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Birth name Sharif Slater
Born (1983-10-28) October 28, 1983 (age 31)
Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer

Sharif "Reefa" Slater is a producer who has produced for multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artist. He was raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn.[1] He currently heads a production company for emerging artists and producers called "ATM" (Addicted To Money).


Production work/involvement[edit]

Sharif "Reefa" Slater has produced for Lil Wayne, Estelle, The Game, Rick Ross, Troy Ave, Maino,[2]Fabolous, Ludacris, Juelz Santana, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Omarion, Beanie Sigel, Red Cafe, Super Junior and The Notorious B.I.G. One of his biggest singles to date has been "It's Okay (One Blood)" by The Game. In recent years, he has been a constant fixture on the two Billboard #1 albums released by Miami Rapper, Rick Ross [3] - those two albums being "God Forgives, I Don't" and "Mastermind.[4]"

Early career and Big break[edit]

Hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn, he was bitten by the music bug early. One of his uncles lived on the same block as Biggie Smalls, and he saw firsthand how producers like Diddy and The Trackmasters translated their studio prowess into lucrative careers. He began spinning at local reggae parties, and soon transformed his innate ear for dope music into producing top-notch rap instrumentals. The first placement he got was for rapper Shells – a song that eventually landed on the Coach Carter movie soundtrack. That beat would garner him a little money, but it only fueled his hunger to play in the big leagues.

Almost two years passed after he sold that track without anything really happening in his career. Things eventually got moving again through Puffy's Biggie Duets project. He produced the "Hustler's Story" song featuring Akon and Scarface, and Diddy immediately noticed he had a prize pupil on his hands. After that, the work started rolling in, and Reefa could finally start calling himself a bona fide producer. The real breakthrough in his career came via Dr. Dre's legendary West coast outfit. During a brief visit to LA, he happened to play the "One Blood" instrumental for Aftermath A&R, Angelo Sanders. Hours later, he got a call informing him he'd scored the first single to The Game's highly anticipated sophomore album.

Recent activity: late 2000s to present[edit]

Over the last five years, Reefa has clocked heavy studio time with the new titans on the hip hop scene - French Montana, Troy Ave, Chinx Drugz, Maino and the reigning hip hop heavyweight, Rick Ross. Recently, he produced three cuts of French Montana's 2013 Excuse My French album released via Puff Daddy's Bad Boy label. He also crafted critically lauded tracks for the last two Rick Ross albums, God Forgives I Don't (released in 2012) and Mastermind (released in early 2014). Both Rick Ross albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Charts. The track he produced for Rick Ross's 2012 album was a soulful, percussion-heavy banger called "Ice Cold" featuring R&B star Omarion. His contribution to Ross's most recent LP was a gritty, hard-hitting NYC-style track called "What A Shame" featuring French Montana.

In 2014, Reefa enjoyed great success on the Billboard top 200 Chart. He notched production credits on two albums that debuted in the Billboard Top 10 in the same week. The first was the aforementioned Mastermind album by Rick Ross, and the second was the comeback album Braveheart from R&B princess Ashanti. Both albums were released on March 4, 2014. Still to come in 2014, Reefa co-produced with Irv Gotti Myles William and 12Keyz, a remake of the Notorious B.I.G. song "Mo Money Mo Problems" for "The Other Woman" soundtrack movie starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj. The song features vocals by both Iggy Azalea and Keyshia Cole.[5] In addition to that, he also secured the impressive job of scoring all the music for the upcoming season of T.I.'s VH1 reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.[6]"

Reefa Production Company: ATM (Addicted to Money)[edit]

Similar to prolific music production houses like Berry Gordy's Motown and Puff Daddy's hugely successful Hitmen, Reefa is looking to make a lasting impact with his company ATM. The production label was founded in 2005 by super-producer Sharif "Reefa" Slater and his business partner Karel "White" Jorge. ATM currently houses upcoming hitmakers Myles William and 12Keyz. To date, the legion of exceptional musicians has created beats for artists like Estelle, Nas, Fabolous, JLO and Keyshia Cole. ATM also has a secret weapon under their wings – an amazing young vocalist named Maddi Jane. This budding star has already appeared on The Ellen De Generes show (at the age of just 11 years), and the YouTube video of that performance has garnered more than 4 million views [7]". Her album, executive produced by ATM, will drop this May. In the coming years, ATM is looking to become a household name in the music industry, and there are also plans to expand into lifestyle, fashion, television and technology.

