Music Producer talks selling his 1st beat to Jay-Z, working with Dr. Dre, movie placements, industry rule # 4,080 & more!
Imsomie Leeper (born October 27, 1975) better known by his stage name Mahogany Beats, is an African American record producer. Mahogany won his first Grammy Award with his production on recording artist Jay-Z, Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life album. He continued to work with Roc-a-fella Records under the Team Roc umbrella and quickly began working with successful labels such as Loud Records, Ruff Ryders, and Aftermath. Mahogany produced on 5 movie soundtracks, the Streets Is Watching (soundtrack), The Wash (soundtrack), 8 Mile (soundtrack), Aktapuss and HBO Series Oz. Mahogany has credited to his name over 30 million records sold, 7 Multi platinum and 1 gold record award. Getting back to the essence of hip hop mahogany recently collaborated with 50 Cent on the song “Heartless Monster” and graced Ghostface latest debut album Ghostdini with a song called “Do Over” feat Raheem Devaughn.
Mahogany is working on production for Fabolous, Rihanna, Method Man and up and coming Hip-Hop group BXL and Fred da Godson.
You can follow Mahogany Beats on Twitter @mahoganymusic