Jack Splash

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Jack Splash
Jack Splash.jpg
Background information
BornUnited States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresFunk, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Pop
Occupation(s)Music Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician
InstrumentsKeys, Drums, Percussion, Bass
Associated actsAlicia Keys
John Legend
CeeLo Green
Kendrick Lamar
Bobby Caldwell

Jack Splash is an American recording artist, musician, songwriter, and record producer from the Los Angeles, California area. Splash's works include writing and production on singles for artists such as Alicia Keys ("Teenage Love Affair"), ("Wreckless Love"), ("Savior"), Kendrick Lamar ("Now or Never"), John Legend ("P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)"), CeeLo Green ("Fool for You"), ("I Want You"), Mayer Hawthorne, ("The Innocent"), ("The Only One"), ("Kaila"), Goodie Mob, ("Valleujah"), B.o.B, R. Kelly ("Be My#2"), Pixie Lott ("Nasty"), Christina Aguilera, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Jazmine Sullivan, Jennifer Hudson, Melanie Fiona ("Wrong Side of A Love Song"), Musiq Soulchild, K. Michelle, Keyshia Cole ("I Choose You"), Anthony Hamilton, Dirt Nasty, Estelle ("Pretty Please (Love Me)"), Elijah Blake ("Towers of Tokyo") Groove Armada, Zap Mama, Solange ("T.O.N.Y."), Raheem DeVaughn, Natasha Bedingfield, Lemar, Kelis, Katy Perry, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, and Sia.

To date, Jack Splash has been nominated for ten Grammy's and has won three. In 2008 Splash won a Grammy for Best R&B Album for Jennifer Hudson's album Jennifer Hudson. That same year, the Jack Splash-produced song "I'm His Only Woman" (performed by Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia) was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. In 2009, Splash was nominated for Best R&B Album for Jazmine Sullivan's Fearless. In 2010, Splash was again nominated for Best R&B Album for Anthony Hamilton's The Point of It All. In 2011, Splash’s production for CeeLo Green, "Fool for You", featuring Melanie Fiona reached #1 on the Billboard charts and won two Grammy Award's for Best R&B song and for Best Traditional R&B Performance. In 2012 Splash received another Grammy nomination for Melanie Fiona's ("Wrong Side of a Love Song") for Best Traditional R&B Performance. In 2013, the Jack Splash-produced song "Now or Never" (written by Kendrick Lamar, Jack Splash and Jazmine Sullivan and performed by Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige) was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Also in 2013, Splash was nominated for two additional Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.[1] In 2014 Splash took a small hiatus from producing for major label artists to focus on two of his side-projects. The first group he formed with R&B singer Bobby Caldwell is called COOL UNCLE. In 2015 COOL UNCLE released their debut album to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone called the album "2015's Smartest Retro-Soul Revival"[2] and Pitchfork selected the Cool Uncle song "Break Away (featuring Jessie Ware)" as one of the "Best Tracks of 2015".[3] The second side-group Splash formed in 2014 (with Los Angeles hip hop musician Ras Kass) is called Semi Hendrix. The duo released their debut album Breakfast At Banksy's in 2015 on Mello Music Group. The Semi Hendrix album featured guest appearances from CeeLo Green, Kurupt, Teedra Moses, Ras Austin, Taj Austin, Alice Russell (singer), Wrekonize and more.[4] The title track, "Breakfast At Banksy's", features a video directed by Jay Brown & animated by Ruffmercy, and in 2016 the song was used to launch a Samsung Galaxy S7 television campaign. In 2017 Splash resumed producing for other artists and released an album with Atlantic Records artist Lauriana Mae titled "Can't Go Back" (featuring Dreezy, Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan, Manolo Rose and more).[5] Also in 2017, after seeing them perform on both the David Letterman show and NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Splash began working with the St. Paul and The Broken Bones from Alabama and produced the entirety of their album (Young Sick Camellia), was released on September 7, 2018 via Sony Music. The lead single off of the album is called "Apollo" and Rolling Stone called the song "Prince-worthy funk". In 2018, again after seeing an NPR Tiny Desk performance, Splash began working with the New Orlean's band Tank and the Bangas. The band won NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest,[6] and their debut major label album is expected to be released in January 2019.

