07/10/2010

Bio

BOSKO
Recording Artist | Super Producer | Tech Founder Biography

Not every producer can boast of being a highly sought after producer, musician and vocalist, but Super Producer Bosko’s talents and accomplishments allow him to do just that. With over 11 million records sold bearing his credits, Bosko’s work has helped to enhance the careers of superstar artists such as Kanye West, Drake, Tupac, E-40, Lil Jon, Limp Bizkit, T.I., J. Cole, and many more. The trained musician plays bass guitar, keyboards and trumpet and has also mastered the “talk box”, made popular by the late Roger Troutman (Zapp). A virtuoso in the studio, he recorded, mixed, engineered and mastered at his own state-of-the-art facilities, in Los Angeles and Atlanta for many years until relocating to the Bay Area to join Music Tech incubator Zoo Labs, in Oakland, CA.

Bosko was born in Accra, Ghana of West Africa and raised in Portland, Oregon. As a boy performing in the school band, he probably never dreamed it was his destiny to work with some of the biggest and brightest stars of Hip Hop, R&B, and Rock music. Bosko began his musical career as a DJ but quickly crossed over into the realm of producer, producing music for local rappers. Frustrated with the lack of major label attention, he launched his own independent label, Jus’ Family Records, with his best friend Terrence Scott (aka Cool Nutz). As his high school’s valedictorian, Bosko earned a full academic scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California. While still in college, Bosko received his first major break when he was asked to produce the theme song to the major network tv smash hit show In Living Color (feat. Jamie Foxx, Jim Carey, & Jennifer Lopez). A remix for E-40’s hit “Sprinkle Me” and other projects soon followed, including tracks for Too Short, Lil Kim and the late songstress Aaliyah.

As word spread of his phenomenal production skills, vocal ability, and talkbox technique, Bosko’s popularity was catapulted, ushering in guest appearances on numerous hit records including Kanye’s West’s “The New Work Out Plan” leading to a Grammy for Hip Hop Album.

Not one to neglect his own abilities, in 2006 Bosko released the self-produced album That Fire on his own label, Bombay Entertainment. The album features guest appearances by several Platinum Hip Hop recording artists (DMX, Lil Jon, E-40 and more) as well as four of Bosko’s solo vocal tracks. His solo vocal album “The Good Life Movement”, a creative blend of Hip-Hop & Soul, soon followed to critical acclaim.

When Lil Jon asked Bosko to come to Atlanta to collaborate on E-40 album, the result was My Ghetto Report Card, E-40’s most popular and career defining album.  Bosko briefly relocated to Atlanta where he became a frequent collaborator with Big Boi (one half of OutKast, the most popular rap group of all time). Bosko received a Grammy nomination for “Shutterbugg” by Big Boi featuring Bosko, a song he performed on National TV appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jimmy Fallon Show.

Bosko’s ascent as Hip Hop’s most popular talk box artist continued when he was featured on J. Cole’s 2x Platinum single “Work Out”, followed by more appearances with Kelly Rowland & Big Boi, Flow Rida, and Janelle Monae.

In 2015, Bosko’s soundtrack and sound design work on the mobile game Notespace Beat garnered him a nomination for a 2015 International Gaming Award. Most recently Bosko has been collaborating with Kanye West & Paul McCartney for Kanye’s upcoming album “So Help Me God”.

Encouraged by his success as a Talbox artist and anxious to explore his interest in technology, Bosko founded ElectroSpit in 2014. ElectoSpit is a hardware startup company creating a wearable musical instrument inspired by the talkbox. Soon after inception, ElectroSpit was accepted into Zoo Labs, a music tech incubator founded by early Google engineers Vinitha & Dave Watson.   Expect Bosko to continue to push the boundaries of music and technology in 2015 and beyond.

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