T-Minus (producer)

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T-Minus
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Background information
Birth name Tyler Williams
Also known as T-Minus
Born (1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 26)
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Instruments Drums
Keyboard
Turntable
Sampler
Fl Studio
Years active 2006–present
Labels OVO Sound, Cash Money
Associated acts Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Lil Wayne, Nikhil Seetharam, T.I., Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar

Tyler Williams (born February 25, 1988), professionally known as T-Minus, is a Canadian hip-hop and R&B producer from Ajax, Ontario. He has produced for artists such as Nicki Minaj, Ciara, T.I., Plies, Ludacris, LeToya Luckett, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Wale and Drake, August Rigo, Justin Bieber, Slaughterhouse and Kendrick Lamar among others. He won Top Producer at the 2012 BMI Urban Awards. He is also signed to Drake's OVO Sound with Noah "40" Shebib.[1][2]

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Music career[edit]

T-Minus first started experimenting with music as a student at Pickering High School. “I’ve always loved music,” he says. “I used to play the drums, so I’ve always been interested in music in that way.” After sitting at the drum kit for a few years, he decided to try making his own rhythms, so he downloaded a digital audio workstation program called Fruity Loops when he was 15 years old and was soon creating entire songs. [3] "I’m just taking things to a new place as far as music goes. I don’t want to go to the same route that I was going to before so far as how everything sounds, how everything sits in your ears... I’m going back to the roots of R&B, mid-’90s, from hearing a Timbaland record, an Aaliyah, something from Blackground Music, for example. When the music had so much emotion." [4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US
R&B
US
Rap
US
Pop
CAN UK
2009 "How Low"
(Ludacris)
6 2 1 41 67 Battle of the Sexes
2010 "Moment 4 Life"
(Nicki Minaj featuring Drake)
13 1 1 18 27 22 Pink Friday
2011 "I'm On One"
(DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne)
10 1 1 35 67 78 We the Best Forever
"She Will"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake)
3 1 2 16 58 Tha Carter IV
"Make Me Proud"
(Drake featuring Nicki Minaj)
9 1 1 25 49 Take Care
"The Motto"
(Drake featuring Lil Wayne)
14 1 1 25 38 22
2012 "HYFR"
(Drake featuring Lil Wayne)
62 20 17
"My Moment"
(DJ Drama featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih)
89 23 16 Quality Street Music
"Swimming Pools (Drank)"
(Kendrick Lamar)
17 3 3 63 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
"Go Get It"
(T.I.)
77 40 23 86 Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
"She Don't Put It Down"
(Joe Budden featuring Lil Wayne and Tank)
96 32 No Love Lost
2013 "Rich as Fuck"
(Lil Wayne featuring 2 Chainz)
38 11 9 I Am Not a Human Being II
2013 "Heartbreaker"
(Justin Bieber)
13 15 14 "Journals"

2006[edit]

Drake - Comeback Season[edit]

2008[edit]

Plies - Da REAList[edit]

  • 15. "Co-Defendant"

Papa Duck[edit]

Tyra B.[edit]

  • 00. "Break You Up"

2009[edit]

LeToya Luckett - Lady Love[edit]

  • 11. "Drained" (written by Chris Brown & Andre Merritt)

Mýa - Beauty & The Streets Vol.1[edit]

Birdman - Priceless[edit]

  • 01. "Intro"

Birdman - Family Over Everything[edit]

Ace Hood - The Preview[edit]

  • 15. "White Leather"

Jazzfeezy - Jazzfeezy Presents: Unveiling the Rapture[edit]

  • 03. Unstoppable" (feat. Burna, Bass Line & Dean Gray) (co-produced with Jazzfeezy)
  • 04. "Words Won't Do" (feat. August) (co-produced with JazzFeezy & Boi-1da)

Rebstar - Arrival[edit]

The Weeknd[edit]

  • 00. "Our Love"

2010[edit]

Donnis - Fashionably Late[edit]

  • 05. "Tonight"

Ludacris - Battles of the Sexes[edit]

Travis Porter - Proud to Be a Problem[edit]

  • 14. "Mighty Mighty" (feat. F.L.Y.)

