Keith Shocklee Productions
As an original member of Public Enemy's music production team, The Bomb Squad and celebrated DJ "Wizard K-Jee”, Keith Shocklee has been a groundbreaking influence in the music industry for the more than 30 years.
Rolling Stone named Shocklee “one of the greatest producers in hip-hop” for the innovative albums "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” and “Fear Of A Black Planet.” Shocklee co-produced the singles “Bring The Noize” and “Fight The Power”, which were included on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.” Shocklee has contributed to a number of feature film soundtracks and scores including "Juice” with Tupac Shakur, as well Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” and “He Got Game” starring Denzel Washington. Additionally, Public Enemy will be nominated into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
In addition to lending his talents to more than 20 platinum albums working with Ice Cube, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, RUN-DMC, Bel Viv Devoe and Madonna, among others, Shocklee maintains a rigorous schedule as Producer, DJ, Lecturer, Software/ Sound System Consultant and artist representative for JBL Speakers.
As a lecturer Shocklee has spoken at the Apple Store's Professional Panel for Black History Month, the Red Bull Music Academy's Producers Panel Series, the Pitchfork Music Festival and the 2011 National DJ Expo.
During his lectures Shocklee addresses various relationships between the music industry and social change; how the industry affects divergent demographics; the business of the music - why people are afraid of it and how entrepreneurship is evolving; the underground movements and street politics of current music and how the convergence between cultural norms impact technology and commercialization in the industry. In addition, Shocklee has been a guest
lecturer at Wuptertal University (Germany), NYU (New Music Seminar), Adlephi University, Iowa University and taught Master classes on the Art of Production at Dubspot in NYC.
From his humble beginnings as a basement party DJ to his full-fledged status as a hip-hop legend, Shocklee continues to be a dynamic force in the music industry today.