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Producer Duo Tha Bizness Talk Come Up, Production Resume & Hooking Up With Drake Early On

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel) & Buck Casteel (@BucBallerStatus)   /   Published 10/23/11

Seattle-bred producer duo Tha Bizness, comprised of Dow Jones and J-Hen (aka Henny), have built a massive production resume in a short period. In just over five years, they've become some of the most sought after beatmakers in the game, boasting a list of production credits that includes 50 Cent, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube, Drake and the list goes on and on.

We caught up with Dow Jones and Henny during a recent visit to Los Angeles, where they were holed up in a studio working with a variety of acts. During our conversation, Tha Bizness walked us through their beginnings, explaining why they combined forces initially and how they've evolved from their start with mixtapes to producing with some of today's biggests acts, as well as the stars of tomorrow ... without the help of an A&R.

The duo revealed to us how they hooked up with YMCMB's Drake early on through MySpace, as well as getting their first big break with G-Unit as in-house producers nearly five years ago.

While some may not be familiar with the name, it's likely you've heard their "Tha Bizness" tagline on hits like Young Money's "Every Girl," Young Jeezy's "My President Is Black," or R. Kelly's "Hairbraider" just to name a few. If not, here's your chance to get acquainted with two men with a long career ahead of them.

For more info, visit them at ThaBizness.com and/or on Twitter @ThaBizness.