FKi (production team)

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FKi
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
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Years active2009–present
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Websitethisisfki.com
MembersFKi 1st
Sauce Lord Rich

FKi is an American record production and songwriting team formed in 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] The team is composed of Trocon "FKi 1st" Roberts Jr. and Steven "Sauce Lord Rich" Bolden. They got their start in the music industry as engineers, after receiving their respective degrees from Full Sail University in 2009.[1] In 2011, FKi had the opportunity to work at Atlanta-based production studio, Collipark Music, where the duo met music producer Mr. Hanky, who then introduced them to southern rap group Travis Porter; which eventually led to FKi producing the hits "Make It Rain" and "Bring It Back", for the aforementioned group.[1] FKi went on to produce music for several prominent recording artists, including Iggy Azalea, T.I., Young Dro, YG, Travis Porter, Tyga and more.[1]

History[edit]

2009–2012[edit]

1st Down and Sauce Lord Rich grew up together in Atlanta, Georgia and have been working together ever since. When they first met they realized they had the same music interests and tastes; (other than the arguments they would have over Jay Z and Nas) and started to build their own production company.[1] The duo decided to go to school to perfect their craft by attending Full Sail University, studying audio engineering.[1]

FKi subsequently began working with Collipark Music, where they were introduced to Travis Porter and produced the singles "Make it Rain" and "Bring it Back", inside a basement with a microphone and an Mbox.[2]

2012–present[edit]

FKi met American EDM producer Diplo, at a small local club in Atlanta and introduced him to their longtime friend and frequent collaborator Iggy Azalea.[2] They flew out to Los Angeles to Mad Decent studios and went on to executive produce Azalea's TrapGold mixtape. Which led to them opening for her TrapGold European tour.[1] The video for "I Think She Ready" became the world's first interactive shoppable music video.

In 2014, FKi found Post Malone, who at the time was focusing on creating a career as a rapper. When 1st heard Post sing, he knew he was going to make it far in the music industry. While sleeping in the studio, 1st woke up to Post Malone working on "White Iverson" and knew it was good from the start. He went back to clean and edit "White Iverson" and it was released on SoundCloud and received one million plays within three weeks.[2] They were ranked in Billboard's top five producers of 2014[3] and named Atlanta's hottest production team by XXL[4] in 2015.

In September 2015, FKi's 1st performed at Mad Decent's Block Party alongside artists Major Lazer, T-Pain, Riff Raff and more.

Musical style[edit]

FKi's sound is a blend of glitch hop, hip hop, drum and bass and trap, which makes it difficult to limit their fan base.[1] Their sound was first heard on their premier mixtape Transformers n the Hood, which was presented and produced by Diplo, alongside HXV as well as Mayhem, and received attention from electronic, hip hop and trap music forums throughout the US and abroad.[1] FKi went on to produce Iggy Azalea's entire TrapGold and in 2012 served as the official DJs for her European tour.[1] FKi has also collaborated with other producers like Borgore, Flosstradamus, The Invisible Men and Diplo, among others.[1]

Members[edit]

  • Trocon Roberts Jr., professionally known as 1st Down, FKi 1st or simply 1st.
  • Steven Bolden, professionally known as Sauce Lord Rich.

Production discography[edit]

