C. Ballin

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C. Ballin
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Background information
Birth name Chris Jackson
Also known as
  • C.Ballin
  • C-Ballin
  • See Ballin
Born Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, Recording Engineer
Instruments piano, drums, Logic, keyboards, bass guitar, ProTools
Years active 2006 – present
Associated acts

Chris “C. Ballin” Jackson is an American record producer, songwriter and recording engineer. Influenced by every genre from classical to pop, he was drawn to music with a lot of instrumentation from a very young age. C. Ballin has produced chart topping singles for Tyga, E-40, YG, Baby Bash, DJ Mustard and Too $hort.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, he attained a degree in audio engineering at Hollywood’s Musicians Institute. He landed his first job at Doggy Style Records owned by Snoop Dogg. During his time there as an engineer, he worked with Nas, Rihanna, The Game, Ray J, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, Akon, Far East Movement, Kid Cudi, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, Soulja Boy, and R. Kelly. C. Ballin was an A&R for Snoop and Interscope Records, working closely with Stampede Management's President Ted Chung. C.Ballin’s knowledge of sound from his engineering background sets his production style apart from the rest.

Career[edit]

2010[edit]

In 2010, he produced four songs on Baby Bash's Bashtown album.[1] This includes the first official single, "Go Girl",[2] which features E-40, a pop rap track that was released on November 30. Other tracks included the radio single "Fantasy Girl”, "Body Moves Slow” and "Beast In The Bedroom”. Bashtown charted on Billboard peaking at #38 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[3]

2011[edit]

He collaborated with the hip hop legend Too Short in 2011, on his 16th album, No Trespassing,[4] released in February 2012. C.Ballin produced the only released single, "Money on the Floor”, which features Bay Area friend and ex-Label Mate, E-40.[5] They also released a music video for the single.[6]

2012[edit]

The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil trilogy by American rapper E-40. featured the single “Wasted”, “Blame It on the DJ”, “Turn It Up”, “I'm Doin' It” ft Dorrough, and “Making My Rounds”.[7] The albums were released on March 26, 2012, and charted at #8 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[8] The other albums in the trilogy include The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2, and The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3.[9] Released on Monday, December 10, 2012, C. Ballin joined Glasses Malone[10] on the smash single “That Good ft Ty $ign & C. Ballin” as a featured artist produced by The Phraternity.[11]

2013[edit]

In 2013, C. Ballin worked with a variety of rappers. C.Ballin produced YG's “On The Set” featuring Tory Lanez on the mixtape Just Re'd Up 2 released on January 21, 2013.[12] C.Ballin’s name is credited as See Ballin on the album.[13] Tyga dropped the “Well Done 4[14] mixtape on December 9, 2013, C.Ballin produced ”Pressed” featuring Honey Cocaine.[15] E40 reached out again for his albums The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5 and The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6 released on December 10, 2013.[16] C.Ballin produced “Countdown” featuring 2 Chainz on Vol 5.[17] and "Tonight" FT. Young Jeezy & Cousin Fik and "Put It In The Air" Ft. Mac Mall and Schoolboy Q on Vol 6. He also, produced a track from Bash's eighth studio album, “Unsung” released on December 17, 2013.[18] The single "Break It Down” features Too Short, Z-Ro and Clyde Carson.[19]

2014[edit]

C.Ballin teamed back up with YG on his debut album My Krazy Life, released on March 18, 2014, on the labels Pu$haz Ink, CTE World, Def Jam.[20] He produced the radio single “Do It to Ya” ft Teeflii, which also featured a music video.[21] In 2014, he produced three songs on Baby Bash’s Ronnie Rey All Day. The songs are “Certified Freak” featuring Baeza & G. Curtis,[22]We Ready” featuring Ray J,[23] and “Blow It In Her Face” featuring Driyp Drop & Cousin' Fik.[24]

2015[edit]

Working with new producer new producer DJ Mustard in 2015, on his first solo project the 10 Summers: The Mixtape Vol. 1 for the single “All About You” featuring Teeflii, Casey Veggies & Choice.[25]

2016[edit]

Continuing with producing for local artist, C. Ballin produced on K Camp’s Lyric Ave EP, the tracks included "Lyric Ave" and "Touchdown" released on Interscope Records, September 6, 2016. He also produced Boogie's Thirst 48 Pt. II (Interscope Records, October 14, 2016) tracks "Fall Before The Climb" (featuring Jamesha Pt. 2) and "Best Friend".

2017[edit]

C. Ballin produced "Omg" on AD’s album, Blue 89 C2 released on 2CC Baby / Swish MGMT / League Of Starz, 10 Summers on Dec 15, 2017. Keeping it Los Angeles, he collated with TeeCee4800 on the Realness Over Millions 2 albums song "Flexin" on Sep 29, 2017.

