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!


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!


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!


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!