While the 80’s became the decade that established hip-hop as a musical art form capable of becoming a big influence in American Culture, it was the 90’s hip-hop movement that secured hip-hop’s stature as a musical force able to attract listeners by the millions and generate even more commerce. Bronx-born producer Buckwild was, and continues to be, instrumental in this ever-growing movement.
For the past few years, hip-hop producer, Buckwild, has contributed a countless amount of classics to a game that’s a mere 20 years into its prime. Alumni of the D.T.I.C. (Diggin’ in the Crates) school of beat making, Buckwild, a former DJ, first earned a respectable reputation as one of New York City’s most bought mix-tape DJ’s in the early 90’s. Under the guidance of his neighbors / mentors and fellow established artist Lord Finesse of Diamond D, Buckwild made the jump from DJ to producer with 1993’s “Shit Is Real” featuring both Diamond, Finesse along with Sadat X of Brand Nubian. The song would be the first of many underground classics constructed at the hands of Buckwild.
A year later, Buckwild provided the unforgettable backdrop for O.C. for what became the classic, “Times Up”. Soon thereafter, Buck found himself remixing tracks for underground mainstays, such as Funk Doobiest, (“Rock On”), The Alcoholiks (“Damn”) and Artifacts (“C’mon Wit Da Get Down” with Busta Rhymes) to name a few. By 1995 it was clear as day; artists requested a “Buckwild Remix” on their single releases. Buckwild’s remix clout soon blossomed into album cut request. For the next few years, Buckwild conjured up a slew of classic backgrounds for underground delegates such as Mic Geronimo, Organized Konfusion, O.C. as well as Capone-N-Noreaga just to name a few.
An advance in Buckwild’s already promising career took place in 1996 when he provided the late, great Notorious B.I.G. with the mellow exotic backdrop for “Story To Tell”, off the multi-platinum release, Life After Death. The song became one of the greatest rap-tales in hip-hop history. Soon thereafter Buckwild accommodated memorable backgrounds for legends like Jay-Z, Kool G. Rap and the late Big Pun, respectively.
Just when the world thought they’d heard the Bronx vet at his peek, Buckwild supplied Bad Boy artist Black Rob, with the precise background for an idea Black Rob had named… "Whoa". Sure enough, the aptly titled, “Whoa”, became the biggest record of 2000 and helped push a mildly anticipated album towards platinum status. That same year, Buckwild was named one of The Source Magazine’s Producers of the Year. Having supplied Bad Boy with some of its most memorable hits, Buckwild was given a position among P.Diddy’s prestigious Hit Men; a group of producers who supply P.Diddy with his chart topping sound.
Currently cooking within the asylum is Buckwild’s creation, Kurrup Money; a six-man faction from the Bronx, set to be the first project from the respected producer. With Kurrup Money, Buck will utilize his expertise to provide new comers Shakes, Mali, Fox, Murda Cap, Mellow and Deluxe with the hit-making background capable of making them a marquee act in the Y2K era of hip-hop. Kurrup Money covers all the angles under the musical supervision of one of hip-hop’s most consistent beat smiths.
At the dawn of the new millennium, Buck continues to push towards the next level heights by working with an array of artists. Not one to forget his roots, Buckwild continues to provide the established and the non-established with outstanding backdrops that provide a particular feel for each respected artist; thus continuing to push this hip-hop-movement toward the new century.
