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The Runners are an American electronic and hip hop production duo from Orlando, Florida, consisting of Andrew "Dru Brett" Harr and Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson. They came together to form the team in 2000, but they have known each other since they were in kindergarten. They both have been influenced their entire lives by producers Timbaland and The Neptunes. Their trademark is an exhale sound effect ringing "Ahhh" at the beginning of their songs.[1][2]

The Runners
OriginOrlando, Florida, United States
Years active2000−present
  • Track Team Records
  • Track-N-Field Entertainment
Associated acts
  • Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson
  • Andrew "Dru Brett" Harr

They are best known for producing the hit singles "Go Hard" and "Hustlin'", by rappers DJ Khaled and Rick Ross respectively. They have produced songs for artists like Keyshia Cole, Kevin Cossom, Ace Hood, Chris Brown, Fat Joe, Juelz Santana, Nelly, Trip Lee, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne, Fabolous and Usher.[3]


The Runners first met as toddlers in Vero Beach, Florida. In 2000, they named themselves The Runners and set up shop in Orlando, where they launched Trac-N-Field Entertainment. In 2008, The Runners were nominated for Producer of the Year at the BET Awards.[4]

They produced two tracks on Rihanna's fifth studio album Loud, "Cheers (Drink to That)" and "California King Bed". They have also produced British singer-rapper Cher Lloyd's debut single "Swagger Jagger". On March 31, 2012, they went in the studio to produce for Shakira. Although their work is primarily hip hop they have recently created several songs for TV including John Walsh's Americas Most Wanted intro. On October 7, 2014, they released their first original dance music track "We Will Stand" on Track Team Records.

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  1. ^ "The Runners". Retrieved 2015-02-16.
  2. ^ Shipley, Al (2014-10-16). "The Runners - 10 Producers Accused of Making the Same Beat Over and Over Again". Complex. Retrieved 2015-02-16.
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  4. ^ "The Runners". Beat Making Videos. Retrieved 2015-02-16.

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