A fusion of unmatched melodies, energetic rhythms, and all-consuming lyrics, every song Grammy-nominated production and songwriter duo Rice N’ Peas touches is a certifiable hit. From bedroom pop to R&B to rap––boxing them into one specific genre of expertise is undoable.
The tireless passion and painstaking perfection behind every vocal, drum kit, mix, and ad-lib has brought them multiple Grammy nominations, over six billion streams on Spotify alone, and numerous spots on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including rap phenom G-Eazy’s 2016 top 40 radio hit and platinum single “Some Kind of Drug”; pop-sensation Bazzi’s 2018 and 2019 mega hits “Mine” and “Beautiful”; soulful R&B star Kiana Lede’s album KIKI; and most recently for multiplatinum recording artist Queen Naija’s album Misunderstood. And this is just the short list. Other artists they’ve worked with include Fletcher, Lennon Stella, Jay Sean, Hailee Steinfeld, and more.
They’ve also coproduced Bazzi’s debut album, Cosmic, in 2018, and his sophomore album, Soul Searching, in 2019. Their work with the mega star now surpasses over two billion streams and includes a platinum album, two multiplatinum singles, and two top 10 American radio hits. And this is just the beginning. Their most recent single with Brazzi, “Crazy,” has millions of streams, and they are gearing up for Brazzi's third project dropping 2021.
Rice N’ Peas comprises two multi-dimensional individuals, Kevin White and Mike Woods, who found their spots in the music industry fairly differently. Mike’s road to stardom began at a young age, almost knowing immediately that producing was his destined path. This intuition didn’t come to fruition until a college roommate introduced him to a production company in New Jersey. As the company grew, so did Mike’s talent and perseverance to own a production company one day.
Similarly, Kevin White’s future as a producer/songwriter was fated to happen. His mentor as the time happened to be a creative director for Def Jam who noticed Kevin’s talent right away. Almost immediately, Kevin was offered an internship at a production company, and, as fate would have it, Mike and Kevin’s world intertwined.
Thus came the name Rice’ N Peas, but to say "the rest is history" is an understatement because they’re just getting started. Their talent individually, miraculous. Their talent together, magical. Each working their way to the top, kicking down doors, and developing artists from their first unknown single to their inevitable fame. The anticipation for their music for 2021 has increasingly grown, with fans constantly asking when the next hit will drop. Rice N’ Peas have many exciting projects for their current roster of global stars, as well as some new ones under wraps for the New Year.