LRoc (born James Elbert Phillips) is a staff songwriter and producer at Jermaine Dupri‘s So So Def Recordings. He has co-written and co-produced singles like Janet Jackson‘s “Call on Me” , Monica‘s “Everytime Tha Beat Drop“, Mariah Carey‘s “Get Your Number“, Murphy Lee‘s “Wat Dat Hook Gonna Be“, Usher‘s “Yeah!“, LL Cool J‘s “Control Myself,” and Nelly‘s “Grillz“. He recently produced Teairra Mari‘s single “Sponsor“.
Starpoynt Magazine: “LRoc-in’ To The Top!”
Atlanta Daily World (July 9, 2006): “Atlanta’s LROC Creates Beats For Top-Selling CDs, Works On Project To Benefit AIDS Research”
Forced to stay inside with a contagious flu, I was watching CNN this morning when an interview with a Liberian artist from Atlanta, Georgia, was announced. Music producer LRoc – since it was him – is the son of a former Minister of Finance executed on the beach of Monrovia on that fatal day in April 1980. Then 16 years old, he fled with his American mother to the USA where he has been living for the past 29 years, building a career as a successful songwriter and music producer. In 2005 LRoc – aka James Elbert Phillips – was the co-winner of a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
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Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil John Yeah (A cappella).
“Yeah!” was written by American songwriters and producers Lil Jon, Sean Garrett, Patrick J. Que Smith, Ludacris, Robert McDowell and James Elbert “LRoc” Phillips. It was released as the lead single from Usher’s hit fourth studio album, Confessions (2004). The track was produced by Lil Jon, who combined crunk and R&B in the song’s beat. The song features vocals from Lil Jon and a rap verse from rapper Ludacris.
The song was remixed with Tego Calderon. It features a three-note beat that continues throughout the track. The song reached number 1 on twenty different charts in fifteen countries, and gained several platinum certifications, including by the RIAA and RIANZ. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for a record twelve weeks, the longest-running of 2004, and its huge success added to Usher’s hit success that year. Usher was the longest-running number 1 artist in 2004 with four number 1 singles, and the most successful artist of 2004. With over two million worldwide sales in one year, it is one of the fastest selling hip hop songs ever. The song ranks 2nd on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. Usher performed “Yeah!” at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2008 as runway soundtrack. The song won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards.
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The song was featured remix with Tego Calderon significant success, with the three-note beat that continues throughout the track becoming widely recognized. The song reached #1 on twenty different charts in fifteen countries, and gained several multi-platinum certifications, including 3x Platinum from the RIAA. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for a record twelve weeks, the longest-running of 2004, and its huge success added to Usher’s hit success that year. Usher was the longest-running #1 artist in 2004 with four #1 singles, and the most successful artist of 2004. WIth over two million worldwide sales in one year, it is one of the fastest selling hip hop songs ever.