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|Origin||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupations||Producer, Music executive, Entrepreneur|
|Labels||Tha Bizness Productions, LLC./The Money Management Group|
|Associated acts||50 Cent, Young Buck, Lil Scrappy, Yung Joc, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, G-Unit, Killer Mike, Lloyd Banks, Young Jeezy, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Rakim, Talib Kweli, E-40, Gorilla Zoe, and Young Money Entertainment(Lil Wayne and Drake)|
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, the production duo, who are cousins, were inspired by artists such as Teddy Riley, DJ Premier, Mannie Fresh . Upon graduating with a degree in Business Management from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Dow returned to Seattle, searching for an opportunity in music, while putting his degree to good use. Ultimately it was his biggest influence, a member of the original Rock Steady Crew, that allowed Dow to see deejaying as an actual art form, inspiring him to launch a career in music. J-Hen however, had been focusing more on being a keyboardist and producer. Realizing they had reached a certain level in Seattle that couldn’t be surpassed, they decided to take their career's to the next level relocating to Los Angeles in 2002. Determined to start their own production company the two worked together combining Dow's techniques as a deejay and J-Hen's talent on the keyboards.
In 2006, Tha Bizness signed a production deal with G-Unit’s Sha Money XL’s, Teamwork Music Inc. As a part of the deal, Tha Bizness began doing in-house production for 50 Cent, Young Buck, Spider Loc and Young Hot Rod. Dow stated to Vibe Magazine:
|“||We're going with the team effort because me and J have different relationships with different people over the years and now we just decided it made more sense to join forces and kill the game. We both had bad experiences on our own, so we figured keep it family and cut out the outside bullshit and ever since then we been cracking. We got a lot of shit coming, we hitting all the indie artists and the majors. We’re next in the line of great producers. We’re coming like the next Neptunes or Cool & Dre.||”|
They also began producing beats for Lil Scrappy, Ras Kass, Trae, Jody Breeze, Yung Joc, Glasses Malone, Bishop Lamont and Keak da Sneak. In regards to their production style, it was well received because of their "unique texture and ability to make big records without using samples."
Throughout 2007 and 2008 Tha Bizness produced in-house for Ne-Yo ("Closer Remix"), R. Kelly ("Hair Braider" & "At the Same Time"), G-Unit ("Piano Man"), 50 Cent ("Follow My Lead"), Ice Cube, Killer Mike ("Pressure"), Lloyd Banks, Young Jeezy ("My President"), Ky-Mani Marley, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, Mistah Fab, Turf Talk ("That's That Turf Talk"), Nate Dogg, Warren G, AZ, Rakim, Parker Brothaz, Talib Kweli, Strong Arm Steady, E-40, and Gorilla Zoe. They also launched Tha Bizness Productions, LLC., a full fledged media and music production company.
In 2009, Tha Bizness produced the debut single from Young Money Entertainment titled "Every Girl", "The Winner" by Drake and Ms. Parker by Young Money, and was also credited with production of Chris Brown's "Take My Time" from his Graffiti album.
- ^ "Producer's Corner: Tha Bizness". Dork Magazine. 2007-12-16. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/features/id.971/title.producers-corner-tha-bizness/p.1. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- ^ a b "Tha Bizness Production Duo Inks Deal With G-Unit's Sha Money XL". Vibe Magazine. 2006-07-20. http://www.vibe.com/news/news_headlines/2006/07/tha_bizness_production_duo_signs_deal_with_gunits_sha_money_xl/. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- ^ "Music". Tha Bizness Productions. http://ThaBiznessProductions.fuzz.com/. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- ^ "About Us". thabizness.com. 2008-02-19. http://thabizness.com/about/. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- ^ "World Premiere… Young Money 1st Single “Every Girl” Prod. By Tha Bizness!!". thabizness.com blog. 2009-01-29. http://thabizness.com/blog/. Retrieved 2009-02-05.