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Donald XL Robertson

Background information
Birth name Donald Robertson Jr.
Born January 4, 1973 (1973-01-04) (age 37)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record producer, songwriter, record executive
Years active 1999 – present
Labels XL Productionz, INgrooves
Associated acts Master P, Juvenile,Dawn Gun,Lok Akim,VA Streetz, Mos Def, Kanary Diamonds, Margaret A. McDonald, Katie Marino,Chyna Whyte,GT Boyz, Stan The Guitarman, Mia X, 504 Boyz, Currensy, T.I., Bun B, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Nas, Chyna Whyte, Trick Daddy
Website [1]

Donald "XL" Robertson is a hip-hop producer and entrepreneur born and raised in New Orleans.



Donald XL Robertson was exposed to soul, Funk & Jazz music at a very young age raised in The Big Easy a city known for its rich jazz heritage. He was introduced to Hip Hop by his parents Donald "Duck" Robertson Sr.& Barbara Robertson when they brought home "Rappers Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang. XL's original rap name was DJ Jazzy D, although he had already changed it to XL after he had joined BIg Boogie to form the New Orleans based rap group Strickly Business. He chose the name XL because his sister gave it to him. He said she would always say "why do anything if your not going to do it Xtra Large"


Donald XL Robertson has produced for many groups and solo artists since the mid 90's. These include notable tracks for artist such as Master P. ("Where Do We Go From Here feat: Nas", "Say Brah!","Get Back feat: Currensy tha Hottspitta","Check Em feat: Traci aka Baby Girl" ,"Roll How We Roll ft Afficial") Silkk the Shocker ("He Did That ft MAC", "Whats Heaven Like ft Jabo" "That's Just Me ft Dj Break") C-Murder ("Forever Tru", "Watch'Em ft Trick Daddy", "I'm Not Just ft Soulja Slim","Radio Version of "Down 4 my N's ft Snoop Dogg originally produced by KLC", "Ballers ft T-Bo", "Young Thugs ft The Ghetto Commission", "Ride ft King Samm") 504 Boyz ("Wobble Wobble ft Mystikal, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker & Mr. Magic") Mia X ("He Wanna Pay For it", "Get Crunked Up ft Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys","Verbal Assault ft DJ Cheese", "Forgive Me ft Collage", "Born With the Bomb", "Iz yall Having That") Juvenile ("Nolia Clap" ft Wacko & Skip", "Nolia Clap Remix ft Slim Thug, Bun B, & T.I.", "Get Ya Hustle On") Mos Def ("Dollar Day aka Katrina Clap") Currensy ("In The Booth", "Strip Club Girls","I Got A Story To Tell", "Grind N") Kanary Diamonds ("I'm Killin' Em ft Stan The Guitarman", "Mirror Mirror", "Paparrazzi", "Number One ft Katie Marino", "Destiny ft Sheena Player", "I Rock", "Could it Be ft[Hip Hop Mimi", "Have Some Fun") Brandy Norwood" Camouflage Remix and many more.[2]

Production Style

Donald's signature sound is the Drums a deep bass kicks and hard hitting snares, with running hi hats. His early No Limit work relies heavily on slick drum patterns and drum break downs that breaks with the artist vocals. He began to get notice for this on Soulja Slim's "The Streets Made Me", "Years Later" and Juvenile's "Nolia Clap"


