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Encyclopedia > Rodney Jerkins
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Background information
Birth name Rodney Roy Jerkins
Also known as RJ, Darkchild, Rodney Jerkins, DC
Born July 29, 1977 (1977-07-29) (age 30)
Origin Pleasantville, New Jersey,
United States
Genre(s) R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Gospel
Occupation(s) Musician, Record Producer, Songwriter, Rapper
Years active 1994–present (Professionally)
Associated acts Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Gina Thompson, Brandy, Tamia, Rhona, Joy Enriquez
Website Darkchild.com

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (born July 29, 1977 in Pleasantville, New Jersey) is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer, and musician. Working largely with his brother Fred Jerkins III & writer LaShawn Daniels, Jerkins has been an extremely in-demand producer for over a decade, being requested by such legends as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie And The Spice Girls. The word "Darkchild" appears in some form in many of his tracks. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Pleasantville is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... This article is about the genre. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... The Reverend Fred Jerkins III is an American songwriter, best known for his work with his brother Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. ... LaShawn Ameen Daniels is an American songwriter, best known for his work with longtime colleague Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. ... Gina Thompson Born Lugenia Thompson In Vineland New Jersey, USA, she began singing at an early age and was signed to her first recording contract with Mercury Records shortly after graduating high school. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Tamia Washington (born May 9, 1975), professionally known as Tamia, is an American R&B singer born in Canada. ... Rhona Lynn Bennett is a member of American R&B group En Vogue. ... Joy Charity Enriquez (born June 6, 1979 in Whittier, California) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on the television series 7th Heaven and also starred in films such as Chasing Papi and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure (voice). ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Pleasantville is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... The Reverend Fred Jerkins III is an American songwriter, best known for his work with his brother Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. ... LaShawn Ameen Daniels is an American songwriter, best known for his work with longtime colleague Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the singer. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... The Spice Girls were a British vocal girl band. ...

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Biography

Jerkins was born into a religious family as the youngest son of a minister and choir director mother. He grew up in Pleasantville, New Jersey.[1] He began taking classical music lessons on the piano as a small child. As a teenager he had already decided to become a record producer. At 15, he and his brother Fred Jerkins III wrote and produced their own gospel rap album - On the Move. He began making more demos, one of which caught the attention of idol Teddy Riley, who gave him advice on the music industry. Finally, his first professional writing and producing job came in 1994 when he contributed two tracks to the debut album of R&B artist Casserine. Riley also subsequently let Jerkins share writing and production duties on tracks by Pure Soul, Men Of Vizion & Wreckx-N-Effect in 1995 & 1996.[2] Pleasantville is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... The Reverend Fred Jerkins III is an American songwriter, best known for his work with his brother Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. ... Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Wreckx-N-Effect was a New Jack Swing band, that had their only hit Rump Shaker, in 1992. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 January 1 - Debut album Sixteen Stone by Bush hits #4 on the Billboard 200 a post grunge success January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ...


In his current personal life, a formerly overweight Jerkins has stated that a change in lifestyle is responsible for a new slender physique - previously it had been rumored this was achieved via GBP. He has also been married to pop/gospel/R&B singer Joy Enriquez since April 4, 2004. Additionally, in 2006 Jerkins was appointed VP of A&R for The Island Def Jam Group. Gastric bypass procedures (GBP) are any of a group of similar operations used to treat morbid obesity—the severe accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue—and the health problems (comorbidities) it causes. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Joy Charity Enriquez (born June 6, 1979 in Whittier, California) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on the television series 7th Heaven and also starred in films such as Chasing Papi and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure (voice). ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... For other record labels with the Island name, see Island Records (disambiguation) The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a super label. ...


