Happy Birthday, Stevie J!
Stevie J is known for his creepy, unfaithful ways on Love & Hip Hop. However, many people forget exactly why he's on the show in the first place: he was part of one of the most formidable production crews ever. The former member of Diddy's Hitmen turns 44 years old today (Nov. 2).
Stevie had a hell of a run before becoming a reality TV star. As part of the Hitmen, he's had his hands on the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Notorious Thugs," "Mo Money Mo Problems" and a good number of other songs on Life After Death, Puff Daddy and the Family's "Victory" and "I'll Be Missing You," and Mariah Carey's "Babydoll." This is hardly a fraction of his production credits.
These songs get played all the time yet not a lot of people are aware that he's behind a lot of those beats. Times have changed. Diddy, once a hitmaking machine, is struggling to make a radio hit to promote his new album. Stevie J is now a reality star. The producer and his ladylove Joseline Hernandez will star in their own Love & Hip Hop spinoff, taking place in L.A. The show will follow the couple as they pursue their dreams in Hollywood.
Watch The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo Money Mo Problems" Video Feat. Diddy & Ma$e