Responsible for numerous commercially successful songs, including Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé and Touch My Body by
He began writing music at the age of 12. He was given his start by Chanté Moore. His first major production was Treat U Right by Blackgirl in 1994.
He was listed on Billboard Magazine's Power 40 Under 40 list in 2012.
He grew up with an older brother Laney who also became a producer.
He produced Umbrella, Rihanna 's breakout song.