Darkchild Records and label ventures

1999 venture

Jerkins has made two attempts to bring his label to prominence. The first was in 1999 when he joined with Sony/Epic Records to promote such signees as Whitney Houston-style power vocalist Rhona, Pop/R&B girl group So Plush and rapper Fats. Male vocalists K-Young, Lil' Zal and J. Mathis also made frequent collaborations with Rodney Jerkins around this time, although it is not known if they were actually signed to the label. Buzz was created about artists with Fats appearing on two tracks Jerkins produced for Michael Jackson's Invincible album and So Plush releasing the single "Things I've Heard Before" with a Hype Williams-directed video. Singles such as So Plush's "Damn (Should Have Treated You Right)" and Rhona's "Satisfied" were also released and made fair impact on charts. Subsequently, So Plush albums and "Things I've Heard Before" singles were pressed (and made available as promos) and Rhona's album was even released in Japan, output from the label stopped from this point however. It seemed that eventually artists were released from the label as Rhona reappeared in 2003 joining infamous R&B group En Vogue[3] and Fats released an album as part of the duo F.A.T.S. & Bathgate in 2006.[4] See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Rhona Lynn Bennett is a member of American R&B group En Vogue. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Harold Hype Williams (born 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American music video and film director of African-American and Honduran descent. ... A promotional recording, or promo, is a recording issued on vinyl, CD, cassette tape, VHS, or DVD and distributed free in order to promote a commercial recording. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... This article is about the American quartet. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...


2005 venture

In 2005 Darkchild Records reappeared when Jerkins signed brand new acts including Shamari Fears formerly of R&B group Blaque, female MC Asia Lee, Dancehall artist Atiba and Gospel singer Anesha Birchett. Joy Enriquez also briefly appeared as an artist on the site before her album release on new sister gospel label JoyFul Child Records. The website was redesigned and relaunched with artist bios and track samples and a new Darkchild Members "Platinum" Club was set up which gave access to Jerkins' Versatility instrumental album and other exclusives. It seems the label has again had problems however, as a track recorded by Shamari - "The One U Need" was used by Jerkins as a single for Def Jam singer Megan Rochell without her consent or awareness. Other tensions formed and according to her Official Website she is no longer signed to the label. Additionally Asia Lee has apparently not heard from the record company or Jerkins for a long time and Atiba has now left the label and is looking to get his album released elsewhere after Jerkins refused a deal from Def Jam to do so. Anesha Birchett seems to be the only successful member of Darkchild Records being that she has co-written several recent Darkchild Productions, including those for Beyoncé, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Shareefa, Joy Enriquez, Natasha and Tamia, although she is currently in artist development and her recording career has yet to start. Anesha's sister Antea Birchett and Delisha Thomas are also part of a frequently active in-house roster of writers for Darkchild Records. See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... Blaque is an American R&B vocal trio. ... Joy Charity Enriquez (born June 6, 1979 in Whittier, California) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on the television series 7th Heaven and also starred in films such as Chasing Papi and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure (voice). ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Megan Rochell (born August 19, 1985) is an American R&B/Soul singer, who is signed to Def Jam Records. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Vanessa Bell Armstrong (born October 2, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan) is an award-winning gospel singer who released her debut album in 1983. ... Shareefa Cooper (born January 1, 1984 in East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.), professionally known as Shareefa, is an African American R&B singer. ... Joy Charity Enriquez (born June 6, 1979 in Whittier, California) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on the television series 7th Heaven and also starred in films such as Chasing Papi and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure (voice). ... Tamia Washington (born May 9, 1975), professionally known as Tamia, is an American R&B singer born in Canada. ...


JoyFul Child and Darkchild Gospel Records

Seemingly one of his only successful recent label ventures, Jerkins released his wife Joy Enriquez' second album Atmosphere Of Heaven, which features a religious direction, on his independent gospel imprint JoyFul Child Records. The album is available to purchase through Joy's Official Website although she was formerly featured on the Darkchild Records Site with its other artists. The Darkchild name has also been lent to a record company run by Jerkins brother Fred Jerkins III, Darkchild Gospel.[5] which released the latest album from Virtue - Testimony. The Reverend Fred Jerkins III is an American songwriter, best known for his work with his brother Rodney Darkchild Jerkins. ... Virtue is a popular Gospel music group. ...