Solo albums
  • "That's The Business" (2005)
  • "He Did That Instrumental Volume 1" (2005)
  • "It's Like This" (2007)
  • "Strickly Business" (2008)
  • "Strickly Business Reloaded" (2009)
  • "Jumpin Porches" (2009)
  • "Amplified" (2009)
  • "Camouflage Remix by Brandy" (2009)
  • "Get It In Remix by Omarion ft Gucci Mane" (2009)
  • "Professional Remix by Play ft Ray J & Chyna Whyte" (2009)
  • "Camouflage Remix by Brandy ft Lok Akim" (2009)
  • "Camouflage Remix by Brandy ft Mia X" (2009)
  • "I Am by Mary J Blige additional production by Brigg Sterns" (2009)
  • "I Am by Mary J Blige ft Mia X additional production by Brigg Sterns" (2009)
  • "To be Real by Mary J Blige ft Mia X" (2009)
Collaboration albums
  • "I Rise" (Lok Akim) (2009)
  • "Mirror Mirror" (Kanary Diamonds) (2009)
  • "Off Top" (VA Streetz) (2009)
  • "Hateful Girls" (Mis.Led!) (2009)
  • "I'm Killin'em (Kanary Diamonds) (2008)
  • "It Is What It Is" (Impromp2) (2008)
  • "Ironnman" (Action Figures) (2007)
  • "Kids Creative Movement" (Hip Hop Mimi) (2007)
  • "Do What I Want" (Andrea Lewis of Degrassi) (2007)
  • "I Got A Message To Say" (Hip Hop Mimi) (2007)
  • "Could It Be" (Kanary Diamonds) (2007)
  • "I Rock" (Kanary Diamonds) (2007)
  • "Tru Story: Continued (C-Murder) (2006)
  • "Start The Coversation" (The Movement) (2006)
  • "Reality Check" (Juvenile) (2006)
  • "Reality Check [Clean] (Juvenile) (2006)
  • "No Limit Greatest Hits" (Various Artist) (2006)
  • "Truest $#!@ I Ever Said" (C-Murder) (2005)
  • "Truest $#!@ I Ever Said" [Clean] (C-Murder) (2005)
  • "Syrenz" (Syrenz) (2005)
  • "Source Hip Hop Hits,Vol.10 (Various Artists) (2005)
  • "Best Of Silkk the Shocker" (Silkk the Shocker) (2005)
  • "Best Of Silkk the Shocker" [Clean] (Silkk the Shocker) (2005)
  • "Rush The Dance Floor" (Katie Marino) (2005)
  • "Goodbye So Long" (Katie Marino) (2005)
  • "Runaway" (Katie Marino) (2005)
  • "Follow Me" (Katie Marino) (2005)
  • "Instrument Of Praise" (Erica Fox) (2005)
  • "All Things" (Erica Fox) (2005)
  • "The Game Of Love" (Erin Thompkins) (2005)
  • "The Return" (The Legendary G.H.O.S.T.) (2005)
  • "Nocona Stomp" (Wild Turkey) (2005)
  • "Nolia Clap" (UTP Playas) (2004)
  • "Good Side Bad Side (Master P) (2004)
  • "Good Side Bad Side [Clean] (Master P) (2004)
  • "Good Side Bad Side [Bonus DVD] (Master P) (2004)
  • "Beginning of the End... (Juvenile/Skip/Wacko) (2004)
  • "Based On A True Story" (Silkk The Shocker) (2004)
  • "Based On A True Story" [Clean] (Silkk The Shocker) (2004)
  • "Straight From The N.O." (Choppa) (2003)
  • "Straight From The N.O." [Clean] (Choppa) (2003)
  • "Storm" (Tru Thug) (2003)
  • "Project Gotham Racing, Vol. 2:" (Original Soundtrack) (2003)
  • "Malibu's Most Wanted" (Original Soundtrack) (2003)
  • "Years later" (Soulja Slim) (2002)
  • "Tru Dawgs" (C-Murder) (2002)
  • "Ballers" (504 Boyz) (2002)
  • "Ballers" [Clean] (504 Boyz) (2002)
  • "Ballers" [Bonus DVD] (504 Boyz) (2002)
  • "Training Day" (Original Soundtrack) (2001)
  • "Training Day" [Clean] (Original Soundtrack) (2001)
  • "Streets Made Me" (Soulja Slim) (2001)
  • "My World, My Way" (Silkk the Shocker) (2001)
  • "My World, My Way" [Clean] (Silkk the Shocker) (2001)
  • "Game Face" (Master P) (2001)
  • "Game Face" [Clean] (Master P) (2001)
  • "C-P-3.Com" (C-Murder) (2001)
  • "C-P-3.Com" [Clean] (C-Murder) (2001)
  • "Breather Life" (Krazy) (2001)
  • "Trapped In Crime" (C-Murder) (2000)
  • "Trapped In Crime" [Clean] (C-Murder) (2000)
  • "Time for Da Real (Wild Boyz) (2000)
  • "Goodfellas" (504 Boyz) (2000)
  • "Goodfellas" [Clean] (504 Boyz) (2000)
  • "Ghetto Postage" (Master P) (2000)
  • "Ghetto Postage" [Clean] (Master P) (2000)
  • "Brick Livin'" (Mr. Marcelo) (2000)
  • 'World War III" (MAC) (1999)
  • "Only God Can Judge Me" (Master P) (1999)
  • "Only God Can Judge Me" [Clean] (Master P) (1999)






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