Production Discography[edit]

Lil Wayne Ft Cory Gunz x Capo - "Murda" Free Weezy Album- (2015)[edit]

  • co-produced by Myles.William x 12Keyz

Uncle Murda x Young Greatness musician - "Real Is Back" - (2015)[edit]

Estelle musician - "She Will Love" - (2015)[edit]

Estelle musician - "Not Sure" - (2015)[edit]

  • co-produced by 12Keyz x Myles William

Estelle musician - "Conqueror" - (2015)[edit]

  • co-produced by Johnny Black

Rayven Justice "Dont Trust Em" ft Chinx x Uncle Murda - (2015)[edit]

  • co-produced by 12Keyz

Rayven Justice "Nobody" - (2015)[edit]

  • co-produced by Myles William

Maino X Mack Wilds - "All About You" (2014)[edit]

  • co-produced by 12Keyz

Maino K.O.B King Of Brooklyn Album (2013)[edit]

  • 02. "Plottin"
  • 03. "K.O.B (Rules To This Shit)
  • 04. "Bang"
  • 05. "Great"
  • Bonus. "Just Watch"

The Other Woman - Movie Soundtrack (2014)[edit]

Rick Ross - Mastermind (2014)[edit]

Ashanti - Braveheart (2014)[edit]

  • 02. "Nowhere" co-produced by 12Keyz
  • 03. "Runaway" co-produced by 12Keyz

French Montana - Excuse My French (2013)[edit]

  • 01. "Once In A While" co-produced by 12Keyz
  • 12. "We Go Wherever We Want" co-produced by 12Keyz, Vinylz and Allen Ritter
  • 19. "If I Die" co-produced by 12Keyz

Troy Ave - New York City - The Album (2013)[edit]

  • 17. "I'm Dat N#gga" co-produced by Myles William and Stats

Chinx - Arm & Dangerous " - (2013)[edit]

Ky-mani Marley - Love Over All " - (2015)[edit]

Ja Rule - Fresh Out Da Pen" - (2013)[edit]

  • co-produced by Myles William, 12Keyz and Irv Gotti

Ja Rule - Everything" - (2013)[edit]

Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't (2012)[edit]

  • 12. "Ice Cold" featuring Omarion

Styles P - Master of Ceremonies (2011)[edit]

  • 11. "Don't Turn Away" Featuring Pharrell

Red Cafe - (2009)[edit]

  • "Hottest in the Hood"
  • "Bling Blaouw
  • "Diddy Bop"

Willy Northpole - Tha Connect (2009)[edit]

  • 03. "The Story"
  • 13. "Dear Lord"

Fabolous - From Nothin' to Something (2007)[edit]

  • 01. "From Nothin' to Something Intro"
  • 07. "Gangsta Don't Play" featuring Junior Reid
  • 12. "I'm The Man" featuring Red Cafe

Gucci Mane - Back To The Trap House (2007)[edit]

  • 02. "16 Fever"

Beanie Sigel - The Solution (2007)[edit]

The Game - Doctor's Advocate (2006)[edit]

Juelz Santana - What the Game's Been Missing (2005)[edit]

  • 18. "I Am Crack"

The Notorious B.I.G. - Duets: The Final Chapter (2005)[edit]

Capone - Pain, Time and Glory (2005)[edit]

  • 14. "F*#k Yo Set"

Coach Carter - Movie Soundtrack (2005)[edit]

Fabolous - Real Talk (2004)[edit]

  • 10. "Do the Damn Thing" featuring Jeezy
  • 11. "Holla at Somebody Real" featuring Lil Mo