Cardiak

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Cardiak
Cardiak.jpg
Cardiak in 2016
Background information
Birth name Carl McCormick
Also known as
  • Cardiak
  • Cardiak Flatline
Born (1989-{{padleft:6|2|0}-26) June 26, 1989 (age 28)
Willingboro Township, New Jersey, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Record producer
Instruments FL Studio
Years active 2008–present
Website cardiakflatline.com

Carl McCormick (born June 26, 1989), professionally known as Cardiak, is an American record producer from Willingboro Township, New Jersey. He began producing music in 2008. Cardiak is widely known for his work with closely associated artists such as Ace Hood, J. Cole,<ref>"Producers Explain How J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Album Came Together". XXL. Retrieved 14 December 2016. </ref> Drake, Joe Budden, G-Unit/lloyd Banks, Freeway, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Trina, Red Cafe, Boosie Badazz, Wale,<ref>"Producer Cardiak Talks ‘600 Benz’". MTV. Retrieved 29 March 2016. </ref> Fabolous, D-Block, Dr. Dre, among others.[citation needed]

Contents

Career

Cardiak received notoriety for his first major placement in 2010 for his production of Lloyd Banks' underground hit single "Start It Up", featuring Kanye West, Ryan Leslie, Swizz Beatz and Fabolous, featured on Banks' third studio album, The Hunger for More 2, accompanied by his two other contributions as producer, "Take Em to War" (featuring Tony Yayo, Banks' fellow G-Unit member) and "Unexplainable" (featuring Styles P). Start It Up peaked at position 52 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list.<ref>"Lloyd Banks Chart History". Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved 14 December 2016. </ref>

Cardiak received his first Grammy award nomination in 2013 for Best Rap Album, because of his production of "Amsterdam" and "Diced Pineapples" (featuring Drake and Wale) for rapper Rick Ross' fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don't, which was released on July 31, 2012 and peaked at number–one on the Billboard 200. In early 2015, Cardiak won his first Grammy for Best Rap Album for his production of "Groundhog Day" for the deluxe edition of Eminem's eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, released on November 9, 2013.<ref>"Cardiak Making Eminem’s Groundhog Day FL Studios". Hip Hop Makers. Retrieved 14 December 2016. </ref>

Production discography

2008

Joe Budden - Halfway House

  • 08. "The Soul"

Freeway - Month of Madness

  • 07. "Mindstate Takover"
  • 12. "Straight Madness"
  • 28. "NP Finest"
  • 30. "Back for More"

2009

Lloyd Banks - The Cold Corner

  • 05. "On My Way" (co-produced with Dilemma)

Havoc - From Now On

  • 02. "Whats That Smell"
  • 04. "Thats How You Feel"
  • 15. "Sex Tape"

Lil Twist - The Yearbook

  • 12. "I'ma Do Me"
  • 15. "King"

Lola Monroe - Art Of Motivation

  • 12. "Make A Way"
  • 15. "Art Of Motivation"
  • 23. "Divas Gettin' Money" (featuring Rasheeda)
  • 35. "Bout Me"

Ace Hood - Street Certified

  • 11. "Takeover"

Ace Hood - Ruthless

  • 11. "Bout Me" (featuring Ballgreezy)

Lil Twist - Class President

  • 07. "Forever"

Lola Monroe - The Untouchables

  • 06. "Crazy World" (featuring Lil Boosie)
  • 13. "Love Me"

2010

Mike Knox - Money Machine

Meek Mill - Mr. Philadelphia

  • 04. "Hate Is My Motivator"
  • 09. "This Is How We Do It" (featuring Beanie Sigel, Mel Love, and Mike Knox)
  • 12. "Ain't Gonna Sleep"
  • 15. "Hardbody" (featuring Peedi Crakk and Shizz Nitti)

Lloyd Banks - The Hunger for More 2

2011

USDA - CTE Or Nothing

  • 03. "Off Safety"

Red Cafe - Above The Clouds

Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 1

Fabolous - ‘The S.O.U.L. Tape (Mixtape)

  • 08. "Y’all Don’t Hear Me Tho" (featuring.Red Cafe)

Ace Hood - Body Bag Vol.1

  • 10. "Just Living"
  • 11. "Real Big"

Tory Lanez - Swavey (Mixtape)

  • "Slept On You" (featuring Bun B)

Kid Ink - Daydreamer

  • 00."My City" (featuring.Killa Kyleon, Red Cafe & Machine Gun Kelly)

Cory Gunz - Son Of A Gun (Mixtape)

  • 13.Sh*t Ain't A Game (featuring Pop Dolla$)
  • 17.Bedtime
  • 22.Sick 'Em (Feat. Kid Ink & Gudda Gudda)

Ace Hood - Blood, Sweat & Tears

  • 07."Letter to My Ex's"
  • 11."Spoke to My Momma"
  • 16."Real Big"

Triple C's - Money Burning Mother****er (Mixtape)

