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Khayree
Khayree

Born

1960
Vallejo, California, United States

Genre

Hip hop, g-funk, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap

Occupation(s)

Record producer, musician, music executive

Years active

1983-present

Label

$ Big Bank Record$ (1983)
Strictly Business Records (1988-1992)
Young Black Brotha Records (1992-present)

Associated acts

Dubee aka Sugawolf, The Mac, Mac Dre, Mac Mall, Ray Luv, Young Lay

Khayree Shaheed (born 1960) is an American record producer, musician and music executive from Vallejo, California. He is best known for founding the label Young Black Brotha Records and producing for several Bay Area-based artists in the 1990s. Khayree's production style is heavily g-funk influenced, but he does not use samples in the majority of his music and instead plays his own instruments.

Khayree has been active as a producer since the early 1980s, but first came to prominence in 1988 when he produced the entirety of R&B group New Choice's album At Last, released on Warner Bros. Records. He founded his first record label, Strictly Business Records, that same year, releasing and producing early material by Mac Dre and The Mac. He produced two songs on Vanilla Ice's 1990 debut album To the Extreme, the most commercially successful album he has produced on to date.

In 1992, he disbanded Strictly Business and founded Young Black Brotha Records. The following year, he produced the entirety of Mac Mall's album Illegal Business?, which was independently released through Young Black Brotha. He helped secure major label deals for three other Young Black Brotha artists and their debut albums: Ray Luv with Forever Hustlin' in 1995 and Young Lay with Black 'n Dangerous and Dubee aka Sugawolf's self-titled album in 1996, all on Atlantic. 

Khayree's only studio album, The Blackalation, was released in 1997. His musical output has lessened since the early 2000s. Khayree was working on a documentary of his life, titled Who Is Khayree?: The Young Black Brotha Story, which had a trailer released in 2006, but the full film was never released.

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