He’s the producer of infectious melodies like "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas & the writer of songs that hook your cerebellum so hard you can’t get’em outta your head no matter how hard you try. Ever hear "Get your hands up" by The Dutchess herself first thing in the morning & then finally stop humming it sometime around 8pm? Ok Yeh, only Ten Million Times. Worldwide multi platinum & Gold status, Jean Baptiste is the mastermind behind the artists who SELL & sell out ARENAS . From JLO, WILL I AM, FERGIE, THE ROOTS, PINK, GOOD CHARLOTTE, NICOLE SCHERZINGER, RIHANNA to CHERYL COLE & CHRIS BROWN, they all come calling on Jean Baptiste & The Baptiste delivers. Read on to learn more about the man, the mind, his MODESTY & the music.
Quick 5 stats with Jean Baptiste
1. Best piece of advice ever given to you?
Best advice was prob “stay humbled, gracious and hungry. Don’t believe your hype”
2. Best make-out song ever written?
Best make out song ever made was Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s get it one” but I prefer Old Dirty Bastard’s “Brooklyn Zoo!!” :)
3. Fashionably late or snooze you lose?
Snooze you loose until you can be fashionably late
4. Plaid or Argyle?
Of course Argyle
5. Wallflower on the dance floor or spotlight collector?
Always a wallflower. Prob because I’m watching people’s reactions to my songs. The spotlight is for the song
This week your artists received numerous nominations for the upcoming BET Awards & tell us about the success of your latest “Look At Me Now" with Chris Brown.
I stay out of that, Really honored though.. Those moments are for the artists to shine. Thx again to BET. Look at me now” was another blessing. Shouts to Chris Brown and Busta and Wayne as well as Diplo and Afrojack and my partner Dj Replay
You are the writer of What is Love? from the new Jennifer Lopez album LOVE? What was it like to work with J Lo & when writing for a particular artist does it help to know them on a personal level? Or is it strictly business in most circumstances?
J lo is awesome!!! It’s always personal and then slightly biz. I never hung out with her like I do with Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown or others, but She’s a loving family woman.
And an icon
Tell us a bit about your beginnings with the Infectious Organisms & did you ever imagine the A LIST of artists you would one day have on your resume?
Infectious is my history. Super proud of where I came from.
What fabulosity will be filling up your summertime & what NEW producer/ writing credits can we expect to see blowing up the charts from you in the rest of 2011 into 2012?
There are a lot of amazing things we are working on. The Free School album is paramount!!! Love always Lord Pharoah JB
I am absolutely positive that all things you’re currently working on are INDEED amazing.
Thx JB & Continued Success Always