The Beat Bullies

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The Beat Bullies are an Atlanta-based music production duo. They helped produced Chamillionaire's debut album The Sound of Revenge. They also have worked with numerous Atlanta-based rappers such as T.I. and Ludacris.

Overview[edit]

Composed of Teeth Malloy, Nicholas Sherwood and Nsilo Reddick, The Beat Bullies have amassed an impressive catalog of hits, working on projects with OutKast, Chamillionaire, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Ronald Isley, Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, and Killer Mike. The Beat Bullies have marked several Billboard chart-topping releases including Chamillionaire (The Sound of Revenge), Carlos Santana (All That I Am), Nelly (Suit and Sweatsuit) and the Purple Ribbon All-Stars (Got Purp? Vol. 2).

Longtime friends and collaborators, Teeth Malloy and Nikki Broadway met while students at Morehouse College in Atlanta. At the time, they were individually producing for several popular Atlanta University Center-based artists. Before long, Teeth Malloy and Nikki Broadway began working together and formed The Beat Bullies.

Teeth Malloy, originally from Savannah, Georgia, grew up as a classically trained pianist, who played tenor saxophone and drums in his middle and high school bands. Nikki Broadway was raised in Boston with a strong art background, honing his skills on the turntables in high school. Once teamed up, Teeth Malloy and Nikki Broadway combined their extensive knowledge, diverse talents, and love of music to pioneer a groundbreaking sound as they began to "bully" beats. With a clean, crisp sound, infused with live instrumentation, The Beat Bullies are elevating Southern rap music production to a new dimension. Their bass-heavy, mesmerizing beats have artists, critics and fans embracing their unique sound and uncompromising style.

Achievements[edit]

In addition to their successes on the charts, The Beat Bullies have made notable business achievements, partnering with Antwan "Big Boi" Patton of OutKast to form Boom Boom Room Productions. The Beat Bullies have been featured in several magazines including "XXL" and "Scratch." They were also named to "Atlanta's Top 30 Under 30" list for 2006.

The Beat Bullies discovered Killer Mike rapping in a dorm while they were all students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and went on to produce his debut album "Monster." Other early projects include work with Young Jeezy, Slimm Calhoun, Smilez and Southstar, and Gangsta Boo.

The Beat Bullies set the tone for Chamillionaire’s Universal Records debut “The Sound of Revenge” with several standouts including "Grown and Sexy," "Southern Takeover" with Pastor Troy and Killer Mike, "Radio Interruption," and "Think I’m Crazy" with pop star Natalie.

Whether in the club, on the radio, or in the streets, The Beat Bullies have everyone chanting, "You can find me in the A!" with their smash single "Kryptonite (I'm On It)" by the Purple Ribbon All-Stars featuring Big Boi. "Kryptonite" rocketed to No. 1 as a hit anthem across the country.

The Beat Bullies displayed their intense musical depth and diversity as they worked with the legendary Carlos Santana on his "All That I Am" album, producing "My Man" featuring Mary J. Blige and Big Boi with lyrics by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty. Nelly's "Suit" album includes The Beat Bullies-produced song "She Don't Know My Name" with Snoop Dogg and Ron Isley. When Nelly released "Sweatsuit," which featured all of the hits that made his albums "Sweat" and "Suit" instant classics, "She Don't Know My Name" was featured again.