One aspect of Stevie J’s life that gets overshadowed with the scandal and comedy is the music. The “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” and “Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood” star has an extensive repertoire in this music game and is credited with creating some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest hits.

During Grammy weekend, Stevie J was apart of the BMI “How I Wrote That Song” event in West Hollywood. Stevie J along with Grammy-winning songwriter Liz Rose (Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes), Grammy-winning super-producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (The Fugees, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Carlos Santana), and hit maker Bilal “The Chef” Hajji (Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction) were featured panelists. The event gave the diverse group a chance to share behind-the-scenes stories of their creative process and how they created each hit record.


(L-R) Producer and TV personality Stevie J, BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton, songwriter Bilal “The Chef” Hajji, songwriter Liz Rose and producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis pose for a photo on stage at BMI’s How I Wrote That Song Panel at The Roxy on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Stevie J, of course, is best known for his work with P. Diddy and the infamous Hitmen production crew. He’s responsible for hits such as “I’ll Be Missing You” featuring Diddy and Faith Evans, “Honey” by Mariah Carey, “Let Me Blow Your Mind” feat. Eve and Gwen Stefani. On the red carpet, Stevie J talked about how it was working with the late great Notorious B.I.G.. He also mentioned a never-before-heard story about B.I.G and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony studio session. What came out of that session was the classic “Notorious Thugs,” which was featured on Notorious B.I.G’s Life After Death album.

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Stevie J joins a long list of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” dynamic panelists such as Nas, Cee Lo Green, Snoop Dogg, Seal, Charlie Wilson, Linda Perry, and many more.