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Adam King Feeney (born September 12, 1983), professionally known as Frank Dukes, is a Canadian record producer and DJ.[1][2][3][4] A Grammy nominee, Dukes is known for producing original compositions for prominent record producers to sample in their own productions. Many of his original samples have been used in songs for major artists across the hip hop and pop industry including Taylor Swift, Lorde, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, Drake, Kanye West, Post Malone, and The Weeknd.

Frank Dukes
Birth nameAdam King Feeney
Also known asFrank Dukes
Born (1983-09-12) September 12, 1983 (age 36)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • disc jockey
Instruments
Years active1999–present
Associated acts
Websitekingswaymusiclibrary.com

Early lifeEdit

Adam King Feeney was born on September 12, 1983, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He first got into music with piano lessons that he received when he was five years old; however, he quit learning the piano after three years due to losing interest in it. He later taught himself to play guitar, bass and drums.[4][5] Around age 13, he was a skateboarder, which overturned when he started to take a bigger interest in music and became a DJ.[6] In 1999, at age 16, Dukes, while as a DJ, began collecting records from the 1960s and 1970s, trying to understand how they were made.[4] This habit later got him into record production, and by 2000, he bought an MPC. Previously, Dukes had no intention to become a musician.[6][7]

CareerEdit

Dukes sold his first beat for $250 to a local Canadian hip hop recording artist from Toronto named "General Too Smooth".[7] In 2008, Dukes had the first paid placement for a major artist at the time, a beat for American rapper Lloyd Banks, through Mo Jointz, a Toronto manager who represented him at the time. Dukes sent some of his early beats to Mo Jointz, who sent them to Banks. Banks paid Dukes $5,000 for a beat, which would later show up on Banks' third studio album "H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)" as the song "Sooner or Later (Die 1 Day)" featuring American rapper Raekwon. The sample used for Eminem's track "Like Toy Soldiers" made Dukes express the sample clearance issues for that song, which gave Dukes the idea of composing original compositions or samples for other record producers to use in their productions. He recorded the samples with vintage equipment, making them in a 1960s and 1970s style, packaging them in various volumes for a collection titled "Kingsway Music Library", which he sells for commercial use, with the clearance of his samples guaranteed.[4][6][8] These original samples have led to him working with record producers such as Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, Vinylz, DJ Dahi, Tae Beast and more, which landed him prominent placements for Kanye West, Drake, Eminem, 50 Cent, Travis Scott, Danny Brown, Ghostface Killah, Jeremih, Tory Lanez and Rihanna, among others.[9] He has also worked in genres other than hip hop, by producing compositions on BadBadNotGood's third album, III and writing songs for Charles Bradley's second studio album, Victim Of Love.[10][11]

Personal lifeEdit

Dukes has two sons. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, having moved from Mississauga, Ontario.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Songwriting and production creditEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[12]

