By Souleo. If you want to know the secret ingredient tot a hit song most of the times you don't have to look any further than the person behind the boards: the producer. For artists such as T.I., 50 Cent and Keyshia Cole that secret weapon is Bronx, New York native, Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson.
To get to where he is Amadeus had to endure the strife of industry politics. One major case involves Foxy Brown's brother, Gavin Marchand taking a co-producer credit on the Foxy song Amadeus solely produced, "My Life," for the Cradle 2 the Grave soundtrack. The situation left Gavin with half of the royalties and Amadeus struggling to rectify it all which he eventually accomplished.
Still Amadeus holds no grudges toward Foxy or her brother for the incident but takes it all as a learning lesson.
"I wasn't sure if Foxy knew what he was doing but who knows? We never spoke about it and it is what it is. I don't hold grudges. I just learned how important it is to have spirituality. The industry is hard with all of the politics but I'm not gonna stop," he said.
Amadeus certainly isn't stopping as the most recent signee to Diddy's production team, The Hitmen. While many would think this position would mean smooth sailing Amadeus notes that the grind never ends.
"Regardless of the integrity or name of the camp you are coming on board after the fact, which means nothing when they are already established. So you have to prove yourself and put the work in to really make it happen. Nothing comes to me so I still go out there and get," he said.
With a full calendar for 2010 Amadeus is getting it all as this year which will see the release of tracks with, Trina, The Game, DJ Kay Slay and Redman and many others. Plus, Amadeus will hit the road with Trey Songz as his musical director for the BP3 Tour.
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