Maestro (producer)

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Maestro
Birth nameVaushaun Brooks
Born (1980-01-10) January 10, 1980 (age 39)
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, Songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, Roland TR-808, Korg Triton
Years active2002–present
LabelsMaestroSound Music, Inc
Associated actsLil Wayne, Dem Franchize Boyz, Ice Cube, 3 6 Mafia, David Banner, Yo Gotti, 3LW

Vaushaun Brooks (born January 10, 1980), professionally known as Maestro is an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop record producer and songwriter. Maestro's trademark is a synthesized female voice saying "Maestro" at the beginning of his productions. Maestro's sound is primarily sample-free, relying heavily on synthesizers or live instruments. Brooks graduated with honors from Morehouse College in 2002.[1]

Production credits[edit]

Daz Dillinger - Witit Witit[edit]

  • "Come Thru" (feat. Sky Keeton)

The Game - The R.E.D. Album[edit]

Mistah F.A.B. - I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook[edit]

Boo Rossini[edit]

Aubrey O'Day feat Shanell[edit]

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III[edit]

  • "3 Peat"
  • "Prostitute 2"
  • "Kush"

Ice Cube - Raw Footage[edit]

Too Short - Blow the Whistle[edit]

  • "Call Her A B****" (produced with Playa Poncho)

Clipse - Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang[edit]

Dem Franchize Boyz - Our World, Our Way[edit]

  • "Itz A Go"
  • "Put U On"
  • "Whip It" featuring Lil' Wayne
  • "Aint No Stoppin"
  • "Choosin" co-produced with Parlae
  • "DFB" co-produced with Parlae
  • "Numba 1 Girl" featuring J Que

Chilli - Bi-Polar[edit]

  • "AWW!"
  • "Take You Away"
  • "Wanna Be Yours"

Dem Franchize Boyz - On Top Of Our Game[edit]

  • 05. "You Know What It Is"
  • 09. "Give Props"
  • 11. "Don't Play With Me" featuring Three 6 Mafia

Jibbs - Jibbs feat Jibbs[edit]

  • 13. "Stuntin" (Import Bonus Track)

David Banner - Certified[edit]

  • 04. "2 Fingers" featuring Jagged Edge (keyboards)
  • 06. "Fucking" featuring Jazze Pha (keyboards)
  • 09. "Certified" featuring Marcus (keyboards)
  • 12. "Westside" Produced by Maestro
  • 13. "I'll Take You Bitch" featuring Too Short, Bun B & Jazze Pha (keyboards)
  • 16. "X-ed" featuring Kamikaze (keyboards)

3LW - Point of No Return[edit]

  • "Throwback"
  • "Phone Sex"

Syndicato - Syndicato[edit]

Bishop Paul S. Morton - Seasons Change[edit]

Big Gipp[edit]

  • "Hell on the Charm"

Parlae[edit]

Tash - Control Freek[edit]

  • "Push The Button"

Lil Twist[edit]

Mack Maine - Freestyle 102: No Pens No Pads[edit]

  • "Windows Half Down"

Yo Gotti - Cocaine Muzik 4.5[edit]

  • "Fishscale Dreams"[7]

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Don't Feed Tha Killaz 3[edit]

  • "DFK3 Intro"[8] - co-prod. by Team Green
  • "Darkness" - co-prod by FMG

Jim Jones - Ghost of Rich Porter[edit]

  • "Oh Yeah Intro" - feat. Hell Rell[9]
  • "Coke Rush"

Half Past Dead 2[edit]

Next Day Air[edit]

  • "Get It How You Live" - featuring 5 Grand co-prod. by Siah

xXx: State of the Union[edit]

The Longest Yard[edit]

  • "Talkin' That Talk" by Chamillionaire featuring David Banner (keyboards)

Occupation: Hollywood[edit]

  • "Side 2 Side" featuring D. Woods
  • "Tho It Up"
  • "I Like That"
  • "Good Times"
  • "Hoodstafied" featuring Kurupt
  • "A MO Girl Is.."
  • "One Night Stand"
  • "If Only"
  • "Train"
  • "I'm Sorry"
  • "Catchin' Feelings"
  • "Access Hollywood"
  • "Make My Move"

Midnight Club: Los Angeles[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Album
2008 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album Tha Carter III
2008 Grammy Nomination for Album of the Year Tha Carter III

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2007/08/tss-presents-15-minutes-with-maestro
  2. ^ Black Jesus [@thegame] (8 August 2009). "@Maestro MY NIGGA !!! WHO THE F#$% SLEEPIN ON MAESTRO ? Y'ALL BETTA WAKE THE F#$% UP NIGGAZ. MY NEW FAVORITE HITMAKER....... CATCH THAT WAVE" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Black Jesus [@thegame] (8 August 2009). "@Maestro YOU ALREADY KNOW MAESTRO..... DID YOU LOCK THAT TRACK DOWN ? YOU KNOW THAT'S ON THE R.E.D. ALBUM !!!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ http://www.accesshiphop.com/store/?itemid=21663
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whip-it-feat-boo-rossini-lil/id371781578?i=371781611
  6. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1602807/20090115/index.jhtml
  7. ^ Yo Gotti
  8. ^ http://www.thesermonsdomain.com/2010/10/31/mixtape-l-e-p-bogus-boys-dont-feed-da-killaz-vol-3/
  9. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1634363/jim-jones-channels-ghost-rich-porter-on-new-mixtape.jhtml
  10. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0871867/

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