With 12+ years of experience, Yaboi is a Grammy Nominated songwriter who's worked with grammy award winning producers; Scott Storch, Rockwilder, Bangladesh, Vincent Berry, and Street Symphony to name a few. Studied engineering and songwriting at MTSU and I've been in countless sessions in Atl, NY, Nashville and LA as a writer and engineer.
Based in Los Angeles where I'm currently writing on projects for Aftermath, SONY, Jacob Latimore, and P' Valley. I'm also currently executive producing/writing/mixing/ A&R for, Keith Sweat background singer, Maya Milan from "BET's Next Big Thing", and working with HARV, '20 & '21 BMA & VMA winner as well as '21 Grammy nominee for Justin Bieber "Peaches". These releases have over 5 millions streams on Spotify alone (View Credits Below)
"Go Cinderella" by DJ Rapture ft Jonn Hart & Sage The Gemini
"Champagne Campaign" by J Alphonse Nicholson "Lil Murda" from P-Valley
"Tie Dye" by Evrywhr
"Antidote" by Will Gittens
"Counting My Blessings" by Eric Bellinger
"Patience" by Eric Bellinger
"Get Back" by Maya Milan
"Kiss Myself" on Fox's Empire by Empire Cast
"War" on ABC's For Life by Sevon ft B Sims
"Let You Decide ft. Harv" by Dana Vaughns
"Pledge Allegiance" by Jonn Hart ft Sage The Gemini
I believe "music is what life sounds like", and I'm here to be a vessel of expression for your musical needs. I specialize in Pop/Hip-hop/ R&B (i.e. Justin Bieber Chris Brown) open to all kinds of collaboration whether it be top line/ lyric/ melody/ vocal production/mixing and/or any combination of said services!
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Full songwriting : 50% pub split
CoWrites: 25% pub split
Hooks: 20% publishing split
Work for hire rates available upon request
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Had a great experience once again. Yaboi knows how to do his thing! Great songwriter.
YaBoi came through exceptionally and went WAYY above and beyond to make a special song with me. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Top Notch quality work and I'm so keen on working more with him. 10 stars if i could give 'em!
A great songwriter and vocalist who specializes in just about any genre! From major artist to indie, his passion and quality is always consistent! 👍🏾
Itzyaboi is one of the most talented vocalists/songwriters that I've had the pleasure working with. His creativity, concepts and musicality is unmatched and you'll agree if you get to hire him on your projects. You'll get an all-around great person and communicator that brings your song to life. So if you're looking for a soulful, commercial sound, hire Itzyaboi!
Interview with YaboiBSims
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am currently executive producing an artist by the name of Maya Milan whose been a background singer for years with Keith Sweat and we currently have a catalogue with over 30 songs that i co-wrote or helped put together a la producers studios and other co-writes. We have several deals on the table at this point as well as grammy nominated producers and writers on the project and big features slated to drop top of '22.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working heavily in the synchronization spaces here and LA recently landing placements on HBO MAX's The Hype, Starz's P-Valley and submitting for countless others as well as helping develop 3 artists Maya Milan, Dylan Carbone, and Saika Delic simultaneously.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jaqcuar937, Davion Farris, and KNVWN
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both because outboarding the vocal chain makes for an easier, cleaner sounding, work flow unless you have a suped up computer to handle all of the processing but everything besides the vocal chain I prefer in the box, i.e. effects and mixing plug ins.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: the biggest misconception is that I'm not a musician.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your timeline, budget, and or idea?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear in what you want and I will deliver!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sm7 Laptop DT770 pro Apollo twin CL1b
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing songs for as long as I can remember but I've been making money from doing so since 2014.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is an urbanized soul fusion of R&B often with pop song structure and concepts coupled with rhythmic cadences.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver what you need
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I'm afforded the opportunity to do what I love for a living.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Brown because I haven't worked with him thus far and he's my favorite artist of my generation.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't bore us get to the chorus.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B and Urban Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my way with words
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring over a decade of collaboration with some of the biggest producers in the world to the table coupled with my passion for oration and expansive musical taste.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically like to start coming with a concept of a song to a track or acoustic loop. I then usually lay melodies of jiberish that hopefully utter a couple of words just to get the gears cranking.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my home studio I record on Protools with an Apollo twin and an SMB7 microphone and at my studio I record from apollo twin through a CL1B compressor and Neumann u87 microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by my extremely talented friends that I've collaborated with over the years, notably Eric Bellinger, Harv, Felisha King Harvey, Davion Farris, Evrywhr, Wetheband and Kes Kross to name a few.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I consider myself an executive producer in the since that my skill set lies in bringing songs to completion. I contribute where I can in vocal production, toplining, lyrics, mixing and or producing tracks if i have to, but my expertise lying in the realm of the writing process whether it be song structure lyrics melody or concept.