The Buchanans

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The Buchanans are a Grammy-nominated production team founded by Wiz Buchanan (aka Jesús Mi Amor) and Dre Vega.[1] Along with later members Kyle "Keyz" Davidson, and Chris Paultre, the Buchanans are also rappers and songwriters.

Life and career[edit]

Wiz and Dre are two childhood friends that grew up in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. Throughout grade school the two completely immersed themselves in hip hop culture, participating in everything from breakdancing, graffiti, to rap. It wasn't until they duo reached their late teens that they decided to take their musical talents serious. As they explain, “some of our friends started recording songs and making tracks, and it took our interest in music to another level. We decided to pool our money together and purchase recording equipment so we could cut records to the raps we had in our heads. That led to making beats, which broadened our horizons even more.” Finding inspiration in Dr. Dre's The Chronic 2001, the duo immediately began crafting their sound. One of their first creations was a track called "What More Can I Say",[2] which found its way on Hip-Hop heavyweight Jay-Z's The Black Album. From there, The Buchanans went on to produce for artist such as Beyoncé, Nas, Dr. Dre, T.I,[3] Lupe Fiasco,[4] Amerie and Fabolous. In 2012, The Buchanans released God Is In The Machine, a mixtape project that features founding member Wiz Buchanan as Jesús Mi Amor.

Production Style[edit]

The Buchanans mainly produce songs in the hip hop and R&B genres. Their sound is heavily inspired by 70's soul music and hip hop from the 80's and 90's.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2003 "What More Can I Say" Jay-Z The Black Album
"Horndog" Overseer Mitsubishi Endeavor Commercial
2004 “Hip Hop Star” Beyoncé feat. Outkast Dangerously in Love
“Spaze Out”
“Fast Money”
“Cold Blooded”
“Lean”
“GameTime”
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (Unreleased)
“Hustle On” Smitty Smitty
"Doomsday"
"Horndog"
Overseer Need For Speed
Walking Tall Movie Trailer
2005 "Not the Only One"
"Star in da Hood"
“Man Up”
“Its okay”
"So Long" (Chris Paultre)
Amerie
Black Rob
Wendy Williams feat. Amerie and Nas
Mashonda
Cassidy
Touch
The Black Rob Report
Bring The Heat
January Joy
I'm A Hustla
2006 "Intro"
"Outro
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (Chris Paultre)
"Step Up" (Movie) (Chris Paultre)
2007 "Down For You" Unique N/A
"The Coolest"
"Gold Watch"
"Streets on Fire"
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's The Cool (Chris Paultre)
2008 "Forecast (Intro)"(Chris Paultre)
“Crush”
“Crazy wonderful”
“Make Me Believe”
"Thats What U R" (Chris Paultre)
"Streets Alone" (Chris Paultre)
Amerie Because I Love It
"Horndog" Overseer Phoenix Suns Introduction Video
2009 "Why R U"
"More Than Love"
Amerie
Amerie feat. Fabolous
In Love & War
"Losing It" K. Michelle N/A
2010 "Dr. Pepper Commercial"
"Shit Popped Off"
"Fire"
"Loving What You Do, Snatch You Up"
Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre feat. T.I
Lupe Fiasco
Nicoya Polar
N/A
"+-"
"Double Trouble"
Fabri Fibra[5] Controcultura
2011 "All Black Everything" Lupe Fiasco Lasers
2012 "F.U.C.K You" Sarah Green TBA
BET Presidential Campaign (Chris Paultre)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchanans Discography on Discogs.com; retrieved November 30, 2012
  2. ^ "What More Can I Say" 100 Greatest Jay-Z Songs at Complex; published September 2011; retrieved November 30, 2012
  3. ^ New Dr. Dre Music Emerges In Dr Pepper Commercial at MTV.com; by Shaheem Reid; published May 29, 2009; retrieved November 20, 2012
  4. ^ "All Black Everything" at Complex; published February 2011; retrieved November 30, 2012
  5. ^ Fabri Fibra's producers on ProdByIta

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