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The Exclusives

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Origin  Miami, Florida, USA
Genres  Hip hop, R&B

Years active  2004-present
Name  The Exclusives

Also known as  Move Sumthin' Productions
Occupation(s)  Producers, SongWriters vocal producers, mix engineers
Associated acts  August Alsina, The Roots, Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Williams, Karmin, Betty Wright, Cassius Jay

The Exclusives (formerly Move Sumthin Productions) are an American/Canadian R&B/pop/hip hop songwriting and production team from Miami, Florida, consisting of Sean "Pen" McMillion and Ralph "Vintage" Jeanty. The now Atlanta-based team's first big success came from co-writing the platinum-selling single "I Luv This Shit" by August Alsina.


Music career

The Exclusives began as songwriters and producers, co-writing the song "Never Window Shopping" for Lloyd on his Zone 4/Interscope release King of Hearts.

Under the mentorship of R&B legend Betty Wright, the duo collaborated with Wright and The Roots, co-wroting two songs on their album Betty Wright: The Movie, released on November 15, 2011. The album received mostly positive reviews; Metascore gave it a 73 out of 100. Pen and Vintage co-wrote the songs "Real Woman", featuring Snoop Dogg, and "Baby Come Back", featuring Lenny Williams.

Work on the Betty Wright album afforded them the opportunity to work with The Roots on their first concept album, entitled Undun, which was released on December 2, 2011. The album debuted at No. 17 on Billboard Hot 200; The Exclusives co-wrote the song "The Other Side", featuring Greg Porn and Bilal.

The duo met a young August Alsina in 2011 and recorded "I Luv This Shit" in 2012. It topped the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart for two weeks in November 2013, August Alsina became the first R&B artist to reach number one with a debut single since Jeremih with "Birthday Sex" in 2009. On the main Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it reached number 15, and peaked at number 19 on the Rhythmic chart. It peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100. On March 6, 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified "I Luv This Shit" gold for shipping 500,000 copies. The certification was updated to platinum on October 2, 2014.

In August 2014, The Exclusives inked a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.

Executive production credits

  • August Alsina – This Thing Called Life
  • Writing/production credits for The Exclusives on notable works

  • 2013: "I Luv This Shit" – August Alsina ft. Trinidad James
  • 2013: "I Luv This Shit" Remix – August Alsina ft. Trey Songz and Chris Brown
  • 2015: "Gold Slugs" – DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap
  • 2016: "Do You Mind" – DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future and Rick Ross
  • References

    The Exclusives Wikipedia

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