Kool Kojak

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Kool Kojak
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Background information
Birth nameAllan P. Grigg
BornWorcester, Massachusetts, United States
OriginCubatão, São Paulo, Brazil
GenresLatin, hip hop, samba, reggae fusion, funk, bossa nova, electro, zouk, charanga, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer, composer, artist
LabelsTRIZM, KojakTrax, IYF Productions
Associated actsUrban Legend, Peter Svensson, Max Martin

Allan P. Grigg,[1] better known by his stage name Kool Kojak and stylized as "KoOoLkOjAk", is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, composer, and artist notable for music in Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse,[2] co-writing and co-producing Flo Rida's #1 Billboard[3] hit single "Right Round", Doja Cat's hit single "Cyber Sex", Nicki Minaj's hit single "Va Va Voom", and Ke$ha's top 10 single "Blow".[4] Kool Kojak has written and produced for artists such as Sean Paul, Yelle, Waka Flocka Flame, Travis Barker, actor Ed Helms, Britney Spears, Jesse and Joy, Andy Milonakis, Icona Pop, Matisyahu, Onyx, comedian Chelsea Peretti, N.A.S.A.,[5] Dirt Nasty,[6] Lordz of Brooklyn, Ursula 1000,[7] and Warren G. Kool Kojak has created original music for many major motion pictures. He was a featured producer on the Simon Cowell TV program X Factor and has appeared as himself on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. He has won two ASCAP Pop Awards and one ASCAP Urban Award, a WormTown Sound Award, and has been awarded the Key to the City of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Early life and music career[edit]

Kool Kojak was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. Kojak initially entered the world of music in 1995, producing hip-hop records in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Harlem. His first commercial success was as composer and producer of the Brazilian multi platinum selling #1 Supla album O Charada Brasileiro.[8]

Kojak served as musical director and performer for the live Supla show, which took the stage at Rock in Rio 3, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2001.

Select production discography[edit]

Year Artist Song Album Role
1996 Average White Boys "Billy Dee Williams Butter Sculpture" Knuckle Sandwich Co-Writer/Producer
1997 Rump Rangers featuring Heather Hunter and Kool Keith "Toot Toot Beep Beep" Remixer
1998 Binger The Voyager "Sweet Taste of Nothing" Co-Producer
1998 Supla Zoo "Bossa Furiosa" Album Co-Producer/ Composer / Rapper
1999 Ursula 1000 "Arrastao" Co-Writer/Producer with Ursula 1000 and Dr. Luke
2000 Supla "O Charada Brasileiro" #1 Album Co-Writer/Producer
2002 Holly Tree "Greatest Shits" album Co-Producer
2002 Average White Boys "Knuckle Sandwich" album Producer
2007 George of the Jungle (TV show) Theme song Producer and performed with J-Radical
2005 Being Bobby Brown (TV show) Music producer
2009 Ursula 1000 "Zombies" Mystics Co-Writer/Rapper
2010 Miranda Cosgrove "There Will Be Tears" Sparks Fly Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Ammo
2010 Miranda Cosgrove "Kissin' U" Sparks Fly Co-Producer with Ammo
2007 Urban Legend Tranquilidad Cubana" Co-Writer/Producer
Three 6 Mafia featuring Tech N9ne "Shots" Laws of Power Backing Vocals
2009 Shwayze "Maneatrr" Let It Beat Co-writer/Producer
2011 Hitomi featuring Rivers Cuomo "Rollin Wit Da Homies" Spirit Producer/Co-writer
2011 Dirt Nasty featuring Too Short and Warren G "Milk, Milk, Lemonade" Nasty as I Wanna Be Writer/Producer (leaked)
2012 Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande "L.A.Boyz" Victorious 3.0 Co-Writer/Co-Producer
2012 Victoria Justice "Faster Than Boys" Victorious 3.0 Co-Writer/Producer
2012 Leon Thomas III "365 Days" Victorious 3.0 (Deluxe version) Co-writer/Producer
2012 Leon Thomas III "Countdown" Victorious 2.0 Co-writer/Producer
2011 Victoria Justice "Best Friend's Brother Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show Co-Writer/Producer
2010 Nneka (singer) "Heartbeat (KooLkOjAk remix)" Single Remixer
2011 Kumi Koda "4 Times Single Producer
2009 Andy Milonakis "Let Me Twitter Dat" Single Co-writer/Producer
2011 Dirt Nasty featuring Too $hort, Warren G, Andy Milonakis and Benji Hughes "As Nasty As I Wanna Be" Nasty as I Wanna Be Co-Writer/Producer
2011 Dirt Nasty featuring Kesha "Boombox" Nasty as I Wanna Be Co-Writer/Producer
2009 *N.A.S.A. featuring Kanye West, Lykke Li, and Santo Gold "Gifted" The Spirit of Apollo Co-writer/Co-Producer
2009 N.A.S.A. featuring Kool Kojak "O Pato" The Spirit of Apollo Co-writer/Performer
2010 Matisyahu "Miracle" Single Co-Writer/Producer
2011 Travis Barker "Can A Drumma Get Some KoOoLkOjAk SuRfPuNk mEgAmIx" Single Remixer
2011 Travis Barker featuring Bun B and Tech N9ne "Raw Shit" Give the Drummer Some Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Travis Barker
2011 Travis Barker featuring Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, E-40 and Dev "Knockin'" Give the Drummer Some Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Travis Barker
2009 Flo Rida "Right Round" R.O.O.T.S. Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Dr. Luke
2010 Kesha "Blow" Cannibal Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Dr. Luke and Max Martin
2010 Lights Over Paris "Fallin'" Single Co-Writer/Producer with J Kash & Robb Mahweenie
Roberto Carlos "Jesus Cristo (Zegon Kojeazy Official Remix)" Single Producer with DJ Zegon of N.A.S.A.
2012 Ariana Grande "Voodoo Love" Single Co-writer/Producer
David Choe Dirty Hands (DVD) Producer Kojak Beatz
2012 Shyne Gangland Mixtape Producer
2012 Michel Telo featuring Becky G "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" Single – UK Remix Producer
2012 Matisyahu "Sunshine"