Splash is also the frontman of the band PlantLife, which has released three LPs since 2003.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • The Return of Jack Splash (with PlantLife) (2004)
  • Time Traveller (with PlantLife) (2008)
  • Heir to the Throne Vol. 1 (2009)
  • King of the Beats Vol. 1 (2010)
  • Cool Uncle (with Bobby Caldwell as Cool Uncle) (2015)
  • Breakfast at Banksy's (with Ras Kass as Semi Hendrix) (2015)
  • Can't Go Back (with Lauriana Mae) (2017)

Production discography[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B
"Now Or Never ft. Mary J. Blige" 2012 Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid M.A.D.D. City (2013 Grammy Nominee)
"Apollo" 2018 St. Paul & The Broken Bones-Young Sick Camellia
"GotItBad" 2018 St. Paul & The Broken Bones-Young Sick Camellia
"Convex" 2018 St. Paul & The Broken Bones-Young Sick Camellia
"Break Away (feat. Jessie Ware)" 2015 Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash-Cool Uncle
"Game Over (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)" 2015 Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash-Cool Uncle
"Mercy (feat. Cee-Lo Green)" 2015 Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash-Cool Uncle
"Breaking Up (feat. Deniece Williams)" 2015 Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash-Cool Uncle
"Breakfast At Banksy's" LP 2015 Ras Kass & Jack Splash-Semi Hendrix
"Saviour" 2007 Alicia Keys - As I Am
"Wreckless Love" 2007 Alicia Keys - As I Am
"Teenage Love Affair" 2007 3 3 Alicia Keys - As I Am
"Fool For You" 2010 1 1 Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer (2011 Grammy Winner)
"I Want You" 2010 Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
"NYPD Blues" 2015 Lauriana Mae-City Of Diamonds
"Marvelous" 2015 Lauriana Mae-City Of Diamonds
"Different" 2017 Lauriana Mae-Can't Go Back
"Beautiful (feat. Eric Biddines)" 2017 Lauriana Mae-Can't Go Back
"Can't Go Back" 2017 Lauriana Mae-Can't Go Back
"LOL (feat. Dreezy)" 2017 Lauriana Mae-Can't Go Back
"Protect Ya Neck (feat. Raekwon)" 2017 Lauriana Mae-Can't Go Back
"Right Now" 2002 Cee-Lo Green - ATL Soundtrack
"Bones" 2012 Melanie Fiona- The MF Life
"Wrong Side of A Love Song" 2012 Melanie Fiona- The MF Life (2013 Grammy Nominee)
"Can't Do This No More" 2012 Melanie Fiona- The MF Life
"What Am I To Do?" 2012 Melanie Fiona- The MF Life
"Nasty" 2013 Pixie Lott- Pixie Lott
"The Only One" 2013 Mayer Hawthorne- Where Does This Door Go
"The Innocent" 2013 Mayer Hawthorne- Where Does This Door Go
"Kaila" 2013 Mayer Hawthorne- Where Does This Door Go
"Tiring Game (feat. Charlie Wilson)" 2015 John Newman-Revolve
"We All Get Lonely" 2015 John Newman-Revolve
"Give You My Love" 2015 John Newman-Revolve
"Get You Back" 2016 Mayer Hawthorne-Man About Town
"Valleujah" 2013 Goodie Mob- Age Against the Machine
"Sometimes" 2013 K. Michelle- Rebellious Soul
"I Choose You" 2012 Keyshia Cole- Woman to Woman
"Befriends" 2011 Musiq Soulchild - Musiqinthemagiq
"Please Stay" 2008 Anthony Hamilton - The Point Of It All (2010 Grammy Nominee)
"Dr. Aden" 2010 B.o.B. - No Genre
"Heir To The Throne" LP 2009 Jack Splash-Heir to The Throne
"King Of The Beats" LP 2010 Jack Splash-King Of The Beats
"Nasty Feat. Cee- Lo Green " 2012 Christina Aguilera
"Towers of Tokyo" 2013 Elijah Blake
"Hanging Tree" 2017 Elijah Blake
"Pretty Please (Love Me) ft. Cee-Lo " 2008 Estelle - Shine
"Girls Say" 2008 Groove Armada - Sound Boy Rock
"Drop That Thing" 2008 Groove Armada - Sound Boy Rock
"Switch" 2008 Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless (2008 Grammy Nominee)
"Shallow" 2008 Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless (2008 Grammy Nominee)
"I'm His Only Woman (feat. Fantasia)" 2008 Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson (2008 Grammy Winner)
"All Dressed In Love" 2008 Jennifer Hudson - Sex In The City (Movie End Title)
"PDA (We Just Don't Care)" 2007 John Legend - Once Again
"Kwenda" 2007 Zap Mama - Supermoon
"T.O.N.Y." 2008 1 62 Solange - Hadley Street Dreams
"Ode To Marvin" 2008 Solange - Hadley Street Dreams
"Would've Been The One" 2008 Solange - Hadley Street Dreams
"Mo Betta" 2008 Raheem DeVaughn - Love Behind The Melody
"Be My #2" 2009 R. Kelly - Untitled
"These Words" 2006 Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
"It's Not What You Say" 2008 Lemar - The Reason
"In The Future" 2010 Kelis - Technology And Love Might Save Us All ...
"Love Not War" 2010 Katy Perry - Technology And Love Might Save Us All ...
"Flashback" 2010 Lupe Fiasco - Technology And Love Might Save Us All ...
"I Could Have Loved You" 2010 Missy Elliott - Technology And Love Might Save Us All ...

