Despite the fact that he constantly goes overlooked among his producer peers, Kay Gee has had just as much success as most of them. The low key DJ of hip hop legends Naughty by Nature, he formed his Divine Mill label to put out r&b projects and has made a huge impact in doing so. Artists like Next, Zhane, Jaheim, Koffee Brown and more can all credit Kay Gee with starting their careers, and he had a hand in the hits behind their success. Here is our list of the top songs he produced so far in his career.
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10) Jhene Aiko – “No L.O.V.E.”
A single Jhene Aiko recorded back in 2002 when she simply went as Jhene, the song was originally meant for Kay Gee’s group Tha Rayne lead by Yummy Bingham.
9) Next – “Wifey”
The first of a few of Next’s biggest hits on the list, “Wifey” has gone on to become a wedding anthem.
8) Jaheim – “Just in Case”
Jaheim burst onto the scene with the Kay Gee single “Just in Case” from his debut album “Ghetto Love”; the song was penned by RL (formerly of Next).
7) Faith Evans – “Good Life”
This song has gone a bit overlooked among Faith Evans’ catalog, but the Kay Gee produced single was included on Funkermaster Flex’s “The Mixtape, Vol 4.: 60 Minutes of Funk”.
6) Aaliyah – “A Girl Like You” featuring Treach
From Aaliyah’s sophomore album “One in a Million”, Kay Gay produced the song “A Girl Like You” featuring Treach.
5) Noel Gourdin – “The River”
“The River” became a number 1 single for Noel Gourdin and launched his career; included on his debut album “Before My Time”.
4) Zhane – “Hey Mr. DJ”
Among the first of Kay Gee’s r&b production came with Zhane who he discovered and signed to Divine Mill. Their biggest hit was “Hey Mr. DJ”.
3) Next – “Butta Love”
Another Next hit, “Butta Love” was the first single put out from their debut album “Rated Next.”
2) Jaheim – “Anything” featuring Next
Kay Gee put his group Next together with his newly signed artist Jaheim for the great single “Anything”, also from Jaheim’s debut album “Ghetto Love”.
1) Next – “Too Close”
A crossover pop smash, “Too Close” is probably Kay Gee’s biggest production success in r&b and made Next known worldwide.