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Birth name Xavier Lamar Dotson
Born January 12, 1980
Hamburg, Germany
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts

Xavier Lamar Dotson, professionally known as Zaytoven, is an American record producer, DJ, and pianist from Atlanta, Georgia.[1][2] He is known for his work with Southern rap artists Gucci Mane, Migos, and Future,[3] and has also collaborated with artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, Chingo Bling, Young Scooter, Bankroll Fresh, Lil Uzi Vert.[4]

Dotson won a Grammy Award in 2011 for his contribution to Usher's Raymond v. Raymond album,[5][6] as a co-producer and writer for the single "Papers" along with Sean Garrett.[7][8][9]




  1. ^ "Zaytoven". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sofia Pacheco (397908461) on Myspace". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Bell, Max. "Symphony in Trap Major: The Uninterrupted Output of Atlanta's Zaytoven". Complex. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Goes In Over A Zaytoven Banger On "Alot"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Grammy awards 2011: list of winners". The Guardian. 2011-02-14. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  7. ^ "Usher Opens Up About Divorce With New Song "Papers"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  8. ^ Usher Raymond IV. PediaPress. 
  9. ^ "Usher Says 'Papers' Was Recorded Before His Marriage Ended". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 

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