Nottz

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Nottz
Birth name Dominick J. Lamb
Also known as Nottz Raw
Born (1977-02-05) February 5, 1977 (age 39)
Origin Norfolk, Virginia
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Years active 1997–present
Labels Teamsta Entertainment, Raw Koncept Media Group, It's A Wonderful World Music Group
Associated acts D.M.P., Asher Roth, Bilal, Blu, Busta Rhymes, Dwele, Kardinal Offishall, Scarface, Snoop Dogg

Dominick J. Lamb (born February 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Nottz (or Nottz Raw), is an American hip hop record producer and rapper from Norfolk, Virginia.[1] Nottz has produced for some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Game, Notorious B.I.G., Pusha T, Scarface, J Dilla and Asher Roth.

Life and career[edit]

Some of Nottz's earliest production work was on the Rawkus Records compilation Lyricist Lounge, Volume One, in 1998. From there he landed three tracks on Busta Rhymes' Extinction level Event LP, after Rhymes stumbled across one of his beat tapes.

Like many other hip hop producers to emerge before the 2000s, Nottz samples from old (primarily soul) records and film soundtracks to reconstruct new beats. West Coast hip hop icon, Dr. Dre, has named Nottz as one of his favourite producers, and has selected him as one of the few guest producers on his much delayed, yet anticipated Detox album that never was released.

Nottz has a group called D.M.P., which stands for "Durte Muzik Prahdukshun". They released an EP in 2004, a full-length album on Koch Records, titled Nottz Presents D.M.P., in 2005 and an album titled God Made Durt in 2013, under Raw Koncept.

In 2010, Nottz released his first solo album, You Need This Music, under Raw Koncept. The album features Nottz as an MC, as well as a producer. Nottz also worked with rapper Asher Roth on the collaborative Rawth EP, released as a free download, on December 27, 2010 under Raw Koncept and School Boy.

In 2011, Nottz worked with rapper Game on his fourth album The R.E.D. Album, after having three of his beats on Game's two previous albums Doctor's Advocate and LAX. On June 15, 2012, Nottz and rapper Kardinal Offishall released the collaborative album Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself, which was offered as a free download.

In 2013, Blu and Nottz Raw released their collaborative EP, Gods in the Spirit.

On August 9, 2014, 9th Wonder announced that Nottz became a part of The Soul Council production team.[2] A longtime admirer of his production work, 9th Wonder has spoken very highly of Nottz in the past. In 2010, he referred to Nottz as "the best beat maker on Earth right now"[3] and claiming him as "the best producer in the game".[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles are in bold, albums are in bold and italics.

Studio albums[edit]

Nottz - You Need This Music (2010)[edit]

Entire album produced by Nottz.

Nottz Presents DMP - God Made Durt! (2013)[edit]

Entire album produced by Nottz.

  • 01. "Intro - God Made Durt!"
  • 02. "How Many Tears" (feat. Pusha T)
  • 03. "Nothin To A G" (feat. Mistah F.A.B.)
  • 04. "Oh Sweet Wonder"
  • 05. "Lord Have Mercy"
  • 06. "You Hear What I'm Sayin'"
  • 07. "A Love Song (feat. R.L.)
  • 08. "My Heart" (feat. Shateish)
  • 09. "Night Riders" (feat. Kardinal Offishall)
  • 10. "In My Head"

Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz - Home Sweet Home (2015)[edit]

Entire album produced by Nottz.

  • 01. "Intro"
  • 02. "Welcome Home"
  • 03. "Preach"
  • 04. "Jesus"
  • 05. "300z"
  • 06. "Homemade"
  • 07. "Alone" (feat. Jared Evan)
  • 08. "Memory" (feat. Novej)
  • 09. "Prom Season" (feat. Kenneth Whalum III)
  • 10. "Home Sweet Home"
  • 11. "I Don't Know"
  • 12. "Fries"
  • 13. "El Fin" (feat. Eric "Blakk Soul" Keith)

Mickey Factz & Nottz - The Achievement: circa '82[edit]

  • 01. "Some People" (feat. Showtyme)
  • 02. "Masterpiece" (feat. Blu)
  • 03. "Treat You Right" (feat. Phonte)
  • 04. "I'm Good"
  • 05. "Marina" (feat. Mack Wilds, Smoke DZA & Curren$y)
  • 06. "Get It"
  • 07. "Vs" (feat. Styles P)
  • 08. "Wants"
  • 09. "414 Words"
  • 10. "The Achievement" (feat. Mela Machinko)

EPs and mixtapes[edit]

Nottz Presents DMP - The Mixtape (2005)[edit]

Entire mixtape produced by Nottz.

