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Birmingham Producer Takes Over Los Angeles

Birmingham Producer Takes Over Los Angeles

WRITTEN BY REGINALD ALLEN

PHOTO BY PRISCILLA JIMENEZ

You might not know this, but there’s a hint of Birmingham in some of your favorite songs. Whether it’s the newest bop from Nicki Minaj or the Grammy award-winning album Lemonade, you are likely to be familiar with mastermind producer Snipe Young’s work. Hailing from the Magic City, the Alabama native is responsible for today’s chart-topping singles from everyone to Dr. Dre to Flo Rida. Most recently, Young’s work can be heard on Chris Brown’s newest LP, INDIGO, which was just certified Gold.

Music Bham Monthly had the opportunity to chat with the Los Angeles-based producer about his career and upcoming projects.

For starters, congrats on the success of your Chris Brown collaboration. How did you two end up working together?

Thanks! Well, I worked with this writer named Goldie, one of Chris Brown’s favorite writers, and we linked up probably in August or September of last year. We did some work prior to the Chris joint on Star and Empire. When it came down to Chris getting ready to start cutting records, I… [read more…]