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Lee On the Beats
Birth nameAnthony Leedel Norris
Also known asLee Beats, Lee Of The Amazinz
Born (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 29)[1]
OriginQueens, New York, United States[2]
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter
InstrumentsFL Studio[1]
Years active2005-present[1]
LabelsAmazinz Music Group, We the Best Music Group
Associated actsDJ Khaled, Ace Hood

Anthony Leedel Norris (born February 11, 1990) is an American hip hop record producer and songwriter, professionally known as Lee On the Beats. Lee has produced for artists such as Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Kid Ink, Ace Hood, French Montana, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Freeway, among others.[3] In 2013, Lee was signed to DJ Khaled's We the Best Music Group. He is best known for producing French Montana’s “Pop That” and co-producing Khaled’s “Hold You Down (DJ Khaled song)” alongside production partner Bkorn.


As a teenager Lee On the Beats started rapping and begun producing for local acts in Queens, New York.[1] His family was more involved in the business and executive side of things. For example, His uncle, Skane Dolla was DJ Clue's manager as well as one of the owners of Desert Storm Records. He helped A&R projects for artists like Ludacris, Method Man, DMX, Fabolous, and Joe Budden for Def Jam. Lee was around for all of it, so he learned a lot growing up. Lee started a team called, The Amazinz with his cousin Roc Da Producer. From there they started looking for producers they could build the team. The current members are Roc, Dane, Jabarrie, Murrille, Mae N. Maejor, Robbin, and LDB.[4]

Lee On the Beats early major production credits included Kid Ink's "Is It You" and co-production on Freeway's "Superstar" featuring Meek Mill.[3] In 2012, it only took Lee On the Beats three hours to create the beat for "Pop That", which he then gave to New York rapper Chinx Drugz, who then passed it on to French Montana.[5] The 2 Live Crew sampling song, that would feature rappers Lil Wayne, Drake and Rick Ross, became the lead single from Montana's debut studio album Excuse My French.[3] The song would end up peaking at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and would be shortly certified Platinum by the RIAA.[6]

In March 2013, DJ Khaled announced that he had signed Lee On the Beats, to his record label We the Best Music Group.[7][8] Following his signing, he produced two song's on Ace Hood's fourth studio album Trials & Tribulations including the single "We Outchea". In July 2013, Lee On the Beats was named one of the "top ten young producers on the rise", by BET.[9] On August 2, 2013, DJ Khaled released "I Wanna Be With You", the second single from his album Suffering from Success, which was produced by Lee On the Beats and featured Rick Ross, Future and Nicki Minaj.[10][11] He also co-produced two more songs on the album, "You Don't Want These Problems" and "I'm Still".[12][13] In October 2013, Lee revealed that he would release an instrumental project in 2014.[10] The instrumental mixtape titled Catch the Vibe was released on February 11, 2014.[14]

Production style[edit]

Lee On the Beats has said that his production style is influenced by IC3T3K 2K, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Leslie, and Swiss Beatz.[5]

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Rap
2012 "Pop That"
(French Montana featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross)
36 2 2 Excuse My French
2013 "We Outchea"
(Ace Hood featuring Lil Wayne)
119 49 Trials & Tribulations
"I Wanna Be with You"
(DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, Future and Rick Ross)
101 30 22 Suffering from Success
2014 "My Bae"
(Vado (rapper) featuring Jeremih)
"Hold You Down"
(DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina and Jeremih)
39 10 I Changed a Lot
2015 "How Many Times"
(DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean)
68 17
"Gold Slugs"
(DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap)
119 49
"You Mine"
(DJ Khaled featuring Trey Songz, Future and Jeremih)
"On Your Body"
(Chinx featuring MeetSims)
Welcome to JFK
2016 "Bring Me Some"
(Moosh and Twist)
Growing Pains
"Do You Mind"
(DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Jeremih, August Alsina, Future (rapper), & Rick Ross)
88 32 Major Key (album)

Other credits[edit]

List of produced non-singles as producer or co-producer, with performing artists, showing year released and album name
Year Title Album
2013 "It's Going Down"
(Ace Hood featuring Meek Mill)
Starvation 2[15]
(Ace Hood)
Trials & Tribulations[16]
"You Don't Want These Problems"
(DJ Khaled featuring Big Sean, Rick Ross, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Ace Hood and Timbaland) (Produced with Timbaland, DJ Khaled, DJ Nasty & LVM)
Suffering from Success[17]
"I'm Still"
(DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Ace Hood, Wiz Khalifa and Wale

(Produced with Bkorn, DJ Khaled)

"Shake It"
(Funkmaster Flex featuring Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz and Future)
Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?[18]
"LeBron James"
(Yo Gotti featuring Meek Mill)
I Am[19]
(SBOE feat. Lil Durk)
All We Got Is Us
"Camos N J's"
(Young Savage)
Camos & Jordans
"OJ Mayo"
(Young Savage featuring Young Chris and Gillie Da Kid)
(Young Savage featuring ToneTheVoice)
2014 "Hatin' For"
(Nikko Lafre featuring Drew Love and Devon Tracy)
Survival: Face The World
(Lil Wayne)
Young Money: Rise of an Empire
"Cash Up"
(Batgang featuring Kid Ink, Jeremih, and Gorilla Zoe)
2015 "Thug Love"
(Chinx featuring Jeremih)

(Produced with K-Beatz)

Welcome to JFK
"Don't Mind Me"
(Chinx featuring MeetSims)

(Produced with Bkorn)

Welcome to JFK
"What U Want"
(PnB Rock)

(Produced with Bkorn)

"Cash Rules"
(DJ Spinking featuring Chinx, and Zack)
The Connect
2016 "Meant To Be"
(Chrisette Michele)

(Produced with Austin Powerz & RocDaProducer)

"To The Moon"
(Chrisette Michele)
"Count It Up"
(Tink (musician))

(Produced with Jahlil Beats)

"Things Like That"
(PNB Rock & Fetty Wap)

(Produced with Austin Powerz)

Money, Hoes & Flows
"Do You Mind"
(DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Jeremih, August Alsina, Future (rapper), & Rick Ross)

(Produced with DJ Khaled & NASTY BEATMAKERZ)

Major Key
2017 "Droptop in the Rain"[20]
(Ty Dolla Sign featuring Tory Lanez)

(Produced with Hitmaka)

Beach House 3


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  16. ^ "Ace Hood – Trials & Tribulations (Deluxe Edition)". Discogs. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "DJ Khaled – Suffering From Success (Deluxe Edition)". Discogs. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  18. ^ Illy (April 18, 2013). "Funkmaster Flex - Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? (Mixtape)". 2DopeBoyz. Complex Music. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
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