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Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson

Producer - "Put On," "Lose My Mind," "No Hands," "Spend It"

Producer - "Put On," "Lose My Mind," "No Hands," "Spend It"

The 29-year-old Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson cites producers Quincy Jones, Raphael Saadiq, and revered Motown house band The Funk Brothers as his inspirations. He’s worked with artists such as Jeezy, T.I., Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, 2Chainz, T-Pain, Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, and Rick Ross. Drumma Boy's sonic creations have earned him the "Producer of the Year" award for three consecutive years at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Southern Entertainment Awards. He also received a nomination for "Producer of the Year" at the 2008 Ozone Awards and the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards. His contributions to T.I.'s landmark Paper Trail album and the Young Jeezy/ Kanye West single "Put On" earned him two nominations at the 2009 Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album and Best Performance by a Rap Duo. "Put On" reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop charts. His production on the platinum-selling Waka Flocka Flame hit single "No Hands," featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale, earned him the accolade Best Club Banger at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, a nod for Best Collaboration at the 2011 BET Awards and picked up the ASCAP award in the category of Most Performed Songs. In 2003, Drumma Boy founded Drum Squad, an umbrella company that encompasses Drum Squad Productions, which represents producers and songwriters as well as Drum Squad Records. His musical dexterity has given rise to distinctive music for Damien & Stephen Marley ("On de Grind"), Chris Brown ("Sweet Love"), Goapele ("Right Here") and R&B superstar Usher ("Stranger"). His recent hip hop hits include 2 Chainz ("Spend It"), Gucci Mane f/ Birdman ("Mouth Full of Gold"), Tinie Tempah ("Till I'm Gone"), Wiz Khalifa f/ Snoop ("Smokin' On"), Young Jeezy f/ Eminem and Freddie Gibbs ("Talk to Me"), Nelly ("Country Ass N%&$") and DJ Drama f/ Roscoe Dash, Fabolous & Wiz Khalifa ("Oh My"). Drumma Boy also released Welcome II My City, Volume 2 this spring, the highly-anticipated sequel to his 2009 mixtape Welcome II My City, Volume 1. From Billboard magazine to WorldStarHipHop.com, various media outlets have leveled praise at Drumma Boy and his signature style.

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