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In Memoriam: September 2017

Seth Firkins

This month, we lost not only an extremely talented colleague but an incredibly wonderful friend.

This month, the man behind Future’s sound for the past eight years and our brother, Seth Firkins, was called home.

In this life, it is rare to encounter those who leave profound mark not only in the world but in your heart.

In this industry rife with opportunists and naysayers, Seth was and always will be a spirit of pure love and positivity.

Seth, your memory will forever live on in our hearts. We miss you. We love you. Always.

SESSION NOTES: August 2017

Ayo & Teo

I just wanna Rollie, Rollie, Rollie with a dab of ranch…

The energy was definitely electric once Columbia Records artists and viral dance sensations, Ayo and Teo, stopped by Studio A for a session with our engineer, Phil Cromwell, tracking.

In between stops on his international Nobody Safe tour, Epic Records artist Future booked the studio for four days this month before hitting the road once again.

Motown Records artist, Rich Homie Quan, booked two sessions in Studio A with our engineer Firas Quick.

TIG label mates, YFN Lucci, Forte Bowie and newcomer Posa da Don all got major work done in Studio A this month with eight sessions between them all. They’re not playing around out here!

Tokyo-based producer duo, DFT, made took a trip all the way to Atlanta and came by Studio A for two sessions working on their upcoming EP with engineer, Ejay Washington, tracking.

Frequent MadeinTYO collaborator and artist behind the Night Shift EP, 24Hrs, visited us two times this month and held sessions in Studio A while he was in town.

Atlantic Records artist Meek Mill tracked two sessions in Studio A with his engineer, Cruz, before heading back out of town.

Fresh off the release of his debut studio album, Issa Album, 21 Savage stopped by Studio A for two sessions this month. Gotta keep that Bank Account looking right!

Baltimore natives, Damond Blue and Izzy, stopped by Studio C for two sessions and seven sessions, respectively, this month. Engineer Ejay Washington was certainly up to the task as he knocked these sessions out.

Loyal Money Music Group held one session this month with Quick tracking.

Studio F stayed busy with Fallon and Felisha of Cherish and so did Studio B with producer Blac Elvis.

See you next month!

SESSION NOTES: July 2017

OMB Peezy

Happy birthday to the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Let’s see who stopped by 11th Street this month, shall we?

Motown Records artist Rich Homie Quan kept his streak going by spending a staggering eight days in Studio A while Baltimore newcomer, Pyrex, got the ball rolling with ten sessions producing in Studio C.

Think It’s a Game Records showed us more love this month as we saw the return of YFN Lucci and Forte Bowie for a total of five sessions between them in Studio A.

New 300 Entertainment signee, OMB Peezy, stopped by Studio C for a session this month. Excited to see where this goes!

CyHi the Prince stopped Studio C for a music playback this month as well. Maybe we’ll be hearing something from him soon? We’ll just have to wait and see!

Studio C kept going strong this month with two visits apiece from producer Nash B, Dream Bigger Media Group artist Damond Blue, and Loyal Money Music Group.

This month wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the Freebandz head honcho himself, Future, who stopped in to takeover the whole studio for a night.

Studio F was kept busy with frequent sessions by Fallon and Felisha of the group Cherish with sessions held by manager and A&R, Mathias Sorum.

Studio B saw similar action as Beyonce producer, Blac Elvis, continued working with his Mars on Sunday artists, even bringing Derrty Ent. creator Nelly through for a quick session in Studio A.

Check us out next month for more summer action at 11th Street!

SESSION NOTES: June 2017

Playboi Carti

Summer, summer, summertime…

It’s the summertime!

Let’s see how things heated up at 11th Street this month…

Still buzzing from his new hit single Magnolia, Interscope artist Playboi Carti and the hit’s producer, Pi’erre Bourne, stopped by Studio C for a session this month. Hopefully some more fire’s on the way!

It certainly took 300 Entertainment artist Tee Grizzley “No Effort” to give us another visit in studio A with engineer Ejay Washington after stopping by last month. Soon after, arguably one of 300’s most famous signees, Young Thug, stopped in to studio A this month to continue work on his upcoming projects.

Think It’s a Game label mates YFN Lucci, Forte Bowie, and Garren all spent some time on their own in Studio A this month. Bowie’s B.E.D. collaborator Nash B, had a couple sessions in Studio C this month. Got to keep those creative juices flowing!

Longtime client and Epic Records powerhouse, Future, occupied the entire studio for two days this month.

In the studio for the first time since signing with Motown Records was Rich Homie Quan, back at it and starting off strong!

Still representing tough for Baltimore, newly relocated Damond Blue held seven sessions in our Studio C. Loyal Money Music Group held four sessions of their own in the purple

Fallon and Felisha of the group Cherish continued to work on the projects while Blac Elvis continued his occupation of Studio B working with his Mars On Sunday artists.

Summertime is always buzzing so check back next month to see what’s happening at 11th Street!

