DJ Montay

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DJ Montay
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Background information
Birth nameMontay Humphrey
Born (1978-12-04) December 4, 1978 (age 40)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • DJ
Instruments
  • Keyboard
  • Music sequencer
  • Drum machine
  • Synthesizer
  • Sampler
  • Turntables
Years active2000–present
Labels
  • Big Oomp Records
Associated acts
Websitewww.djmontay.com

Montay Humphrey (known as DJ Montay) (born December 4, 1978) is an American DJ/turntablist,[1] Grammy Award-nominated record producer and songwriter, who has worked with artists such as Flo Rida,[2] T-Pain,[3] Akon, and Ne-Yo. He has had his work featured on movies such as Step Up 3D, Stomp The Yard, and Norbit.

Career[edit]

DJ Montay first came to prominence in 2006 with the hit single "Walk It Out,"[4] produced for Unk. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He also produced a remix, which featured Andre 3000, Unk, Jim Jones and Big Boi.

Shortly after, Montay produced another hit "2 Step,"[4] the follow-up single from Unk's debut album "Beat’n Down Yo Block" distributed by Koch Entertainment. It reached the Billboard Top Ten, with the remix featuring appearances from artists such as T-Pain, Jim Jones and E-40.

In 2008, DJ Montay produced his number one smash hit "Low"[5][6] by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain. "Low" was one of the biggest songs of 2008[7] and earned DJ Montay two Grammy nominations.[8]

He went on to produce "Sugar"[9][10] for Flo Rida featuring Wynter Gordon, which peaked at number 5 in the Billboard Hot 100, "Who the Fuck is that"[11] by Dolla featuring Akon and T-Pain, "I’d Rather"[12] for the Academy Award-winning group Three 6 Mafia, and "Creepin" by Chamillionaire featuring Ludacris.

Additionally, he produced "Foolish"[13] for Shawty Lo, which reached 20 on the Billboard Radio Songs and multiple songs for the Ying Yang Twins, DJ Kay Slay and Sheek Louch from The Lox.

His production credits also include "Twisted" by Gorilla Zoe featuring Lil Jon, "Everybody Drunk"[14] from Ludacris's[15] "Battle of the Sexes" album, and Ice Cube's "It is What it Is" from his "I Am the West" album.[16]

His most recent production credits include "Money Can’t Buy"[17] by Ne-Yo featuring Young Jeezy, which reached 41 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; "Mainstream Ratchet" and "So We Can Live" from 2 Chainz's second studio album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,[18] T.I.'s "Can You Learn” from his "Trouble Man"[19] album featuring R. Kelly, and Lil Jon's "Pop that Pussy."

Discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles produced, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B US Rap CAN
FRA
UK
"Money Can't Buy"
(Ne-Yo featuring Young Jeezy)
2014 41 Non-Fiction
"Twisted"
(Gorilla Zoe featuring Lil Jon)
2011 77 63 King Kong
"Sugar"
(Flo Rida featuring Wynter Gordon)
2009 58 R.O.O.T.S.
"Low"
(Flo Rida featuring T-Pain)
2008 1 8 1 3 33 2 Mail on Sunday
"2 Step"
(DJ Unk)
2007 24 9 4 Beat'n Down Yo Block!
"Walk It Out"
(DJ Unk)
10 2 2 Beat'n Down Yo Block!
"Foolish"
(Shawty Lo)
29 13

Units in the City
"Who the Fuck Is That?"
(Dolla featuring Akon and T-Pain)
82 42 21

A Dolla and a Dream
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result
2009 Grammy Awards Best Rap Song[8] Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
BMI Pop Awards Award Winning Songs
[20]
Won
2008 Ozone Awards Best Producer Award Nominated
BMI Urban Awards Producer of the Year[21] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boiling Point - DJ Montay". Scratch Mag. Scratch Mag. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Flo Rida Names His Top 5 Beatmakers of All Time". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "T-Pain - The Observatory". OC Weekly. OCWeekly.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "DJ Unk - Chart History". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ "SCRATCH BLOG: Q&A With DJ Unk and DJ Montay". XXL Mag. XXLMag.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low". Allmusic. Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Flo Rida's 'Low' Remains Hot 100 King". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b "51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". MTV. Mtv.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Flo Rida - Chart History". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  10. ^ "DJ Montay on Making Hits for Flo Rida, R. Kelly and Ludacris". Rollingout. Rollingout.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Rapper Dolla Struggled For Hip-Hop Success". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Three 6 Mafia - Songs". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Shawty Lo - Chart History". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Ludacris, "Battle of the Sexes"". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Recording studios cautious after violent incidents". The Reporter Online. Thereporeteronline.com. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Ice Cube - Billboard Albums". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Ne-Yo - Chart History". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  18. ^ "2 Chainz - Chart History". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  19. ^ "T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200, Taylor Swift Still Rules". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  20. ^ "BMI Pop Awards: Award Winning Songs". BMI. Bmi.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  21. ^ "BMI Urban Awards: Best Producer Award". BMI. Bmi.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

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