"Crossroads" featuring J Ralph and Adrien Brody


"Buffalo Soldier" featuring Shyne

"Breathe Easily"

"I Believe In Love"

"Fire Of Freedom"

"Desert Eagle"

"Bal Chemptov"

"King Crown Of Judah" featuring Shyne

"Shine On You"

Spark Seeker LP Producer/Co-writer
2012 Owl City "Take It All Away" The Midsummer Station Co-Writer/Co-Producer
2012 Chelsea Peretti "Coffee Crankin Thru My Sys" Single Producer
2012 Ed Helms "How Bad Can I Be" Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: Original Songs from the Motion Picture Co-Writer/Co-Producer with John Powell
2012 Kesha "Gold Trans Am" Warrior (Deluxe version) Co-Writer/Producer
2012 Kesha "Wonderland" Warrior Co-Writer/Producer
Jean-Michel Basquiat "SAMO" (film) featuring Fab Five Freddy, Money Mark, N.A.S.A. & Kool Kojak – Co-Writer/Co-Producer for MOMA Films
2012 One Direction "Rock Me" Take Me Home Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Peter Svensson and Sam Hollander
2012 Nicki Minaj "Va Va Voom" Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Max Martin
2012 Matisyahu "Happy Hanukkah" Single Co-Writer/Producer
2013 Emblem3 "Chloe (You're the One I Want)" Nothing to Lose Co-Writer/Co-Producer with Peter Svensson
2013 Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life (TV Show) Music producer
2013 Icona Pop "On A Roll" This Is... Icona Pop Co-producer with Shellback
2013 Scott & Rivers "はじける" Scott & Rivers Co-writer with Rivers Cuomo / Producer
2013 Los Barkers (featuring Lando, Bama and Travis Barker) "We Like Vegetables" Songs for a Healthier America Co-Writer/Producer
2013 Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker, Kool Kojak and Salad Bar "U R What U Eat" Songs for a Healthier America Co-Writer/Producer
TropKillaz featuring Kool Kojak and Lloyd Pop "Klap Ur A$$" Writer/Producer
2013 Kool Kojak "B-Boyin' Freak Freakin'" Battle of the Year Official Soundtrack Writer/Producer
2013 Britney Spears "Hold on Tight" Britney Jean (deluxe version) Co-Producer with A.C.
2014 Brooke Candy "Bed Squeak" Opulence EP Co-Writer with Brooke Candy & Jesse Saint John / Co-Producer with A.C
2014 Aries Onasis "7even" album Composer / Producer
2014 Matt Hunter "Minha Mina Ta Loca" Single Co-Writer with AJ Junior & Bilal Hajji
2014 Yelle "Florence en Italie" Complètement Fou Co-Writer with Yelle Dr. Luke & Cirkut|
2014 Jesse & Joy "Live Life" The Book of Life Soundtrack Co-Writer with Jesse Joy and Nate Campany
2014 Sophia Black "Vibration" Single Co-Writer / Producer with Aaron Joseph and Sophia Black
2014 Chelsea Peretti "One of the Greats" Netflix Comedy Special Composer
2015 The Wedding Ringer "Party & Bullshit featuring Affion Crockett" The Wedding Ringer Soundtrack Producer / Mixer
2015 N.A.S.A. "Hands Up Don't Shoot!"

