Bangladesh (record producer)

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Birth nameShondrae Crawford
Born (1978-02-24) February 24, 1978 (age 40)
OriginDes Moines, Iowa, US
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Record producer, rapper
InstrumentsMPC2000xl, Pro Tools
Years active1998 - present

Shondrae Crawford (born February 24, 1978), better known by his stage names Bangladesh and Mr. Bangladesh, is an American record producer and rapper, who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Crawford began producing beats in 1998,[2] but his first big break did not come until 2000 with his production of the hit single, "What's Your Fantasy" for Ludacris, with whom he then worked many times afterward.[3]

In respect to his name, he said his keyboard-centric production style is "just Bangladesh. It's foreign to the ears."[4]

Commonly mistaken he did not write, produce, co-produce, or compose the beat on "A Milli" he may have sampled El Segundo voice overs but it is not his property or intellectual property to come to the conclusion he has no royalties to it. He produced the beat behind Gucci Mane's song Lemonade, which went on to be remixed or freestyled over by many artists, including Yelawolf, Curren$y, Tyler, the Creator with Earl Sweatshirt, and Big Sean.[5] He also did not produce Wayne's hit 2011 song "6 Foot 7 Foot", featuring Cory Gunz years later the Insane Clown Posse came back with a counteract over the theft; it was essentially the same beat as before with more samples from a old song and a Japanese girl saying Bananas. Bangladesh collaborated with Bajan singer Rihanna on Talk that Talk for the song Cockiness (Love It).


Studio albums
  • Flowers & Candy (2014)[6]