From: The West Coast (Born In Seattle, Wa, Raised In Los Angeles, Bay Area & San Diego)
My History: From Basketball dreams to the music scene… Started out as a DJ learning the game from my big brother and Seattle Legend DJ Dv One (Official Rock Steady Crew Dj); Moved to Los Angeles and join the Cali Unoutchable Dj’s where i was nominated by Justo’s Mixtape Awards as West Coast Mixtape Dj of the year!! As the mixtape game started to die out gradually made the transition to producing more songs on the tapes with some of the west coast’s biggest artists. Realizing that we were both in need of a change, Henny and I formed THA BIZNESS and have went on to produce for some of the worlds biggest artists: Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Snoop, Nas, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Drake, Young Jeezy, R Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab Soul, ScHool Boy Q, Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, T Pain, Rick Ross, Birdman, Pusha T + many more. Recently we have also started to do more Tv/Film Scoring: T Pain’s Freaknik Cartoon Special, A Spot With Ice Cube & Coors Light and Espn/Abc’s Primetime Saturday Football featuring 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland & Perry Farrell!!
Skills: DJ, Drum Programming
Gear: Started on a Akai Mpc 2000XL, now using Reason 6, Logic, Maschine & Maschine Mikro, Komplete 8, Canon 5D Mark II & a iPhone
Other Passions: Have been a professional photographer for almost 5 years (Tha Bizness Imagery). Also still an avid sports fan an continue to play basketball at least 4 times a week!!
Personal Mantra: Hard work and strong belief in self and the vision of where you want to go will take you to heights you could never imagine. Everything is possible if you put your heart, mind, sweat and soul into it!
Henny aka J-Hen
From: Federal Way, WA
My History: Learned gospel piano theory at 16 from Tacoma, WA gospel legend Lewis Harris; Started making beats at 17 on a ARS-10; Studied Business Management and Graduated with honors from Morehouse College; Started 219 Productions, Inc. from my freshman dorm room with my roommate B.D. Nowden; Moved to LA and started co-scoring films (Two Can Play That Game, Hairshow); First major label beat placement was Lloyd Banks “Take A Good Look;”Remixed Jay-Z’s Black Album to get notoriety; After dealing with various management firms that couldn’t get me to where I wanted to be, hooked up with Dow Jones in 2006 and started Tha Bizness Productions, LLC. We started out using Dow’s mixtape series “Play Your Position” to showcase our beats on up and coming new artists and solidified west coast veterans; Linked back up with G-Unit President Sha Money XL via Myspace in 2007 and signed a production deal with G-Unit Records and his management team Teamwork Music; After our stint with G-Unit, we continued to focus on our brand and took our grind to a whole new level! Now, having working with some of the BIGGEST artists and HOTTEST new acts in the game, we continue to stay CONSISTENT, PERSISTENT, HUNGRY, AND HUMBLE!!!
Skills: Piano, Drums, Drum Programming, Percussions
Gear: Started out on a ASR-10, now using 27″ iMac, Logic, Maschine, Maschine Mikro, Komplete 8, Reason 6, Live Instruments with Axiom Pro 61 Controller, and alot of other gear!!!
Other Passions: Tailored Vintage Fashion, Fedora Hats, Cinematography (Tha Bizness Imagery), Culinary Arts
Personal Mantra: Vision and Belief, With the help of GOD will get me anywhere I want to go in life.