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Grand Cru Entertainment is a boutique Management, Production and Publishing company comprised of Grammy winning and nominated Producers, Songwriters, Musicians, and Instrumentalists.

30+ Grammy Nominations

7 Grammy Award-Winning Producer/Writers

100+ Sync Placements

3 CLIO Award Winning Writers

 

Creators

We've worked with a variety of artists ranging from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Logic, Nipsey Hussle, Future, Pink, Eminem, Rage Against the Machine, Dr Dre, Jay Z, Anderson .Paak, Emeli Sandé, Kelly Clarkson, Aloe Blacc and many more.


tv & Film Placements

Grand Cru has placed over 150 TV & Film Records for TV show themes, end titles to major blockbuster film releases, video game promo, sports promo and much more.

 

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DJ Khalil

DJ Khalil is a 13-time GRAMMY Nominee and 3-time GRAMMY Award-winning Music Producer located in Los Angeles, California. Khalil's career started as one-half of the acclaimed underground hip hop duo Self Scientific along with rapper Chace Infinite. Khalil caught the ear of mega-producer Dr. Dre early on in his career, and Dre signed him as an in-house Producer to Aftermath Records. Khalil developed his production skills under Dre, landing placements with 50 Cent, G-Unit and Jay-Z, and has gone on to produce for the likes of Kanye West, Drake, Logic, Anderson .Paak, Pink, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, and many others.  Khalil's first GRAMMY win came on rapper Eminem's 2010 album, Recovery, and he has since been awarded 2 more GRAMMYs out of 13 nominations. Khalil Co-Wrote and Produced Aloe Blacc's Top 5 pop worldwide single "The Man," which sold 4 Million units worldwide, and won a Clio Award for music innovation through its inclusion in the 2013-2014 Beats by Dre campaign. Khalil has gone on to Produce several end titles to major film releases, including "Brick Mansions," "Southpaw," Kevin Hart's "Wedding Ringer" and the Will Smith Netflix movie "Bright."

In addition, Khalil has Produced music for major video games such as Call of Duty and Tom Clancys "Ghost Recon". Khalil Co-Wrote and Produced multiple songs on Anderson .Paak's GRAMMY-nominated album Malibu as well as Co-Wrote and Produced the VMA Award-winning song “Black Spiderman” off Logic's album Everybody. Khalil just topped the Pop charts with songs on Logics #1 album Bobby Tarantino II, Nipsey Hussle's Top 5 album Victory Lap and Eminem's #1 album Revival. Presently, Khalil has been working with Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Rocky, Logic, Anderson .Paak, 6lack and many more.

See discography here.


 
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Manuel Seal

Manuel Seal is a GRAMMY winning American Musician, Record Producer, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Coach, and Arranger. He has won a GRAMMY Award and received 13 nominations. In addition, Manuel was honored with the Award for ASCAP's Pop Writer of the Decade as he Co-wrote and Produced number 1 singles for Mariah Carey "We Belong Together" and "Always Be My Baby" as well as Usher's #1 worldwide singles "You Make me Wanna" "My Way" and "Nice & Slow" among many others. Additional credits include artists such as Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Xscape, Cherish, Tyrese, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Monica, Lionel Richie, Avant, Gladys Knight, Aaron Hall, George Benson, Mary J Blige, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, El DeBarge, Shanice, Johnny Gill, LSG, Tamia, Gerald Levert, Marc Dorsey and Destiny's Child.

See discography here.


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Tariq Beats

Altariq Crapps, better known as Tariq Beats is an up-and-coming Southern California based Music Producer hailing from Palm Springs. Over the last year Tariq burst into the scene with cuts with Jeremih and Wale.  Working with GRAMMY winning Producer DJ Khalil, Tariq Co-Produced A$AP Ferg's single "East Coast," which was well received in the creative community. Presently Tariq has records out with Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and Logic. He is working on 6lack's upcoming album among many other projects. 

See discography here.


 
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Daniel Seeff

Daniel Seeff is an accomplished Songwriter, eclectic bassist and guitarist whose music has appeared on dozens of major label recordings, GRAMMY-winning albums, TV shows and films. He is a longtime collaborator with Producer DJ Khalil and has worked with numerous other Producers including DJ Muggs, Hi Tek and No ID. Seeff Co-Wrote the Aloe Blacc hit song "The Man", which went on to sell over 4 million units worldwide. Seeff has Co-Written songs on recent albums by critically acclaimed artists Joey Badass (All Amerikkkan Badass), A$AP Ferg (Always Strive and Prosper), GRAMMY-nominated Anderson. Paak (Malibu), Logic (Everybody, The Incredible True Story), Raury (All We Need) as well as hip-hop legends Cypress Hill. Seeff was nominated for the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter Award at the 2014 Soul Train Awards. As a bassist and guitarist he has appeared on albums by Eminem, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and many others..

