Birth name

Leshan David Lewis


New York City, New York, U.S.


Hip hop


Record producer

Associated acts

AZ, Nas, Poke & Tone

Leshan David Lewis, better known by his stage name L.E.S., is an American hip hop music producer commonly associated with Nas. His first production credit was in 1994 for the song "Life's a Bitch" from Nas' debut album, Illmatic. He soon produced a single, "Sugar Hill", for AZ's album Doe or Die. In the following two years, he produced more songs for Nas as well as songs for Fat Joe, Shyheim, LL Cool J, Royal Flush and The Firm. In 1998, he began working with Poke & Tone and collaboratively produced Will Smith's #1 hit single "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It". From 1998 to 2005, he produced more songs for Nas, Big Pun, N.O.R.E., Nature, Flipmode Squad, Kool Savas, Azad and others.

Recently, he produced three songs for Nas' 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead. He also produced the song "Girl" by Cormega, from his 2009 album Born and Raised.

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