Every North Carolina producer must show respect to Andreao “Fanatic” Heard. Such strong words are required: Fanatic is “North Carolina’s Most Successful Producer.”* #northcarolinasmostsuccessfulproducer
Mr. Fanatic has worked with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Little Kim, Notorious B.I.G., Mase, Anthony Hamilton, Puff Daddy, and many more. See Wikipedia:
Not only is Mr. Fanatic a producer, he plays different instruments: Sax, Guitar, Drums, & Bass Guitar. Mr. Fanatic also engineers from beginning to end. Mr. Fanatic also composes and sings. Click to read.
For his work with Beyonce and Anthony Hamilton he is considered a Grammy Award Winning Producer. (Link)
Mr. Fanatic hails from Greensboro, North Carolina, where he presently lives and works on a manuscript. (Twitter Link.)
Producers can learn much from Mr. Fanatic, including the author. Fanatic speak on using Song Elements to advantage, like Chorus, Verse, Intro, etc. Please read his interview: Mr. Fanatic Interview.
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* His being born in NC and living in NC makes him the most successful.