Production Discography[edit]

2011[edit]

Baby BashBashtown (Universal, March 17, 2011)

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
4."Go Girl" (feat. E-40)Bryant, Curtis James Jackson III, Earl StevensC. Ballin3:46
6."Body Moves Slow" (feat. Paul Wall & Krizz Kaliko)Bryant, Jackson, Paul Michael Slayton, Samuel William Christopher WatsonC. Ballin4:20
9."Beast In The Bedroom" (feat. Major James)Bryant, Jackson, JamesC. Ballin3:55
15."Fantasy Girl" (feat. Marty James)Bryant, James, JacksonC. Ballin3:28

2012[edit]

Too ShortNo Trespassing (album) (Dangerous Music, February 28, 2012)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
14."Money On The Floor" (featuring E-40)C. Ballin3:55

E-40The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1 (Heavy on the Grind Ent., EMI, March 26, 2012)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
9."Turn It Up"C. Ballin4:02
18."Help Me" (featuring Mike Marshall & Go Hard Black)C. Ballin5:11
19."Blame It on the DJ" (featuring C. Ballin)C. Ballin4:05

E-40The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2 (Heavy on the Grind Ent., EMI, March 26, 2012)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
20."I'm Doin' It" (featuring Dorrough)C. Ballin4:18

E-40The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3 (Heavy on the Grind Ent., EMI, March 26, 2012)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
2."Wasted" (featuring Cousin Fik)C. Ballin3:37
4."Making My Rounds"C. Ballin3:41

Glasses MaloneGlass House (Mixtape, December 10, 2012)[26]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
2."That Good" (featuring Tyga)The Fraternity3:31

2013[edit]

C. BallinTwerk Like Miley (Single, September 23, 2013)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Twerk Like Miley"C. Ballin3:23

YGJust Re'd Up 2 (Pu$haz Ink, January 21, 2013)[27]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
12."On The Set" (featuring Tory Lanez)C. Ballin3:26

TygaWell Done 4 (Mixtape, December 9, 2013)[28]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
4."Pressed" (featuring Honey Cocaine)C. Ballin3:55

E-40The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 5 (Heavy on the Grind Ent., December 10, 2013)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
4."Countdown" (featuring 2 Chainz)C. Ballin3:21

E-40The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 6 (Heavy on the Grind Ent., December 10, 2013)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
6."Tonight" (featuring Jeezy & Cousin Fik)C. Ballin3:16
7."Put It in the Air" (featuring Mac Mall & San Quinn)C. Ballin4:02

Baby BashUnsung: The Album (Bashtown Music Group, December 17, 2013)[29]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Break It Down"BryantC. Ballin 

2014[edit]

YGMy Krazy Life (Pu$haz Ink, CTE World, Def Jam, March 18, 2014)

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
8."Do It to Ya" (featuring TeeFLii)
  • DJ Mustard
  • C. Ballin
4:25

Baby BashRonnie Rey All Day (Bashtown Music Group, November 18, 2014)[30]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Certified Freak" (featuring Baeza & G. Curtis)BryantC. Ballin4:14
4."We Ready" (featuring Ray J)BryantC. Ballin3:41
13."Blow It In Her Face" (featuring Driyp Drop & Cousin' Fik)BryantC. Ballin3:30

2015[edit]

Dj Mustard10 Summers: The Mixtape Vol.1 (10 Summers, July 23, 2015)[31]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
9."All About You" (featuring Teeflii, Casey Veggies & Choice)C. Ballin2:58

Glasses MaloneGlass House (Single, September 24, 2015)

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
11."Get Busy" (featuring Tyga)C. Ballin2:39

2016[edit]

K Camp - Lyric Ave EP (Interscope Records , September 6, 2016)[32]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lyric Ave"K Camp[33]C. Ballin3:01
3."Touchdown"BryantC. Ballin4:26

BoogieThirst 48 Pt. II (Interscope Records, October 14, 2016)

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
7."Fall Before The Climb" (featuring KB Devaughn)BoogieC. Ballin2:52
13."Best Friend" (featuring Jamesha Pt. 2)BoogieC. Ballin3:03

2017[edit]

ADBlue 89 C2 (2CC Baby / Swish MGMT / www.LeagueOfStarz.com, 10 Summers, Dec 15, 2017)

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
4."Omg[34]"ADC. Ballin2:18

TeeCee4800Realness Over Millions 2 (THE MVMNT, Sep 29, 2017)

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
4."Flexin[35]"TEECEE4800C. Ballin2:48

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