Zaytoven (Xavier Lamar Dotson) is an American record producer, DJ, and pianist from Atlanta, Georgia. He has released collaborative projects with artists including Usher, Future, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Lecrae, Young Scooter, Young Dolph, and Shy Glizzy.
He won a Grammy Award in 2011 for his contribution to Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond album, as a co-producer and writer for the single “Papers” along with Sean Garrett.
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Xavier Lamar Dotson was born on January 12, 1980 in Frankfurt, Germany. He is [agecalc birthdate=1980-01-12]
His father was stationed in Frankfurt in the U.S. Army. Lamar spent a lot of time at church growing up since his father was a preacher when not working for the army and his mother a choir director.
He learned to play instruments through the church bands along with his three younger siblings. Lamar gravitated towards playing the piano and organ.
He got married to Stephanie in 2008.
Zaytoven started his music career by producing tracks for local artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He gained recognition for his work on the track “So Icey” by Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane, which became a hit in 2005. He then became a go-to producer for many popular hip-hop artists, including Future, Migos, and Young Thug.
Zaytoven’s signature sound is a fusion of trap, soul, and gospel music. He is known for using live instrumentation in his productions, particularly the piano, which he often plays himself. He has released several instrumental projects, including “Trap Holizay” and “Piano Night”.
In addition to his music career, Zaytoven has also ventured into acting, appearing in the 2017 film “Birds of a Feather 2” and the 2018 film “Finesse”. He has also written a book, “From A to Zay: A Guide to Music Production”, which offers advice for aspiring producers.
Zaytoven has received several awards and nominations for his work, including a BET Hip Hop Award for Producer of the Year in 2017. He continues to be a prominent figure in the music industry, and his contributions to the trap music genre have had a significant impact on contemporary hip-hop music.
- 2018 – Super Fly
- 2014 – Finesse
- 2013 – Birds of a Feather
He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.