Fatboi, born LaDamon Douglas, got his start in Savannah, Ga., producing for the rapper Camoflauge, and later worked with Shawty Redd. Fatboi’s father, Larry Douglas Sr., was also his middle-school music teacher and coincidentally taught Zaytoven in high school.
Fatboi produced three songs on “The State vs. Radric Davis” including the single “Wasted,” featuring Plies, which is a thorough distillation of the modern Atlanta sound — a steady foundation of strings building and receding, squirrelly synths jabbing in and out, abrupt coughs of drum-machine snares giving the song shape. It’s also the album’s biggest success so far. Its other major single, “Spotlight,” which features Usher, plays like a craven grab for crossover attention — it was produced by the more established and more pop-minded Atlanta producer Polow Da Don — but it hasn’t yet eclipsed “Wasted.” Read Full Article here