Bangladesh (record producer)
|Birth name||Shondrae Crawford|
|Born||February 24, 1978|
|Origin||Des Moines, IA, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, rapper|
|Instruments||MPC2000xl, Pro Tools|
|Years active||1998 - present|
|Associated acts||Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, Ciara, Meek Mill, Rihanna, T-Pain, Usher, Bad Meets Evil, M.I.A., Fabolous, Jamie Foxx, Brandy Norwood, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Gucci Mane, Missy Elliott, Shawnna, Sean Garrett, Mario, 8 Ball & MJG, T-Boz, R. Kelly, Ice Cube, Skrillex, The Game|
Shondrae Crawford (born February 24, 1978), better known by his stage names Bangladesh and Mr. Bangladesh, is an American record producer and rapper, who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Early life and career
Crawford began producing beats in 1998, but his first big break did not come until 2000 with his production of the hit single, "What's Your Fantasy" for Ludacris, with whom he then worked many times afterward. In respect to his name, he's said he chose the name Bangladesh because he describes his keyboard-centric production style as "Bangladesh": "It's just Bangladesh. It's foreign to the ears." He worked with Lil Wayne, producing one of his most successful singles, "A Milli." He also produced the beat behind Gucci Mane's song Lemonade, which went on to be remixed or freestyled over by many artists, including Yelawolf, Curren$y, Tyler, the Creator with Earl Sweatshirt, and Big Sean. He also produced Wayne's hit 2011 song "6 Foot 7 Foot", featuring Cory Gunz, and he has produced for Beyoncé, Brandy Norwood, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Syleena Johnson, Ke$ha, Usher, T-Pain, Bad Meets Evil, Ice Cube, Australian singer Jessica Mauboy, and many other artists. Bangladesh collaborated with Bajan singer Rihanna on Talk that Talk for the song Cockiness (Love It).
- Studio albums
- Flowers & Candy (2014)
- Bangladesh Produced "A Milli" Remixed by Hip Hop's Hottest MC's - Hip Hop Press Archived 2008-09-15 at the Wayback Machine.
- Billboard Q&A: Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford | Billboard.biz
- Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford Biography - ARTISTdirect Music
- Shondrae Crawford | Profile | Creative Loafing Atlanta
- http://board.thenext2shine.com/bangladesh-t204.html Archived August 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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