The Outsyders

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The Outsyders
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresElectropop, synthpop, Dubstep, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, songwriter
Years active2008–2015
LabelsSony ATV
Associated actsBritney Spears, Keyshia Cole
Rafael Akinyemi
Kamran Mian
Ervin Ward
Dean Beresford

The Outsyders Dean Beresford (Deaneaux), Karman Main (KAM), Ervin Ward (Wiz Kid), Rapheal Akinyemi (Ro.A), was a production team from Atlanta, Georgia. Their writing and production talents were first featured on "Womanizer," from Britney Spears' sixth studio album Circus.[1] The single was officially released on September 26, 2008 and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 15, 2008, setting a new record on the Billboard Hot 100 making a near-maximum 96-1 rise.[2] The team also received a grammy for the 2009 Grammy Awards in the category of best pop dance song. The group was featured on "Oh-Oh, Yeah-Yea" from Keyshia Cole's 2008 album A Different Me and more.

Production Discography[edit]


Britney Spears - Circus[edit]

Keyshia Cole - A Different Me[edit]

  • 07. Oh-Oh, Yeah-Yea (featuring Nas)


Cobra Starship - Hot Mess[edit]

  • 01. Nice Guys Finish Last

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3[edit]

  • 01. Reminder

Timbaland - Shock Value II[edit]

  • 01. The One I Love (feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.)
  • 02. Lose Control (feat. JoJo)


  1. ^ "Britney Makes December Date For 'Circus'". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  2. ^ "Spears Scores Record-Setting Hot 100 Jump". Billboard Magazine. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15.