Charlie Heat

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Charlie Heat
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Background information
Birth nameErnest Brown
Born (1989-11-10) November 10, 1989 (age 30)
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

Ernest Brown (born November 10, 1989),[1][2] better known as Charlie Heat, is a platinum selling[3] music composer and record producer from Woodbury, New Jersey. In 2015, he signed to Very G.O.O.D. Beats, a subsidiary of GOOD Music, which is run by Kanye West.[4] Since making his debut into the mainstream music realm, Brown has worked with a wide array of artists such as Madonna, Kehlani, Sevyn Streeter, Pusha T, DRAM, and Travis Scott. Charlie Heat is the only producer featured on the track list for the Kanye West album The Life of Pablo.[5]

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Woodbury, New Jersey on November 10, 1989.[6][2] His mother and father worked as an immigration lawyer and a musician respectively. Early on in life, Brown was highly interested in basketball and music.[7] Allen Iverson was a muse for the young boy[7] According to Brown, his father highly influenced his musical interest, and while they attended a viewing of Drumline, Brown decided to solely focus on music.[7] He attended Clark Atlanta University on a musical scholarship as a part of the drumline at HBCUs.[8] It was here that he received the alias "The Human Torch", which would later transform into Charlie Heat.[7]


Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Selena and Rick James have been cited as influences, and inspired him through their musical works. There is a noticeable Latin sound in the works of Charlie Heat, as evident in the song "Undercover", and this influence is partly due to his interest in music from Mexican-American vocalist Selena, and Cuban vocalist, Celia Cruz, a notable Cuban singer.[9] Charlie had piano instruction by his father at an early age, and this was a positive influence that has helped shape the talented producer into a great force in the recording industry.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

HotNewHipHop wrote of Heat's "impressive production discography", praising “Facts (Charlie Heat Version)” from The Life of Pablo.[11]

Danny Schwartz wrote about Heat's remix of Gucci Mane's song "Trap House" saying of it, "His remix of the song is the standout of his new 5-track EP of remixes, Till August."[12]

Bryan Hahn wrote that "Charlie Heat is a name you’ll be seeing a lot more of in 2017."[13] Hahn also wrote: "He’s been consistently delivering quality remixes."[13] In a later article, Hahn wrote that, "Charlie Heat had a great 2016. And he’s not kicking back to rest on his laurels."[14]

Christopher Harris, writing in HipHopDx, calls him " upstart beat-maker who has already worked on tracks for Madonna, Pusha T, Kanye and Vic Mensa."[15]

James Elliott, writing for Complex, said that "Charlie Heat might not be on your radar yet, but he will be when this year is over."[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Heat received three Grammy nominations for his work on The Life of Pablo.[14]


Solo discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2016 "IIB" (Charlie Heat Version) Charlie Heat Till June
"MMW" (Charlie Heat Version) Charlie Heat & Ant Beale
"PONY" (Charlie Heat Version) Charlie Heat
"PANDA" (Charlie Heat Version)
"DAT $TICK" (Charlie Heat Version) Till August
"MIND BLOWING" (Charlie Heat Version)
"K.I.F.Y.B." (Charlie Heat Version)
"F.A.L" (Charlie Heat Version)
"PRETTY BOY" (Charlie Heat Version with CritaCal)
2017 "Dirty Taurus" No Rain No Flowers
"Crazy Again"
"Pardon Me"
"10K" Charlie Heat & Ant Beale
"Sunshine" Charlie Heat
2019 "Have a Good Time" Charlie Heat & Syd Non-album single

