Sonny Digital Biography
Sonny Digital is the pseudonym of Sonny Corey Uwaezuoke . He is an American record producer, rapper, and DJ who rose to prominence after producing YC’s hit single “Racks” in 2011.Due to his prowess in record producing, he has worked with ILoveMakonnen‘s “I Dont Sell Molly No More” and “Tuesday” featuring Drake, Future’s single “Same Damn Time”, 50 Cent’s “I’m the Man” and 2 Chainz’s “Birthday Song”, as well as the XXL Freshman Cyphers for 2017 and 2018. In 2011, Sonny created his own label Sonny Digital Music Group. Currently, he is the only artist signed to the label. He is also signed as a producer to Universal Publishing. On 28th June,he released his hit single titled Work to much critical acclaim.
Age| Birthday| How Old is Sonny Digital?
The producer cum rapper was born on March 5, 1991 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States and is 28 years old in 2019. His birth sign is Pisces.
Sonny Digital Height & Weight
In regards to his physical features, the rapper is pretty tall, standing at a height of 179cm, with a weight of 74 kgs. His hair color is black while his eye color is brown.
Sonny Digital Young
Sonny was born in Saginaw, Michigan, however he was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Ever since he was young, he has been involved in making music since an early age. At first he started rapping while at school, but found it hard to get instrumentals to rap over. When he was 13, he got influenced by his older cousin to start making beats. Aside from school, Sonny didn’t have other hobbies like playing sports or video games, so he dedicated a large amount of his free time to creating music.
By the time he was 16, he joined a hip-hop group as a producer and was also producing mixtapes for other local artists. By that time, he realized he could take making music seriously and make it into his career. Sonny quietly waited for his big break while building up a name for himself as a talented upcoming producer. That break came a few years later when rapper YC used one of his beats for the single “Racks”, which went to become a national hit, peaking at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified Gold by RIAA. The song was also featured in the Billboard 2011 Year-end Rap songs and R&B/Hip-hop songs charts. Sonny recalls initially sending the beat for “Racks” to a few well-known rappers, who passed on it.
Brendan Klinkenberg from Complex Music wrote the real reason for the song’s success was not YC’s performance but Sonny’s catchy beat. “Racks” helped to boost the careers of Sonny Digital and YC, as well as rapper Future, who was also featured on the track. Sonny and Future became frequent collaborators and have since worked on a number of songs together.
On May 9, 2011,Sonny released his first official mixtape titled Digital History to much critical acclaim . The tape, hosted by DJ 1Hunnit, is a collection of songs Sonny had produced between 2010 and 2011. It features many upcoming rappers, as well as known artists, such as Plies, Wale, 2 Chainz and Future. It has been viewed over 70,000 times on LiveMixtapes.
Behind the Muzik
Sonny’s second mixtape Behind the Muzik was released on September 8, 2011. It is a collaboration with fellow producer Will A Fool, where each produced half of the songs.
Sonny Digital & Future
In late 2011, Sonny produced Future‘s hit single “Same Damn Time”, which was initially featured on Future’s mixtape Streetz Calling. Following the song’s success, in 2012 Future released a new version of “Same Damn Time” as the third official single from his debut album Pluto. It peaked at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100. A music video for the single was released on April 4, 2012 and has since been viewed nearly 5 million times on YouTube.
Sonny Digital & Gorilla Zoe
In March 2012, Sonny produced Gorilla Zoe’s mixtape Gorilla Zoe World. The tape was certified bronze for being downloaded over 25,000 times on popular mixtape site DatPiff. In early 2012 Sonny also worked on Gucci Mane’s mixtapes Trap Back and I’m Up.
On June 8, 2012, Sonny Digital released his debut rap single, “Business Man”, featuring rapper Que. The song was produced by BWheezy.
Sonny co-produced 2 Chainz’ single “Birthday Song”, which was released on July 24, 2012. Sonny created the original beat, which was later modified by a number of GOOD Music producers – Kanye West, BWheezy, Anthony Kilhoffer, Lifted and Mike Dean. The single peaked at number 49 on the US Hot 100, and also entered top 10 of the R&B and Rap charts. The official music video was released on August 30, 2012, and became a viral success, gaining over 30 million views on YouTube. Sonny stated he always wanted to work with West and “Birthday Song” is his proudest production to date.
Later in 2012, Sonny produced the track “Don’t Get Me Started”, which was featured on the deluxe version of DJ Khaled’s album Kiss the Ring, as well as on Ace Hood’s mixtape Body Bag 2. The official video for the promo single was released on August 17, 2012 on Ace Hood’s YouTube channel.
The rapper cum producer is estimated to have a networth of $1million, with his income streaming from his career as a record producer and rapper
Sonny Digital Influences
Growing up, Sonny was inspired by famous producers Shawty Redd and Drumma Boy and initially tried to copy their sound while learning to make beats. Eventually his production transformed into his own style.
Sonny Digital Collaborations
Over the years, he has worked with a lot of major hip-hop artists such as: Future, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Drake, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Juicy J, Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, XXXTentacion, Mistah F.A.B., Trae, Ca$h Out, Gorilla Zoe, Roscoe Dash, Wale, Ace Hood, Kirko Bangz, Mac Miller, Travis Porter, Chief Keef, Rae Sremmurd and K Camp .He is also a frequent collaborator with label-mates such as 808 Mafia’s Southside and TM88.
Sonny produced 6 songs on Gorilla Zoe’s album King Kong released in June.
Sonny Digital also produced the official remix of “Same Damn Time” featuring rappers Diddy and Ludacris, which was released on May 17, 2012. The remix was featured on Future’s re-release of Pluto, titled Pluto 3D.
In March 2013, Sonny released a collaboration mixtape with rapper Que, titled Forbes Atlanta.
Sonny Digital Music| Album
- 2011 – Digital History, hosted by DJ 1Hunnit
- 2011 – Behind the Muzik (with Will A Fool), hosted by DJ Iceberg & DJ Pretty Boy Tank
- 2012 – Gorilla Zoe World (with Gorilla Zoe), hosted by Trap-A-Holics, DJ Smallz & DJ Nando
- 2013 – Forbes Atlanta (with Que), hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Spinz
- 2016 – TBA hosted by DJ Drama
- 2016 – MadeInDigital (with MadeinTYO)
- 2017 – Black G.O.A.T (with Black Boe)
- 2012 – Business Man (feat. Que), prod. by BWheezy
- 2018 – I Got (feat. Lil Xan & $teven Cannon), prod. by DJFU
- 2019 – Work, prod. by Nebu Kiniza
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