Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No Holds Barred - Producer Fatboi Featured in the New York Times

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

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