  • 1. "Call The Ambulance"
  • 2. "Bang Ya Hammerz"
  • 3. "Born & Raised In The Ghetto"
  • 4. "Durte Muzik"
  • 5. "Freestyle" (feat. Petey Pablo)
  • 6. "Mr. Smif-N-Wessun Man"
  • 7. "So High"
  • 8. "How Ya Wannit?"
  • 9. "OH!!!"
  • 10. "Get Live" (feat. Krumbsnatcha)
  • 11. "Cold"
  • 12. "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
  • 13. "My South Game" (feat. Royce da 5'9")
  • 14. "Bang Dis"
  • 15. "Hear Me Knockin'"
  • 16. "Pop Em'" (feat. Fam-Lay)
  • 17. "Don't Wanna Give That Up"

Nottz & Asher Roth - Rawth EP (2010)[edit]

Entire EP produced by Nottz.

  • 01. "Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighor)"
  • 02. "Gotta Get Up" (feat. DA from Chester French)
  • 03. "Enforce The Law"
  • 04. "Break Bread"
  • 05. "In My Mind"
  • 06. "Coming And Going" (feat. Rhymefest)
  • 07. "Run It Back (Remix)" (feat. Kardinal Offishall)
  • 08. "Nothing You Can't Do"

Kardinal Offishall & Nottz - Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself (2012)[edit]

Entire mixtape produced by Nottz.

  • 01. "The Invention of Truth"
  • 02. "Get It In (B4 I Go)"
  • 03. "Kill Shot"
  • 04. "1st 48"
  • 05. "Over 4 (Love Is Gone)" (feat. Big Shot Manceeni)
  • 06. "Motivation" (feat. Rapper Big Pooh & May Marquardt)
  • 07. "Electric Sexy" (feat. Nottz & Ray Robinson)
  • 08. "Mr. Parker" (feat. Shi Wisdom)
  • 09. "Nobody Else (Get Off Me)" (feat. Peter Jericho)
  • 10. "Take It There" (feat. Nottz & Peter Jericho)
  • 11. "Refreshed" (feat. Nikki Grier & Angus Black)
  • 12. "I Wish I Could Talk To You" (feat. Peter Jericho)
  • 13. "Reach High" (feat. Yummy Bingham)
  • 14. "Murderah"

Blu & Nottz - Gods in the Spirit (2013)[edit]

Entire EP produced by Nottz.

  • 01. "Boyz II Men" (feat. Nitty Scott, MC)
  • 02. "Creme of the Crop" (feat. Versis & ScienZe)
  • 03. "Crooks in Castles" (feat. ANTHM, Homeboy Sandman, Sene & Johaz)
  • 04. "End of the World" (feat. Rashad)
  • 05. "God Shit" (feat. Aloe Blacc, Co$$ & Definite Mass)
  • 06. "End of the World (Remix)"

Asher Roth, Nottz, Travis Barker - Rawther (2016)[edit]

Entire EP produced by Nottz.

  • 01. "Intro"
  • 02. "Goin Down"
  • 03. "Voldemort"
  • 04. "Interlude"
  • 05. "Temptation" (feat. Royce da 5'9")
  • 06. "Blow Yr Head"

Blu & Nottz - Titans in the Flesh (2016)[edit]

  • 01. "The Truth" (feat. Shateish)
  • 02. "Heaven on Earth"
  • 03. "Giant Steps" (feat. Bishop Lamont, Torae, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution)
  • 04. "To the East" (feat. Definite Mass, TriState, Mickey Factz & Johaz)
  • 05. "The Man" (feat. Exile & Nottz)
  • 06. "Atlantis"
  • 07. "Atlantis (J57 Remix)" (feat. Akie Bermiss)

Non-album singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 2001: Ed O.G. - "What U Know" (feat. Nottz)
  • 2005: Canibus - "Hip-Hop" (feat. Nottz)
  • 2005: Diamond D - "We Gangstas" (feat. J Dilla & Nottz)
  • 2008: J Dilla – "Fight Club" (feat. Nottz & Boogieman)
  • 2008: Jake One, Nottz & Black Milk - "I'm Coming"
  • 2009: Edgar Allen Floe - "Mighty Floe Young" (feat. Nottz & Royce Da 5'9")
  • 2010: John Regan - "Nobody's Somebody" (feat. Nottz) (additional production)
  • 2010: Nefew - "The Fan" (feat. Nottz)
  • 2011: W.O.L.L. - "Active" (feat. Nottz)
  • 2012: W.O.L.L. - "Somebody Tell Em" (feat. Nottz & Jay Rock)
  • 2012: AWAR - "Until the End" (feat. Nottz, MURS & P. Jericho)
  • 2012: Jon Vegaz - "Well Connected" (feat. Nottz) (additional production)

Production discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with NOTTZ, producer for 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Cassidy, Busta Rhymes - Aug 16, 2004". HitQuarters. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "9th Wonder Calls Nottz "Arguably The Best" Producer On Earth, Welcomes Him To Jamla's The Soul Council". hiphopdx.com. Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  3. ^ Barrow, J.L. "9th Wonder: "Nottz Is The Best Beatmaker On The Earth Right Now"". nodfactor.com. Nodfactor. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  4. ^ Edwards Byfield, Tahirah. "9th Wonder Names Nottz 'Best Producer In The Game' (Video)". soulculture.com. Soul Culture. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 

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