Keith Shocklee

Keith Shocklee is not only an avid user of Akai Pro's APC40, MPK61, MPK mini and MPD16, he is also listed as one of the greatest producers in Hip Hop, appearing in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” with “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” and “Fear Of A Black Planet” as well as Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” with “Bring The Noize” and “Fight The Power.”

Not only has Shocklee produced successful albums for Public Enemy but Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Bell Biv DeVoe and Third Bass, but he has remixed albums for Janet Jackson, Run DMC, Sinead O’Conner, Peter Gabriel, The Neville Brothers, Paula Abdul and Ziggy Marley, just to name a few.

Shocklee co-produced major motion picture soundtracks for films such as Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game” as well as scoring the film “Juice.” He has also contributed to the network arena by scoring ad campaigns for “Nike” featuring Charles Barkley and “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” featuring KRS-One.

Keith with his MPK61 and APC40.Shocklee served as Executive Producer on Xzibit's "Full Circle" album released on Koch Records in 2006. He worked with a young Russian jazz pianist signed to Sony Records named "Eldar” who was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Shocklee’s latest project is the first ever Keith Shocklee of the Bomb Squad album. The album is set to release in the 3rd quarter 2011.

Artist's Akai Pro Gear

  • MPK61
    USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
Akai Pro controllers are essential to my production. It's all there; my pads, my keys, assignable knobs...and so responsive. I love my MPK and MPD controllers.
-Keith Shocklee