Water (producer)

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Korrenti "WATER" Mayweather
Background information
Birth nameKorrenti Mayweather
Also known asWater, Ice Water, H2O, Magnanimous
Born (1979-07-07) July 7, 1979 (age 39)
OriginMiami, Florida, United States
GenresPop, R&B
Occupation(s)record producer, songwriter
Years active2001 – present
LabelsIce Water Entertainment, Darkchild
Associated actsLloyd, Mario, Laurie Ann Gibson, Rodney Jerkins, Lady Gaga, 3rd Faze

Korrenti "Water" Mayweather (born July 7, 1979 in Miami, Florida) is an American songwriter and record producer. He is currently signed to Grammy award-winning producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins' Darkchild production team.[1] Water, got his start in the music industry when music he demonstrated as an artist landed in the hands of a Sony/Epic talent scout named Victor Cade. Cade is credited with discovering pop star/actress Mandy Moore and gospel artist Tarralyn Ramsey before being promoted to A&R Director. Water and Cade formed a production partnership in Orlando, Florida that would lead to Water's first commercial success with Pop/R&B girl group 3rd Faze.

3rd Faze was the protégé of HealthSouth Founder and former CEO, Richard M. Scrushy. Under the pseudonym "Magnanimous", Water was the writer and co-producer of the group's first single "Shy" which helped garner their record deal with the U.S. arm of the German entertainment company Edel Music. "Shy" was chosen as the single over songs produced by Desmond Child (Livin' la Vida LocaRicky Martin) and Hit maker duo Sturken and Rogers (Christina Aguilera, Rihanna). A music video for the song, directed by MTV and VMA Awards nominee Erik White (R. Kelly, Nick Cannon, P. Diddy, Chris Brown), was filmed and aired on MTV.[2] Water also wrote and co-produced 3 other songs on 3rd Faze's self-titled debut album including "Believe" which 3rd Faze performed at America's Junior Miss pageant in 2002.[3]

In 2006 Water moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he and his colleagues started the production company Pure Ice Productions and Ice Water Entertainment Inc. In 2007, while developing an artist for Akon, Water produced the record "Addictive" which was later recorded by MTV's Making The Band choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson. A music video for "Addictive" was filmed and aired on BET's 106 & Park.[4] "Addictive" was the inspiration for Gibson's and clothing company Wildchild Nation's Official Boom Kack Hoodie.[5] The word Addictive is printed on the back. Laurie Ann would later choreograph the music video for the hit song "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga with whom Water would later work.[6] It was at this time that Water connected with The Inc. (formerly Murder Inc.) CEO Irv Gotti and produced and wrote the song "Na Na Na", recorded by R&B artist Lloyd for his album Street Love although it did not make the final cut of the album. In 2008, he co-produced with Jerkins the song "Weather Girl" previously slated to be released on Grammy award-nominated recording artist Mario's upcoming album D.N.A.. The song was written by Lady Gaga.


Reality television[edit]

  • Gotti's Way (episode 3 as himself, 2007)[7]