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Birth name Melvin Breeden
Origin Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, reggae, pop, R&B, gospel
Occupation(s) Producer, composer, songwriter
Instruments MPC2000
Years active 1995–present
Labels Big Cat, Aftermath, Radar Live
Associated acts Dr. Dre, Gucci Mane, MC Breed

Melvin Breeden, better known as Mel-Man, is a record producer from Norfolk, Virginia, best known as one of Aftermath Entertainment's in-house producers. He is the president and CEO of Big Cat Records and Radar Live, which Billboard Magazine placed at #13 on their list of Top Rap Labels in 2005.[1]


Mel-Man released Freak Nasty's "Da' Dip" independently in 1996 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. He was nominated for a MTV VMA award in 1997. Breeden also marketed and released independent projects from Ghetto Mafia, Spice 1, and MC Breed.

Big Cat Records[edit]

Big Cat Records, a record label co-founded by Breeden, has worked on projects such as Maceo’s Straight Out Da Pot, Rasheeda’s GA Peach, Khia’s Nasti Muzik, and Gucci Mane’s Trap House, Hard to Kill, Trap-A-Thon, and Hood Classics.

Big Cat Records has been worked with the Dipset franchise and Diplomat Records president Freekey Zekey to release his second album entitled Loyalty Is Everything.

Production credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Big Cat Records to Release Gucci Mane's TRAP-A-THON On 9/25". The Free Library. 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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