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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 released projects such as Maceo Straight Out Da Pot, Love & Hip Hop star, Rasheeda’s GA Peach, Khia’s Nasti Muzik, and Gucci Mane’s Trap House, Hard to Kill, Trap-A-Thon, and Murder Was the Case.

Big Cat Records has 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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