Stevie J

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Stevie J
Birth name Steven Jordan
Born (1971-11-02) November 2, 1971 (age 42)
Buffalo, New York, United States
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupations Singer-songwriter, music producer

Stevie J (born Steven Jordan on November 2, 1971) is an American musician, singer, record producer and songwriter,[1] born in Buffalo, New York.

Career[edit]

Stevie J was the leader of the Bad Boy Entertainment Hitmen roster of in-house producers and writers during the 90s. He worked often with the label's owner Sean "Puffy" Combs, producing on massive Bad Boy albums and catalog, such as the debut of R&B quartet 112, Stevie produced their lead single "Only You" featuring Notorious B.I.G., and he also produced 80% of 112's debut album. Stevie J produced songs like "Mo Money Mo Problems", Nasty Boy", "Notorious Thugs" featuring Bone Thugs, "Another", "You're Nobody", and "Last Day" just to name a few of Biggie's classics. He also produced the hugely successful tribute single by Puff Daddy - "I'll Be Missing You". Stevie went on to win a Grammy Award for the production on the Puff Daddy & The Family album. Outside of his association with Bad Boy, he has also produced for artists including Mariah Carey, with whom he was nominated for a Grammy Award for the contribution on her album Butterfly (1997). From the album, he produced songs like "Honey" (the album's lead single), "Breakdown" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony), "Babydoll", and for Carey's #1's (1998) "I Still Believe" and "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". He also worked with Beyoncé Knowles on her song "Summertime", Jay-Z on songs like "Ride or Die" and "Lucky Me", Lil Wayne, Deborah Cox, Tamia, Tevin Campbell, and co-writing Eve's "Blow Ya Mind".

In 2012, Stevie J was a primary castmember of the VH1 Reality TV Series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which featured him involved in a love triangle between his then girlfriend, Mimi Faust, and Puerto Rican rapper Joseline Hernandez,[2] he later married Hernandez.[3]

Works[edit]

1990s[edit]

1996

  • Soul For Real: "Where Do We Go", "Love You So” from the album For Life
  • Horace Brown: "How Can We Stop", “I Want You Baby” from the album Horace Brown
  • 112: “112 Intro”, “Pleasure and Pain”, “Come See Me Remix”, “Sexy You Interlude”, “I Can't Believe”, “Only You Remix”, “I Will Be There”, “In Love With You”, “Why Does”, “Throw It All Away”, “Only You” from the album 112
  • Faith Evans: "I Just Can't" from High School High Original Soundtrack
  • Mona Lisa: "Just Wanna Please You" (Stevie J. Version)
  • Faith Evans: "Soon As I Get Home"(REMIX) from the album Faith
  • SWV: "You're The One" (Bad Boy Remix)
  • The Isley Brothers: "Floatin' On Your Love" (Bad Boy Remix), "Floatin' On Your Love"(Bad Boy Slow Remix)
  • Babyface: "This Is For The Lover In You" (Puffy Combs Remix)
  • Chantay Savage: "I Will Survive" (Puffy Combs Bad Boy Remix)
  • Tevin Campbell: "You Don't Have To Worry" from the album Back To The World
  • MC Lyte: "Cold Rock A Party" (Bad Boy Remix)
  • New Edition and Missy Elliott: "You Don't Have to Worry (Vocal Version)"

1997

  • Mariah Carey: "Breakdown", "Honey", "Babydoll" from the album Butterfly
  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Life After Death Intro", "Somebody Gotta Die", "Last Day", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Niggas Bleed", "Notorious Thugs", "Another", "Playa Hater", "Nasty Boy", "You're Nobody (till Somebody Kills You)" from the album Life After Death
  • Various Artists: "I'll Be Missing You", "I'll Be Missing You Instrumentals" from the album Tribute To The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Puff Daddy and the Family: "No Way Out Intro", "Victory", "Been Around The World", "Don't Stop what You're Doing", "It's All About The Benjiman's", "Is this The End", "Friend", "I'll Be Missing You", "Can't Nobody Hold Ya Down" from the album No Way Outll';l
  • Simone Hines: "Yeah Yeah Yeah" (Stevie J. Remix)
  • Tasha Holiday: "Just The Way You Like It" from the album Just The Way You Like It
  • Mase: "Love U So" from the album Harlem World
  • Jay-Z: "Lucky Me" from the album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (Produced with Buckwild)
  • Gina Thompson and Missy Elliott: "The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix)" - Single
  • KRS-One: "Step Into a World / Rapture's Delight" (Bad Boy Remix)
  • Puff Daddy and Faith Evans: "I'll Be Missing You" - single
  • Sting & The Police: "Roxanne '97"
  • Total: "Kissing You" (Remix)
  • Cherrelle: "The Right Time"- single
  • Boyz II Men: "Can't Let Her Go" from the album Evolution
  • LL Cool J: "Don't Be Late, Don't Come Too Soon" from the album Phenomenon

1998

  • 112: "So Much Love Interlude", "Crazy Over You", "Never Mind" from the album Room 112
  • Simply Red: "The Air I Breathe" Single from the album Blue
  • Deborah Cox: "September", "Love Is On The Way" from the album One Wish
  • Jay-Z: "Ride or Die" from the album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
  • Faith Evans: "Lately I" from the album Keep The Faith
  • Tamia: "Falling For You" from the album Tamia
  • Total: "If You Want Me", "What About Us?" (Bad Boy Remix) from the album Kima, Keisha, and Pam
  • The Jacksons: "Want You Back" Remix from album Motown 40 Forever
  • R. Kelly: "Spendin' Money" from the album R. (Co-Producer/Writer)
  • Brian McKnight: "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)" from the album Anytime

1999

  • Mariah Carey: "I Still Believe" (Stevie J. Remix) from US CD #2
  • Tevin Campbell: "Another Way", "For Your Love baby", "My Love and Blind", "Dandelion", "Losing All Control", "Siempre Estaras en Mi (Dandelion)" from the album Tevin Campbell
  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Would You Die For Me" from the album Born Again
  • Mariah Carey: "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)" from the #1's album
  • Dave Hollister: "My Favorite Girl" from the album Ghetto Hymns

2000s[edit]

2000

  • Mariah Carey: "Honey", "I Still Believe" from the album #1's Import Bonus Tracks

2001

  • 112: "I Surrender," from the album Part III
  • Mariah Carey: "Honey" and "I Still Believe," from the album Greatest Hits
  • Tyrese & Heavy D: "Criminal Mind," from Blue Streak Original Soundtrack
  • Eve: "You Had Me, You Lost Me" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," from the album Scorpion

2003

  • Mariah Carey: "Honey", "Breakdown" from the album The Remixes.
  • Mary J. Blige: "Love & Life Intro", "Love At First Sight", "Feel Like Making Love" from the album Love & Life
  • 112: "Intro/Medley", "It's Going Down Tonight", "Hot and Wet", "Right Here for You", "Knock You Down Interlude", "Know You Down", "Hot and Wet Remix", "Give It To Me" from the album Hot & Wet
  • Beyoncé: "Summertime" (Co-Producer/Writer)
  • Snoop Dogg and Loon: "Gangsta Shit" from Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack

2004

2005

2006

  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Mo Money Mo Problems" from the album DUB Hop Tribute To Notorious B.I.G.

2007

2008

2009

2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stevie J". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (August 26, 2013). "VladTV's True Hip-Hop Stories starring Stevie J, Mimi Faust & Eve". Complex.com. 
  3. ^ Black, Elizabeth (August 2, 2013). "Stevie J. Confirms "Joseline Is My Wife Now"". VH1. 

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