Bio

In 1992, Che Vicious got his first taste of the music business traveling to the Soul Train awards with Sean "Puffy or P-Diddy" Combs and had the opportunity to meet everyone from a 16 year old Usher to Tupac to TLC to Biggie, and many others. This is when Che Vicious set his sights on a career in music.

Che Vicious got his official start with a producer deal with Teddy Riley (producer of Michael Jackson, Guy, Madonna, etc) in 1994 in Virginia Beach Virginia. Che Vicious was in his final year at Hampton University when the award-winning producer was introduced to his music through a mutual friend and offered him the opportunity to come work with him. Che Vicious worked with Teddy for about a year and a half and had the opportunity to participate on various projects including 6-month stint in Trinidad working on the Guy reunion project. Super producers the Neptunes were also signed with Teddy at the same time as well.

Che Vicious relocated to New York in 1995 and began working with Wyclef Jean and the Fugees. My first solo production credit was on Wyclef's Carnival album. Che Vicious also worked on the several of the other tracks on the album as well. While working with Wyclef I had the opportunity to remix his 'Gone til November'song - which resulted in a platinum single. This led to the opportunity of remixing Destiny's Child's No, No, No, which also resulted in a platinum single and helped launch Beyonce Knowles and Destiny Child to superstardom. Another notable production during Che Vicious's tenure with Wyclef was the hit record, Ghetto Superstar. Through working with Wyclef and Refugee Camp I was able to form a connection with Lauryn Hill.

Ms. Hill invited Che Vicious to produce with her on various projects (such as Aretha Franklin's Rose is a Rose and Santana's I like the way its going down and Mary J. Blige's All I can say, and others) culminating in co-producing and co-writing several tunes on Lauryn's solo album (Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) which went on to go 12 x platinum and multiple Grammy awards including Album of the year. Che Vicious won a Grammy for being a producer on the album. Unfortunately, most of the participants in the creation of the record were improperly credited and compensated and several lawsuits ensued. Che Vicious recently reconciled with Ms. Hill and look to collaborating in the future.

After the Mis-Education album Che Vicious produced various projects domestically and abroad including several pop records such as Cleopatra and All Saints. In 1999 Che Vicious was hired by super producer/ head of A&R David Kahne as a VP of A&R at Warner Bros Records. This was a transitional period at Warner Bros as they were in the middle of the AOL merger so there were limited signing opportunities but Che Vicious did have the pleasure of working with Cherish, Jahiem, Eric Benet, Donni and others. This was a tremendously valuable experience that aided in Che Vicious's development as a producer and executive.

After Warner Bros, Che Vicious took the Che' show out west and arrived on legendary composer, Hans Zimmer's Santa Monica doorstep. Armed with a desire to work and a passion and hunger to make music and learn Hans hired Che Vicious as a Staff producer - Che Vicious provided additional production to over 150 films, television shows, and commercials.

Che Vicious worked with Hans and his company for 2 years before Hans and his business partner, Jay Rifkin decided to part ways.

Che Vicious was introduced to mega producer Dr.Dre by another music producer, Mike City, who thought they would click. Che Vicious played Dre several tracks over a few weeks period and then he offered me a staff producer position. After a few more weeks Dre then invited Che Vicious to be part of his immediate production team joining him and musician Mike Elizondo. I immediately began working on several projects on the Aftermath roster. Che Vicious worked with Dre and Aftermath Records for 8 years co-producing and co-writing records with everyone from Eminem to 50 cent to the Game to Busta Rhymes and more.

Last year Che Vicious have started my own media company Kops & Robbers LLC, partnering with Scottsdale businessman and philanthropist Chris Baiker. The company is a full service music company providing services such as discovering, developing, and signing emerging talent, to music production, music publishing, music licensing, film composition, and even concert promotion.

In addition Che Vicious also holds the position of Sr. VP of A&R consultant at Atlantic Records as well. Che Vicious contributes A&R services to Atlantic's high profile artists such as TI, B.O.B. Lupe Fiasco and new artists like Diggy Simmons and Janelle Monae.

Che Vicious also plan to release a compilation project featuring several major label artists and several new artists as well. There are plans to do a collaboration project with Hans Zimmer and Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody.

In 2012 Che was named Head of A&R for G.O.O.D. Music which is owned by Kanye West.
In 2014 Che' was named president of the label.  Che' recently co-execute produced Kanye West Yeezus album,  produced Bound on the album, produced Juke Joint on ASAP Rocky's latest album and has a production on the upcoming Weekend album. 

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