Frank Dukes

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Frank Dukes
Birth name Adam King Feeney
Also known as Frank Dukes
Born (1983-09-12) September 12, 1983 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Years active 1999–present
Associated acts
Website kingswaymusiclibrary.com

Adam King Feeney (born September 12, 1983), professionally known as Frank Dukes, is a Canadian record producer and DJ.[1][2][3][4] A Grammy Award-winner, Dukes is known for producing original compositions for prominent record producers to sample in their own productions. Many of his original samples have been used in songs for major artists across the hip hop and pop industry including Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, Drake, Kanye West, Post Malone, and The Weeknd .

Early life[edit]

Adam King Feeney was born on September 12, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He first got into music with piano lessons that he received when he was five years old, however, he quit learning the piano after three years due to losing interest in it. He later taught himself to play guitar, bass and drums.[4][5] Around age 13, he was a skateboarder, which overturned when he started to take a bigger interest in music and became a DJ.[6] In 1999, at age 16, Dukes, while as a DJ, began collecting records from the 1960s and 1970s, trying to understand how they were made.[4] This habit later got him into record production, and by 2000, he bought an MPC. Previously, Dukes had no intention to become a musician.[6][7]

Career[edit]

Dukes sold his first beat for $250 to a local Canadian hip hop recording artist from Toronto named "General Too Smooth".[7] In 2008, Dukes had the first paid placement for a major artist at the time, a beat for American rapper Lloyd Banks, through Mo Jointz, a Toronto manager who represented him at the time. Dukes sent some of his early beats to Mo Jointz, who sent them to Banks. Banks paid Dukes $5,000 for a beat, which would later show up on Banks' third studio album "H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)" as the song "Sooner or Later (Die 1 Day)" featuring American rapper Raekwon. The sample used for Eminem's track "Like Toy Soldiers" made Dukes express the sample clearance issues for that song, which gave Dukes the idea of composing original compositions or samples for other record producers to use in their productions. He recorded the samples with vintage equipment, making them in a 1960s and 1970s style, packaging them in various volumes for a collection titled "Kingsway Music Library", which he sells for commercial use, with the clearance of his samples guaranteed.[4][6][8] These original samples have led to him working with record producers such as Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, Vinylz, DJ Dahi, Tae Beast and more, which landed him prominent placements for Kanye West, Drake, Eminem, 50 Cent, Travis Scott, Danny Brown, Ghostface Killah, Jeremih, Tory Lanez and Rihanna, among others.[9] He has also worked in genres other than hip hop, by producing compositions on BadBadNotGood's third album, III and writing songs for Charles Bradley's second studio album, Victim Of Love.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Dukes has two sons. He currently resides in Mississauga, Ontario, but often stays in Los Angeles because of his work.[4]

Songwriting and Production Credit[edit]

