr. Dre), "Brain Damage" (Drum programming)
- Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP: "Kill You", "Who Knew", "The Real Slim Shady", "Remember Me?", "I'm Back" & "Bitch Please II" (all with Dr. Dre)
- MC Breed - Its All Good
- MC Breed - No Future in Yo Frontin feat Tupac (remix)
- "Mel-Man Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19.