Soundz

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Soundz
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
Instruments Rapper, sampler
Years active 2005-present
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[1] 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.

Tracks produced[edit]

The following list of tracks are those which have been produced by Soundz, or co-produced with Soundz.

2006[edit]

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

2007[edit]

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

Pitbull - "The Boatlift"

  • Go Girl featuring Trina & Young Boss, also released as a single

Scott Knoxx - "Mr. International" (mixtape with the Core DJs' DJ Backspin and Homer Blow)

  • Miss Me
  • Do It featuring Felicia Renee
  • She Likes Me featuring Le'Che Martin
  • Say Somethin'
  • Killtown

Scalez - Rebirth of Scalez mixtape

  • Ridin' Fly

i15

  • In the Studio
  • Blazed and Faded
  • Work Ya way up
  • Fix
  • 100 degress
  • White Nike ya

2008[edit]

Usher - Here I Stand

Brandy - Human

  • 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)
  • Playa

Brutha- Brutha

  • Ghost

Noel Gourdin - After My Time

  • Led You On

2009[edit]

Huey - Strictly Business

Chilli - Bi-Polar

  • Flirt

One Chance - TBA

  • Out Dem Clothes

Trey Songz -Ready

  • Brand New

Scalez - The Fly Report

  • Put It Down

Paper Chase - Midwest Livin

  • Time To Switch It Up

Red Cafe

  • Hottest in the Hood"

D. Woods -Independence Day Mixtape Vol. 1

  • On My Side

LeToya Luckett - Lady Love

  • Lazy

2010[edit]

Angie Romasanta - Untitled

  • Check Yourself

Ciara - Basic Instinct

Clyde McKnight - Animated

  • Rockstar

Rihanna - Loud

N-Dubz - Love.Live.Life

  • Living For The Moment

2011[edit]

Jawan Harris - N/A

Bryan J - N/A

Flo Rida - N/A

  • Broke It Down

Gail Scott - N/A

  • Jack N' Jill

Jeffery J-Boe - Unisex

  • Any Way You Like It
  • Never Ever Again
  • Wonderful

Kelly Rowland - N/A

  • Make Believe

2012[edit]

Justin Bieber - Believe (Justin Bieber album)

  • Out of Town Girl

2013[edit]

Ciara - Ciara (album)

  • Sophomore
  • DUI
  • Boy Outta Here (featuring Rick Ross)

2014[edit]

Justin Bieber - Journals (album)

  • Confident (featuring Chance the Rapper)
  • What's Hatnin' (featuring Future)
  • Mission (Featuring Lupe Fiasco)

Trey Songz - Trigga (album)

  • Foreign
  • Foreign Remix (feat. Justin Beiber)

Chris Brown - X (album)

  • 101 (Interlude)

K. Michelle - Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?

  • Hard to Do

2015[edit]

Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife (album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'River' of Dreams". Billboard. July 12, 2008. p. 36. Retrieved 3 May 2011.