SESSION NOTES: May 2017

300 Entertainment

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend this month! Luckily, everyone was still in work mode here at 11th Street! Let’s check out what happened this month…

300 Entertainment A&R’s Zeke Hirschberg and Az Cohen brought the whole crew through for a writing camp for a week this month in all three rooms. The studio was buzzing through the day with artists and producers from the 300 roster including TK Kravitz, OMB Peezy, Navé Monjo, Ca$h, Tee Grizzley, and Dae Dae. Cash Money artist Jacquees, 1017 Records artist Young Scooter and DGYGZ artist Phresher also made an appearance during the writing camp along with many other producers.

Jacquees returned to work on new music, using Studio A for 3 days working with engineers Firas Quick and Ejay Washington.

Epic Records artist Future came by and booked Studios A, B, and C for one last session before the start of his NOBODY SAFE tour.

Baltimore natives Damond Blue and Ghost had nine sessions between them this month in studio C with Ejay tracking. Blue came back one more time to hold a listening session in Studio A.

Thinks It’s a Game newly signed artist Forte Bowie stopped by Studio A for a session with engineer Phillip “Dockz” Cromwell

Speaking of listening sessions, TIG artist YFN Lucci held one of his own in studio A and came back later this month for a tracking session in the same room.

Quality Control Music rapper Young Greatness dropped in for two sessions in studio A as well.

Fallon and Felisha of the group Cherish continued working on their new project in Studio F the entire month while Blac Elvis spent twenty more days in Studio B.

Interscope A&R Dash brought artist Playboi Carti through with Magnolia producer Pi’erre Bourne for 4 days in Studio C.

Isaac Hayes III, son of musician and “Chef” voice actor Isaac Hayes, rocked out in Studio A for a session one day this month.

Engineer Nico Solis brought CKP artists through Studio A for two days this week while R&B group 112 spent a day in Studio C.

See you next month!

SESSION NOTES: April 2017

YFN Lucci

Thanks for checking us out again this month! Let’s see what’s been going on here at 11th Street!

Think Its a Game artist YFN Lucci booked Studio A four times this week working with engineers Firas Quick and Kelvin Cyrus.

Epic Records artist Future booked the whole studio for four days this month and we even saw Freebandz artist Casino book Studio C  for an extra night with Ejay Washington engineering for him.

Baltimore producer and songwriter Ghost booked four sessions this month in Studio C with Ejay Washington tracking. Another Baltimore native, Damond Blue, came to the studio for three sessions in Studio with Ejay.

Polo Grounds artist Diamond of Crime Mob also spent two days in Studio C with Ejay while Sho’nuff founder and producer Jazze Pha booked Studio A for one night.

Street Money Worldwide artist Quicktrip stopped by for five sessions this month in Studio A.

Loyal Money Music Group booked Studio C for three sessions total this month with engineer Quick while CKP and engineer Nico Solis booked one session with artist 550 in Studio A.

Studio F continued to be occupied by F&F Entertainment singer/songwriters Fallon and Felisha King of Cherish with sessions held by Manager/A&R Mathias Sorum.

Producer Blac Elvis continued rocking in the B Room with 20 more days as he continues working on new DJ sets mixing EDM and Top 40 hits. R&B group 112 also stopped by to work on some new material with the producer.

Studio C also hosted Left Right TV and AMLI Residential for some voiceover work that Ejay knocked out of the park.

And that’s all folks! See you next month!

SESSION NOTES: March 2017

DJ Khaled

It’s March Madness at 11th Street!

Mask Off rapper Future came back once again to occupy the entire studio for twelve days this month. Fresh off of the massive success of FUTURE and HNDRXX, Future has certainly not let that go to his head and remains as hard working as ever.

We The Best founder and Snapchat master DJ Khaled paid us a visit to record in Studio A for a night. Of course, he showed us some love on his Snapchat as he jammed with his engineer. Major Key.

Atlantic Records rapper Meek Mill booked the second of two sessions earlier this month in Studio A. Not long after, ATL legend and music mogul Jermaine Dupri booked the room for his interview with BBC.

Epic Records rapper 21 Savage spent 5 days with us this month, using both Studio A and Studio C with engineers Phillip “Dockz” Cromwell and Anthony Villena. Guy knows how to multitask!

Interscope artist Playboi Carti got in with 808 Mafia producer Southside one night this month in Studio C. 808 Mafia would come back to book for one more night in Studio C.

Two-9 member and Flux Pavilion collaborator Jace visited the A room this month for a session with engineer Firas Quick.

Loyal Money Music Group booked Studio C for three sessions total this month while CKP and engineer Nico Solis booked three sessions in Studio A.

Street Money Worldwide artist Quicktrip booked five sessions this month in Studios A & C while Studio B saw SupaHotBeats founder and producer WLPWR for a day.

Dog trainer and star of Nat Geo Wild’s Boss Dog Stevo Henderson stepped into the Studio C booth for some voiceover work for his popular show.

Studio F stayed busy this month as Fallon and Felisha King of the group Cherish continued work on their album in sessions held by Manager/A&R Mathias Sorum.

