Young Fyre

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Young Fyre
Birth name Tramaine Winfrey
Also known as Young Fyre
Born (1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 32)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, rapper
Labels Nappy Boy Entertainment (2010–present)
Associated acts T-Pain, Tech N9ne Tay Dizm, Britney Spears

Tramaine Winfrey (born March 9, 1986), professionally known as Young Fyre, is an American record producer signed to T-Pain's record label, Nappy Boy Entertainment.[1] He has worked extensively with T-Pain and produced most of the album Revolver, T-Pain's fourth studio album.

Young Fyre has also worked with Britney Spears, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Lil Wayne, Ace Hood, Chris Brown, Mario, Busta Rhymes, Big Time Rush, Nicholas RAS Furlong, Rico Love, The Writing Camp, Jaden Smith, and many others. Among the notable songs credited to him are T-Pain's "Best Love Song" featuring Chris Brown, Britney Spears' "Private Show" and "What You Need", "Rap Song" featuring Rick Ross, and "Booty Wurk (One Cheek at a Time)" featuring Joey Galaxy; Ace Hood's "King of the Streets" featuring T-Pain; and Lil' Wayne's "How to Hate" featuring T-Pain.[2][3][4][5]

He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and travels frequently between Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City to record. His management, BRAG Media, is based in New York.[6]

Early life[edit]

Young Fyre was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Although his parents were not musicians, they were avid music fans and instilled their passion for music in their son from an early age. Young Fyre originally aspired to be a rapper, and began producing music as a result of being unable to find beats to rap on. His major musical influences are Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Busta Rhymes.

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After years of honing his production skills, Young Fyre first gained recognition on RocBattle.com, where he posted a beat battle record of 233-9, becoming Grand Champ and even defeating Rockwilder.[7] His success on RocBattle gained him much recognition in the hip-hop community and eventually led to collaborations with numerous rappers in the Midwestern United States.

First placements[edit]

From 2008-2009, Young Fyre produced 17 tracks across Tech N9ne's Killer, Sickology 101 and K.O.D. albums, including the single “Like Yeah”. He also produced 6 tracks on Kutt Calhoun’s Feature Presentation and 3 tracks on Big Scoob’s Monsterifik, as well as 1 track each for Young Buck and Yung Berg.[8]

Discovery/Nappy Boy Entertainment[edit]

In 2010, Nappy Boy Entertainment rapper Young Cash (Joey Galaxy) passed Young Fyre’s music to label founder/owner T-Pain, who, upon hearing it, immediately called the producer (in the middle of the night) and offered to fly him to Miami for a meeting.

After signing with Nappy Boy Entertainment, Young Fyre began working with T-Pain and the rest of the Nappy Boy Entertainment roster. He produced the official remix of Travie McCoy's hit song "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars. The remix features T-Pain, One Chance & Gucci Mane. He also produced One Chance's "Sexin' On You", Brandon T. Jackson's "Imma Do It Big" featuring T-Pain & One Chance, and Italian electro house DJ/producer Benny Benassi's "Electroman" featuring T-Pain.

In 2011, T-Pain put his newly signed producer at the helm of his latest project, the 2011 album Revolver. Young Fyre produced roughly 90% of the album, including the summer smash hit "Best Love Song" featuring Chris Brown. "Rap Song" featuring Rick Ross and "Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time)" featuring Joey Galaxy were also produced by Young Fyre and released as singles.[9]

In 2016, Young Fyre produced "Private Show", a track on Britney Spears' ninth studio album Glory, due for release in August.[10]

Many of his recent songs, including "How to Hate", "Best Love Song" and "King of the Streets", begin with a signature sound - the sound of a match being lit.

Production credits[edit]

  • Young Buck
    • Unknown
      • My Chevy (Single)
  • Yung Berg
    • Unknown
      • Unknown
  • Big Scoob
  • Kutt Calhoun
    • Feature Presentation (2008)
      • "Feature Presentation Intro"
      • "Bunk Rock Bitch" (Single)
      • "Killa City" feat. E-Skool, Jerita Streater, Paul Mussan & The Popper
      • "Stop Jeffin" feat. BG Bulletwound, Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne
      • "Good Friend" feat. Krizz Kaliko
      • "School Daze" feat. Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne
  • Tech N9ne
    • Killer (Tech N9ne album) (2008)
      • "Like Yeah" (Single)
      • "Wheaties" feat. Shawnna
      • "Attention"
      • "Holier Than Thou"
    • Sickology 101 (2009)
      • "Midwest Choppers 2" feat. Krayzie Bone & K-Dean
      • "Ghetto Love" feat. Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun
      • "Poh Me Anutha" feat. Potluck & Kutt Calhoun
      • "We Kixin It" feat. Ron Ron & The Popper
      • "Let Me In" feat. Cash Image & D-Loc Da Chop
      • "Blown Away"
      • "Party & Bullshit" feat. Big Ben & Shadow
    • K.O.D. (2009)
      • "Strange Music Box" feat. Brotha Lynch Hung & Krizz Kaliko
      • "Check Yo Temperature" feat. Sundae & T-Nutty
      • "B. Boy" feat. Big Scoob, Bumpy Knuckles, Kutt Calhoun & Skatterman
      • "Hunterish" feat. Krizz Kaliko & Irv Da Penom
      • "Leave Me Alone" (Single)
      • "The Martini" feat. Krizz Kaliko
    • The Gates Mixed Plate (2010)
      • "F U Pay Me" feat. Krizz Kaliko & Makzilla
      • "Jumpin' Jax" feat. Stevie Stone & Krizz Kaliko
      • "Keep It One Hunit" feat. Big Scoob, Glasses Malone & Irv da Phenom
  • Lil Chuckee
    • Charles Lee Ray (Mixtape) (2010)**
      • "Believe It" feat. T-Pain
  • Rick Ross
    • Ashes To Ashes (Mixtape) (2010)**
      • "Retrosuperfuture" feat. Wiz Khalifa
  • Young Cash
    • Fed Bound (Mixtape) (2010)
      • "Fed Bound"
      • "That's How It Goes" feat. 28
      • "Red Lobster"
      • "Up That Fire"
      • "Goin In"
      • "Kick Door"
      • "She's A Animal"
  • Young Cash
    • The Vacation (Mixtape) (2010)
      • "Amber Rose"
      • "Slow Motion" feat. T-Pain
  • Young Cash
      • "In My Chevy"
  • Eric Bellinger
      • "The Messenger"
  • Travie McCoy
  • Tay Dizm
    • Thank You For Being A Friend (Mixtape) (2011)
      • "Swagger Up " feat. Joey Galaxy
      • "Best (Go Hard)"
  • Benny Benassi
    • Electroman (2011)
      • "Electroman" feat. T-Pain (Single)
  • One Chance
  • One Chance
      • "Greatest Escape"
      • "Pass Out "
      • "Perfect Melody"
      • "To The Middle"
      • "Pricey"
      • "Invincible"
  • SCR
      • "Let's Go In"
  • Brandon T. Jackson
    • Imma Do It Big (Single) (2011)
      • "Imma Do It Big" feat. T-Pain & One Chance (Single)
  • T-Pain
  • T-Pain

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