Lonnie Szoke

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Lonnie Szoke
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Background information
BornFebruary 9, 1978
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
GenresR&B, Hip Hop, Pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, Guitar, Drums

Lonnie Szoke (born February 9, 1978) is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer, born and raised in Brantford, Ontario.

Career[edit]

Szoke co-founded ILLFIRE Entertainment in 2003.

In 2004, he produced on Keshia Chante's self-titled Juno Award-winning album.[1] The single "Let The Music Take You" was nominated for R&B Song of the Year by the Urban Music Association of Canada. The album went certified gold in Canada in January 2005.[2]

In 2006, he produced "Take Myself Away", the first single from reggae musician Sizzla's album Overstanding.[3] Overstanding peaked at #15 on Billboard's Album Charts in January 2007.[4]

Szoke appeared on Degrassi Unscripted for his work with Drake, an actor/rapper from the Degrassi television series.[5] He has worked with Sizzla, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Keyshia Cole, 50 Cent, Keshia Chante, Simone Denny, Glenn Lewis, In Essence, Drake, Ray Robinson, Michie Mee, Ghetto Concept, Choclair, Toya Alexis, Belinda Brady, J-Logix, Mayhem Morearty, Hustlemann, Yonge C, Celtic Connection, Intonation, Lina Fouro and others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Keshia-Chant%C3%A9-Keshia-Chante/release/362911
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2012-03-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Sizzla-The-Overstaning/release/1413300
  4. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/sizzla/chart-history/
  5. ^ http://www.tv.com/degrassi-unscripted/degrassi-unscripted-aubrey-graham-jimmy/episode/427074/summary.html