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Andreao Heard
Origin Greensboro, North Carolina
GenresPop, R&B, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, songwriter, singer
Years active1987–present

Andreao Heard is a record producer from Greensboro, North Carolina. He produced " Crush on You" for Lil’ Kim and " 'Yall Know'" for Will Smith’s ten million seller " Big Willie Style." Discovered by Vincent Herbert, Fanatic moved to New York City, where he connected with P. Diddy and became a part of his " Hitmen" production team and produced records for the Notorious B.I.G. and Ma$e. He then produced the song "Heaven Can Wait" for Michael Jackson. Next, he received recognition from the Grammy association for his participation as a producer on Beyoncé's 2003 GRAMMY Award-winning album " Dangerously in Love,". Fanatic also contributed as a producer on Anthony Hamilton's 2013 Grammy nominated album " Back To Love". [1]

Contributions to community

In 2019, Heard worked with local artists, community leaders and activists in Greensboro to create the "Artists United to End Poverty" album, which features original material in various genres of music as well as interludes of spoken word. [2] The album was released on September 9, 2019, jointly by Heard's entertainment company, The Culture Pushers [3] and Sixthboro Entertainment, and all proceeds from the sales went to United Way of Greater Greensboro to help end local poverty. [2]


  1. ^ "Interview With Andreao Heard", HitQuarters, November 25, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Kane, Dawn (July 19, 2019). "Album from Greensboro area musical artists will benefit United Way; producer Andreao "Fanatic" Heard says proceeds will fight local poverty". News & Record. Retrieved May 11, 2020.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status ( link)
  3. ^ Wallace, Riley (December 26, 2018). "Surviving The Bad Boy Curse: "Crush On You" Producer Andreao Heard Talks Career & New Label". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on December 27, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2020.

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