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Entrepreneur / Platinum Producer

LEROY WILLIAMS

An American record producer, recording engineer, musician,and entrepreneur.

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Since the early 90s, Lee has not only helped create the trademark sound of the South, but he has also laced beats for an impressive multitude of artists including the revered Tupac Shakur, Scarface, UGK and Jay Z.

As a child growing up on a compound in Pineville, Louisiana, Leroy Williams became well-versed in music competing as a pianist at age 9 and playing Gospel in church. Classically trained in numerous instruments, he played in the McDonald’s All-American Band in 1990 and became the first black drum major at the predominantly white Tioga High School.  Lee helped lead them to their first state championship in 19 years, and though the victory encouraged him to realize his dreams, he lost his college scholarship after maintaining his newfound popularity instead of his GPA

A blessing in disguise, he relied on music as his savior and musically accompanied his father, a Gospel singer, until he discovered a passion for Hip Hop at 21.

He formed and became a member of rap group Four Deep until he decided to relocate to Houston where his favorite rapper Scarface resided in 1995.

On a mission to slang beats, Mr. Lee was only offered a meager $50 for his work and doors continually slammed in his face until another major one was opened. After meeting with Big Chief, the VP of Rap-A-Lot Records, he landed a deal on the very same imprint as his idol Scarface. After receiving validation from Face during a studio session, he went on to lend his talents to Tupac and the Outlawz’ “Black Jesus” and Scarface’s Last of a Dying Breed album that included the track “Get Out” with Jay Z.

Unfortunately, it was difficult for him to revel in the fruits of his labor with drug and burglary charges hovering over him since 1997. On the run and unable to attain a license or a bank account, he violated probation by traveling until he was arrested in 2004 for a traffic violation. With a myriad of platinum records under his belt and letters of character from Willie Nelson and Randall Jamil, his accomplishments outweighed his criminal past, and his charges were dropped.

Since then, Mr. Lee has remained an incredible force by studying his craft daily and evolving with the ever-changing rap game.

One of the first producers to switch over to the digital medium, he ditched his ASR-10 in favor of an MPC drum machine and Korg and Roland keyboards to create Bun B, Pimp C, Jeezy, Z-Ro and Jay Z’s menacing “Get Throwed.” On MySpace, he corresponded with then up-and-comer Iggy Azalea and helped her sharpen her rap skills when she moved to Houston.

Over the past two decades, his soulful and synth heavy sound has not only been emulated, but has allowed him to rack up 9 platinum albums, 6 gold albums and singles on the radio for 13 consecutive years. He has had the opportunity to work with an array of artists including Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle and Dwele. Now currently working with LL Cool J, he hopes his new XMG label will not only help break on-the-rise stars King Shaun and Adonia, but serve as a hub for new artists to be heard in the future.

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Discography

1997

Too Much Trouble - Too Much Weight

5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects

1998

Scarface - My Homies (platinum) riaa 

Devin the Dude - The Dude Do or Die - Headz or Tailz (gold) riaa

Geto Boys - Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly

Johnny P - The Next

1999

Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation (gold) riaa 

Big Mike - Hard to Hit

J Prince Presents - R.N.D.S.

2pac + Outlawz - Still I Rise (platinum) riaa 

2000

Scarface - The Last of a Dying Breed (gold) riaa 

Do or Die - Victory Outlawz - Ride wit Us or Collide wit Us

2001

Dorasel - Unleash the Beast

Yukmouth - Thug Lord: The New Testament

Ghetto Twiinz - Got It on My Mind

2002

Devin the Dude - Just Tryin ta Live

Outlawz - Neva Surrenda

Hussein Fatal - Fatal

Luniz - Silver & Black

Big Syke - Big Syke

Facemob - Silence

Outlawz - Neva Surrenda

2003

Yukmouth - Godzilla

Slim Thug & Lil Keke - The Big Unit

DMG - Black Roulette

2004

Z-Ro - The Life of Joseph W. McVey

Boss Hogg Outlawz - Boyz-N-Blue

2005

Paul Wall - The Peoples Champ (platinum) riaa  

Lil Flip & Z-Ro - Kings of the South

Z-Ro - Let the Truth Be Told

Bun B - Trill (gold) riaa  

Slim Thug - Already Platinum (gold) riaa 

2006

Z-Ro - Im Still Livin

Pimp C - Pimpalation (gold) riaa  

Scarface - My Homies Part 2 Trae - Restless

2007

Trae - Life Goes On

Paul Wall - Get Money Stay True

Boss Hogg Outlawz - Serve & Collect

2008

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece

Bun B - II Trill

ABN - It Is What It Is

Z-Ro - Crack

Boss Hogg Outlawz - Back By Blockular Demand

Lil Keke - Loved by Few, Hated by Many

2009

Slim Thug - Boss of All Bosses

2010

Slim Thug - Tha Thug Show

2011

Boss Hogg Outlawz - Serve & Collect III

2012

David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games

2013

Slim Thug - Boss Life

2014

Z-ro - The Crown

Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap

2015

Pimp C - Long Live The Pimp