Year Title Artist Album / EP Songwriter: Producer: Executive Producer:
2007 "125 Part 2 (Fresh Air)" Joell Ortiz The Brick: Bodega Chronicles
YesY
"125 Part 3 (Connections)" (featuring Ras Kass, Sha Stimuli, Grafh & Gab Gacha)
YesY
"125 Part 4 (Finale)"
YesY
2009 "Ei8ht is Enuff" (feat. Ed O.G.) Matsta Ace Arts and Entertainment
YesY
2010 "Purified Thoughts" (feat. Killah Priest & GZA) Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids
YesY
"Black Tequila" (feat. Cappadonna & Trife Diesel)
YesY
"In Tha Park" (feat. Black Thought)
YesY
2013 "Groundhog Day" Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
YesY
"Stunt" Tinashe Black Water
YesY
2014 "Hold On" 50 Cent Animal Ambition
YesY
YesY
"Triangle" BadBadNotGood III
YesY
YesY
"Can't Leave The Night"
"Confessions" (feat. Leland Whitty)
"Kaleidoscope"
"Eyes Closed"
"Hedron"
"Differently, Still"
"Since You Asked Kindly"
"CS60"
"Sustain"
"0 to 100 / The Catch Up" Drake N/A
YesY
YesY
"Holy Ghost" Jeezy Seen It All: The Autobiography
YesY
YesY
2015 "Planez" (feat. J. Cole) Jeremih Late Nights
YesY
YesY
"10 Bands" Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
YesY
"No Tellin'"
YesY
YesY
"6PM In The Dark"
YesY
YesY
"Lyrical Healing" Ludacris Ludaversal
YesY
YesY
"Rich Sex" Future DS2
YesY
YesY
"Charged Up" Drake N/A
YesY
YesY
"Right Hand"
YesY
YesY
"Oh My Dis Side" (feat. Quavo) Travis Scott Rodeo
YesY
YesY
"Wasted" (feat. Juicy J)
YesY
YesY
"Pray 4 Love" (feat. The Weeknd)
YesY
"Maria, I'm Drunk" (feat. Justin Bieber & Young Thug
YesY
YesY
"Diamonds Dancing" Drake & Future What a Time To Be Alive
YesY
YesY
"Outta My Hands (Loco)" Selena Gomez Revival
YesY
"M.F.T.R." (feat. The-Dream) Pusha T Push - Darkest Before The Dawn
YesY
YesY
2016 "Needed Me" Rihanna Anti
YesY
YesY
"Sex With Me"
"Real Friends" Kanye West The Life of Pablo
YesY
YesY
"Bentley Truck" (feat. Lil Wayne) 2 Chainz ColleGrove
YesY
YesY
"Untitled 07 | 2014 -2016" Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
YesY
"Pop Style" Drake Views
YesY
YesY
"Overtime" (feat. Miguel & Justine Skye) Schoolboy Q Blank Face LP
YesY
YesY
"Work For It" (feat. Big Sean, Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz) Dj Khaled Major Key
YesY
YesY
"Friends With Benefits" Tory Lanez I Told You
YesY
YesY
"Different now" Fetty Wap N/A
YesY
YesY
"Zaddy" Ty Dolla Sign Campaign
YesY
YesY
"Pick Up The Phone" (feat. Young Thug & Quavo) Travis Scott Birds In The Trap Sing Mcknight
YesY
YesY
"Lose"
"We" (feat. CeeLoGreen) Mac Miller The Divine Feminine
YesY
YesY
"Stay"
"Planet God Damn" (feat. Njomza)
"Make U a Believer" Usher Hard II Love
YesY
YesY
"Trust Nobody" (feat. Selena Gomez & Tory Lanez) Cashmere Cat 2
YesY
YesY
"Circles" (feat. Desiigner & Ty Dolla Sign) Pusha T N/A
YesY
YesY
"Fake Love" Drake More Life
YesY
YesY
"A Bigger Picture Called Free" (feat. Syd & Bilal) Common Black America Again
YesY
"Little Chicago Boy" (feat. Tasha Cobbs)
YesY
"Never Know" 6lack Free 6lack
YesY
YesY
"Attention" The Weeknd Starboy
YesY
YesY
"Immortal" J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only
YesY
"Cold" Post Malone Stoney
YesY
"Congratulations" (feat. Quavo)
"Deja Vu" (feat. Justin Bieber)
2017 "Green Light" Lorde Melodrama
YesY
"Regret In Your Tears" Nicki Minaj N/A
YesY
YesY
"Madiba Riddim" Drake More Life
YesY
YesY
"Still Got Time" (feat. PartyNextDoor) ZAYN TBA
YesY
YesY
"Biking" (feat. Jay-Z & Tyler, The Creator) Frank Ocean N/A
YesY
YesY
"Perfect Places" Lorde Melodrama
YesY
"Divina Commedia" G-Dragon Kwon Ji Yong
YesY
YesY
"Go Gina" SZA Ctrl
YesY
YesY
"Lullaby" Joyner Lucas 508-507-2209
YesY
YesY
"Homemade Dynamite" (solo/feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) Lorde Melodrama
YesY
"Hard Feelings / Loveless"
"Sober II (Melodrama)"
"Supercut"
"Wedding Crashers" (feat. Offset) Amine Good For You
YesY
YesY
"Yellow"
"Spice Girl"
"Sundays"
"Beach Boy"
"Comfortable" (feat. Kranium) Bebe Rexha All Your Fault: Pt 2
YesY
"Havana" (feat. Young Thug) Camila Cabello Camila
YesY
YesY
"Fingers Blue" (feat. Travis Scott) Smokepurpp Deadstar
YesY
YesY
2018 "Never Be The Same" Camila Cabello Camila
YesY
YesY
YesY
"Real Friends"
"All These Years"
"She Loves Control"
"Inside Out"
"Something's Gotta Give"
"In The Dark"
"Into It"
"Pray For Me" The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar Black Panther OST
YesY
YesY
"Seasons" (feat. Sjava & Reason) Mozzy
"Midnight" Logic Bobby Tarantino II
YesY
YesY
"Call Out My Name" The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy
YesY
YesY
"Try Me"
YesY
YesY
"Wasted Times"
YesY
YesY
"I Was Never There" (feat. Gesaffelstein)
YesY
YesY
"Hurt You" (feat. Gesaffelstein)
YesY
"Privilege"
YesY
YesY
"Be Careful" Cardi B Invasion of Privacy
YesY
YesY

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