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|Birth name||Kenneth C. Coby|
|Born||1985 (age 28–29)|
|Origin||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wisconsin|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, rapper, songwriter|
|Labels||US Records, EMI Publishing|
|Associated acts||Chantel, One Chance, Pitbull, Ciara, Trina, Young Boss, Usher, Skye Townsend|
Soundz is an American record producer. He is a producer specializing in Hip-Hop and R&B genres. Soundz has produced many songs of these genres, including "Look at Her" by One Chance, and has produced a lot of content for artists Ciara, Brandy, Pitbull, Trina, Young Boss and Rihanna.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kenneth Coby, born to a family of musicians, was exposed to all forms music at an early age. His mother and father decided moved to Atlanta in pursuits of the budding Atlanta music industry when he was 12. Six years later, a senior in high school on the east side of Atlanta writing raps, makin beating on lunch tables, juggling between playing Varstity basketball and working part time jobs. The summer he graduated he had a tough decision, either College Ball away from home, or Hustling in Atlanta the regular 9-5 way. He decided to enroll in a community college and thats when he started experimenting with Fruity Loops. He then started making beats and writing his own raps and hooks. when his crew convinced him to take it serious, the name “soundz” was born. After doing countless songs for local talent and himself, he met his future manager at an annual showcase in atlanta. This showcase was significant, being that the artist who won the showcase performed to his track, so all the manager offers came and he was officially a new hungry talent for hire in the music industry. After many failed sessions , also having a side job, he decided that riding solo was the best way to go. With the connections he made, he found himself co producing the first single for One Chance, a group that was signed to Usher's imprint, Us Records/J Records. With his first Major label placement in the books, soundz signed his first Production/publishing deal with Usher in the Summer of 06. Under the icon’s wings, soundz saw first hand Pure Artistry at its finest. He learned work ethic and the value of resources and time . Being talented and literally a musical sponge , he eventually landed himself in rooms with Polow the Don, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri, Dallas Austin, and Tricky Stewart. When his musically journey ended with Usher, he again, took those relationships and connect a bond with mentor, Tricky Stewart. Moving to Los angeles with a hopes of a new start, he sat in many sessions with Tricky and was immediately given hopes for a long career in music. seeing artists like beyonce, the-dream, jamie foxx, jennifer lopez, kelly rowland, Nicole Scherzinger, Electric Red, and so many other artists work. This visual experience gave him the opportunity to explore sides of music he might not have tried. Writing verses as well as the hook became another niche he later found to be the foundation to the sound that drives his sound today. Working with the likes of Rihanna, Usher, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, melanie Fiona, kid ink, Mary J Blige, and many albums you may have in your iPod right now, he is not only making the beat, he is indeed singing the lyric & melody. Back in the detroit, motown days, guys like smokey robinson, and lionel richie, were so good that they wrote hits for every one in the industry and still were able to make their own hits. Fast forward to the 90’s you have you Aaron Halls, your R Kellys, your Teddy Rileys your Doctor Dre’s, then the 2000’s you had Missy and Timbaland, Kanye West, The Neptunes, T- Pain, The- Dream. That same similar common denominator that all theses artist/songwriter/producers have is that Honesty expressed on Innovation cultivates inspiration. Soundz wants to be that gleaming night tower that stands out in the ocean, a leader of the new school in a sense. Soundz will never be the artists above, but he gladly takes the challenge to be named in the same likeness. With Subbing 808’s, catchy melodies, witty delivery and wordplay, He definitely can one day be on top of the charts making records for himself and others.
The following list of tracks are those which have been produced by Soundz, or co-produced with Soundz.
Le'Che Martin - Album sampler
Scalez (as JR da Supastar) - "Die Another Day"
One Chance - "One Chance (album sampler)"
Filthy Rich - "Filty By Association"
- Mobbin' (Hat Down Low) featuring Young Boss, released as part of a mixtape
- Get Money released as part of a mixtape
One Chance - "Out Da Chi"
- Out Da Chi the second track produced for One Chance, promo'd but didn't make a commercial release
2 Much - "Knock Out"
- Knock Out produced by soundz, at the same time as "Holla At Ya Boy" which is produced by Darkchild
Al Grean - "Sampler / Unreleased"
- Throwin' Ones featuring Courtney of One Chance
- Red Carpet recorded for including on a possible future album
Atozzio - "He Say She Say"
- He Say She Say
Young Boss - "In New Jerzey"
- In New Jerzey featured on Black Noize Entertainment's Best of Jerzey CD
Berg - "Gettin' Paid"
- Gettin' Paid song produced for newbie unsigned artist Berg
- Go Girl featuring Trina & Young Boss, also released as a single
- Miss Me
- Do It featuring Felicia Renee
- She Likes Me featuring Le'Che Martin
- Say Somethin'
Scalez - Rebirth of Scalez mixtape
- Ridin' Fly
- In the Studio
- Blazed and Faded
- Work Ya way up
- 100 degress
- White Nike ya
- A Capella (Something's Missing)
Sterling Simms - Your's, Mine and the Truth- Release Date: 12/23/08
- Doin Dat
- Boom Boom Room (Making Music)
- Led You On
Huey - Strictly Business
- No Make Up (featuring Trey Songz)
One Chance - TBA
- Out Dem Clothes
- Brand New
- Put It Down
Paper Chase - Midwest Livin
- Time To Switch It Up
- Hottest in the Hood"
- On My Side
Angie Romasanta - Untitled
- Check Yourself
- Gimmie Dat
- Heavy Rotation
- Living For The Moment
Jawan Harris - N/A
- Another Planet (featuring Chris Brown)
Bryan J - N/A
- Let Me Take You Out (featuring Travis Porter)
Flo Rida - N/A
- Broke It Down
Gail Scott - N/A
- Jack N' Jill
- Any Way You Like It
- Never Ever Again
Kelly Rowland - N/A
- Make Believe
- Out of Town Girl
- Boy Outta Here (featuring Rick Ross)
- Confident (featuring Chance the Rapper)
- What's Hatnin' (featuring Future)
- Mission (Featuring Lupe Fiasco)
- Foreign Remix (feat. Justin Beiber)
- 101 (Interlude)
- Hard to Do