We don’t really know who he is either. But soon we will all get a chance to learn more about this guy who apparently has penned hits for some pretty important music people, including Rihanna, Beyonce, and Usher among others.
Garrett released an album (Turbo 919) and mixtape (The Inkwell) as a solo artist, but would like to bring fans into his life on a personal level through a reality television show. I’m guessing that when he says “fans” he means…us? Anyway, the Atlanta based “hitmaker’s” show (which proves anything is possible) will focus on his relationship with his teenage son and the balancing act of managing his work.
“A lot of people don’t understand I’m a real father. I am definitely in my son’s life. He and I have a lot of conflict… He is dealing with becoming a young adult.”
Garrett was tight lipped about announcing the channel that will be the home for the show. With Rev. Run‘s “Run’s House” off the air, Garrett’s (ahem) show could fill the family friendly reality TV void.
“I can’t have the world raising my son, I can’t have the police raising my son. It is important for me to make sure my son understands key to life.”
In addition to the television series, Garrett released the lead single “Twilight Zone,” (yup, it feels like that right now) off of his upcoming mixtape, The Inkwell 2. He handles the singing while Trey Songz activates his rapper alter ego and joins Future for some bars. The project is expected to drop in July. It should be a classic.
*Despite a hitmaking resume, Sean Garrett is putting his talent to work for a different purpose.
According to TMZ, the hip-hop producer owes back taxes for 2006 and 2007 which total $732,553.57. In documents filed by the Georgia Department of Revenue, the government has ordered BMI to hold all money Garrett earns turn it over to them. BMI is best known for collecting royalties for music artists.
The move comes as a setback for Garrett, who has made a name for himself by producing 15 number one songs over the course of his career for artists such as Nicki Minaj, Usher and Beyonce.
*In other entertainment tax news, a $492,583.49 lien against Hollywood couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton is on its way to being history.
A rep for the couple told TMZ they were working to pay it off … and it seems they kept their word. According to new docs from the L.A. County Recorder’s Office, the lien has been lifted
*Beyonce has been collaborating with quite a few folks lately, but when is she gonna make her long awaited come-back or should we say, follow up to 2008′s “I Am… Sasha Fierce?” Well, it appears that a new album from Bey is right around the corner.
Songwriters Sean Garrett and Ne-Yo are reaffirming that claim, while The-Dream’s frequent collaborator, Los Da Mystro, leaked news that a new Beyonce single, produced by The-Dream, could drop within the next three weeks.
“Listening to New B record Dream wrote … F-INg INSANE! WOw!!” Los Da Mystro tweeted. “She About to Kill the game again! Had to Listen again!! Y’all C in 3 weeks!”
Garrett recently confirmed that he teamed up with the singer just last week to work on a new project.
“I think we are doing a lot of up-tempo records for this one,” he told EW.com. “She’s in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely.”
Ne-Yo is also on board, saying Beyonce is on her way back.
“The thing about working with Beyonce is that she definitely has her own agenda,” he shared with MTV News. “She’s an artist that knows exactly what she wants to do. She’s going to give you directions [like] ‘Here’s where I’m going, so here’s where I need you to be.”
“And, you know, I’m a person that follows direction well,” he continued. “[And she'll be like], ‘So this is the sound, this is the vibe; make it happen.’ And I write and she likes it or she doesn’t. And in this case she did, and there you have it.”