featuring Sean Paul & Lizzo"

Single Producer / Mixer
2015 Yelle "ThE KoOoL kOjAk A.D.D. Ba$$iN MeGaMiX" French Radio Hot Track Single Remixer
2015 Waka Flocka Flame featuring Good Charlotte "Game On" Pixels Movie Composer/Producer/Mixer with RAS
2015 TimeFlies "Burn It Down" Single Composer/Producer with TimeFlies
2015 N.A.S.A. "Iko" Single Composer/Synths
2015 N.A.S.A. featuring KRS-One "Jihad Love Squad" Single Composer/Synthesizer Master
2015 N.A.S.A. featuring DMX and Priyanka Chopra "Meltdown" Single Composer/Synthesizer Master/DMX Rap Coach
2015 Sean Paul "Bust It" Single / Soundtrack "The Perfect Guy" Composer / Producer
2016 Diego Boneta "UR Love" Single Composer / Producer
2016 KoOoLkOjAk "!!!Holla Deck StackEmUp!!!" Original Film Score "Passengers" Composer / Producer / Artiste
2017 Allie X "Casanova" Composer
2017 Boss Baby TV Program "Boss Baby I'm The Boss Boss Baby Boss Boss" TV Show Theme Song Composer / Producer / Rapper
2017 Onyx "Problem Child" as featured on Silicon Valley Composer / Producer
2017 Kim Petras "Slow It Down" single Composer / Producer
2017 Randy Liedtke "Off & On" Podcast Theme theme song Composer / Producer
2018 Randy Liedtke "Now U R Hi" Soundtrack single Composer / Producer
2018 Jahsh Banks "Nite Life" single Composer / Producer
2018 Tropkillaz feat Aloe Blacc "Milk N Honey" single Composer / Producer
2018 Sophia Black featuring Kyle (musician) "Real Shit" single Composer / Producer with Shea Taylor
2018 The Fever "Hunting Season" featuring Travis Barker single Composer
2018 Eric Nam "FLOAT" original song for Hotel Transylvania 3 Composer / Producer
2018 Mely Mel feat. Mozart La Para "No One" single Composer / Producer
2018 Teen Titans "GO! Battle Remix" single Composer / Producer
2018 Weezer "Can't Knock The Hustle" single Additional Production / Mariachi stuff
2018 Kool Kojak feat. Destani Wolf "Can I B Ur Air" original song for Goosebumps 2 Composer / Producer / Mixer
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse "Spidey BugOut MegaMix " MegaMiX for Miles and Uncle Aaron bombin graffiti in tha subway tunnels" Producer / MegaMixer
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse "Spidey Bells " Original Song for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Producer
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse "Joy To The Spidey " Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Holiday Album Producer
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part "Gotham City Guys " Original Song for Lego Movie 2 Producer
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part "Not Evil" Original Song for Lego Movie 2 Producer
2019 Doja Cat "Cyber Sex" Single Producer w/ tizhimself
2019 Call Chelsea Peretti "CESSPOD" Podcast Super Producer
2019 Emily Alyn Lind "Castles" Single Producer w/tizhimself
2020 Jahsh Banks "Drunk Anthem" Single Producer w/ tizhimself
2020 Chelsea Peretti "OatMilk" feat. Reggie Watts Single Producer w/ Ruffsound
2020 Chelsea Peretti "Late" Single Composer / Producer / Performer
2020 Chelsea Peretti "Chore" feat. Chika Single Composer / Producer / Performer
2020 Chelsea Peretti "Soundproof Bathroom" Single Composer / Producer / Performer
2020 Chelsea Peretti "Dad" featuring Will Schwartz Single Composer / Producer / Performer
2020 Chelsea Peretti "BDR" featuring Kathleen Hanna Single Composer / Producer with Money Mark
2020 Chelsea Peretti "Green Tea" featuring Wale Single Composer / Producer
2020 Chelsea Peretti "Expresso" featuring Nick Kroll + Kid Mero Single Composer / Producer with Billboard
2020 Allan Kingdom "Blessed" Single Producer with tizhimself
2020 Kim Petras "Malibu" Single co-Composer / co-Producer
2020 Bright & Guilty "Soft Age featuring Tim Lefev" KoOoLkOjAK remix remixer
2020 Zpextre "Laidback Air" single producer with Brian Bender and Zpextre
2020 Zpextre "Electrify" single producer with Zpextre
2020 Zpextre "Souvenir" single producer with Zpextre
2020 Jesse & Joy "Love (Es Nuestra Idioma) " Single Composer with Julie Frost, Jesse y Joy
2020 Jesse & Joy "Fuego" Single Composer with Marty James, Jesse y Joy
2020 Emily Alyn Lind "Spotless Mind" Single Producer
2020 Porsh Bet$ "Apple Eyes" Single producer,composer
2020 Porsh Bet$ "Handle" Single Producer with SoundBySol


