Super producer Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford was among a host of award recipients who were honored for “their achievements and for utilizing their reach and resources to edify those whose lives they touch,” says Munson Steed, CEO/Publisher rolling out magazine, at the Men of Power and Influence Awards sponsored by Ford.
Bangladesh is a Grammy Award-winning record producer who has worked with pop superstars Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Nicki Minaj and so many more. One of the last few super-producers in music, you will hear the trademark futuristic sounds of Bangladesh blast through your speakers the moment you turn on the radio or pop in your favorite CD. The beatsmith’s foray onto the music scene was on Ludacris’ single “What’s Yo Fantasy.” One of his creations is the most freestyled-to record in hip hop history, Lil Wayne’s “A Milli.” Other Bangladesh bangers include Beyoncé’s “Diva” and Videophone” and Ke$ha’s “Sleazy;” internationally, he’s produced for artists JLS in the U.K. and Jessical Maulboy in Australia.
Supermodel Tyson Beckford and TV personality and author Toya Wright co-hosted the event celebrating this diverse group of industry leaders which was held at the Twelve Ballroom at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.