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Birth name Melvin Breeden
Origin Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Reggae, POP, RnB, Gospel
Occupations Producer, composer, songwriter
Instruments MPC2000
Years active 1995–present
Labels Big Cat, RADAR, Aftermath
Associated acts Gucci Mane, Yung Ralph, MC Breed, Pretty Ricky, Kafani, Buju Banton, Blood Raw, Lem Payne, Rasheeda, Freaknasty, Maceo, Snoop Dogg, CANTON JONES

Melvin Breeden,[1] better known as Mel-Man, is a producer from Norfolk, Virginia. He is the President and CEO of Big Cat Records and Radar Live, which Billboard Magazine placed at #13 on their list of Top Rap Labels in 2005.[2]


Mel-Man released Freak Nasty's "Da' Dip" independently in 1996 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. He was nominated for a MTV VMA award in 1997. Breeden also marketed and released independent projects from Ghetto Mafia, Spice 1, and MC Breed.

Big Cat Records[edit]

Big Cat Records, has worked on projects such as Maceo’s Straight Out Da Pot, Rasheeda’s GA Peach, Khia’s Nasti Muzik, Gucci Mane’s Trap House, Hard to Kill, Trap-A-Thon, and most recently, Hood Classics.

Big Cat Records has been involved with the Dipset franchise and joined forces with Diplomat Records president Freekey Zekey to release his sophomore album entitled Loyalty Is Everything.

Production credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Mel-Man Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Big Cat Records to Release Gucci Mane's TRAP-A-THON On 9/25". The Free Library. 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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