WLPWR

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WLPWR
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Background information
Origin Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 1997–present
Labels SupaHotBeats
Associated acts
Website SupaHotBeats.net

William Washington, known professionally as WLPWR (pronounced Willpower and referred to herein as "Will") is a musician and music producer who is the founder of SupaHotBeats[1] a record label and production studio based out of Atlanta founded by Washington in 2002.[2]

Early career[edit]

Will began producing music as early as 1997 in while living in Columbia, SC. It was in the Carolinas that WLPWR first began to make a name for himself while producing for nearly every urban artist on the local independent scene. While working in a compound of music producers, and audio engineers, WLPWR worked with producer K-Def who mentored Will and taught him how to produce hip hop on Logic Pro. In an era before the internet, he was selling music out of his trunk. In 2001 WLPWR worked as a producer for Sylvia Robinson.[3][4] In these early years of his career he met Yelawolf in the lobby of Sugar Hill Records, and they formed an instant connection. During this time, his label SupaHotBeats was established in Columbia,SC. Through this label, Will started The Starving Artist Showcase, a music contest which later laid the foundation for his television show The Independent Music Review. The show aired on WACH Fox 57 in Columbia.[5] In 2005 he made the decision to move his business to Atlanta, GA where the music industry was more accessible.[6] In 2007, Will reconnected with Yelawolf to work on his studio album Fearin' and Loathin' in Smalltown, U.S.A. for Columbia Records.

2010 to 2011[edit]

In 2009 Will produced Yelawolfs Mixtape Trunk Muzik[7] which was later re-released by Interscope Records as Trunk Muzik 0-60[8] Trunk Muzik launched Will further into his career as a Hip Hop Producer. Though he continued to work with Yelawolf on his debut for Shady Records, Will and Yelawolf never became exclusive to each other in terms of their work, despite their chemistry.

2013 to 2015[edit]

A few years after the release of the original Trunk Muzik, Will and Yelawolf returned to the studio and released Trunk Muzik Returns, which was another success.[9] Building on this momentum, his most recent work is also another album he did with Yelawolf titled Love Story[10][11] which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Chart hit No. 1 on the Billboard Chart (Hip Hop).[12][13]

Production style[edit]

Will's production style attracted many other artists, including Rittz, Wiz Khalifa, Tech N9ne and Eminem. The way he describes his production style is a unique one-on-one collaboration with each different artist, tailoring his beats and sounds to the artist's personal style and working off the vibe they create together in the studio. When he is not working with other artists he continues to create music for himself as a musician,[14] and helps other producers learn the business.[15]

Free Game Podcast[edit]

In 2016 Wlpwr started as podcast titled "Free Game" in which he interviews music producers and other music industry professionals about the business of making music. Some of his guests included notable musicians such as Big K.R.I.T., !llmind, Focus..., Dj Toomp and more[16]


Discography[edit]

Album Artist Song Credits Label (year)
The Murder (album) Boondox

Producer
writer
Majik Ninja Entertainment
(2017)
Love Story (Album) Yelawolf
  • "Outer Space"
  • "Whiskey in a Bottle"
  • "Ball And Chain"
  • "Till It's Gone"
  • "Best Friend" (ft. Eminem)
  • "Tennessee Love"
  • "Box Chevy V"
  • "Love Story"
  • "Sky's The Limit"
  • "Fiddle Me This"

Producer
writer
Shady
Interscope

(2015)

Ryse of the Fienix (Album) RyattFeinix
  • "Down"
  • "I aint complaining"
  • "808"
  • "Rebound"
  • "Suicide" (ft. Rittz)
  • "Together" (ft. Gangsta Boo)
  • "Give and take"
  • "Tattoo Love"
  • "Roll Face"
  • "Don't be shy" (ft. Dizzy Wright)
  • "Money Talk"
  • "Throw away the key"
  • "Regrettably Yours"
  • "Ever Cry"
  • "No Worries" (ft. Bubba Sparxxx)

Producer
writer
SupaHotBeats

(2014)

Shady XV(Compilation) Yelawolf
  • "Pop the Trunk"

Producer
writer
Shady
Interscope

(2014)

Next To Nothing (Album) Rittz

Producer
writer
Strange Music

(2014)

Witch (EP) Gangsta Boo &
La Chat
  • "Witches Brew"

Producer
writer
Phixieous Entertainment

(2014)

