Eskeerdo

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Eskeerdo
Birth name Alexander Izquierdo
Born Hialeah, Florida, United States
Labels HIA Entertainment
Associated acts Big Sean, Rihanna, Fifth Harmony, Niall Horan, Kendrick Lamar, Charlie Puth, Infamous (producer)

Artist Eskeerdo, is a two time Grammy winning Cuban-American rapper and songwriter out of Hialeah, Fl. From the early age of five he knew that music was going to be his life eventually dropping out of high school at fifteen in order to pursue. His dream.

After a couple of years Eskeerdo finally began receiving national interest due to his cowriting which now includes credits with Maroon 5 (Best 4 You), Rihanna (No Love Allowed), Fifth Harmony (Work From Home), Niall Horan (Slow Hands), and Big Sean (Clique, Guap) amongst many others as well as working with legendary producers such as No I.D and Boi-1da.

He released his first Ep, Eskeerdo, in 2015 which received strong laudits from press and included For the City which was used by the Miami Heat as their entrance song for the 2015-2016 season. Eskeerdo’s next project Cuban Jesus saw his evolution as an artist and the single Weekend Behavior which has reached over 600k streams. His next three singles (Bitta, Gotta Luv It, and No Chance) were all included on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist.

With over 3 million streams on both Spotify and Soundcloud Eskeerdo is preparing for a big 2018. His debut album Money Changed Everything is to be released in late March featuring production from Infamous, German, and the Agency and will be supported by his upcoming single Solo, which will be released on Feb 16th. ust 2016, he released his second EP, Cuban Jesus, featuring the Miami hit "Weekend Behavior". Cuban Jesus was released via Eskeerdo's label HIA Entertainment.[1][2][3][4]

Music[edit]

Eskeerdo's debut project, the self-titled Eskeerdo produced his first hit with For The City which became the rallying cry for the Miami Heat during the 2014-2015 season. Since then he has released the critically acclaimed project Cuban Jesus whose lead single Weekend Behavior brought national attention on Eskeerdo as a performer in his own right.

2017 has been a good year for Eskeerdo. Finally finding a balance between his career as an artist and that as a songwriter his two singles Bitta and No Chance have been lighting up South Florida’s radio station’s all year. The former being debuted and played over 30 times on New Year's Day by 99 Jamz. Eskeerdo is currently working on his forthcoming project Money Changed Everything.

Songwriting[edit]

Eskeerdo’s first placement as a songwriter was the song Diddy Bop for P. Diddy. Seeing the opportunities afforded to him through songwriting Eskeerdo put recording on the back burner momentarily to focus on songwriting. That focus paid off as he quickly gained a reputation for his left-field melodies and uniquely gritty lyrics eventually penning hits for the likes of Rihanna, Flo Rida, T.I., Big Sean, Meek Mill, John Legend, Selena Gomez, amongst others. Most notably, in 2012, Eskeerdo collaborated with some of hip-hop's biggest names to co-write Kanye West's "Clique" Since transitioning from the hip-hop world to the pop world Eskeerdo continues to be a recurring fixture on the Billboard charts penning tracks for 5th Harmony (Work From Home), Niall Horan (Slow Hands), and Zara Larson (I Would Like). His string of success's led to a nomination for Spotify’s new Secret Genius Awards as Songwriter of the year in the Pop category. Most recently Eskeerdo has written the intro track (Best For You) for Maroon 5’s new album Red Pill Blues. [5][6]

