Born Da Juanny Taylor and raised in Detroit, Michigan "JuanGifted" knew his talent when he first began in a group with his brother at the age of 7. He began to create R&B songs, started recording what he made, and also developed a sound effects series. He later formed rap groups in middle school;family members recognized his talent and began to invest in it. By 1993 JuanGifted had become a Hip-Hop artist, producer, recording engineer, and dj. In 1995 he started his own production and began working out of various studios in which he interned as an engineer assistant from RJ Rice to Tommy Walker of Fred Hammond to DohRonn Records. In 2001 He was lunged into the acting platform and developed a love for it. By 2003 Juan had a role in the musical "The Forgotten-Murder At The Ford Rouge Plant" produced by Steve Jones which toured several cities across the country. Juan also snagged 4 roles in 1 play called "Colored Peoples Times"; written, produced, mixed, and sold his own 22 track CD "Crossfire", and finished a tv pilot with Murray/West Films "Firefighter Stories". In 2005 he has hosted workshops for anyone wanting to learn the industry of recording. Since 2008 he has been a production assistant for the syndicated "Mason Morning Show" and the Lead Instructor for the Radio/TV program at Lawton Career Institute. JuanGifted has been a galvanizing influence in the Metro-Detroit area industry. He has, and continues to work with industry professionals in both Film and Music. Look out, he is not done yet!
Recording/Mix Engineer Assistant -MusicBrokers, LLC
12/2005 - Present Credits include: Rick Ross, Mase, MC Breed, Bizarre of D-12, Kaniva of D-12, Pharmacy (featuring MC Breed), K.I.D.D., Royce Da 5'9", Swan, Lazarus, Angie Star, and NOV
Audio Engineer Main - True Life Records
2/2005 - 12/2005 Credits include: Donnie Gates/'The Night'
Audio Engineer Main -RushingWind Music Group
06/1998 - Present Credits include: J-Fraze, Blak, Anitra Bell, Kavonna Jones, Seasons, Bishop of Music, Darlene & Sarah, Kiwi, Donnie Gates, Masta Mo
Master Control Room Operator- Christian Television Network(CTN) 1998
Copywriter for spots, Scriptwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Recording/Mix Engineer, Vocal Instructor/Arranger, Drum Programmer, Song Arranger, Pro-Tools 8.0-HD Excel 3,LE, Logic 8, Frooty Loops, Cubase
Music Production Credits
Music Production Credits- YBI Entertainment 'Lookin Like Starz'-2007; J-Fraze/'A Child'-2007; Blak/'Carry Our Cross'-2007; Anitra Bell/'God Is Good'-2006, 'No Greater Love'-2006, 'Living My Life 4U'-2006; Donnie Gates/'The Night'-2005, 'Breathaway'-2001 EP; BC King/'Keep It Real'-2005; Mya Hollywood/'Solitude'-2005 ;The Bishop of Music/'Cast Me Not Away'-2003;Masta Mo/ 'Choice2Win'-2003; JuanGifted/'Crossfire'-2003 album;