Arthur McArthur

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Arthur McArthur
Birth name Jeremy Jonathan McArthur [1]
Born (1988-10-29) October 29, 1988 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer
Instruments Keyboard, drum machine, sampler
Years active 2008−present
Labels Ringleader Music Group
Associated acts Krinny

Jeremy McArthur (born October 29, 1988), known professionally as Arthur McArthur, is a Grammy-nominated[2] Canadian record producer from Toronto, Ontario.[3] A classically trained piano and guitar player, he has been involved in music producing since 2008.[2] He has worked with the artists Drake, Big Boi, Rick Ross, Tyga, Big Sean, Kelly Rowland, Dr. Dre, and Logic, among others.[4][5]

Career[edit]

McArthur grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and received a formal training in piano.[2] After leaving high school, he spent a year studying Western civilizations at university but dropped out and enrolled in the music program at Humber College instead.[2] During his studies he collaborated with the local hip-hop producer Boi-1da, contributing to the song "Uptown" that featured on the So Far Gone EP by Drake.[2][6] McArthur left education to pursue his interest in music, combining his classical training with an interest in hip-hop and rap. In Toronto he worked with JD Era, Son Real, and Rich Kidd.[7][8][9]

In 2012 McArthur co-wrote and produced a number of interludes and the song "Kings & Queens" on Careless World: Rise Of The Last King by Tyga,[10] while in the same year he contributed to the song "Rasberries" on Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors by Big Boi.[11] He produced the comedy rap troupe The Lonely Island in 2013 and produced/co-wrote the song "This Is Love" on the Kelly Rowland album Talk a Good Game.[2] The album charted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200.[12] A year earlier, McArthur had also produced the Rick Ross track "Mind Games" that feature Rowland.[13][14] In 2013 he also produced the track "Wide Open" for the B.o.B. album Underground Luxury,[15] continuing the collaboration on the song "Confucious" featured on Psycadelik Thoughtz released in 2015.[16]

McArthur worked with a number of acts contracted under the rapper and producer DJ Khaled, including Ace Hood.[17] In 2013, he produced the song "Helen Keller" on Khaled's album Suffering from Success.

In 2014, he produced "The Sleaze" on Blacc Hollywood by Wiz Khalifa,[18] which was nominated for a Grammy in 2015.[19]

Mixtapes[edit]

During his career McArthur also contributed to a number mixtapes, including Wrath of Caine (2013) by Pusha T,[20] Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2 by Snow That Product,[21] Welcome to Forever by Logic[22] and Stranger Than Fiction by Kevin Gates.[23]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album Artist Credits
2009 "Uptown"[6] So Far Gone Drake producer
2012 "Echoes Interlude"

"Birdman Interlude"

"Mystic Aka Mado Kara Mieru Interlude"

"Kings & Queens"[24]

Careless World: Rise Of The Last King Tyga producer/writer
2012 "Rasberries"[11] Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors Big Boi producer
2012 "Mind Games" (featuring Kelly Rowland)
"MMG Untouchable"[25]
Rich Forever Rick Ross producer
2013 "The Compliments" (featuring Cookies)[26] The Wack Album The Lonely Island producer
2013 "This Is Love"[27] Talk A Good Game Kelly Rowland producer/writer
2013 "Wide Open"[28] Underground Luxury B.o.B. producer
2013 "The Come Up" (featuring Anthony Hamilton)[29] Trials & Tribulations Ace Hood producer
2013 "Helen Keller"[30] Suffering From Success DJ Khaled
2013 ''Ballin'' (featuring Castro) Logic (musician) producer
2014 " The Sleaze"[31] Blacc Hollywood Wiz Khalifa producer
2015 "Confusious"[32] Psycadelik Thoughtz B.oB. producer
2016 ''No Romeo No Juliet'' (featuring Chris Brown) Kanan: Reloaded 50 Cent producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songwriter/composer: Jeremy Jonathan McArthur". BMI.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Kwong, Evelyn (February 3, 2015). "Arthur McArthur Is The Unknown Architect Behind The Sound of Toronto". NOISEY. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Toronto producer Arthur McArthur talks his prolific year with Rick Ross, Nas, and Wiz Khalifa". AUX.TV. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Arthur McArthur (credits)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Arthur McArthur | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Drake - So Far Gone EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  7. ^ "For the Town - Sonreal (credits)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  8. ^ "Cityonmyback.com » NEW MUSIC: Rich Kidd & SonReal feat. JD Era "MVP" (Prod. Arthur McArthur)". cityonmyback.com. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  9. ^ "Rich Kidd – MJ Year [Audio]". HipHopCanada.com. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  10. ^ North, Mr. (January 6, 2012). "Toronto Producer Arthur McArthur Talks About Rick Ross' 'Rich Forever'". www.missinfo.tv. Miss Info. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  11. ^ a b "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours - Big Boi". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  12. ^ "Kelly Rowland - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  13. ^ Mooro, Alya (2012-01-08). "Rick Ross feat. Kelly Rowland – "Mine Games"". SoulCulture. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  14. ^ Horowitz, Steven (January 6, 2012). "Arthur McArthur Speaks On Producing For Rick Ross' "Rich Forever" Mixtape". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  15. ^ Lowers, Erin (December 17, 2013). "B.o.B Underground Luxury". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  16. ^ Hudson, Phil W. (August 15, 2015). "B.o.B. talks "Psycadelik Thoughtz"". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  17. ^ Slav, Kandyba, (2013-07-19). "Ace Hood "Trials & Tribulations" –Album Review". mimo.recordingconnection.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  18. ^ "Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  19. ^ Cowie, Del F. (January 20, 2015). "Arthur McArthur on His Search for Success with Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Wale". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  20. ^ "Pusha-T* - Wrath Of Caine". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  21. ^ "Snow Tha Product - Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  22. ^ "Logic (27) - Welcome To Forever". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  23. ^ "Kevin Gates (2) - Stranger Than Fiction". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  24. ^ "Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  25. ^ "Boi-1da And Arthur McArthur Production Featured On New Rick Ross Mixtape Rich Forever [News]". HipHopCanada.com. 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  26. ^ "The Lonely Island - The Wack Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  27. ^ "Kelly Rowland - Talk A Good Game". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  28. ^ "B.O.B - Underground Luxury". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  29. ^ "Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  30. ^ "DJ Khaled - Suffering From Success". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  31. ^ "Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  32. ^ "B.o.B Is Back With 'Psycadelik Thoughtz'". Atlantic Records Official Website. Retrieved 2016-05-21.