Backstage at the pre-telecast show for the 53rd Grammy Awards on Sunday afternoon, Alexander Shuckburgh, better known by his producing name Al Shux, spent most of his time convincing reporters that he’s a hip-hop head –- one entrenched enough to have crafted one of 2010’s most ubiquitous hip-hop/pop hits.
Shuckburgh, a University of Westminster grad — and noticeable Brit: dapper in a polished black tux, coiffed hair and thick accent — is the songwriter and producer responsible for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.”
The anthemic ode to their New York City upbringings took home best rap song and best rap/sung collaboration earlier in the afternoon. Read More
GRAMMY WINNER: Best Rap Song And Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
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