"Love Not War"

2010 Sia - Technology And Love Might Save Us All ...
"Ringtone" 2010 T-Pain - Technology And Love Might Save Us All ...
"Freaky Muthafuckaz (w/ Andy Milanokis)" 2011 Dirt Nasty- Chain Swangaz- Extended Package EP
"Steak & Mash Potatoes" 2011 Dirt Nasty- Chain Swangaz- Extended Package EP
"Futuristic Luv Patrol (w/ 2 Live Crew)" 2011 Dirt Nasty- Chain Swangaz- Extended Package EP
"Don't U Want Me Babee" 2011 Dirt Nasty- Chain Swangaz- Extended Package EP
"The Birds And The Bees ft. Andy Milanokis)" 2011 Dirt Nasty- Chain Swangaz- Extended Package EP

Jack Splash All Music credits,[8]

Pixie Lott album credits,[9]

K Michelle album credits,[10]

Goodie Mob album credits,[11]

Mayer Hawthorne album credits,[12]

Kendrick Lamar album credits,[13]

Keyshia Cole album credits,[14]

Musiq Soulchild album credits,[15]

Melanie Fiona album credits,[16]

Cee-Lo album credits,[17]

Alicia Keys album credits,[18]

R.Kelly album credits,[19]

Solange album credits,[20]

Jazmine Sullivan album credits,[21]

Jennifer Hudson album credits,[22]

Sex and the City album credits,[23]

Estelle album credits,[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  2. ^ "Cool Uncle: Inside 2015's Smartest Retro-Soul Revival". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  3. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2015 | Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  4. ^ "Breakfast at Banksy's - Semi Hendrix | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  5. ^ "HOME". lauriana mae. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  6. ^ "Introducing The Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  7. ^ "PlantLife | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  8. ^ "Jack Splash - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Pixie Lott - Pixie Lott - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Rebellious Soul - K. Michelle - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Age Against the Machine - Goodie Mob - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Where Does This Door Go - Mayer Hawthorne - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Woman to Woman - Keyshia Cole - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Musiqinthemagiq - Musiq Soulchild - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  16. ^ "The MF Life - Melanie Fiona - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  17. ^ "The Lady Killer - Cee Lo Green - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  18. ^ "The Platinum Collection - Alicia Keys - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Untitled - R. Kelly - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  20. ^ "T.O.N.Y. - Solange - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Fearless - Jazmine Sullivan - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Sex and the City - Original Soundtrack - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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