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Details
2009 "Diddy Boppin' '"[7] Diddy featuring Yung Joc & Xplicit Diddy Boppin Writer
2010 "Million Dollar Girl" Trina featuring Diddy & Keri Hilson Amazin' Writer
"Showin Out" Trina Amazin' Writer
"Nothing Like LA" Ice Cube I Am the West Writer
"I Am Not the One" Maino The Art of War Mixtape Writer
"Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1)" Flo Rida Only One Flo (Part 1) Writer
"Turnaround (5,4,3,2,1) Remix" Flo Rida featuring Pitbull Hangover 2 The Movie Writer
"Hey Cutie" Soulja Boy featuring Trey Songz The DeAndre Way Writer
"Poppin Bottles" T.I. featuring Drake No Mercy Writer
2011 "My House" Big Sean Finally Famous Album Writer
2012 "Vans On" T. Mills TBA Writer
"Countless" Alley Boy Nigganati Writer
"2 Up" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Writer
"Unforgivable Blackness" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Writer
"I Need To Know" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Writer
"Tom Edison" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Writer
"What's Going On" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Writer
"MSG" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Writer
"Naked" Kevin McCall featuring Big Sean TBA Writer
"Burn" Meek Mill featuring Big Sean Dreams and Nightmares Writer
"I Don't Like (Remix)" Chief Keef featuring GOOD Music & Jadakiss Cruel Summer Writer
"Louder" Flo Rida Wild Ones Writer
"Mula" Big Sean Detroit Mixtape Writer
"Clique" GOOD Music Cruel Summer Writer
"Maybach Curtains" Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares Writer
"No Love Allowed" Rihanna Unapologetic Writer
"All That (Lady)" Game ft. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Jeremih, Fabolous Jesus Piece Writer
2013 "Guap" Big Sean Hall of Fame Writer
"No Part of You" 98 Degrees 2.0 Writer
"Mona Lisa" Big Sean Hall of Fame Writer
"Milf" Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj, Juicy J Hall of Fame Writer
"Nothing Is Stopping You" Big Sean Hall of Fame Writer
"Beware" Big Sean Hall of Fame Writer
"Fire" Big Sean Hall of Fame Writer
"Mula" Big Sean Hall of Fame Writer
"Don't Come Around" Yo Gotti I Am Writer
2014 "Change Your Mind" Trey Songz Trigga Writer
"Holy Ghost" Juicy J featuring Lil Bibby TBA Writer
"Don't Be Gone Too Long" Chris Brown X Writer
"Hustle Harder" Common Nobody Smiling Writer
"The Sleaze" Wiz Khalifa Blacc Hollywood Writer
"Not For Long" B.o.B featuring Trey Songz Single Writer
"Contigo Quiero Estar" Thalía Amore Mio (Thalía album) Writer
2015 "Run To Me" Clarence Coffee Home (soundtrack) Writer
"I Don't Like It, I Love It" Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke My House (EP) Writer
"Here It Is" Flo Rida featuring Chris Brown My House (EP) Writer
"Done With Love" Zedd True Colors Writer
"The Blacker the Berry" Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Writer
"Powerful" Jussie Smollett & Alicia Keys Empire Writer
2016 "Work from Home" Fifth Harmony 7/27 Writer
"Dangerously" Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Writer
"Who's WIth Me" Flo Rida Single Writer
2017 "Slow Hands" Niall Horan Single Writer
"Best 4 You" Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Writer
"Say All you Want For Christmas" Nick Jonas & Shania Twain Christmas EP Writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platon, Adelle. "Cuban Rapper Eskeerdo Unleashes New Project 'Cuban Jesus': Premiere". Billboard.com. Billbord. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ Centeno, Tony. "Hopefully You Had Half as Much Fun as Eskeerdo This Weekend". Miami New Times. New Times - Miami. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Alexander Izquierdo". All Music .com. All Music. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Songs written by Alexander Izquierdo". Music VF.com. Music VF. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Grammy-Winning Songwriter Eskeerdo Is Coming For His Rap Crown". Vibe.com. Vibe. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  6. ^ Centeno, Tony. "10 Best Up-and-Coming Latin Rappers in Miami and Beyond". Miami New Times. New Times Miami. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Diddy feat. Yung Joc & Xplicit – Diddy Bop". Nahright.com. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2015-05-22.