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Ryan began producing and working with local artist like Nelly, City Spud, and the St. Lunatics in the late 1990s. His vocals can still be heard singing background on their Free City Album “Groovin’ Tonight” Featuring Brian McKnight. Ryan joined forces with longtime friend Antoine "Bam" Macon to form the production duo The Nimrods in early 2000. Ryan's first noted major placement was Arista Recording artist, Toya Rodriguez, professionally known as Toya in 2001. He produced over 50 percent of the album including her most popular hit “I DO!” The single and debut album 'Toya', sold approximately 400,000 copies. In 2001 Ryan’s remake of Patti Labelle’s “Love Need and Want You” featured as "Dilemma" on Nelly’s album, Nellyville. The single landed at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks, Hot Rap Tracks and on the Hot 100 as the first rap song to hold the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks earning a Grammy for Best R&B and Rap Collaboration. “Dilemma” now sits at #64 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs Of All Time and is the most successful song of Nelly's career, giving him his first number-one single in many countries, such as Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. Dilemma was nominated twice for Best Music Video at the 2003 Soul Train Awards and MTV Music Video Awards.
Ryan’s success led him to producing for major artist and in 2005 he split from the Nimrods and he began branding himself as the Producer named, Ghost Music. Ryan instantly earned the attention and support of several label executives and Ghost has been signed to EMI Music Publishing by John "Big Jon" Platt. In 2014, Ryan closed the year out producing two big singles for Sony Uk pop group "Moorhouse" as well as new rap artist Eric Martinez hit single "Seasons" featured on his recent project "Inspired By 92". Ryan went on to open 2015 producing a hit single for Columbia Records female rap artist Dej Loaf titled " Me, U & Hennessy" featuring Lil Wayne along with her producer DDS.