Black Key

Black Key

Real Name:
Mickey R. Davis
Profile:
Black Key Beats
Philly-based Black Key Beats (a.k.a. Mickey Davis) is a multi-platinum selling Music
Producer, Composer and Mix Engineer.

With seven No. 1 albums to his credit, he has worked with hip-hop and R&B royalty,
including Eminem, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Beyonce, Jay-Z, DMX, Jadakiss, Birdman, Beanie
Sigel and Redman. Additional acts comprise that likes of Ghostface, Carl Thomas,
Freeway, E40, Memphis Bleek and Styles P. In all, he has contributed to projects that
have sold more than 10 million copies.

Black Key is the Founder of his own Black Key Productions, Inc., and of publishing
imprint Fifty Four Vill Music, LLC. His music has also been featured in movies, TV
shows and video games.

His song for DMX, “Who We Be,” was Grammy nominated in 2001 for Best Rap Solo
Performance. That song, among many other Black Key Beats’ productions, reached the
top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Black Key grew up in Philadelphia’s Bartram Village housing projects. He found his
life’s inspiration to create music after watching a dance group at an elementary school
assembly that was performing to original beats created on a Roland Drum Machine.
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Black Key Discography Tracks

Vocals

KIXX003LP Redd Bull Raindrops (Radio Edit) and 1 more… Redd Bull - Raindrops (E.P.)(12", EP) Kixx Records KIXX003LP US 1996 Sell This Version

Featuring & Presenting

PP 53570 Ital Tha Ruffian Harsh Funk Ital Tha Ruffian - The Enemy(CD, Album) Kixx Records PP 53570 US 1995 Sell This Version
KIXX005CD Ital Tha Ruffian The Riot Ital Tha Ruffian - Workaholic(CD) Kixx Records KIXX005CD US 1997 Sell This Version
KIXX005LP Ital Tha Ruffian The Riot! (Radio) Ital Tha Ruffian - Workaholic (12", EP) Kixx Records KIXX005LP US 1998 Sell This Version

Production

PP 53570 Ital Tha Ruffian Ital Tha Ruffian - The Enemy(CD, Album) Kixx Records PP 53570 US 1995 Sell This Version
PP53571 Ital Tha Ruffian Ital Tha Ruffian - The Enemy(12", EP) Kixx Records, Pyramid Records Group PP53571 US 1995 Sell This Version
Redd Bull Redd Bull - Raindrops (E.P.) (EP) Kixx Records US 1996 Sell This Version
KIXX005CD Ital Tha Ruffian Well, Well, Well and 4 more… Ital Tha Ruffian - Workaholic(CD) Kixx Records KIXX005CD US 1997 Sell This Version
DMX DMX - Who We Be (Single) Def Jam Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version
DMX Who We Be and 2 more… DMX - The Great Depression (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders Australia 2001 Sell This Version
DMXCDP5 DMX DMX - We Right Here(CD, Promo, Dig) Def Jam Recordings DMXCDP5 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DMX DMX - We Right Here / You Could Be Blind (Single) Def Jam Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version
UICD-4001 Various We Right Here (Single Edit) Various - Def Jam 2001(CD, Comp) Def Jam Recordings UICD-4001 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none DMX Who We Be and 1 more… DMX - The Great Depression(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Def Jam Recordings none UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
State Property Why Must I State Property - State Property (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Dame Dash* Presents Various Home Of Philly (as Black Keys) Dame Dash* Presents Various - Dame Dash Present: Paid In Full Soundtrack (Comp) Roc-A-Fella Records US 2002 Sell This Version
none Hellz Kitchen Hellz Kitchen - Can't Live(12") Fatta Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
981 125-1 DMX Who We Be DMX - Where The Hood At?(CD, Single, Enh) Def Jam Recordings 981 125-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Ludacris Teamwork Ludacris - Chicken -N- Beer (Album) Def Jam South Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
Freeway You Don't Know (In The Ghetto) Freeway - Philadelphia Freeway (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records Australasia 2003 Sell This Version
State Property If I Could Do It All Again and 1 more… State Property - The Chain Gang Vol. II (Album, Comp) Roc-A-Fella Records USA & Canada 2003 Sell This Version
UICD-6066 Freeway You Don't Know (In The Ghetto) Freeway - Philadelphia Freeway(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records UICD-6066 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Drag-On I'm A Ryder Drag-On - Hell And Back (Album) Virgin, Ruff Ryders US 2004 Sell This Version
Jadakiss What You So Mad At? and 1 more… Jadakiss - Kiss Of Death (Album) Ruff Ryders, Interscope Records US 2004 Sell This Version
Jadakiss Jadakiss - Why! Ruff Ryders, Interscope Records US 2004 Sell This Version