List of songs produced, co-produced and remixed by title, with performing artists and other credited producers, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album Co-producer(s)
"Rich & Flexin'"[5] 2011 Ludacris, Waka Flocka Flame 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time
"Ayy Ladies" 2012 Travis Porter From Day 1
"Make It Rain"
"Bring It Back"
"Heisman (Part 2)"[6] Honey Cocaine, Tyga Fuck Yo Feelings Vol. 1
"I Can't Stop" Flux Pavilion, FKi '
"I Think She Ready" Iggy Azalea Transformers n the Hood Diplo, DJA, HxV
"All The Time" Jeremih, Lil Wayne, FKi Magic Mike XXL: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Yo El Ray" Iggy Azalea TrapGold Diplo, Bro Safari
"Down South" Diplo
"Slo."
"Quicktime"
"Flexin' & Finessin'" Iggy Azalea, Juicy J Flosstradamus
"1 800 BONE" Iggy Azalea Diplo
"Bac 2 Tha Future (My Time)" Tiësto
"Golddust" DJ Spinz
"Still Sippin"[7] 2013 Ty Dolla Sign, Kirko Bangz Beach House 2
"FDB" Young Dro High Times
"Where That Dank?" Flosstradamus, FKi '
"Another Night" Kaskade, FKi '
"Decisions" Borgore, FKi NEWGOREORDER
"Dope" Tyga, Rick Ross Hotel California
"M.O.E." Tyga, Wiz Khalifa
"2 Fucks" T.I., Chip, B.o.B, Travi$ Scott, Trae tha Truth, Young Dro G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die)
"Here I Go" Young Dro, Shad da God, T.I., Spodee, Mystikal
"Work" Iggy Azalea The New Classic
"Employee of the Month" 2014 2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time Diplo
"Get TF Out My Face" Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In
"Hell You Sayin'" T.I., Iggy Azalea, Young Dro, Travis Scott SXEW (South by East West)
"Drugs You Should Try It" Travis Scott Days Before Rodeo Charlie Handsome, Travis Scott
"Sloppy Toppy" Travis Scott, Migos, Peeway Longway Travis Scott
"Issue" Ty Dolla Sign, Wiz Khalifa, Mike Posner Sign Language
"Missionary" Ty Dolla Sign Charlie Handsome
"We and Only We" FKi, Key!, OG Maco '
"Dresser" 2 Chainz, Young Thug '
"TEAR$" 2015 Post Malone, 1st Down '
"Moist" Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage
"Wit My Crew X 1987"
"Nuyork Nights At 21"
"Pleazer" Tyga The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty
"G.U.N.S. (Girls Under No Supervision)"[8] Sauce Lord Rich, Iggy Azalea '
"Watch Out" 2 Chainz Trap-A-Velli Tre
"A Milli Billi Trilli" 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa
"Weekend" Mac Miller, Miguel GO:OD AM
"Realized" Khalil Long Way From 916
"Hurtin"[9] 1st, Rich the Kid, Riff Raff ' The Heatmakerz
"Forever" iLoveMakonnen, Santigold, 1st iLoveMakonnen 2 Charlie Handsome
"How" 5ive Mics, T.I. New York's My Home
"Real Only" 5ive Mics, Kody Woah
"The Sound" 5ive Mics
"The Sun" 5ive Mics, Sauce Lord Rich
"A Milli Billi Trilli" 5ive Mics, Gold Griffith, Scotty ATL
"Waist Time" 5ive Mics
"Aquafina" 5ive Mics, Troy Ave
"What U On" 5ive Mics, Izzy Millz
"Get Muddy Life" 5ive Mics, Sauce Lord Rich Lyfe
"In N.Y.C" 5ive Mics, Gold Griffith
"Black & Flashing" 2016 Spodee The B.I.D. II: The New Testament
"No Hook"[10] Lil Yachty, Quavo After da Boat
"J.A.N" Jace Jace Tape
"Felt Like Cappin" 2 Chainz Felt Like Cappin
"Watch Out" ColleGrove
"Broken Whiskey Glass" Post Malone Stoney Kudo
"No Option" Cashio, Louis Bell
"Cold" Frank Dukes, Bell
"White Iverson" Kudo, Post Malone
"Go Flex" Charlie Handsome, Kudo
"Feel" Post Malone, Kehlani Cashio, Charlie Handsome, Bell
"Money Made Me Do It" Post Malone, 2 Chainz Post Malone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "FKi| Music| Atlanta." FKi| Music| Atlanta. Web. 20 July 2015. <http://www.thisisfki.com/#!about/c10fk, p.1.
  2. ^ a b c Frydenlund, Zach (8 May 2015). "Interview: Get to Know FKi, the Atlanta Duo Behind Production for Post Malone, 2 Chainz, and More". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Top 5 Producers Shifting the Sound of Atlanta Rap in 2014". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Meet FKi, Atlanta's Hot New Production Team - XXL". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts (Back To The First Time) - Download & Listen [New Mixtape]". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/honey-cocaine-fuck-yo-feelings-vol-1-mixtape.45680.html
  7. ^ "Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House 2 Hosted by DJ Drama". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/saucelordrich-guns-feat-iggy-azalea-prod-by-fki-new-song.1965880.html
  9. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/1st-hurtin-feat-rich-the-kid-and-riff-raff-prod-by-fki-and-heatmakerz-new-song.1966603.html
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/after-da-boat/id1118468561

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