Year Title Artist Album Songwriter Producer Executive producer
2007 "125 Part 2 (Fresh Air)" Joell Ortiz The Brick: Bodega Chronicles
 Y
"125 Part 3 (Connections)" (featuring Ras Kass, Sha Stimuli, Grafh & Gab Gacha)
"125 Part 4 (Finale)"
2009 "Ei8ht is Enuff" (featuring Ed O.G.) Masta Ace Arts and Entertainment
 Y
2010 "Purified Thoughts" (featuring Killah Priest & GZA) Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids
 Y
"Black Tequila" (featuring Cappadonna & Trife Diesel)
"In Tha Park" (featuring Black Thought)
2011 "XXX" Danny Brown XXX
 Y
2012 "Get Your Way (Sex Is a Weapon)" Idle Warship The Man with the Iron Fists
 Y
 Y
"Rivers of Blood" Wu-Tang Clan & Kool G Rap
 Y
"Built for This" Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & Streetlife
"The Archer" Killa Sin
 Y
"Tick, Tock" Pusha T, Joell Ortiz, Danny Brown & Raekwon
 Y
"Green Is The Mountain" Frances Yip
 Y
"Six Directions of Boxing" Wu-Tang Clan
"Bust Shots" Sheek Louch, Ghostface Killah & Inspectah Deck
2013 "Strictly Reserved for You" (featuring Menahan Street Band) Charles Bradley (singer) Victim of Love
 Y
"Where Do We Go from Here" (featuring Menahan Street Band)
"Float On" (featuring Charli XCX) Danny Brown Old
 Y
 Y
"Groundhog Day" Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
 Y
"Stunt" Tinashe Black Water
 Y
2014 "Hold On" 50 Cent Animal Ambition
 Y
 Y
"Triangle" BadBadNotGood III
 Y
 Y
"Can't Leave The Night"
"Confessions" (featuring Leland Whitty)
"Kaleidoscope"
"Eyes Closed"
"Hedron"
"Differently, Still"
"Since You Asked Kindly"
"CS60"
"Sustain"
"0 to 100 / The Catch Up" Drake N/A
 Y
 Y
"Holy Ghost" Jeezy Seen It All: The Autobiography
 Y
 Y
"Growing Pains III" Logic Under Pressure
 Y
 Y
2015 "Planez" (featuring J. Cole) Jeremih Late Nights
 Y
 Y
"10 Bands" Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
 Y
"No Tellin'"
 Y
"6PM In New York"
 Y
"Lyrical Healing" Ludacris Ludaversal
 Y
 Y
"Rich Sex" Future DS2
 Y
 Y
"Charged Up" Drake N/A
 Y
 Y
"Right Hand"
 Y
 Y
"Oh My Dis Side" (featuring Quavo) Travis Scott Rodeo
 Y
 Y
"Wasted" (featuring Juicy J)
 Y
"Pray 4 Love" (featuring The Weeknd)
"Maria I'm Drunk" (featuring Justin Bieber & Young Thug)
 Y
"Perfect Circle / God Speed" Mac Miller GO:OD AM
 Y
 Y
"Diamonds Dancing" Drake & Future What a Time To Be Alive
 Y
 Y
"Outta My Hands (Loco)" Selena Gomez Revival
 Y
"M.F.T.R." (featuring The-Dream) Pusha T Push - Darkest Before The Dawn
 Y
 Y
2016 "Needed Me" Rihanna Anti
 Y
 Y
"Sex With Me"
"Real Friends" Kanye West The Life of Pablo
 Y
 Y
"Bentley Truck" (featuring Lil Wayne) 2 Chainz ColleGrove
 Y
 Y
"Untitled 07 | 2014 -2016" Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
 Y
"Pop Style" Drake Views
 Y
 Y
"Overtime" (featuring Miguel & Justine Skye) Schoolboy Q Blank Face LP
 Y
 Y
"Work For It" (featuring Big Sean, Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz) Dj Khaled Major Key
 Y
 Y
"Friends With Benefits" Tory Lanez I Told You
 Y
 Y
"Different now" Fetty Wap N/A
 Y
 Y
"Zaddy" Ty Dolla Sign Campaign
 Y
 Y
"Pick Up The Phone" (featuring Young Thug & Quavo) Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
 Y
 Y
"Lose"
"We" (featuring CeeLoGreen) Mac Miller The Divine Feminine
 Y
 Y
"Stay"
"Planet God Damn" (featuring Njomza)
"Make U a Believer" Usher Hard II Love
 Y
 Y
"Trust Nobody" (featuring Selena Gomez & Tory Lanez) Cashmere Cat 9
 Y
 Y
"Circles" (featuring Desiigner & Ty Dolla Sign) Pusha T N/A
 Y
 Y
"Fake Love" Drake More Life
 Y
 Y
"A Bigger Picture Called Free" (featuring Syd & Bilal) Common Black America Again
