Da Internz

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Da Internz
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Mims, Big Sean
Members Marcos "Kosine On Da Beat"
Palacios
Ernest "Tuo" Clark

Da Internz are a production team from Chicago, Illinois. The duo is composed of Marcos "Kosine on Da Beat" Palacios and Ernest "Tuo" Clark. Da Internz describe their sound as "gourmet ratchet".[1]

Background[edit]

Both men state that they were born to make music. Marcos’ mother put him in piano at six years old. He picked up the saxophone in 5th grade and then the drums in 8th. This duo is from Chicago but is currently based out of Los Angeles, California. Their sound can be found across many genres like hip-hop, pop and neo soul.

The team came together in 2004 when Kosine was a student at Columbia College Chicago and Tuo was working for Conquer Records in Management and as an A&R. Upon graduation in 2006, Marcos was hired at Columbia as a professor of hip-hop beat making. He held this position for two and a half years.

The team had their first major break in 2009 with Mims’ sophomore album, Guilt. The two served as co-executive producers for the project, where they had seven songs.[2] The album’s first single, "Move, If You Wanna", was released in 2008.[3] Kos and Tuo, as they are known, received ASCAP(American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) awards in 2013 for producing, "A$$" by Big Sean and "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna, two of their biggest songs. In addition to the ASCAP awards, Da Internz has had several Grammy nominations. My World 2.0 received a Grammy nomination for best pop vocal album in 2011.[4] Life Is Good, by Nas, received a Grammy nomination for best rap album.[5] Tamar Braxton's Love And War earned a Grammy nomination for best urban contemporary album.[6] Love in the Future by John Legend was also Grammy nominated for best R&B album.[7] Lastly, "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, was nominated for best rap song for the 2015 Grammy awards.[8]

Influences[edit]

They cite, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Gerald Albright, Donny Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Migus and Michael Jackson as musical influences.[1] In addition to this, Kos and Tuo, are avid readers. Dr. Myles Munroe and Malcolm Gladwell are among their favorite authors.

Production discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

2009[edit]

Mims - Guilt[edit]

  • 02. "The Skit"
  • 03. "On & On"
  • 04. "Love Rollercoaster" (feat. LeToya Luckett)
  • 10. "Makin' Money"
  • 11. "In My Life (Why Oh Why)"
  • 14. "I Do" (feat. Nice & Smooth)

2010[edit]

Jesse McCartney - Have It All[edit]

  • 11. "Seasons (My Love Will Never Change)"

2011[edit]

Greyson Chance - Hold On 'til the Night[edit]

  • 09. "Stranded"

Boyz II Men - Twenty[edit]

  • 07. (Disc One) "Benefit of a Fool"

2012[edit]

Big Sean - Detroit[edit]

Nas - Life Is Good[edit]

2013[edit]

Ludacris - #IDGAF[edit]

  • 07. "Dancing Dirty" (feat. Chris Brown)

The-Dream - IV Play[edit]

  • 06. "Where Have You Been" (feat. Kelly Rowland) (produced with The-Dream and Miykal Snoddy)

Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go[edit]

  • 02. "Back Seat Lover" (Produced with Mayer Hawthorne)

Big Sean - Hall Of Fame[edit]

  • 08. "Mona Lisa"
  • 10. "MILF" (feat. Juicy J and Nicki Minaj)

John Legend - Love in the Future[edit]

  • 04. "Made To Love" (feat. Kimbra) (produced with Dave Tozer, Nana Kwabena, and Kanye West)

Tamar Braxton - Love and War[edit]

  • 02. "Tip Toe"
  • 07. "She Did That"

James Arthur - James Arthur[edit]

  • 09. "Suicide"

Sevyn Streeter - Call Me Crazy, But...[edit]

  • 05. "B.A.N.S."

2014[edit]

JoJo - #LoveJo[edit]

Lil Herb - Welcome To Fazoland[edit]

Candice Glover - Music Speaks[edit]

Jennifer Lopez - A.K.A.[edit]

Leftover

Trey Songz - Trigga[edit]

  • 13. "Change Your Mind"
  • 15. "Love Around The World"
  • 19. "Serial"

Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers[edit]

  • 02. "So Good"
  • 04. "69"
  • 06. "How Much More (Interlude)"
  • 11. "Kiss & Fuck (Interlude)"
  • 15. "OMG I Miss You"

Tank - Stronger[edit]

  • 10. "If That's What It Takes"

Big Sean[edit]

  • 00. "Jit/Juke" (produced with Nate Fox and L&F)

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint[edit]

2015[edit]

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise[edit]

  • 08. "Stay Down" (produced with L&F)

Trey Songz - Intermission[edit]

  • 02. "Don't Play"

Ludacris - Ludaversal[edit]

  • 02. "Grass Is Always Greener"
  • 07. "Get Lit" (produced with Lil Ronnie)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Goldberg, Max (9 September 2013). "Interview: Da Internz Talk About Success with Big Sean, Going to Hawaii with Kanye West, and Texting with Miley Cyrus". Complex. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Guilt - MIMS Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "MIMS". Starpulse. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Papadatos, M. "2011 Grammy Award Nominees: Best Pop Vocal Album". Suite. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Markman, R. "Nas Will Be Grammy 'Greatness,' If You Ask Da Internz". MTV News. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Who got nominated for Grammy Awards?". USATODAY. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Genius annotation". Genius. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Alexis, N. (December 5, 2014). "Check Out The Hip-Hop Nominees For 2015 Grammy Awards". MTV News. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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