See discography here.


 
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Sam Barsh

Sam Barsh is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-Winning Songwriter, Producer and Keyboardist who has appeared on over 70 recordings to date, and Written and/or Produced over 100 commercially released songs. He has received 2 BMI Awards, a Soul Train Award nomination, and numerous TV, Film and commercial sync placements. His work as a Songwriter and Keyboardist (Institutionalized and I) on Kendrick Lamar’s Platinum-certified album To Pimp A Butterfly has won 3 GRAMMY Awards. Barsh Co-Wrote 3 songs on GRAMMY-nominated albums “Malibu” by Anderson .Paak (Heart Don’t Stand a Chance & Your Prime) and “In My Mind” by BJ the Chicago Kid (Man Down) and he also Co-Wrote the smash Aloe Blacc song "The Man." Logic’s #1 Billboard 200 album “Everybody” features 2 songs Co-Written by Barsh, including the VMA Award-winning song “Black Spiderman.”

See discography here.


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Chin Injeti

Chin Injeti is a Canadian Singer, Musician, and Music Producer. He got his start as a founding member of Juno Award-winning group Bass is Base. He frequently collaborates with Producer DJ Khalil; together they have Written and Produced songs for Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Drake, Clipse, Eminem and P!nk. Injeti's work with Eminem and Lecrae has garnered 3 GRAMMY Awards, as well as GRAMMY nominations for Aloe Blacc's Lift Your Spirit and P!nk's The Truth About Love.

See discography here.


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Axel Foley

Axel Morgan pka Axel Foley is a Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-nominated Producer hailing from Los Angeles, California. Formerly he was 1/2 of the Production team THC.  Axel has become an integral part of the emerging West Coast Hip Hop scene working with acts such as Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy, and Casey Veggies.  Axel went on to have mainstream success with Schoolboy Q's single release entitled "Collard Greens." Axel then went on to receive GRAMMY nominations for inclusion on Kendrick Lamar's album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City & Drake's album Views.

See discography here.


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Vontae Thomas

Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii and currently based in Maryland, Producer Vontae Thomas has racked up an impressive number credits with an assortment of well-known stars and up-and-coming buzzmakers. In addition to working with Logic on Everybody, Thomas has produced records for Wale (the front half of "Shine Season"), Chris Brown ("Other Niggas"), Jefe ("Let it Rain"), Sammie (“Be Alone”) and Jay IDK ("Mentality," "I Picture"). Most recently Vontae topped the Pop charts with the song "State of Emergency" on Logics #1 album Bobby Tarantino II.

See discography here.


 
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Paul Cabbin

Lerron Carson, professionally known as “Paul Cabbin” is a musician first, producer second. Born In Cali, raised in the church, it was only a matter of time before Paul Cabbin would pick up an instrument. Able to play various instruments such as keyboards, bass, and drums has allowed him to stand out in an over saturated industry of producers.

One of the leading beat selling producers online; by 2016 Paul Cabbin was able to reinvent himself, becoming known for creating original compositions for industry producers to sample for their own beats. Most recently, collaborating with heavy hitters “Tariq Beats” Berg “Hitmaka”, as well as the duo “AyonKeyz”, he was able to land Major placements with Chris Brown, Wiz Kahlifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Jerehmih, Joyner Lucas plus many more.

See discography here.


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Brian alexander Morgan

Songwriter and Record Producer, Brian Alexander Morgan was recently nominated for a Grammy in 2017 for his work on Drake’s multi-platinum LP Views.  Morgan has Produced and Written for several artists ranging from Usher to Lalah Hathaway to legendary diva Martha Wash. He is most known for writing and producing multiple Billboard Hot 100 hits songs for 90’s trio SWV.  Those hits include top selling #1 smash hit “Weak”, as well as “I’m So Into You”, “Right Here” (Human Nature), “Anything”, and the duet Morgan himself is featured on, “You’re Always On My Mind.” Morgan also worked on the songs “Incomparable” on Faith Evans 2014 Album Incomparable and “Never” on Tamar Braxton’s 2016 Album Calling All Lovers.

