Name: Larrance Dobson of 1500 or Nothin’
Credits: Snoop, Drake, T.I., Jay Z, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Elijah Blake, Game, etc.
If you don’t know about 1500 or Nothin’ by now, it’s time to get schooled. Headed by Larrance Dopson, the Los Angeles-based collective of musicians/producers/writers have worked with big names from rap, R&B, and more.
They’re a band too, touring with the likes of Nas, Lupe Fiasco, and most recently Rick Ross.
Dopson constructing the Grammy-nominated crew as a self-described “movement” comprised of a “family of individuals.” Among the day-one family members are James Fauntleroy known most notably for writing credits on Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience releases, Drake’s “Girls Love Beyoncé” and Beyoncé’s newly-released fifth effort.
2013 has already been a good year for the 1500 or Nothin’ but expansion is the name of the game. For the latest edition of our “Beatmakers” feature series, Hip-Hop Wired spoke with the CEO about the growing brand, how he got started and why they’re unlike anyone else in the world.