Maestro (producer)

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Maestro
Birth name Vaushaun Brooks
Born January 10, 1980
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Origin Windsor, Connecticut
Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Producer, Songwriter
Instruments Piano, Roland TR-808, Korg Triton
Years active 2002–present
Labels MaestroSound Music, Inc
Associated acts Lil Wayne, Dem Franchize Boyz, Ice Cube, 3 6 Mafia David Banner, 3LW
Website Official Website, Twitter

Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks is an American hip hop record producer.

Production signatures[edit]

Maestro's trademark is a synthesized female voice saying "maestro" at the beginning of his productions. Maestro's sound is primarily sample-free, relying heavily on synthesizers and/or live instruments.

Production credits[edit]

Daz Dillinger - Witit Witit[edit]

  • "Come Thru" (feat. Sky Keeton)

The Game - The R.E.D. Album[edit]

Mistah F.A.B. - I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook[edit]

  • "Yearbook"[3]

Boo Rossini[edit]

Aubrey O'Day feat Shanell[edit]

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III[edit]

  • "3 Peat"
    • Billboard Hot 100 #66 Hot Shot Debut
    • Hot Digital Songs #28
    • Hot Digital Tracks #29
    • iLike Libraries: Most Added #21
  • "Prostitute 2"
    • iTunes Bonus Track
  • "Kush"
    • Target Limited Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
    • Standard Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc

Lil Wayne - The Leak[edit]

  • "Kush"

Ice Cube - Raw Footage[edit]

Too Short - Blow the Whistle[edit]

  • "Call Her A B****" (produced with Playa Poncho)

Clipse - Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang[edit]

Dem Franchize Boyz - Our World, Our Way[edit]

  • "Itz A Go"
  • "Put U On"
  • "Whip It" featuring Lil' Wayne
  • "Aint No Stoppin"
  • "Choosin" co-produced with Parlae
  • "DFB" co-produced with Parlae
  • "Numba 1 Girl" featuring J Que

Chilli - Bi-Polar[edit]

  • "AWW!"
  • "Take You Away"
  • "Wanna Be Yours"

Dem Franchize Boyz - On Top Of Our Game[edit]

  • 05. "You Know What It Is"
  • 09. "Give Props"
  • 11. "Don't Play With Me" featuring Three 6 Mafia
    • 2006 Billboard 200 (5)
    • 2006 Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (2)

Jibbs - Jibbs feat Jibbs[edit]

  • 13. "Stuntin" (Import Bonus Track)

David Banner - Certified[edit]

  • 04. "2 Fingers" featuring Jagged Edge (keyboards)
  • 06. "Fucking" featuring Jazze Pha (keyboards)
  • 09. "Certified" featuring Marcus (keyboards)
  • 12. "Westside" Produced by Maestro
  • 13. "I'll Take You Bitch" featuring Too Short, Bun B & Jazze Pha (keyboards)
  • 16. "X-ed" featuring Kamikaze (keyboards)
    • Billboard 200 (6)
    • Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (3)
    • Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs "Touching" (15)

3LW - Point of No Return[edit]

  • "Throwback"
  • "Phone Sex"

Syndicato - Syndicato[edit]

Bishop Paul S. Morton - Seasons Change[edit]

Big Gipp (of Goodie Mobb)[edit]

  • "Hell on the Charm"

Parlae (of Dem Franchize Boyz)[edit]

Tash - Control Freek[edit]

  • "Push The Button"

Lil Twist[edit]

Mixtape credits[edit]

Mack Maine - Freestyle 102: No Pens No Pads[edit]

  • "Windows Half Down"

Yo Gotti - Cocaine Muzik 4.5[edit]

  • "Fishscale Dreams"[6]

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Don't Feed Tha Killaz 3[edit]

  • "DFK3 Intro"[7] - co-prod. by Team Green
  • "Darkness" - co-prod by FMG

Jim Jones - Ghost of Rich Porter[edit]

  • "Oh Yeah Intro" - feat. Hell Rell[8]
  • "Coke Rush"

Movie soundtrack credits[edit]

Half Past Dead 2[edit]

Next Day Air[edit]

  • "Get It How You Live" - featuring 5 Grand co-prod. by Siah

xXx: State of the Union[edit]

The Longest Yard[edit]

  • "Talkin' That Talk" by Chamillionaire featuring David Banner (keyboards)

Occupation: Hollywood (2005 film)[edit]

  • "Side 2 Side" featuring D. Woods
  • "Tho It Up"
  • "I Like That"
  • "Good Times"
  • "Hoodstafied" featuring Kurupt
  • "A MO Girl Is.."
  • "One Night Stand"
  • "If Only"
  • "Train"
  • "I'm Sorry"
  • "Catchin' Feelings"
  • "Access Hollywood"
  • "Make My Move"

Video game soundtrack credits[edit]

Midnight Club: Los Angeles[edit]

Television credits[edit]

  • MTV "Yo Momma: Atlanta" Season 3, 2007 (composer: 10 episodes, 34 cues)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Album
2008 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album Tha Carter III
2008 Grammy Nomination for Album of the Year Tha Carter III

Education[edit]

Brooks graduated with honors from Morehouse College in 2002. [10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]