Around the early 2010’s DJ Khalil and Morgan started a working relationship, which is when Morgan relocated from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Together they worked on Aloe Blacc’s major label debut Album Lift Your Spirit. Morgan also often collabs with OVO’s producer Nineteen 85 and together they worked on DVSN’s LP Morning After, with the single titled, “Claim”.  

Outside of R&B, Morgan has Dance/House music credentials that include a Billboard #1 Dance record titled “Give It To You” on Martha Wash’s RCA Record debut. He also has an active House label called Thick Recordings on the digital powerhouse Traxsource.com.  Morgan has records out now with Bay area House legend David Harness, and a release on Check It Out Records (Switzerland) called “This I Know.”

Brian recently went to London and worked with First Access Artist Kara Marni placing two songs titled “Jealous” and “Same Room” (Co-Written by Jessica Karpov and Co-Produced with the Invisible Men (Zayn, Iggy Azalea).

Most recently, Morgan worked on RCA Artist Khalid’s brand new hit single “OTW.”


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Hookman Marlin Bonds is a Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated Songwriter and Producer from St. Louis, MO. He is a Sony/ATV Songwriter and Producer with 5 TOP 40 US singles under his belt. He began his career in 2007 by producing Swizz Beatz hit single "Money in The Bank" which also featured Hookman's sped up voice. Hookman won a BMI Award for the platinum single “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo. Hookman has had records with Chris Brown (Royalty), Lil Jon, Offset, 2 Chainz (“Alive”), Zendaya (Zendaya), Kevin Gates, Kid Ink, Jordin Sparks and more. 

Hookman has secured multiple Sync and Artist placements. His most recent release is Lil Jon’s newest single, “Alive” ft Offset, 2 Chains which was also featured in The First Purge movie. Other recent placements include Josephina "Feelings" and Nissy (of group AAA) "When You Were Mine" as well as Sync placements in a Gatorade Commercial "Made for This" and an Ebay Commercial "Wear it Your Way." Hookman is currently working with Artists such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Kevin Gates, Jason Derulo, Justin Jesso (Kygo "Stargazing") to name a few.

See discography here.


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DIDIER

DIDIER is a multi-talented Producer, DJ, and TV personality. He was a regular guest on Australia's KIIS FM’s The Thinker Girls and NOVA 100 Chrissy, Sam and Browny and was also a cast member on Australia’s No. 1 radio breakfast show, 2Day FM’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show. DIDIER was also a part of the highly successful national radio program Take 40 Australia on the Austereo Network.

DIDIER signed to Sony Music Australia in 2015. Since then he has been touring both in Australia and internationally. Didier toured with Club MTV and hosted the MTV Beats and Eats Festival. Commanding dance floors with headline slots at Marquee Sydney and Family Brisbane to Tryst and XS in Las Vegas, Myst in Taipei and Hyve in Manila, DIDIER forged a relationship with MTV Dance as one of their resident DJ’s and closed out their Stage at The Australian Open of Surfing on Manly Beach to 10,000 people.

DIDIER is back home in LA and recently released Jungle Friends and Bend on Bourne Recordings which both hit #30 and #32 globally on the Beatport Big Room chart and gained support amongst top radio shows and podcasts. 

DIDIER most recently Co-Produced with DJ Khalil the Go! (Remix) [from Teen Titans Go! To The Movies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] featuring Lil Yachty.  

See discography here.


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PONO is an R&B influenced Pop Singer, Songwriter and Producer. He was born and raised in Hawaii and now resides in Los Angeles, California. He is a multi-talented Artist, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Instrumentalist and Audio Engineer (Certified in Audio Engineering, Mixing and Mastering - Musicians Institute). He got his start working alongside RCA signed artist Luke Christopher straight out of high school (with Interscope Records) and went on to Engineer or Co-Produce many of his songs, mixtapes and recently debuted Album TMRWFRVR through RCA Records.

PONO began his songwriting career creating music with GRAMMY winning and nominated songwriters such as Desmond Child, Manuel Seal, Sam Barsh, Wendy Parr & Erik Alcock. PONO has Produced and Written for many rising artists, as well as for movies, TV and mobile apps. To date, he has released an EP, 5 singles, and is currently working on records to release every 2 weeks.              

See discography here.

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