Production discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Other producer(s) Album
2011 "Work 'Em" Young Savage Non-album single
2012 "ABP" Lecrae Church Clothes
"Breaker Breaker" Young Buck Tha City Paper
"Collect Call"
"Out My Mind"
2013 "You Know It's Me" Dark Lo Non-album single
2014 "Uzi" Lil Uzi Vert The Real Uzi
"We On It" (ft. Lee Mazin) Lee Mazin
"Trunk Got Birdies"
"Senor Guapo"
"Asian Chicks"
"Plugged In"
"Lunch Money" Pusha T Kanye West Non-album single
2015 "Piss on Your Grave" Travis Scott Kanye West, Mike Dean, Darren King, Noah Goldstein, Travis Scott Rodeo
"Illuminati" Madonna Kanye West, Mike Dean, S1, Travis Scott Rebel Heart
"Holy Water" Mike Dean, Kanye West
"Wash All Over Me" Avicii, Mike Dean, Kanye West
"Money Counter" Two-9 B4FRVR
"Banned from TV" Lil Uzi Vert Luv is Rage
"WDYW" Carnage, ASAP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, Rich the Kid Carnage Non-album singles
2016 "Mase in '97" Carnage, Lil Yachty
"Cute" DRAM Big Baby D.R.A.M.
"Famous" Kanye West Kanye West, Havoc, Noah Goldstein, Andrew Dawson, Hudson Mohawke, Mike Dean, Plain Pat The Life of Pablo
"Waves" Kanye West, Metro Boomin, Mike Dean, Hudson Mohawke, Anthony Kilhoffer
"Feedback" Kanye West, Noah Goldstein
"Facts (Charlie Heat Version)" Kanye West
"U Mad" Vic Mensa, Kanye West Smoko Ono, Mike Dean, Kanye West, Stefan Ponce Non-album singles
"Prolly" Sevyn Streeter (ft. Gucci Mane)
"Champions" Kanye West, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Desiigner, Yo Gotti, Quavo Lex Luger, A-Trak, Kanye West, Mike Dean, Fonzworth Bentley, Noah Goldstein
"Isabellae" Higher Brothers Black Cab
"Campaign" (Charlie Heat Remix) Ty Dolla Sign, Future D.R.U.G.$. Campaign
"Watching" Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill Darnell Got It, CritaCal Non-album single
"That’s All" (Charlie Heat Remix) Gucci Mane Till August[16]
"Knuck If You Buck" (Charlie Heat Remix) Crime Mob
"Freek-A-Leek" (Charlie Heat Remix) Petey Pablo
"Pretty Boy Swag" (Charlie Heat Remix) Soulja Boy
"Dat $tick" (Charlie Heat Remix) Rich Chigga
2017 "Undercover" Kehlani SweetSexySavage[17]
"I Don't Wanna Leave" Tdot illdude Morning Comes Too Fast
"Running with the Torch" Tre Capital I Can't Die
2018 "SUMO | ZUMO" Denzel Curry TA1300
"Tommy" Tommy Genesis Tommy Genesis
"100 Bad"
"Play With It" Darnell Got It
"You Know Me" Dez Wright
"Rainow" JJared
"Miami" Matty Busco, Yas
2019 "Aloha" Denzel Curry[18] Non-album single
"WISH" Denzel Curry, Kiddo Marv ZUU


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  2. ^ a b "Charlie Heat". SXSW 2017 Schedule. Archived from the original on 2017-05-05. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  4. ^ a b "Charlie Heat Confirms That 2015 Is About To Get Real G.O.O.D." Complex. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  5. ^ "Good Work Charlie: Meet Kanye West's New Secret Weapon Charlie Heat". Complex. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  6. ^ "Charlie Heat fires up Coda". Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  7. ^ a b c d "Charlie Heat Tells Us How He Got Signed to G.O.O.D. Music". Highsnobiety. 2017-05-13. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  8. ^ Barlow, Anna (2017-09-08). "Charlie Heat Net Worth 2018 - The Gazette Review". The Gazette Review. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  9. ^ Barlow, Anna (2017-09-08). "Charlie Heat Net Worth 2018 - The Gazette Review". The Gazette Review. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  10. ^ Barlow, Anna (2017-09-08). "Charlie Heat Net Worth 2018 - The Gazette Review". The Gazette Review. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  11. ^ "About Charlie Heat". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  12. ^ Schwartz, Danny (July 26, 2016). "Gucci Mane - That's All (Charlie Heat Remix) [New Song]". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  13. ^ a b Hahn, Bryan (December 30, 2016). "Rhythm Roulette with Charlie Heat". Mass Appeal. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  14. ^ a b Hahn, Bryan. "PREMIERE: Charlie Heat and Ant Beale Are Worth "10K"". Mass Appeal. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  15. ^ Harris, Christopher (April 16, 2015). "G.O.O.D. Music Producer Charlie Heat Recalls Producing Vic Mensa & Kanye West's "You Mad" Record". HipHopDx. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  16. ^ Renshaw, David. "G.O.O.D. Music Producer Charlie Heat Releases Till August Project". Fader. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  17. ^ Montes, Patrick (January 5, 2017). "Kehlani Connects With G.O.O.D. Music's Charlie Heat For "Undercover"". Hypebeast. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
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