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Jazze Pha
Background information
Birth name Phalon Anton Alexander
Born Memphis, TN
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations Producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer
Instruments Keyboards, Vocals, Sampler, Percussion
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Sho'nuff Records/Atlantic Records
Associated acts Ciara, Lloyd, Jody Breeze, Drumma Boy, T.I., Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Nelly, Trick Daddy

Phalon Anton Alexander, better known by his stage name Jazze Pha (pronounced /ˈdʒæzi ˈfeɪ/, JAZ--ee FAY), is an American record producer, songwriter, singer and rapper.

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Career

His trademark is hollering "Ladies and Gentlemen!" at the beginning of tracks he has contributed to.

He made an early appearance on Erick Sermon's 1995 album Double or Nothing performing on a skit and collaborating with Sermon on "Man Above".

Jazze Pha's first hit was the club anthem from Tela, "Sho Nuff", the label banner of the producer's company.

His first production was for Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, and Johnny Gill on supergroup LSG's first album, with the fresh "Let A Playa Get His Freak On", in 1997.

Other artists with whom he has worked with include Nelly, Ludacris, UGK, Trick Daddy, T.I., Big Boi, Girlicious and Lil Wayne. He is also credited with bringing R&B superstar Ciara national attention with her solo album, Goodies. His work on that album included producing the hit single, "1, 2 Step", which featured Missy Elliott.

Personal life

His father is Bar-Kays bassist, James Alexander. He is named after the late Phalon Jones, a member of his father's group. His mother is an experienced singer named Denise Williams, but contrary to widespread belief, she is not chart-topping R&B and gospel singer, Deniece "Niecy" Williams.[1][2][3][4]

Discography

  • 2010: Ladies & Gentlemen

References

  1. ^ (2007, April 14) Let's Hear It For The Girl, Billboard
    "Deniece Williams is not Jazze Pha's mom. While chatting about the pending release of her first R&B album in more than 10 years, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter wants to clear up a misconception she has been hearing and reading the past two years.
    'I applaud him and his success,' Williams says of Pha, who has produced hits by Ciara and others. 'But he is not my son.'
    For the record — confirmed by Pha's dad, Bar-Kays member James Alexander — the confusion surfaced because his son's mother shares the same name as the singing Williams."
  2. ^ Tolliver, Vincent. "Jazze Pha: Behind The Music", bet.com, Music section
    "Jazze Pha has been surrounded by music all his life. His father is James Alexander, bass guitarist for the Bar Kays. His mother, Denise Williams, is an accomplished singer, having worked with everyone from Earth, Wind, and Fire to Barbra Streisand. But she is not the same Deniece Williams that R&B fanatics have come to know and love. 'Yea man straighten that out,' he says, referring to the belief that his mother is the legendary singer."
  3. ^ Galloway, A. Scott. "Love & Lunch... Niecy Style", Urban Network, Interviews section
    "Jazze Pha has a mother named Deniece Williams that people keep mistaking for me."
  4. ^ Thomas, Christopher "Milan". "Jazze Pha: Party Music & Songs For Your Car", allhiphop.com, Features section, July 2006
    "If you think Deniece Williams is my mom, she's not ... My mom's name is Denise Williams, and people twisted that and ran with it. Now, I get people who want to argue with me that say, 'Yeah, that is your mama!' No, it’s not."

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