Jazze Pha

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Jazze Pha
Birth namePhalon Anton Alexander
Born (1974-04-15) April 15, 1974 (age 48)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • singer-songwriter
  • rapper
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Sampler
  • Percussion
  • Bass
  • Drums
Years active1988–1990, 1995–present
Labels

Phalon Anton Alexander,[1][2] (born April 15, 1974), professionally known as Jazze Pha (/ˌæzi ˈf/ JAZ-ee FAY), is an American record producer, singer, songwriter and rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Sho'nuff Records, to which American R&B singer-songwriter Ciara was signed.

Early life[edit]

Jazze Pha was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. His father is James Alexander, bassist for the Bar-Kays, an influential group on the Memphis soul scene in the 1960s. His mother, Denise Williams, is an accomplished singer, having worked with everyone from Earth, Wind, and Fire to Barbra Streisand. Pha was named after the late Phalon Jones, another member of the Bar-Kays, who died in the December 10, 1967, plane crash that also killed three other Bar-Kays members and Otis Redding.

Career[edit]

Pha is known for announcing "Ladies and gentlemen" or "This is a Jazze Phizzle product-shizzle!", both at the beginning and, occasionally, at the end of songs on which he is featured.[3] In 1990, Pha was signed to Elektra Records.[4]

Discography[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Let a Playa Get His Freak On" 1997 LSG Levert.Sweat.Gill
"It Is What It Is" 1998 Ras Kass Rasassination
"Thug In Your Life" 2000 Cap.One Through the Eyes of a Ron
"Chooz U" 2001 T.I. I'm Serious
"Keep It on the Hush" Ludacris Word of Mouf
"Let's Go To The Club" MC Breed The Fharmacist
"Jenny" 2002 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Supernova
"Coco" Tela Double Dose
"Gangsta Walk" Baby D, Lil' C, Slim J Lil' Chopper Toy
"Awnaw" Nappy Roots Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
"Fair XChange" 2Pac Better Dayz
"U Can Call"
"There U Go" 2Pac, Big Syke, Outlawz
"I'm Comin'" Big Tymers, Mikkey, TQ Hood Rich
"Get High" Big Tymers
"Fly in Any Weather" Birdman Birdman
"On the Rocks" Birdman, The D Boys
"Hustlas, Pimps and Thugs" Birdman, 8Ball, TQ
"Ice Cold" Birdman, TQ
"Bowtie" 2003 OutKast, Sleepy Brown Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
"Pretty Pink" David Banner, T.I., Marcus MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water
"Down South" Big Tymers, Lil' Wayne, Ludacris Big Money Heavyweight
"Ride Tonight" Boo & Gotti, Birdman Perfect Timing
"Think..." Boo & Gotti
"Mind on My Money" YoungBloodZ Drankin' Patnaz
"No Average Playa"
"Chillin' with My Bitch" 2004 T.I. Urban Legend
"Lipstick" Cassidy Split Personality
"Still Feels So Good" Twista Kamikaze
"Badunkadunk"
"Pretty Toes" Nelly, T.I. Suit
"Girlfriend" Guerilla Black Guerilla City
"Contract" Lil' Jon, Trillville, Pimpin' Ken Crunk Juice
"Ménage a Trois" Trick Daddy, Smoke, Money Mark Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets
"4 Eva" Trick Daddy
"Goodies (Remix)" Ciara, T.I. Goodies
"Everybody Loves a Pimp" 2005 Slim Thug Already Platinum
"I'm Ballin'" Bun B Trill
"It's Your B-Day" Trina Glamorest Life
"Play Ur Position" YoungBloodZ, Mr. Mo Ev'rybody Know Me
"Take Your" David Banner, Too Short, Bun B Certified
"Thinking of You" 2006 Unk Beat'n Down Yo Block!
"A Part of Thugs" Yo Gotti Back 2 da Basics
"Pimpin' Forever" Too Short Blow the Whistle
"Strip Down"
"Nothing Feels Better"
"Sophisticated"
"Playa"
"16 Hoes" Too Short, Bun B
"Tear da Club Up" LeToya, Bun B LeToya
"The Honey" Pimp C, Jody Breeze, Tela Pimpalation
"Momma" 2007 Yung Joc Hustlenomics
"Chevy Smile" Yung Joc, Block, Trick Daddy
"Say say" Twista, Cee-Lo Green, Big Zak Adrenaline Rush 2007
"Pimpin' Don't Fail Me Now" 8Ball & MJG, Juvenile Ridin High
"I Know You Want Me" Young Buck Buck The World
"The Product"[5] 2013 August Alsina The Product 2
"Double Tap" 2016 Snoop Dogg, E-40 Coolaid
"Savage" E-40, B-Legit The D-Boy Diary (Book 1)
"Lose My Number" 2017 Too Short The Pimp Tape
"Let It All Out" Bone Thugs New Waves
"1999 Wildfire" 2018 BROCKHAMPTON The Best Years Of Our Lives

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Jazze Pha – Biography – AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  2. ^ ASCAP ACE Repository: "You Should Be My Girl", Ascap.com
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Goggans, Louis. "A Product of Memphis: Q & A with Jazze Pha". Memphisflyer.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Product 2 Mixtape by August Alsina Hosted by DJ Drama". Datpiff.com. Retrieved April 11, 2020.

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