Travis Porter - I Am Travis Porter[edit]

  • 17. "Lay Ya Body Down"

Diggy Simmons - Airborne[edit]

A-Game - PilotModeMuzik[edit]

  • 00. "Go Head Shawty"
  • 00. "Airplanes"
  • 00. "Don't Be Mad"

Lil Scrappy - Prince of the South 2[edit]

Leftover
  • 00. "Get Lost" (feat. Cutty)

P. Reign[edit]

  • 00. "In My Hood"

Lyfe Jennings - I Still Believe[edit]

  • 01. "Statistics"
  • 02. "Love"
  • 04. "Spotlight"
  • 07. "Mama"
  • 10. "Learn From This"

T.I. - No Mercy[edit]

  • 12. "Poppin Bottles" (feat. Drake)

Ciara - Basic Instinct[edit]

  • 09. "Turn It Up" (feat. Usher)

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday[edit]

Luu Breeze - HollaLaLuuie[edit]

  • 05. "Makin' A Killin'" (feat. Vado)

2011[edit]

DJ Khaled - We the Best Forever[edit]

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV[edit]

Wale - Ambition[edit]

T-Pain - RevolveR[edit]

Drake - Take Care[edit]

A-Game - Since 1988[edit]

  • 11. "Cool Boyz" / 00. "Cool Boyz" (Remix) (feat. Red Cafe)

Don Trip & Starlito - Step Brothers[edit]

  • 12. "Pray For Me"

Alley Boy - Definition of Fuck Shit 2[edit]

  • 07. "Word Law" (feat. Veli Sosa)

Birdman & Mack Maine - Billionaire Minds[edit]

  • 04. "Mr. Lottery" (feat. Short Dawg & Jae Millz)

2012[edit]

T.I. - Fuck da City Up[edit]

Melanie Fiona - The MF Life[edit]

  • 04. "I Been That Girl"

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded[edit]

D-WHY - Don't Flatter Yourself[edit]

Leftover
  • 00. "Macchiato Music"

Burd & Keyz - Keyz of Life[edit]

  • 05. "Faithful" (feat. Luu Breeze, A-Game & Jahron B) (produced with Burd & Keyz)

Tank - This Is How I Feel[edit]

  • 05. "Compliments" (feat. Kris Stephens & T.I.)

DJ Drama - Quality Street Music[edit]

Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House[edit]

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city[edit]

Cyhi the Prynce - Ivy League Club[edit]

  • 13. "Tomorrow"

Roscoe Dash - Roscoe 2.0

  • 17. "Substance Abuse"

T-Pain - Stoic[edit]

  • 03. "Don't You Quit"

Keyshia Cole - Woman to Woman[edit]

T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head[edit]

  • 08. "Go Get It"
  • 09. "Guns and Roses" (feat. P!nk)
  • 12. "Addresses"

ASAP Rocky - Long. Live. ASAP[edit]

2013[edit]

Jigg - High Grade 2[edit]

  • 03. "So Hot"

Joe Budden - No Love Lost[edit]

Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being II[edit]

Kelly Rowland - Talk a Good Game[edit]

  • 04. "Talk a Good Game" (featuring Kevin Cossom)

Justin Bieber - Journals[edit]

  • 00. Heartbreaker" (Co-Prod. with Maejor Ali)

2014[edit]

Wink Loc

  • 00. "Want Me Dead (feat. Jeezy & Jigg)"

Bizzle - Well Wishes

  • 13. "You Know (Remix)" (feat. Lecrae) (co-produced by Boi-1da)

Eric Bellinger - The ReBirth [edit]

  • 06. "Delorean" (co-produced with Matt Burnett)

Tinashe[edit]

  • 00. "In The Meantime"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2011 Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance ("Ludacris - How Low") Nominated
2013 Grammy Awards Best Rap Song ("Drake featuring Lil Wayne - The Motto") Nominated
2014 Grammy Awards Album of the Year (Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.A.d City) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 BMI Urban Music Awards". BMI. 
  2. ^ "Mariah Carey Dazzles at BMI Awards". Rolling Stone. 
  3. ^ Dolabaille, DC. "Who is T-Minus?". Black Ink Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  4. ^ Krishnamurthy, Sowmya. "T-Minus on What Happened to "Partynauseous" and Writing New Drake Beats". MTV. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  5. ^ http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1623626/20091012/puff_daddy.jhtml

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