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Music Producer
In the summer of 2000, Elite started working as an intern for Ruff Ryders Entertainment[2] and eventually caught the ear of rapper Drag-On, placing his first beat on the Cradle 2 the Grave (soundtrack) in 2002. Working as an in-house Producer for Ruff Ryders, Elite went on to produce "Shoot Outs" for Jadakiss featuring Styles P from the Kiss of Death as well as the Why Remix featuring Anthony Hamilton, Styles P, Common, and Nas. In 2004 Elite graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase music conservatory studying Studio Production. In 2006 Elite produced "Wrong or Right (I'm Tired)" for DMX from the album Year of the Dog... Again.

In 2009, Elite began working with longtime friend and Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole on his critically acclaimed mixtape The Warm Up. Elite produced "Heartache"[3] and a good portion of the mixtape was recorded at his home studio in New York. In 2010 Elite released his first mixtape entitled "The Groundwork"[4] which was a collection of all of his production work up to that point. The mixtape featured an unreleased J. Cole song titled "Playground."[5] Elite also produced "See World"[6] for J. Cole off of his 3rd mixtape Friday Night Lights. Elite co-produced J. Cole's first official single Who Dat[7] which was featured as an iTunes bonus on Cole World: The Sideline Story.

In 2011, Elite released his first project as an artist entitled "Awaken"[8] which featured J. Cole, Omen, Voli and Sean McVerry.

In June 2013, J. Cole released his second single from the Born Sinner album titled Crooked Smile, which was co-produced by Elite and features pop legends TLC.

Elite worked on multiple songs on J. Cole's second album Born Sinner,[9] co-producing the title track "Born Sinner," and adding additional production to "Run Away." Cole sampled the song "Do She Got a Friend Tho?" from Elite's mixtape "Level Up" on the standout "Let Nas Down." [10]

Elite worked together with J. Cole once more on the song "Folgers Crystals" from the 2015 work "Revenge Of The Dreamers II," he also produced the song "48 Laws" by Omen feat. Donnie Trumpet from the same album.

In December 2016, J. Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only, which was co-executive produced by Elite.