Def Jam and other ventures

After Jerkins being appointed VP of A&R for The Island Def Jam Group in 2006, Darkchild Records will apparently now be distributed as an imprint under the label. It is rumoured that new female R&B artist Megan Rochell will now have her music distributed through this imprint. A second upcoming female R&B artist, Natasha, will have her music distributed through a collaboration between the label and Jive Records. Jerkins also recently appeared on and composed the theme music to the reality TV show I Married a Baller. Appearing in a segment where he recorded the theme song with 90s R&B girl-group SWV, he suggested he could help them acquire an indie distribution deal if they were to reunite. (although this does not necessarily entail Darkchild Records) For other record labels with the Island name, see Island Records (disambiguation) The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a super label. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Megan Rochell (born August 19, 1985) is an American R&B/Soul singer, who is signed to Def Jam Records. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1973), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1973), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1974). ...


Appearances

Singles discography

See links for extensive discography.

Year Song Artist Chart Position
R&B Hot 100 UK
1995 "The Way That You Love" (Remix) Vanessa Williams 23 67 52
1996 "The Things You Do" Gina Thompson 12 41 -
1997 "Yeah Yeah Yeah" Simone Hines 38 - -
1997 "Don't Wanna Be A Player" Joe 5 25 16
1997 "I Can Love You" Mary J. Blige (feat. Lil' Kim) 2 28
1997 "Don't Stop" No Authority - - 54
1998 "Let Me Return The Favor" Andrea Martin 32 82
1998 "Daydreamin'" Tatyana Ali 5 6 6
1998 "The Boy Is Mine" Brandy & Monica 1 1 2
1998 "Top Of The World" Brandy (feat. Mase) 19 - 2
1998 "Angel of Mine" Monica 2 1 55
1998 "It's Not Right, But It's Okay" Whitney Houston 7 4 3
1998 "Angel In Disguise" Brandy 17 72
1999 "If You Had My Love" Jennifer Lopez 6 1 4
1999 "Sunshine" Coko 19 70 -
1999 "Say My Name" Destiny's Child 1 1 3
1999 "U Don't Know Me" Brandy (feat. Shaunta & Da Brat) 25 79 -
1999 "Damn" So Plush 41
2000 "He Wasn't Man Enough" Toni Braxton 1 2 5
2000 "Holler" Spice Girls - 107 1
2000 "If I Told You That" Whitney Houston & George Michael - - 9
2000 "Time Limit" Utada Hikaru - - -
2001 "You Rock My World" Michael Jackson 13 10 2
2001 "Satisfied" Rhona - - -
2001 "Everything" Canela - - -
2001 "I Remember" (Remix) Debelah Morgan - - -
2002 "Overprotected (Remix)" Britney Spears 86 - 4
2002 "I Love Rock 'N Roll" Britney Spears - - 13
2002 "What About Us?" Brandy 3 7 4
2002 "All Eyez on Me" Monica 32 69 -
2002 "Get With Me" 3rd Storee 85 - -
2002 "If Only You Knew" Prymary Colorz 78 - -
2002 "Turntable" TLC - - -
2003 "I'm Good" Blaque 95 - -
2003 "All I Do" B5 - -
2004 "You Don't Know" Kierra "Kiki" Sheard 84 - -
2004 "Lose My Breath" Destiny's Child 10 3 2
2004 "One Wish" Ray-J 3 30 13
2005 "Cater 2 U" Destiny's Child 3 14 -
2005 "What I Need" Ray-J 58 - -
2006 "Enough Cryin'" Mary J. Blige 2 32 46
2005 "Stay In Ya Lane" Teairra Mari (feat. Streetz & Young Deuces) - - -
2006 "Cry No More" Shareefa 43 - -
2006 "Cry No More" (Remix) Shareefa (feat. Streetz & Young Deuces) 43 40 -
2006 "Need A Boss" Shareefa 10 67 -
2006 "Deja Vu" Beyoncé Knowles (feat. Jay-Z) 1 4 1
2006 "Hey Hey Hey" Natasha - - -
2006 "So Lonely" Twista (feat. Mariah Carey) 10 67 -
2006 "The One You Need" Megan Rochell (feat. Fabulous) 41 - -
2006 "Can't Get Enough" Tamia 26 - -
2006 "So Sick" Natasha - - -
2007 "Be With Me" J. Holiday 83 - -
2006 "Turn the Page" Bobby Valentino 63 - -
2007 "Can't Leave 'Em Alone" Ciara (feat. 50 Cent) 10 40 -
2007 "Shoulda Let You Go" Keyshia Cole 6 41 -
2007 "Can't Let Go" Linda Király - - -
2008 "Feedback" Janet Jackson 39 19 -
2008 "Remind You" Cheri Dennis - - -
2008 "I'm Grown" Tiffany Evans (feat. Bow Wow) 98 - -
2008 "LUV" Janet Jackson 34 101 -
2008 "Girls" SE7EN - - -
2008 "When I Grow Up" Pussycat Dolls - - -
2008 "So Over You" Ashanti - - -