Trunk Muzik Returns (Mixtape) Yelawolf
  • "Firestarter"
  • "Way Out"
  • "F.A.S.T Ride"
  • "Box Chevy Pt. 4"
  • "Hustle" (ft. Paul Wall)
  • "Catfish Billy"
  • "Gangsta" (ft. Big Henry
  • "Rhyme Room" (ft. Killer Mike, Raekwon)
  • "Fame"
  • "Tennessee Love"
Producer
writer
Slumerican
Shady

(2013)

The War Within (Album) Wreckonize
  • "Easy Money" (ft. Bun B)
  • "Floating Away"
Producer
writer
Strange Music

(2013)

The Golden Age (Mixtape) Dizzy Wright
  • "Cant Stop, Wont Stop"

Producer
writer
Funk Volume

(2013)

Gang Land (Mixtape) Chevy Woods
  • "Still Surviving"

Producer
writer
Taylor Gang Records

(2012)

Rollin' Stone (Album) Stevie Stone
  • "Dollar General"

Producer
writer
Ruthless Records
Strange Music

(2012)

SpeakHer (Mixtape) Nikkiya
  • "Titanic"
  • "Favorite Things"
  • "Love Machine"
  • "Cheater"
  • "When I was high"
  • "Y.O.Y"
  • "In the game" (ft. MC Lyte)
  • "I like what you're doing"
  • "Nobody but me"
  • "Wish"
  • "Speaker Sex" (ft. Yelawolf)

Producer
writer
SupaHotBeats

(2011)

Rolling Papers
Deluxe Version
(Album)
Wiz Khalifa

Producer
writer
Rostrum Records
Atlantic Records

(2011)

Radioactive (Album) Yelawolf
  • "Radioactive Introduction"
  • "Growin' Up in the Gutter"
  • "Throw It Up" (ft. Eminem, Gangsta Boo)
  • "The Hardest Love Song in the World"
  • "Everything I Love The Most"
  • "The Last Song"
  • "Slumerican Shitizen" (ft. Killer Mike)

Producer
writer
Shady
DGC
Interscope
Ghet-o-vision

(2011)

White Jesus (Mixtape) Rittz
  • "Dixxxie Cup"

Producer
writer
Slumerican Records

(2011)

All6's and 7's (Album) Tech N9ne
  • "Delusional"
Producer
writer
Strange Music

(2011)

Trunk Muzik 0-60 (Album) Yelawolf
  • "Get the F*** Up"
  • "Thats What we on now"
  • "I just wanna party" (ft. Gucci Mane)
  • "Marijuana"
  • "Trunk muzik"
  • "Good to go" (ft. Bun B)
  • "Pop the trunk"
  • "Box Chevy pt.3" (ft. Rittz)
  • "Love is not enough"
Producer
writer
Shady
DGC
Interscope
Ghet-o-vision

(2010)

Trunk Muzik (Mixtape) Yelawolf
  • "Trunk muzik"
  • "Good to go" (ft. Bun B)
  • "Pop the trunk"
  • "Box Chevy pt.3" (ft. Rittz)
  • "F.U"
  • "Lick the cat" (ft. Diamond)
  • "Speak her sex" (ft. Nikkiya)
  • "In this club"
  • "Love is not enough"
Producer
writer
Self released

(2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About WLPWR and SupaHotBeats". Supahotbeats.net. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  2. ^ "WLPWR Talks Love Story (INTERVIEW)". Hiphopherald.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Ruby Hornet Interviews Producer WLPWR". Rubyhornet.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Interview Producer WillPower". Istandardproducers.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Independent Music Review". Express-press-relesase.net. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Producer WLPWR Discusses Working with Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. and His Biggest Influences". Kevinnottingham.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik". Djbooth.net. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Alabama rapper Yelawolf releases major-label debut, 'Trunk Muzik 0–60′". Seattletimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  9. ^ "YELAWOLF HAS RETURNED FROM THE WILDERNESS OF SUCK, AND HIS 'TRUNK MUZIK RETURNS' IS OUR MIXTAPE OF THE MONTH". Noisey.vice.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  10. ^ "WLPWR Talks Working With Eminem, Yelawolf & 'Love Story' Album". Randyroper.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  11. ^ "WLPWR Talks Love Story [INTERVIEW]". Hiphopherald.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  12. ^ "Yelawolf's New Album, Love Story, Enters The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart At... - SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2015". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  13. ^ "News: Yelawolf Tapped Long-time Collaborator, Producer WLPWR For His Love Story Album". Audibletreats.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  14. ^ "WLPWR Talks Love Story (INTERVIEW)". Hip Hop Herald. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  15. ^ "THE BEATS & BUSINESS SEMINAR". Supahotbeats.net. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  16. ^ https://www.freegameeveryday.com/

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