The Renegades are a production duo formed in 2008 consisting of Mevin "Mev" Riviere (@MevTheRenegade) and Bryan "Reazy" Johnson (@ReazyRenegade)
The Renegades are a production duo formed in 2008 consisting of Mevin "Mev" Riviere (@MevTheRenegade) and Bryan "Reazy" Johnson (@ReazyRenegade). They are best known for working with today's biggest urban music artists such as Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood, T-Pain, Ludacris, Birdman, Young Jeezy, Lil Boosie, Plies, Fat Joe, Movado, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, Kevin Cossom, Glasses Malone, Rich Kidd, Brisco, Billy Blue, Twista, etc….. Their major influences in producing come from DJ Toomp, The Neptunes, The Runners, Schife, Cool & Dre, Timbaland, Kanye West and Justice League respectively.
Since 2008 the duo has produced successful hits such as Glasses Malone’s ft Birdman & Lil Wayne “Haterz”, DJ Khaled’s ft T-Pain, Rick Ross, Plies & Lil Wayne “Welcome To My Hood”, “Welcome To My Hood Remix” ft. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, Twista, Fat Joe, Waka Flocka, Movado, Birdman, Jadakiss, Bun B, Ace Hood’s “Lord Knows”, Ace Hood’s ft Rick Ross “Realist Livin.”
The Renegades are both Florida natives, Reazy born and raised in South Florida, where he grew up playing the trumpet in classical, marching, and jazz bands. Mev was born in Puerto Rico but was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and was involved in the arts from an early age, developing an affinity for music in his early teenage years. During their teenage years, Bryan "Reazy" Johnson and Mevin "Mev" Riviere both attended college at Florida Atlantic University. During the college years, Reazy and current manager of The Renegades Nick “Chiko” Koutsodontis formed a record label called Phresh2Def Entertainment where they were building a big name with their music. During that time, Mev was making his own moves with production and building a strong name around campus and the world with his first hit “Haterz” with Glasses Malone, Lil Wayne and Birdman. While attending college at Florida Atlantic University, Bryan “Reazy” Johnson became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. along with Nick “Chiko” Koutsodontis. After word of mouth around campus, the two finally met and formed The Renegades back in 2008. In the past year, the duo have signed to DJ Khaled's We The Best Management and produced smash singles such as DJ Khaled's "Welcome to My Hood" and “Welcome To My Hood Remix” for his We The Best Forever album, Ace Hood’s “Lord Knows” for his Blood Sweat & Tears album, Ace Hood's "Realist Living" ft Rick Ross plus many more soon to come.