J-Roc (record producer)

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J-Roc
Birth name Jerome Harmon
Born September 25, 1968
Origin Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, R&B, soul, funk
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Chris Cornell, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Waymon Tisdale, Ashlee Simpson, Jamie Foxx, Fred Hammond, Nelly Furtado, Mario, The Royal Court, Michael Jackson
Website www.jeromeharmonproductions.com

Jerome Harmon, better known as J-Roc, is a hit radio producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He frequently collaborates with Timbaland. Jerome Harmon has produced for Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Ashlee Simpson, Mario, Nelly Furtado, Jamie Foxx, Michael Jackson, and Chris Cornell.[1]

In 2013 Billboard Magazine named J-ROC has one of the Top R&B Producers alongside collaborator Timbaland. This occurred in the same year that the producer worked on five albums that topped the Billboard album charts.

In 2014 legendary producer L.A. Reid invited J-Roc and other collaborators to work on the posthumous Michael Jackson album known as Xscape. J-Roc re-worked the production of six songs from the album included the single "Love Never Felt So Good, feat. Justin Timberlake".

Career[edit]

J-Roc spent years on the session circuit, where his first credits include playing organ and keyboard on early Kirk Franklin's albums including Kirk Franklin and the Family, Whatcha Lookin' 4, and Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas.[1] In 1998, J-ROC co-produced five songs on Wayman Tisdale's critically acclaimed album Decisions.[2] J-Roc worked with Royal Court productions and then with Timbaland's production company in 2007, and contributed to Timbaland's solo album Shock Value as well as Bobby V's album Special Occasion, co-producing the single "Anonymous."[3]

Selected production discography[edit]

2016[edit]

FantasiaThe Definition of...[edit]

  • "Crazy"

2014[edit]

Nas – Season of Nasir[edit]

Jennifer Hudson – JHUD[edit]

Michael Jackson – Xscape[edit]

Missy Elliott[edit]

2013[edit]

Beyoncé Knowles – Beyonce[edit]

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2[edit]

JAY-Z – Magna Carta... Holy Grail[edit]

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience[edit]

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines[edit]

  • Take It Easy on Me

Cher – Closer to the Truth[edit]

  • "I Don't Have To Sleep To Dream"

2012[edit]

Chris Brown – Fortune[edit]

  • "Trumpet Lights"
  • "Tell Somebody"

2011[edit]

Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.[edit]

Demi Lovato – Unbroken[edit]

Free Sol – No Rules[edit]

Chris Cornell – Songbook[edit]

  • "As Hope and Promise Fade"
  • "Ground Zero"

2010[edit]

Keri Hilson – No Boys Allowed[edit]

Michelle Branch – Getaway[edit]

Keysha Cole – Calling All Hearts[edit]

  • "Last Hangover"

2009[edit]

Chris Cornell – Scream[edit]

  • "Part of Me"
  • "Time"
  • "Sweet Revenge"
  • "Get Up"
  • "Ground Zero"
  • "Never Far Away"
  • "Take Me Alive" (featuring. Justin Timberlake)
  • "Long Gone" (featuring. Timbaland)
  • "Scream"
  • "Enemy"
  • "Other Side of Town"
  • "Cimbing Up The Walls"
  • "Watch Out"
  • "Two Drink Minimum" (included as a hidden track inside of "Watch Out")
  • "Ordinary Girl" (Deluxe Edition)
  • "Lost Cause" (UK Deluxe Edition)
  • "Do Me Wrong" (Japan Bonus Track)
  • "Stop Me" (Used for promotional services by Verizon Wireless, not included on album)
  • "Love Comes Down' (unreleased)
  • "Why Do You Follow Me?" (unreleased)

Ginuwine – A Man's Thoughts[edit]

Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3[edit]

Timbaland – Timbaland Presents Shock Value II[edit]

Shakira – She Wolf[edit]

2008[edit]

The Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination[edit]

  • "Halo"
  • "Whatchamacallit"
  • "In Person"
  • "Magic"

Ashlee Simpson – Bittersweet World[edit]

  • "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)"
  • "Rule Breaker"
  • "Ragdoll"
  • "Bittersweet World"
  • "What I've Become"
  • "Murder"
  • "Never Dream Alone"

Jamie Foxx – Intuition[edit]

2007[edit]

Bobby V – Special Occasion[edit]

Mario – Go![edit]

  • "No Definition"

2006[edit]

Fred Hammond – Free to Worship[edit]

  • "Simply Put"
  • "More of You"

Awards and Accolades[edit]

  • 2015 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Award for Most Performed Songs "Drunk in Love," "Partition," (by Beyonce) "Tom Ford," and "Part II (On the Run)" (by Jay Z)
  • 2015 BMI Pop Music Award for "Holy Grail" by Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
  • 2015 BMI Pop Music Award for "Not A Bad Thing" by Justin Timberlake
  • 57th Grammy Award Winner for Best R&B Song for "Drunk In Love" by Beyoncé
  • 57th Grammy Award Winner for Best RnB Performance for "Drunk In Love" by Beyoncé
  • 57th Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary RnB Album for "Drunk In Love" by Beyoncé(credited as album personnel) (credited as album personnel)
  • 57th Grammy Award Winner for Best Surround Sound Album for "Drunk In Love" by Beyoncé(credited as album personnel) (credited as album personnel)
  • 56th Grammy Award Winner for Best R&B Song for "Pusher Love Girl" by Justin Timberlake
  • 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards – "Top Producers"
  • 54th Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for "FAME" by Chris Brown (credited as album personnel)
  • 50th Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Gospel Album for "Free to Worship by Fred Hammond(credited as album personnel) (credited as album personnel)
  • 2007 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album "Free to Worship" by Fred Hammond(credited as album personnel) (credited as album personnel)
  • 2011 BMI Pop Music Award for "Carry Out" by Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake
  • 2011 BMI Urban Music Awards for "Say Something" by Timbaland featuring Drake
  • Award/Event: 38th GMA Dove Awards for Best Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Free to Worship by Fred Hammond

Composing and Songs in Film[edit]

Composing and Songs in Commercials[edit]

Philanthropy[edit]

On receiving a Grammy award for the song, "Pusher Love Girl" by Justin Timberlake, J-Roc highlighted the need for funding the arts in education.

"Let’s support our school system and the arts programs because we are losing it… we need a lot more people accepting awards like this."

Jerome "J-Roc Tha Ghost" Harmon was also awarded the State’s Flag for his work in music by The Texas House of Representatives and in weeks to follow he established five music scholarships in his name while receiving the Keys to the City of Crane, Texas.

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