Buckwild Is Currently Working On:
* Saigon "untitled" Fort Knox/Atlantic
* Aasim "untitled" Bad Boy
* Snoop Dog "2 untitled" Geffen
* Fat Joe "untitled"
* Young Jeezy "untitled" Def Jam
Artist SONG LABEL
Redman(Forthcoming) "Lets Go"(SINGLE) Def Jam
DTP Compilation "You Ain't Got Enough"" DTP
Snoop Dogg "Hood Of Horrors" Geffen
50 Cent “I Don’t Need Them” Shady/Aftermath
The Game(Feat. Busta) "Like Father Like Son" Aftermath
Shyne "NO More Trouble" Island/Def Jam
Nas "These Are Our Heroes" Sony
Beanie "Look at Me Now" Roc-A-Fella
AZ "Livewire" KOCH
Black Rob " Smile In Your Face" / "When You Come Home" Bad Boy
Remy Martin "She's Gone Away" SRC/Universal
Game(Forthcoming) "Say What" Aftermath
Sheek Louch "intro" D-Block/Koch
Playas Circle(Forthcoming) "Can't Believe It” ft. Luda DT/Def Jam
Smitty (Forthcoming) “Gangsta" & "Trouble Child" J Records
Labba)Forthcoming) "Confrontation" Jive Records
Toshi "Living for Today" Sony
Terror Squad "Pass Away" Universal
Fat Joe "Look At My Life" Atlantic Records
702 "Better Day” (Ghetto Girl) Motown Records
WC "So Hard”f/Scarface Island Def Jam Group
Famil "Die For You" Universal Records
Benzino "Zeno”, “Product of the Hood” & “Untitled” f/Prodigy of Mobb Deep Elektra Ent. Group
Loon "I’ll Be There” f/Carl Thomas Bad Boy Ent.
HB "Do My Thing” (REMIX) EMI Japan
Angie Martinez "Animal House” (Title Track) Elektra Ent. Group
AZ "I’m Back” & “Rebirth" Motown Records
Cheri Dennis "So Complete” f/P.Diddy (REMIX)
(We Invented The Remix & Saga Continues) Bad Boy Ent.
Faith Evans "I Love You" Bad Boy Ent.
Fat Joe "Live My Lifestyle” (SINGLE) & “Still Real" Atlantic Records
Babyface "Lover and Friend” (B-Side SINGLE) Nu America/Arista
Cheri Dennis "So Complete" Bad Boy Ent.
Big Pun "Dream Shatterer" Loud Records
Kool G. Rap "Holla Back” & “The Streets"
Black Rob "Whoa” (SINGLE) Bad Boy Ent.
O.C. "Back to Cali”, “Soul to Keep”,“Utmost”, “Bon Appetit”, “Weed & Drinks” ,“Paradise” & “Pslam 23” JCOR/Interscope
Beanie Sigel "What A Thug About” (SINGLE) Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Big Pun "Nigga Shit" Loud Records
Capone-N-Noreaga "Gunz and Cash" Tommy Boy
D.I.TC. "Way Of Life” (REMIX) & “Champagne Thoughts” Tommy Boy
The Rangahs "Arms Up" Carter Facility
Memphis Bleek "What You Think Of That” (SINGLE) Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Terror Squad "Rudeboy Salute” f/Fat Joe, Big Pun & Buju Banton” Atlantic Records
Mase "Another Story To Tell" Bad Boy Ent.
Brand Nubian "Maybe One Day” f/ Common & “Brand Nubian” Arista Records
Organized Konfusion "Shuggah Shorty” & “Invetro” Priority Records
DJ Clue "Cops N Robbers” f/Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Fat Joe "Walk On By” f/Rell & Charlie Baltimore” Atlantic Records
Jay-Z "Lucky Me" Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
The Notorious B.I.G "I Got A Story To Tell” (B-Side SINGLE) Bad Boy Ent.
SCapone-N-Noreaga "Black Gangsta” & “Never Die Alone” Penalty Recordings
O.C. "Far From Yours” f/Yvette Michelle, “Hypocrite” & “The Chosen One” Payday Records
Mic Geronimo "How U Been" TVT Records
Bushwackass "Caught In the Game" EEG
Street Smarts "Problemz” f/FT Tru Criminal Rec.
Royal Flush "Makin’ Moves" Blunt/TVT Records
Mic Geronimo "Masta IC” Blunt/TVT Records
Orgainzed Konfusion "Stress”(SINGLE), “Why” & “Thirteen” Hollywood/EEG
Funk Doobiest "Rock On” (REMIX) Delicious Vinyl
Alcoholicks "Damn” (REMIX) Loud Records
Artifacts "C’mon Wit Da Get Down” (REMIX) Big Beat/Atlantic