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THE HISTORY OF VDON

As a child VDon walked the same streets as Duke Ellington, passed the doors of legendary venues from a bygone era such as The Cotton Club and listened to stories from friends and relatives about people from the neighborhood like Nina Simone, Sugar Ray Robinson and Frank Lucas. And as a son of a Harlem DJ, VDon could hear the beats and sounds of artists like Freddie Jackson, Kool Moe Dee and Teddy Riley on any given day of the week. It was no shock when Tivon started making beats on his PlayStation 2 as a teenager in his bedroom.

Inspired by music from the neighborhood and his own generation, VDon would hone his talent in neighborhood studios eventually gathering enough equipment of his very own. Once the equipment was gathered, he was on his way.

His first major production placement was “Sex, Money & Murder” featuring artists Trae The Truth & Maino. Working on the record led VDon to a friendship with Trae. Next, through an introduction by a friend, VDon would meet fellow Harlem resident and rapper Vado, eventually producing Vado’s “Large on the Streets,” single. The record premiered on BET’s 106  Park and performed well nationally on radio. Vado and VDon would continue their relationship.

Vado and VDon released “Wake Up,” “Rugby Down,” “Crime Square,” and “Filthy Game” from the “Slime Flu” debut album. By 2011, vdon had become a sought-after new producer with contributions for trae the truth’s song “getting paid,” featuring wiz khalifa on the “street king” album. the music video currently has six million youtube views. recently, vdon produced asap rocky’s “ghetto symphony,” from his critically-acclaimed rca/polo grounds debut album and has contributed to a variety of productions ranging from Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent and Curren$y to Smoke DZA, Jadakiss, Jae Millz, and beyond.

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BRIEF PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Ransom – Funeral , Stepping In Ft. Backwoods
  • Styles P – Hoody & A Gun
  • Trae Tha Truth – Ball Till U Fall Ft. Rob G
  • Vado – Large On The Streets , Wake Up , Rugby Down , Filthy Game
  • Millz , Crimesquare Ft. McGruff
  • Vado – Rider Muzik
  • Trae Tha Truth – Hood Nights Ft. Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda
  • Trae Tha Truth – Sex , Drugs , Money & Murder Ft. Maino
  • Mr. Probz – Who Are You ?
  • Ransom – What Doesn’t Kill You Ft. Lil Eto & Big Ooh
  • Styles P – Throwdown Ft. Trae Tha Truth & Fred Da Godson
  • Jadakiss – Gettin Money Ft. Styles P & Trae Tha Truth
  • Wu Block – All In Together Now – E1 Entertainment
  • Bodega Bamz – Glorious , At Close Range
  • Bodega Bamz Ft. Emilio Rojas – Different Kind Of High
  • LLoyd Banks – Come Up
  • Trae Tha Truth – Gettin Paid Ft. Wiz Khalifa
  • Willie The Kid – The Food
  • Smoke Dza – The World
  • Smoke Dza – Personal Party Ft. Currensy , Ovahigh, Trademark , Schoolboy Q
  • Willie The Kid – Friends & Money Ft. Cory Gunz
  • Trae Tha Truth – No Paperwork- Life Ft. Jadakiss-
  • Bodega Bamz – Close To The Ground
  • LLoyd Banks – Can She Live
  • A$ap Rocky  – Ghetto Symphony Ft. Gunplay & A$ap Ferg 
  • 2 Chainz – Live And Learn Ft. Pusha T & Dolla Boy 
  • Da$h – Gladbag
  • Retchy P – Sourmilk
  • Willie The Kid – Marina Ft. John Connor , Seafoam
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