Salaam Remi

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Salaam Remi
Born Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip-hop, R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Record producer
Instruments Bass, keyboards, drums, guitar
Years active 1986-present
Associated acts Nas, Fergie, Miguel, Amy Winehouse, Jazmine Sullivan, Nelly Furtado, Estelle, Liam Bailey, Mack Wilds, Jordin Sparks
Website Official website

Salaam Remi is an American record producer known for his association with Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fugees, Fergie, Estelle[1] and Miguel and his reggae-tinged (often referred to as "broken-bottle") approach to production. On some releases in 2012 such as Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys and R.E.D. by Ne-Yo, Remi's productions are credited as


The son of studio musician Van Gibbs, Salaam first appeared on record as the keyboard player on Kurtis Blow's 1986 release Kingdom Blow. In the late 1980s, Salaam began mixing records. His first full production was in 1992, for the hip-hop group Zhigge. He worked with the Fugees and Black Sheep.

Salaam Remi has been associated with releases like Lil' Flip's "I Need Mine", Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper", The Fugees' multi-platinum The Score LP, and Toni Braxton's "You're Makin Me High". He produced 10 tracks on the 2002 UK sensation Ms. Dynamite's album titled A Little Deeper, including the hugely successful lead single "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee", which had moderate crossover success in the U.S. market.

Salaam contributed tracks to Jurassic 5's 2006 LP Feedback and Nas's 2006 album Hip Hop is Dead and racked up production credits on Frank, the platinum debut from North London soul-jazz singer Amy Winehouse. He worked on Winehouse's follow up, Back to Black, and was producing her third album that was to be released in 2011 up until her death. Remi worked with Nelly Furtado on her first Spanish language album, Mi Plan. His projects in late 2008 include Jazmine Sullivan, Nas, Free, Julian Perretta, Leona Lewis and Corrine Bailey Rae.

Remi has delved into the film work. He worked on the soundtracks for Office Space, Zoolander, The Departed, Blood Diamond, and Sex and the City. He also scored the Mike Tyson documentary, TYSON, worked as executive music producer on After the Sunset and Rush Hour 3, and was music supervisor and composer for a 2008 TV pilot called "Blue Blood". Salaam Remi was nominated for Non-Classical Producer of the Year at the 55th Grammy Awards, an award won by Dan Auerbach.

In 2013, Remi started his own label imprint Louder Than Life as a subsidiary of Sony Music, with two subimprints Re Mi Fa Music and Flying Buddha Records. New York: A Love Story by Mack Wilds became the first release under Remi's label.[2]

Production discography[edit]

Personal albums[edit]

  • 2013

Personal singles[edit]

  • 2013
  • "One in the Chamber" (feat. Akon)[5]



With Amy Winehouse
  • Amy Winehouse - You Sent Me Flying/Cherry
  • Amy Winehouse - I Heard Love Is Blind
  • Amy Winehouse - In My Bed
  • Amy Winehouse - Just Friends
  • Amy Winehouse - Me & Mr Jones
  • Amy Winehouse - Moody's Mood For Love
  • Amy Winehouse - Mr. Magic
  • Amy Winehouse - 'Round Midnight
  • Amy Winehouse - Some Unholy War
  • Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
  • Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
  • Amy Winehouse - Brother
  • Amy Winehouse - Like Smoke
With Nas
  • Nas - Bridging The Gap
  • Nas - Get Down
  • Nas - Hey Nas
  • Nas - I Can
  • Nas - Made You Look
  • Nas - The N
  • Nas - Nasty
  • Nas - Suicide Bounce
  • Nas - Thief's Theme
  • Nas - What Goes Around
  • Nas - Where Y'all At?
  • Nas - Zone Out
  • Nas - You Can't Stop Us Now
  • Nas - A Queens Story
  • Nas - Reach Out
  • Nas - World’s An Addiction
  • Nas - Cherry Wine (feat. Amy Winehouse)
  • Nas - Bye Baby
  • Nas - The Black Bond
With Nelly Furtado
  • Nelly Furtado - Suficiente Tiempo
  • Nelly Furtado - I'll Never Get Over You (unreleased)
  • Nelly Furtado - Girlfriend in the City
  • Nelly Furtado - Something (feat. Nas)
  • Nelly Furtado - The Most Beautiful Thing (feat. Sara Tavares)
  • Nelly Furtado - Enemy
  • Nelly Furtado - End Game
  • Nelly Furtado - Mystery (unreleased)
  • Nelly Furtado - Secret (unreleased)
  • Nelly Furtado - Skylight
  • Nelly Furtado - Soak It Up
  • Nelly Furtado - Special (unreleased)
  • Nelly Furtado - Whole Woman (unreleased)



  1. ^ "New Music: Salaam Remi "Cup Of Tea" ft. Estelle". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Salaam Remi Launches Louder Than Life Imprint Through Sony". Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Salaam Remi: MP3 Downloads". 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  4. ^ "ONE: In the Chamber by Salaam Remi". Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "One In The Chamber (feat. Akon)". SoundCloud. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "New music". Retrieved July 13, 2013. 

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