Blac Elvis kept Studio B full for 20 more days this month working with songwriter Felly and new artist Teeya Skipper.

Check back with us next month for more updates!

SESSION NOTES: February 2017

Meek Mill

February is for lovers….and studio lockouts.

Freebandz Owner and Epic Records artist Future blessed us again, this time for a 24-hour lockout for 6 days straight. No wonder his self-titled album, FUTURE, went straight to #1 when it debuted this month! Freebandz DJ and newly minted executive producer, DJ Esco, also stopped by solo for 2 days in his favorite room, Studio C.

Atlantic Records artist Meek Mill also returned to book Studio A for 2 days this month.

Fallon and Felisha King of Cherish continued their occupation of Studio F completing work on their single, One Time, which was also released this month. House engineer, Firas Quick, collaborated with the duo for tracking and mixing of their new release. Cherish is back!

Interscope A&R Pusharod brought new artist, Arin Raye, through Studio C for one session with house engineer, Ejay Washington, tracking.

Producer Blac Elvis was in Studio B for 12 days this week working on various projects in-between jet setting across the country.

11th Street Music signees Jean Michael and Miles Jenson also stopped by the studio this month padding their catalogues with some awesome music, so stay tuned!

SESSION NOTES: January 2017

Charli XCX

Welcome to 2017 everybody! If January is any indicator of how the year is going to be, 11th Street Studios is going to have a great one!

Studio A and C saw nonstop action this month as Epic Records artist Future and Freebandz artist DJ Esco dominated the two rooms for 25 days this month. Collaborators such as “Drunk in Love” producer Detail, Atlantic Records artists Young Thug and Meek Mill were present along with up and coming 808Mafia producer DY.

New client and Atlantic Records artist Charli XCX also stopped by Studio A while on her US radio promo circuit for a session with Ejay Washington engineering.

Studio owner and mix engineer Steve Fisher hosted Capitol Records artist Silento in Studio A for a listening session of the mix Fisher completed for the song, “Thinking About You”. Silento dropped his new single at the end of this month, check it out!!

Studio F continued to be occupied by F&F Entertainment singer/songwriters Fallon and Felisha King of Cherish for their new single with sessions held by Manager/A&R Mathias Sorum.

Cash Money Records artist Jacquees and producer Nash B also stopped by and had his most recent release, Since You Playin’, finalized and mixed by engineer Ejay Washington in Studio A for 3 days this month. Artists on the mixtape include Quavo from Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, Tank, Torey Lanez, and last but certainly not least, Birdman.

Interscope A&R Pusharod brought the label’s new artist Arin Ray through Studio C for 5 days this week with Ejay tracking.

Think It’s a Game artist YFN Lucci booked Studio A for 2 days this month with engineer Frashaun Quin.

Blac Elvis kept Studio B busy for 20 days this month working with various artists including 11th Street Music signee Carson Myers.

Baltimore rapper Damond Blue rolled through Studio A as well for 2 days this month with Ejay engineering his sessions.

Sony/ATV producer DJ Camper booked a session in Studio A with Ejay engineering for him.

Engineer Ejay Washington also worked out of Studio A for 5 days finishing up the mix for Young at Art Entertainment artist Dustin Michael’s new song, “Kodeine Nights”, available on Spotify.

Check us out next month for more updates!

SESSION NOTES: December 2016

Rick Ross

It’s the last month of the year and we finished 2016 strong! A lot of people were ready for this year to be over but we are so thankful for each and every client that came through our door. Thanks so much!

So let’s get down to it!

Here’s what happened this month at 11th Street Studios!

Epic Records artist and Freebandz leader Future started us off with 2 days in Studio A and Studio C and would ultimately end up spending 6 more days with us this month bringing producer Metro Boomin along with him. Maybach Music Group/Epic Records artist Rick Ross joined him and worked on Future’s song “That’s A Check”, which is out now, so look for the video!

Atlantic Records artist Meek Mill showed us and Studio A some love for 3 days later this month.

Alley Mob Bosses artist Ega rocked out in Studio C for 6 days this month with engineer Firas Quick tracking.

Blac Elvis kept Studio B full for 20 more days this month working with Zone 4 founder Polow da Don and his new group The YRS on their new single “Celebrate (The Gift)”. Indie artist Scotty Cram stopped by and worked on new music with Elvis and songwriter Felly. New 11th Street Music signee Carson Meyers also started recording this month.

Studio F continued to be occupied by F&F Entertainment singer/songwriters Fallon and Felisha King of Cherish with sessions held by Manager/A&R Mathias Sorum.

In between holidays and travel we had various artists stop by the studio including the Cymatics in Studio C for 1 day with engineer Ejay Washington, Hi Life Records artist Trigga booked Studio C 3 days this month and Slim of 112 worked on a record for Rhino Records artist Faith Evans in Studio C.

Thanks for rocking with us this year! Here’s to more success for all of us in 2017!

Happy New Year!