Kool Kojak is also a graffiti artist and sculptor in the US and Brazil. His body of art includes an album cover for Ultramagnetic MCs and New York City murals he painted for Free Tibet Campaign. In Brazil, Kool Kojak has provided hiphop and graffiti symposiums for city run youth programs in the Favelas of São Paulo. He has painted murals with Brazilian artists, such as Os Gêmeos, Vitche, and Juneca. In 2013, Kool Kojak auctioned off a graffiti sculpture to benefit the Pete Carroll charity A Better L.A. Kool Kojak' artwork adorns the front doors of the Worcester Historical Museum, in Worcester, Massachusetts. His work is part of the permanent collection of the museum. In 2014, he collaborated with David Choe on a dress. Collectors of KoOoL kOjAk artwork include The Disney Corporation, Sony Pictures, The Worcester Historical Museum, Carly Rae Jepsen, Julia Michaels, Claude Kelly, Martin Johnson, Peter Svensson and Ammo Pro.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Being Bobby Brown Score Composer "The Infamous Chicken Beat" & many others
2009 The Hangover Composer - End Credits "Right Round"
2009 The Ugly Truth Composer "Right Round"
2009 Couples Retreat Composer "Right Round"
2012 The Lorax Composer / Vocalist "How Bad Can I Be"
2012 21 Jump Street Composer / Vocalist "Boombox"
2012 Pitch Perfect Composer "Yo Mama"
2013 Battle Of The Year 3D Composer "B Boyin Freak Freakin"
2013 One Direction : This Is Us Composer "Rock Me"
2013 Victorious Composer / Producer / Actor "The Bad Roommate" "Best Friend's Brother" "L.A. Boys"
2013 Walking With Dinosaurs Composer "Live Like A Warrior"
2014 The Book Of Life Composer/Producer - End Credits "Live Life"
2015 The Wedding Ringer Producer and Additional Programmer "Party & Bullshit"
2015 Pixels Composer/Producer/Mixer "Game On"
2015 The Perfect Guy Composer/Producer/Mixer "Bust It" Sean Paul
2015 We Are Blood Soundtrack "Meltdown" featuring DMX and Priyanka Chopra
2016 Passengers Original song for film "!!!Holla Deck StackEmUp!!!"
2017 Boss Baby (TV program) Theme Song "Boss Baby I'm The Boss Boss Baby Boss Boss"
2017 Silicon Valley Composer / Producer with Onyx "Problem Child"
2018 Randy Wants To Try Marijuana Funny Or Die Documentary "Now U R Hi"
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3 Composer / Producer / Engineer / Mixer "Float"
2018 Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Composer / Producer "GO! Battle Remix"
2018 GooseBumps 2 Composer / Producer "Can I B Ur Air" feat. Destani Wolf
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Composer / Producer "SpideyBellz"
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Producer / Megamixer "Miles and Uncle Aaron Bomb Graffiti"
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Producer "Gotham City Guys"
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Producer "Not Evil"



  1. ^ "ultratop.be – Allan Grigg". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "How Producer Kool Kojak Used Iris 2 in 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'". Izotope. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Flo Rida "Right Round" credits on Rhapsody Archived November 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "N.A.S.A. (4) - The Spirit Of Apollo". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  6. ^ "Kojak and Andy Milonakis 'Let Me Twitter Dat' video". YouTube. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  7. ^ "Ursula 1000 credits". Archived from the original on August 4, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  8. ^ "Cliquemusic : Disco : O CHARADA BRASILEIRO". Cliquemusic.com.br. Archived from the original on May 23, 2005. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  9. ^ "Movie Reviews". NYTimes.com. January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 17, 2021.

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