Check out today's Sacramento Bee feature on the Sacramento-based, Grammy-nominated production team - Stereotypes.
"It was late 2007, and Jeremy Reeves was living in his car with barely enough gas to start it up and listen to his hit song on the radio.
The song, Danity Kane's "Damaged" – produced by Stereotypes, the production team featuring the Sacramento-raised Reeves and his Elk Grove pal Jon Yip – was all over the airwaves with its aching but relentlessly catchy beat.
The track peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart – not a No.1 hit, to be sure, but big enough to make things happen.
A year later (December 2008, to be precise), Stereotypes, which also features the New York-born Ray Romulus, nabbed two Grammy nominations for its work with best-selling R&B artist Ne-Yo. His "Year of the Gentleman" album earned nods in the best contemporary R&B album and album of the year categories."
Read the rest of the article HERE
I was first put on to Jon's music over 10 years ago when he was part of hip hop trio, The Wisemen. I still have that mixtape with the Blood, Sweat, and Tears sampled track somewhere in my room. Hard work pays off. Congrats.