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Birth
Sharif "Reefa" Slater
Born
October 28, 1983
Occupation
Producer | Songwriter | Engineer
Net Worth
1M
Labels
EMPIRE, Universal, Def Jam, Atlantic
Associated Acts
Lil Wayne, Estelle, Hood Celebrity, Uncle Murda, Maino, Alessia Cara, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane

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Brooklyn, NY

Sharif "Reefa" Slater is a music producer who has produced for notable artists. He was raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and currently heads a production company for emerging artists and producers called "ATM" (Addicted To Money).

Early career:

Hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn, he became interested in music - one of his uncles lived on the same block as Biggie Smalls, and he saw first hand how producers like Diddy and The Trackmasters translated their studio skills into lucrative careers. He began disc jockeying at local reggae parties, and moved on to producing rap instrumentals. His first beat placement was for rapper Shells – on a song that was included on the Coach Carter film soundtrack.

Almost two years passed after he sold that track without anything really happening in his career. Things eventually got moving again through Puffy's Biggie Duets project. He produced the "Hustler's Story" song featuring Akon and Scarface, and Diddy immediately noticed he had a prize pupil on his hands. After that, the work started rolling in, and Reefa could finally start calling himself a bona fide producer. The real breakthrough in his career came via Dr. Dre's legendary West coast outfit. During a brief visit to LA, he happened to play the "One Blood" instrumental for Aftermath A&R, Angelo Sanders. Hours later, he got a call informing him he'd scored the first single to The Game's highly anticipated sophomore album.

Partial Discography:

Lil Wayne - "Let It All Work Out"  (2018)
Estelle Ft Alcai Harley - "Slow Down"  (2018)
Estelle Ft Hood Celebrity - "Karma"  (2018)
Jay Watts - "Single Friends"  (2017)
Lenny Grant AKA Uncle Murda Ft 50 Cent x Jeremih - "On & On"  (2017)
Pnb Rock Ft Ty Dolla Sign - "Hanging Up My Jersey"  (2017)
Uncle Murda - "Rap Up 2016"  (2016)
Uncle Murda Ft Young M.A x Dios Moreno - "Thot"  (2016)
Alessia Cara - "I'm Yours" Original Version  (2016)
Manolo Rose - "Wallahi" (2016)

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