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Rich Harrison

American music producer
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Occupation Record producer Songwriter
Country United States of America
Date of birth Washington, D.C.
Education Howard University
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Biography

Rich Harrison (born in 1979) is an American record producer and songwriter from Washington, D.C., specializing in R&B and hip hop music.
The winner of a Grammy Award, Harrison is well known for producing songs such as "Get Right" (by Jennifer Lopez), "1 Thing" (by Amerie) and "Crazy in Love", performed by Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Early life and education

A classically trained pianist and trumpet player, from an early age Harrison demonstrated the ability to play music he heard on the radio, later attending Howard University in Washington, D.C., majoring in history and hip-hop music.

Career

Harrison's first big music deal came in 1999 when Harrison worked with Mary J. Blige on "Beautiful One" for her album Mary. In 2001, he created his own production company, Richcraft Inc., and immediately wrote and produced Amerie's debut album, All I Have. In 2004 he won a Grammy Award for Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love", and a nomination for his work on Usher's Confessions album.

Harrison was back in the spotlight early in 2005 to work with Amerie, and produced Amerie's "1 Thing", from her album Touch, known for its infectious breakbeats and Amerie's unconventional vocals. A similar beat was used by Harrison for Toni Braxton's "Take This Ring" from her 2005 album Libra both tracks include elements of go-go (mainly in the strong, funky drumming with added percussion). In 2005, The New York Times called him "one of R&B's most exciting producers."

Harrison is currently involved in projects with 50 Cent, Tweet, Missy Elliott, Eve, Brandy, Young Steff and Dawn Robinson. Harrison has worked with Janet Jackson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez, and is still assisting the South Korean pop singer Se7en with his first American album, assisted by his producer Lionell Davis.

Harrison has been approached by many artists to assist with album productions, but it appears he is now focusing his time on his own artists, such as Young Steff and girl group RichGirl. There is a possibility that he may be appearing on Toni Braxton's forthcoming album.

Other works include tracks for Claudette Ortiz's solo album, 3LW's latest and as yet unreleased album and tracks that may appear on 50 Cent's next album.

Production discography

1999

Mary J. Blige – Mary

  • 04. "Beautiful Ones" (co-produced along with Chucky Thompson)

2001

Mary J. Blige – No More Drama

  • 15. "In the Meantime", producer

2002

Amerie – All I Have, producer and songwriter

  • 01. "Why Don't We Fall in Love"
  • 02. "Talkin' to Me"
  • 03. "Nothing Like Loving You"
  • 04. "Can't Let Go"
  • 05. "Need You Tonight"
  • 06. "Got to Be There"
  • 07. "I Just Died"
  • 08. "Hatin' On You"
  • 09. "Float"
  • 10. "Show Me"
  • 11. "All I Have"
  • 12. "Outro"
  • 13. "Just What I Needed to See" (Japanese bonus track)
  • 14. "Why Don't We Fall in Love" (Remix) (featuring Ludacris) (Japanese bonus track)
  • 15. "Why Don't We Fall in Love (Richcraft Remix)" (Japanese bonus track)

Kelly Rowland – Simply Deep

  • 04. "Can't Nobody"

2003

Tha' Rayne – Reign Supreme

  • 02. "Didn't You Know"

Beyoncé – Dangerously in Love

  • 01. "Crazy in Love" (featuring Jay Z)
    • Sample credit: The Chi-Lites – "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)"
  • 05. "Be with You"
    • Sample credits: The Brothers Johnson – "Strawberry Letter 23", Bootsy's Rubber Band – I'd Rather Be with You

2004

Usher – Confessions

  • 11. "Take Your Hand"
    • Sample credit: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – "Is There a Place for Me"

Destiny's Child – Destiny Fulfilled

  • 02. "Soldier" (featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne)

2005

Jennifer Lopez – Rebirth

  • 01. "Get Right"
    • Sample credit: Maceo & the Macks – "Soul Power"
  • 04. "Whatever You Wanna Do"
    • Sample credit: The Nite-Liters – "Con-Funk-Shun"

Christina Milian – Be Cool soundtrack

  • 08. "Ain't No Reason"

Amerie – Touch

  • 01. "1 Thing"
  • 02. "All I Need"
  • 05. "Like It Used to Be"
  • 06. "Talkin' About"
  • 07. "Come with Me"
  • 08. "Rolling Down My Face"
  • 13. "Why Don't We Fall in Love" (Richcraft Remix)

Missy Elliott – The Cookbook

  • 10. "Can't Stop"

Pussycat Dolls – PCD

  • 06. "I Don't Need a Man"

Toni Braxton – Libra

  • 04. "Take This Ring"
    • Sample credit: The Meters – "Here Comes the Meter Man"

2006

Christina Milian – So Amazin'

  • 11. "Wind You Up"

Christina Aguilera – Back to Basics

  • 02. "Makes Me Wanna Pray" (featuring Steve Winwood)
    • Sample credit: Traffic – "Glad"

Beyoncé – B'Day

  • 03. "Suga Mama"
    • Sample credit: Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers – "Searching for Soul"
  • 07. "Freakum Dress"
  • 11. "Creole" (Japanese bonus track)

Diddy – Press Play

  • 18. "Making It Hard" (featuring Mary J. Blige)

Mos Def – Tru3 Magic

  • 02. "Undeniable"
    • Sample credit: The Temptations – "Message From a Black Man", Run-DMC – "Sucker MC's"

2007

Che'Nelle – Things Happen for a Reason

  • 10. "Summer Jam"

2008

Jean Grae – Jeanius

  • 15. "That's What's Up Now" (Bonus track)

2011

Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights & Early Mornings

  • 03. "Late Nights & Early Mornings"
    • Sample credit: Prince – "The Beautiful Ones"

Jennifer Hudson – I Remember Me

  • 01. "No One Gonna Love You"

Eric Roberson – Mister Nice Guy

  • 01. "Mister Nice Guy"

RichGirl – RichGirl

  • "24's"
  • "Itty Bitty"
  • "He Ain't Wit Me Now (Tho)"

RichGirl – Fall in Love with RichGirl

  • 02. "Smile & Wave" (featuring Chris Brown)
  • 04. "Circles"

2016

Amerie - Drive

  • 06. "Out Loud"

Unreleased

3LW

  • "Do Ya"
  • "No Matter What"
  • "Senses"

Amerie

  • "Love's Off the Chain"

Cynthia Lissette

  • "Don't Wanna Go"
  • "What U Say"

Gwen Stefani

  • "Parental Advisory"

Janet Jackson

  • "Clap Your Hands"
  • "Pops Up"
  • "Speed It Up (Put It On Me)"
  • "What Can I Say"

Mary J. Blige

  • "Outta My Head"

Natasha Ramos

  • "Here I Am"

RichGirl

  • "Pimp Cup" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • "Foolish"
  • "Treasures"
  • "Blowin' Up Phones"
  • "Millionaire"

Se7en

  • "This is My Year" (featuring Fabolous)

Usher

  • "Dat Girl Right There" (featuring Ludacris)
  • "Ride"
  • "Whatever I Want" (featuring Mike Jones)
  • "I Did It" (featuring RichGirl)

Young Steff

  • "Dat Gurl Right"
  • "Don't Trip"
  • "Feeling Myself" (featuring Brave)
  • "Put That On Everything"
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