 Y
"Little Chicago Boy" (featuring Tasha Cobbs)
"Never Know" 6lack Free 6lack
 Y
 Y
"Attention" The Weeknd Starboy
 Y
 Y
"Immortal" J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only
 Y
"Cold" Post Malone Stoney
 Y
"Congratulations" (featuring Quavo)
"Deja Vu" (featuring Justin Bieber)
2017 "Green Light" Lorde Melodrama
 Y
"Regret In Your Tears" Nicki Minaj N/A
 Y
 Y
"Madiba Riddim" Drake More Life
 Y
 Y
"Still Got Time" (featuring PartyNextDoor) ZAYN TBA
 Y
 Y
"Biking" (featuring Jay-Z & Tyler, The Creator) Frank Ocean N/A
 Y
 Y
"Always (Outro)" Bryson Tiller True to Self
 Y
 Y
"Perfect Places" Lorde Melodrama
 Y
"Divina Commedia" G-Dragon Kwon Ji Yong
 Y
 Y
"Go Gina" SZA Ctrl
 Y
 Y
"Lullaby" Joyner Lucas 508-507-2209
 Y
 Y
"Homemade Dynamite" (solo/feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) Lorde Melodrama
 Y
"Hard Feelings / Loveless"
"Sober II (Melodrama)"
"Supercut"
"Wedding Crashers" (featuring Offset) Amine Good For You
 Y
 Y
"Yellow"
"Spice Girl"
"Sundays"
"Beach Boy"
"Comfortable" (featuring Kranium) Bebe Rexha All Your Fault: Pt. 2
 Y
"Havana" (featuring Young Thug) Camila Cabello Camila
 Y
 Y
 Y
"Damage" (with Halsey) PartyNextDoor Seven Days
 Y
 Y
"Fingers Blue" (featuring Travis Scott) Smokepurpp Deadstar
 Y
 Y
"Tough Love" Chris Brown Heartbreak on a Full Moon
 Y
2018 "Never Be The Same" Camila Cabello Camila
 Y
 Y
 Y
"Real Friends"
"All These Years"
"She Loves Control"
"Inside Out"
"Something's Gotta Give"
"In The Dark"
"Into It"
"Pray For Me" The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar Black Panther OST
 Y
 Y
"Seasons" (featuring Sjava & Reason) Mozzy
"Midnight" Logic Bobby Tarantino II
 Y
 Y
"Nervous" The Neighbourhood The Neighbourhood
 Y
"Be Careful" Cardi B Invasion of Privacy
 Y
 Y
"Call Out My Name" The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy
 Y
 Y
 Y
"Try Me"
"Wasted Times"
"I Was Never There" (featuring Gesaffelstein)
"Privilege"
"2 Lit 2 Late Interlude" Nicki Minaj Queen
 Y
 Y
"Style Stealer" Gunna Drip Harder
 Y
 Y
"Intro" Forever Neverland
 Y
 Y
"Purple Like the Summer Rain"
"Antares" Kris Wu Antares
 Y
 Y
"We Alive"
"Splashin" Rich the Kid The World Is Yours 2
 Y
 Y
"Wow" Post Malone Hollywood's Bleeding
 Y
 Y
2019 "Into You" Julia Michaels Inner Monologue Part 1
 Y
 Y
"I Forgot That You Existed" Taylor Swift Lover
 Y
 Y
"Afterglow"
"It's Nice to Have a Friend"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frank Dukes on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  2. ^ Meron Gaudet (February 11, 2015). "Frank Dukes is the Busiest Producer You Know Nothing About". Noisey. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Producer Frank Dukes Breaks Down "0 to 100" Issue Between Diddy & Drake". MissInfo.TV. February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Meet Frank Dukes, Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Producer".
  5. ^ "Frank Dukes".
  6. ^ a b c "Frank Dukes Is Low-Key Producing Everyone Right Now".
  7. ^ a b "A Suitcase Full Of Vinyl: The Frank Dukes Interview". September 1, 2010.
  8. ^ "Kingsway Music Library by Frank Dukes - Original Samples & Music".
  9. ^ ""I Want to Evolve": Frank Dukes on the Past, Present & Future of Sampling - DJBooth Article".
  10. ^ "Puff Daddy Initially Passed On "0 To 100" Beat, According To Frank Dukes". HipHopDX.
  11. ^ "Toronto Producer Frank Dukes Talks Collaboration with Badbadnotgood".
  12. ^ "Frank Dukes | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-17.