Off The Block Entertainment Chris ‘5if’ Michael

Chris ‘5if’ Michael

Born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Chris ‘5if’ Michael is a Hip-Hop, R & B, Film & TV Producer, Songwriter & Composer who has been producing & writing songs commercially for the past 10 years. 5if first got his start back in 1991 as a writer for a group of friends who did local talent showcases in the neighborhood, it wasnít until 1992 when one of his biggest influences Pete Rock first dropped Mecca & The Soul Brother that solidified him as becoming a Hip-Hop producer. Inspired by the likes of Pete Rock & Dr. Dre, Chris Michael started to focus on his production skills & began producing for the group as well. With an eclectic musical style & hard hitting, punchy drums… Chris Michael draws most of his inspiration from such notable producers as Pete Rock, Dr.Dre, Just Blaze, Kanye West, DJ Premier, Nottz, Swizz Beatz, Stargate and 9th Wonder just to name a few.

Chris Michael continued to perfect his craft, and he continued to shop his music to ‘Major Artist’, which gained him the attention of Jemal ‘Jay’ Mosley of ‘Off The Block Entertainment’ when he sent some of his music to one of Jemal’s recording artist… platinum selling artist Black Rob. The two immediately formed a musical and most important spiritual bond. Jemal was so impressed by not only the sound of his music, but the quality he was receiving as well. As the two continued to work together, it was evident to both that Chris “5if” Michael would join the Off The Block family. At the same time, Chris Michael also inked a Licensing Deal with Sir Groovy, one of the largest music licensing company’s that specializes in the placement of music in Film, TV, Advertising, Video Games, Mobile & Web. Chris is the writer and producer for several TV Networks such as MTV, MTV2, BET, VH1, Discovery, Oxygen & TLC, his Production credits include Black Rob, Chillz, Snaggdadon, Kali Ranks, Krazy Drazy (Das efx) Tek & General Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun) and Lord Jamar & Sadat X (of Brand Nubian) He also produced the hit song(s) ‘How Do I’ off of Jimmie Reign’s debut solo album entitled ‘Pretty Girl’ and the title track ‘The Other Side Of Love’ off of Jimmie Reign’s second solo project ‘The Other Side Of Love’ just to name a few.

Currently the Production Manager for Off The Block Ent and one half of the production team Da BPMboyz which consist of himself & (My Lil Brother)  Jahquai ‘Tr3ple 3z’ Johnson. The FIRST In-House Producers for Off The Block Ent. artist and roster of talented artist which consist of Black Rob, Armageddon, Cassidy, Chillz, G-Dep & Snagg Da Don… they are currently working with each artist on their respective Projects, as well as other notable ‘Major Artist’.


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