Hollywood Hot Sauce

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Hot Sauce
Birth namePaul Dawson
BornNew Bern, North Carolina, United States
GenresHip hop, R&B, Country, Gospel, Pop
Occupation(s)Producer, Songwriter
Years active2009 – present

Paul Dawson, best known as Hot Sauce or Hollywood Hot Sauce, is an American music producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. In short, Paul has written, produced and co-produced singles including Rihanna's "As Real As You and Me", Ariana Grande's "Hands on Me" and "Best Mistake", Young Jeezy's "Shady Life", Robin Thicke's "Sex Therapy", New Boyz's "Spot Right There", and Usher's "Hot Tottie".

Early life[edit]

Paul Dawson grew up in New Bern, North Carolina. He attributes his musical ability to a relationship with God and his mother's spiritual guidance,[1] Dawson moved to Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, Hot Sauce met R & B singer Jovan Dais, who offered him a guitar gig on his tour.,[1] After playing for Dais, Hot Sauce and Dais formed Atlanta based production company Dawson Dais Productions. Later teaming up with record producer Polow Da Don, Hot Sauce moved to LA in 2009. He gained musical success and gained an opportunity to work with major recording artists. 'Hollywood Hot Sauce' has worked on music with 50 Cent, Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Robin Thicke, Nas, Nelly, Weezer, Limp Bizkit [2] Keyshia Cole, New Boyz, Teairra Mari[3] and more. In 2012, Hotsauce teamed up with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. There he was able to produce songs for Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Young Jeezy.

Production credits[edit]

Track/Title Artist/Album Details
"Hands On Me" Ariana Grande/ My Everything Co-written and Produced
"Best Mistake" Ariana Grande/ My Everything Co-Produced
"As Real As You and Me" Rihanna/ Home Movie Soundtrack Produced
"Shady Life" Young Jeezy(featuring Kelly Rowland)/Seen It All Co-written and Produced
"Ambulance" Mishon Written and Produced
"Sex Therapy" Robin Thicke Co-Produced
"Diamonds" Robin Thicke Co-Produced
"Shaking It 4 Daddy" ("Sex Therapy") Robin Thicke(featuring Nicki Minaj) Co-Produced
"Gotta Be Your Man" Chris Brown Co-Produced
"Wait" Chris Brown (featuring Trey Songz, The Game) Co-Produced
"Calypso" Chris Brown Co-Produced
"Heaven" El DeBarge Guitars
"Your Love feat. Trey Songz" Diddy-Dirty Money Co-Produced
"I Know feat. Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa" Diddy-Dirty Money Written and Produced
"Follow Your Dreams" T.I. Co-Produced
"Way You Love Me feat. Rick Ross" Keri Hilson Co-Produced
"She's Ready To Go" Limp Bizkit Co-Produced
"Meet In The Middle" Timbaland (featuring Bran'Nu) Co-Produced
"Here I Am" Monica ("Still Standing") Co-Produced
"Woo Hoo" Christina Aguilera ("Bionic") Co-Produced
"Hot Tottie"[4] Usher (featuring Jay-Z ("Versus") Co-Produced
"Baby By Me" 50 Cent (featuring Ne-Yo and Jovan Dais) Keyboards
"Spot Right There" New Boyz (featuring Teairra Mari) Written and Produced
"So Cold"[5] Chris Brown (Graffiti) Co-Produced
"Touch It" Teairra Mari Written and Produced
"Bye, Bye" Teairra Mari Written and Produced
"Stay" Teairra Mari Written and Produced
"Booty Call" Teairra Mari Written and Produced
"Ur A Freak" Teairra Mari Written and Produced
"Pocket Bible" Ace Jones Co-Produced


2010 BMI Urban Music Award - Robin Thicke "Sex Therapy"


  1. ^ a b Imani. Hot Sauce Biography Imani Entertainment Group. Accessed September 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Oszor, Njai. In the year 2011 he got his chain snatched and robbed by gangsta rapper "40 Glocc". Limp Bizkit readies Gold Cobra album npr/musicrooms. Accessed October 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Georgette Cline. TEAIRRA MARI SCRAPS SOPHOMORE ALBUM, SETS DATE FOR NEW EP The Boom Box. Accessed October 13, 2010.
  4. ^ All Music Guide. Credits All Music Guide. Accessed September 21, 2010.
  5. ^ All Music Guide. Credits All Music Guide. Accessed September 21, 2010.

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