Theron Feemster

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Theron "Neff U" Feemster
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Background information
Genres Pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, Musician, Songwriter, Artist
Instruments Keyboards, Drums, Guitar, Bass
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Aftermath, Nelly Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber,

Theron Otis Feemster,[1] commonly known as Theron Feemster or Ron Feemster (and also under the Nickname Neff-U), is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, musician, songwriter and artist.

Life and career[edit]

“Melodies are ancient. They’ve been around since the beginning of time and it’s really up to us to choose to hear and use them correctly.” This is the philosophy of Neff-U: the Grammy-award winning producer, songwriter, and composer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, and Sia among countless others.[citation needed]

Born and raised in Grover, North Carolina, Theron started playing the drums and piano at 2 years old. Early on it was obvious that he was blessed with an incredible musical gift. Having grown up in his father’s non-denominational, North Carolina church, Neff-U learned to express the way that God made him feel through music. He supplemented his gospel education by playing in classical orchestras and symphonies.

After graduating high school, Theron went on to Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. It was there in his dorm that he composed a musical composition that made its way into the hands of Will Smith, which became the theme song for Men and Black II. In 2001, Neff-U moved to Los Angeles where he came under the mentorship of both Dr. Dre and Michael Jackson.[citation needed] His never-ending journey of musical growth has allowed him to be able to score each artist's life and give each artist a unique, personal sound.

Production discography[edit]

2002[edit]

The Eminem Show by Eminem
  • "Business"
  • "When the Music Stops"
  • "Say What You Say"
  • "My Dad's Gone Crazy"

2003[edit]

Get Rich or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent
  • "Back Down"
Terrorist Threats by Westside Connection
  • "Get Ignit"
Love & Life by Mary J. Blige

2004[edit]

Afrodisiac by Brandy
  • "Say You Will"
Turning Point by Mario

2005[edit]

Unpredictable by Jamie Foxx
  • "Wish U Were Here"

2006[edit]

In My Own Words by Ne-Yo
  • "Stay"
  • "Sign Me Up"

2007[edit]

Because of You by Ne-Yo
  • "Crazy" (featuring Jay-Z)
Luvanmusiq by Musiq Soulchild
  • "Millionaire"
Growing Pains by Mary J. Blige
Unbreakable by Backstreet Boys
  • "Treat Me Right"
Rockstar Mentality by Shop Boyz
  • "Rockstar Mentality"
  • "Showin' Me Love"
Stomp The Yard by Sean Biggs
  • "Never Gonna Get It" (featuring Topic & Akon)

2008[edit]

The Truth by Cherish
  • "Damages"
Brass Knuckles by Nelly
The Declaration by Ashanti
  • "In These Streets"
A Different Me by Keyshia Cole

2009[edit]

Lady Love by Letoya
  • "Lady Love"
At That Point by Teairra Marí
  • "Built For This"

2010[edit]

Can't Take That Away From Me by JoJo
  • "Can't Take That Away From Me"
  • "Running on Empty"
Michael by Michael Jackson
  • "Hollywood Tonight"
  • "Best of Joy"
  • "(I Like) The Way You Love Me"

2011[edit]

Perfectionist by Natalia Kills
  • "Wonderland"
  • "Break You Hard"
  • "Superficial"
  • "If I Was God"
The Cimfam EP by Cimorelli
  • "Million Bucks"

2012[edit]

The Secret World of Arrietty by Bridgit Mendler
  • "Summertime"
Til the Casket Drops by ZZ Ward
  • "Til the Casket Drops"
  • "Put the Gun Down"
  • "Move Like U Stole It"
  • "If I Could Be Her"
  • "Charlie Ain't Home"

2013[edit]

Lift Your Spirit by Aloe Blacc
  • "Wanna Be With You"

2015[edit]

Compton by Dr. Dre

Purpose by Justin Bieber

  • "I'll Show You"
  • "Purpose" (piano)
  • "Life is Worth Living (musician)

The Documentary 2 by The Game

A Volte Esagero by Marracash feat Salmo and Coez

Fumo by Clementino

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