The Olympicks

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The Olympicks
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Background information
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record producers
Years active 2008–present
Labels Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records
Associated acts Rick Ross
Members J-Fab
Flawless
Knoxville

The Olympicks is an American hip-hop production group that was formed in 2009, and is composed of members J-Fab, Flawless, and Knoxville. The group originated in Detroit, Michigan and have been involved in the production of various projects within the hip-hop music industry, including Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being,[1] Rick Ross' Teflon Don,[2] Triple C's Custom Cars & Cycles,[3] DJ Khaled's Kiss The Ring,[4] and most recently, Big Sean's Detroit[5] mixtape.

In the mid-2000s, each member of the collective had established himself as part of Michigan’s independent music scene. Knoxville and J-Fab gained national recognition following the success of Jim JonesSummer Wit’ Miami - produced by Knoxville.[6] J-Fab was selected to produce on former Shady Records artist Stat Quo's debut album, Statlanta.[7]

The goal of The Olympicks’ partnership was to create a “one-stop shop” that could cater to the production needs of any artist or project based on the different qualities of each member. Knoxville is considered to be the team’s “crate-digger,” and produces a sound which tends to incorporate soul samples and breakbeats. J-Fab’s production technique also makes heavy utilization of record samples, but uses more pop and techno influences to create various sounds across multiple genres. Finally, Flawless crafts universal R&B/Pop beats that are prevalent in today’s mainstream music.

The Olympicks have worked with both established mainstream artists as well as local and underground artists. The group was involved in Big Sean's early career, as they produced the single, "Bullshittin".[8] They also have a relationship with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group[9] and recently signed a song production deal with Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records.[10] They also produced "Out Of This World"[11] for A$AP Rocky's mixtape, LiveLoveA$AP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being". Discogs. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rick Ross - Teflon Don". Discogs. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Triple C's - Custom Cars & Cycles". IMF Magazine. IMF Magazine. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kiss the Ring". Wikipedia. Wikipedia. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Big Sean Detroit Mixtape". Datpiff. Idle Media Inc. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jim Jones (2) - Harlem: Diary Of A Summer". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Statlanta - Stat Quo". AllMusic. All Media Netword, LLC. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Producer's Corner: The Olympicks". Hip Hop DX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Producer's Corner: The Olympicks". Hip Hop DX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Young Money/Cash Money Signs Production Crew The Olympicks". All Hip Hop. Infinity. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "ASAP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 12 February 2014.