Mel-Man, with help from Sam Sneed, met with Dr. Dre. He co-produced and is featured on Dr. Dre's 1999 album, 2001. Joining Aftermath Mel-Man was introduced to Dre at the same time Dre was leaving Death Row and starting his own label.
In 1996, Mel-Man was officially signed with Aftermath Entertainment. Although he was signed as a producer/artist, he was more known for his production skills. Dr. Dre took on producer Mel-Man as a co-producer, and his music took on a more synthesizer-based sound, using fewer vocal samples (as he had used on "Lil Ghetto Boy" and "Let Me Ride", for example).
Fellow Aftermath producer Focus has credited Mel-Man as a key architect in the current Aftermath sound (see references for details), who co-produced Dr. Dre's 2001 album. He co-produced several tracks with Dr. Dre for Eminem's second album The Marshall Mathers LP.
He performed on the track "Shittin' on the World" from the Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath compilation album. Though a co-producer on Dr. Dre's multi-platinum 2001 album, Mel-Man has not shared co-production credits with Dr. Dre since approximately 2002.
In 2003, The Source magazine reported that Mel-Man had left Aftermath, though in 2004, Focus stated that Mel-Man had since re-joined the label. Production credits * Various - Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath: "Aftermath (The Intro)", "Shittin' On The World" (both with Dr. Dre) * The Firm - The Album : "Untouchable" (with Dr. Dre) * Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz: "Los Angeles Times" * Xzibit - Restless: "Get Your Walk On" (with Battlecat) * Xzibit - Black and White OST : "Year 2000" * Dr.
Dre - 2001: Co-production with Dr. Dre on every track except "The Message" * Eminem - The Slim Shady LP: "Role Model" (with Dr. Dre), "Brain Damage" (Drum programming) * Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP: "Kill You", "Who Knew", "The Real Slim Shady", "Remember Me?", "I'm Back" & "Bitch Please II" (all with Dr. Dre) * Eminem - The Eminem Show: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (Drum programming) * Truth Hurts - Truthfully Speaking: "Tired" * Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am: "Watch Out" * Busta Rhymes - Genesis: "Bounce (Let Me See Ya Throw It)" * Joe Beast - Im In Tha Hood Cause um Hood Mixtape * Joe Beast - No * Joe Beast - Gangsta * Truth Hurts - Tired * Eve - Bulworth : "Eve of destruction" * Snoop Dogg - Dog Named Snoop feat.
Trey-Dee * Nate Dogg - Music & Me: "I Pledge Allegiance" feat. Pharoahe Monch * The Lady of Rage - Verbal Abuse: "Worldwide" * Gucci Mane - Traphouse, Hard To Kill, Murder was the Case, Hood Classics" * KHIA - Nasty Muzic * Tha Realest - Witness Tha Realest : "All Or Nothin" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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