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
Occupations 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.

Biography[edit]

Soundz, whose real name is Kenneth C. Coby, was born in Milwaukee, and moved to Decatur on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 13. His parents relocated from Milwaukee to pursue careers in the music industry. While his parents worked, Soundz attended Redan High School, where he developed a passion for basketball. Although he aimed to become a professional basketball player, he was dismissed from the school team during his senior year.

He eventually used his time writing music and rapping, as he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Jay-Z. He initially called himself "Soundmind", then changed it to "Sounds" and eventually "Soundz".

Soundz was eventually noticed by Usher, who heard a track produced by Soundz for One Chance titled "Look at Her". He offered Soundz an opportunity to work with him, which the producer accepted.

Soundz is now under Redzone Management Infra-Red Management.

Soundz worked with Ciara on her fourth studio album, "Basic Instinct" (2010). He and Tricky Stewart co-produced the album's third single "Gimmie Dat". He is also currently working on Ciara's upcoming fifth studio album, and debut release with Epic Records.

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)

References[edit]

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