  • 00."Fly ****"

P.L. - The Turning Lane

  • "U Mad"

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers (Mixtape)

  • 15. "Sparkle" (featuring Young Pooh)
  • 17. "Y'all Don't Really Hear Me Tho Freestyle"

DJ Drama - Third Power

Young Chris & Cardiak - The Revival (Mixtape)

  • All tracks

Ace Hood - The Statement 2 (Mixtape)

  • 11. "Pay Her Bills"

2012

French Montana & Coke Boys - Coke Boys 3 (Mixtape)

  • 05. "Headquarters" (featuring Red Cafe)

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2 (Mixtape)

  • 09. "Everyday"
  • 11. "Lean Wit It"

Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 2

Bow Wow - Underrated

  • 02. "Where My Dogs At"
  • 05. "We Going Hard" (feat. Ace Hood)

Lloyd Banks - V.6: The Gift

  • 11. "Live It Up"
  • 14. "Show And Prove"

Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't

  • 07. "Amsterdam"
  • 14. "Diced Pineapples" (feat. Wale and Drake)

DJ Drama - Quality Street Music

Ryan Leslie - Les Is More

  • 12. "The Black Flag"

Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares

  • 12. "Polo & Shell Tops"

T.I - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head

  • 02. "G Season" (feat. Meek Mill; co-produced with Chinky P.)

Joe Budden - A Loose Quarter

  • 4. "Cut From a Different Cloth" (feat. Ab-Soul; co-produced by CritaCal)
  • 13. "All In My Head" (feat. Royce Da 5'9" and Kobe Honeycutt)
  • 14. "More Of Me" (feat. Emanny)

2013

Casey Veggies - Life Changes

  • 6. "Life$tyle"

Wale - The Gifted

  • 08. "Bricks" (feat. Yo Gotti & Lyfe Jennings)

Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations

  • 03. "Another Statistic"
  • 14. "Mama" (featuring Betty Wright; produced with CritaCal)
  • 17. "Have Mercy" (Deluxe edition bonus track)

Ryan Leslie - Black Mozart

  • 02. "Black Mozart"
  • 04. "History"
  • 09. "Green" (feat. Fabolous)
  • 12. "Coke Cans" (co-produced by Ryan Leslie; additional production by Gabe Labrinth)

Joe Budden - No Love Lost

  • 05. "You & I" featuring Emanny
  • 07. "All In My Head" featuring Royce da 5'9" and Kobe
  • 09. "Switch Positions" featuring Omarion
  • 12. "No Love Lost Outro"

The Game - OKE: Operation Kill Everything

  • 01. "Kill Everything" (feat. Diddy; co-produced by CritaCal)

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

2014

Kid Ink - My Own Lane

  • 12. "I Don't Care" ft Maejor Ali (co-produced by Larance Dopson of 1500 Or Nothin)

Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

  • 15. "Family Ties" (co-produced by CritaCal)

J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive

  • 12. "Love Yourz" (produced with Illmind and CritaCal)

2015

Trey Songz - Intermission I & II

  • 04. "Do It Now" (produced with Hitmaka and Young 'N Fly)

Dr. Dre - Compton

Scarface - Deeply Rooted

  • 16. "Exit Plan" (feat. Akon; Deluxe edition bonus track)

Fabolous - Summertime Shootout

Jeremih - Late Nights

  • 14. "Worthy" (feat. Jhené Aiko; co-produced by Hitmaka)

2016

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - This Unruly Mess I've Made

Drake - Views

J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only

2017

Trey Songz - Tremaine: The Album

  • 14. "Picture Perfect"

Phora - Yours Truly Forever

  • 07. "Forever" (produced with Eskupe & Anthro Beats)

Unsorted

Mike Knox (2009)

Audio Push (2010)

  • "Got it Goin' on"

Havoc (2010)

  • "Thats How You Feel (Remix)" (featuring Nyce Da Future & Cory Gunz)

Lola Monroe (2010)

  • "Overtime" (featuring Trina)

Reed Dollaz (2010)

Meek Mill (2010)

  • "Let's Get It" (featuring Kre Forch)

Mistah F.A.B. (2010)

  • "She Don't Belong To Me" (featuring London)

50 Cent (2011)

"Outlaw"

Kid Ink (2011)

  • "Insane"
  • "Tats On My Face"
  • "Here We Go"

Young Jeezy (2011)

  • "Off Safety" (featuring USDA)

Young Chris (2011)

Mike Knox (2011)

Ace Hood (2012)

  • "The Trailer" (produced with Frank Dukes)

Slaughterhouse (2013)

Dave East (2017)

Singles

Lloyd Banks - The Hunger for More 2 (2010)

Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 1 (2011)

Lloyd Banks - TBA (2011)

  • 00. "Check Me Out"

P.L. - The Turning Lane (2011)

  • "U Mad"

Paypa - Feel Good Music (Unreleased)

References

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