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Album productions (5 or more tracks)

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Guest raps

  • 1995: Hodge - "Head Nod" (Darkchild Remix)
  • 1997: Tasha Holiday - "Just The Way You Like It (Darkchild Remix)" w/ Lil' Cease, Peter Gunz and Mike Nitty
  • 1997: MQ3 - "Everyday"
  • 1997: Immature - "I Can't Wait" with Mike Nitty
  • 1997: Mary J. Blige - "Everything (Darkchild Remix)"
  • 1997: K-Ball - "On The Weekend", "Love Matters"
  • 1998: Kirk Franklin & The Nu Nation Project - "Revolution"
  • 1998: Keith Washington - "Bring It On (Darkchild Remix)"
  • 1999: Brandy - "Top of the World" (Darkchild Remix) with Fat Joe and Big Pun
  • 2000: Natalie Wilson & The S.O.P. Chorale - "Act Like You Know" with LaShawn Daniels
  • 2001: So Plush - "What You Do To Me" with 50 Cent and Fats, "Ain't My Fault"
  • 2001: Rhona - "Satisfied (Another Darkchild Remix)" with Fats
  • 2002: Jay Mathis - "Kiss" with Pain and Fats
  • 2002: Mary Mary - "He Said" with Fats
  • 2002: K-Young - "Ballinest Player" with Lil' Zal
  • 2002: K-Young - "Ooh Wee"
  • 2002: Shawn Desman - "Sexy"
  • 2003: Natalie Wilson & The S.O.P. Chorale - "Good Life"
  • 2004: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard - "You Don't Know"
  • 2005: Joy Enriquez - "Don't You Let Go"
  • 2005: Anesha Birchett - "Get Ready" with Mase
  • 2006: The Darkchild Allstars - "We Are Family"

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Video cameos

  • 1996: Gina Thompson - "The Things That U Do (Bad Boy Remix)"
  • 1997: No Authority - "Don't Stop"
  • 1998: Kirk Franklin & The Nu Nation Project - "Revolution"
  • 2001: So Plush - "Things I've Heard Before"
  • 2001: Rhona - "Satisfied"
  • 2002: Monica - "All Eyez on Me"
  • 2006: Natasha - "Hey, Hey, Hey" and "So Sick"
  • 2006: Shareefa - "Cry No More"
  • 2006: J. Holiday - "Be with Me"

No Authority was a four part American boy band of the late 1990s and early 2000s from California. ... Kirk Franklin (born January 26, 1970 in Riverside, Texas) is a Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling African American musician who blends gospel, hip hop, and R&B. He released his first gospel album, Kirk Franklin & Family, in 1993, and is known as the leader of contemporary gospel choirs such as... Rhona Lynn Bennett is a member of American R&B group En Vogue. ... Monica Denise Arnold (born October 24, 1980), professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Shareefa Cooper (born January 1, 1984 in East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.), professionally known as Shareefa, is an African American R&B singer. ...

References

  1. ^ Norment, Lynn. "Rodney Jerkins: music maestro on a mission.", Ebony (magazine), June 1, 2002. Accessed December 19, 2007. "Jerkins is pop music's newest and youngest hit-making wiz. At age 24, the Pleasantville, N.J., native is a fascinating coming-of-age success story and stands out among hundreds of rags-to-riches tales."
  2. ^ Rodney Jerkins: music maestro on a mission - Interview | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET.com
  3. ^ En Vogue Soul Flower CD
  4. ^ F A T S & Bathgate Split Decision CD
  5. ^ Darkchild Gospel
  6. ^ http://www.polyhex.com
  7. ^ Darkchild

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External links

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