Sir Jinx

Sir Jinx

Biography

Sir Jinx, born Anthony Wheat, is an American hip-hop record producer and rapper from South Central Los Angeles, California. Sir Jinx was part of the group C.I.A. alongside Ice Cube and K-Dee (known then as Kid Disaster) and appeared on their 1987 release, My Posse. Through his friendship with Jinx, Ice Cube came into contact with Dr. Dre and became a part of N.W.A. When Cube left N.W.A. and Ruthless Records over a financial dispute, Sir Jinx went with Cube, producing & mixing on Cube's first album.

Sir Jinx's first major project came in 1990, when he produced alongside the Bomb Squad on Ice Cube's solo debut, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted. He handled all the production on the track "Once Upon A Time In The Projects", while also contributing production to all of the 15 other tracks. Sir Jinx was instrumental in Cube's 1991 EP Kill at Will, composing, producing and mixing all of the tracks.

Sir Jinx would make an appearance on the Boyz n the Hood soundtrack. "How To Survive In South Central" was performed by Ice Cube and produced by Jinx. The soundtrack was very successful, making it to #12 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart. It was later certified gold by the RIAA on September 12, 1991. Cube stepped back a bit from his role in the production, and Sir Jinx produced much of Cube's next three albums, Death Certificate (1991), The Predator (1992), and Lethal Injection (1993), as well as rapper Yo-Yo's first two albums, Make Way for the Motherlode and Black Pearl.

Jinx joined WC and the Maad Circle in 1991, producing most of their album Ain't a Damn Thang Changed. While the group never gained notoriety, former members went on to have successful careers. Member Coolio released his first solo album in 1994 and topped the charts with "Gangsta's Paradise" in 1995. Lead rapper WC went on tour alongside Ice Cube and Mack 10 in 1994, forming the group Westside Connection. Jinx later expanded his production base. Jinx became the first West Coast rap producer to work on an East Coast album, Kool G Rap's Live And Let Die. Sir Jinx created remixes for rap-rock outfits such as Rage Against the Machine: "Guerrilla Radio (Sir Jinx Edit)", "Bullet in the Head (Sir Jinx Remix)", and the unreleased "Bombtrack (Remix)", all of which were recorded in 1992. After Ice Cube's 1993 album, Lethal Injection, Cube and his group Lench Mob took a more controversial direction, which caused Jinx to stop working with them. He moved on to producing for R&B-oriented solo acts such as CeCe Peniston, Gerald Levert, Isaac Hayes, Teena Marie, and former Bell Biv Devoe member Ricky Bell.

Following a low-profile independent solo album in 1995, Sir Jinx returned to hip-hop production on Xzibit's 1998 album, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. He also helped produce Xzibit's next album, Restless in 2000. Following some other minor production work on the 2003 soundtrack to comedian Eddie Griffin's film of the same name. Outside of some minor production on Kurupt's 2005 album, Against tha Grain, Sir Jinx was relatively low-key during this period.

Sir Jinx stated in an October 2010 interview that he was going to help produce cousin Dr. Dre's long-awaited 2011 release, Detox. In spite of his relation to Dr. Dre, this is the first album the two have worked on together. 2010 also marked the first time Sir Jinx and Cube had worked together on any new material together in 17 years, with Jinx contributing on the track "Life in California" from Cube's I Am the West album that year.

In 2011, Jinx announced he was working on another solo album, titling it General Population.

Discography

Sir Jinx - Chastisement (Deez Days)

Sir Jinx - Chastisement (Deez Days)

Raging Bull Records1995
Sir Jinx Presents General Population

Sir Jinx Presents General Population

Activate Entertainment LLC2011
Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing

Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing

Coastal Contra Music2012

Guest Appearances

Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
  • Rollin' Wit The Lench Mob

Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

Priority Records1990
Too Short - Short Dog's In The House
  • Ain't Nothin' But A Word To Me

Too Short - Short Dog's In The House

Jive1990
Yo-Yo - Make Way For The Motherlode
  • More Of What I Can Do

Yo-Yo - Make Way For The Motherlode

EastWest Records America1991
Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo - Live And Let Die
  • Crime Pays

Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo - Live And Let Die

Cold Chillin'1992
Gooch - A Lot On It
  • Hay

Gooch - A Lot On It

Geffen Records1997
Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II
  • Pray

Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II

Fat Beats2010
Tha Chill - Chillafornia EP
  • Let's Go

Tha Chill - Chillafornia EP

Hoopla Media Group2010

Compilations

Gang Tapes The Album
  • My

Various - Gang Tapes The Album

Activate Entertainment LLC2002
Various - Detox: The Album
  • My?

Various - Detox: The Album

Indie Power, LLC2008

Production

Ice Cube - Kill At Will
  • All Tracks

Ice Cube - Kill At Will

Priority Records1990
Too Short - Short Dog's In The House
  • Ain't Nothin' But A Word To Me

Too Short - Short Dog's In The House

Jive1990
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
  • The Nigga Ya Love To Hate

Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

Priority Records1990
WC And The Maad Circle - Ain't A Damn Thang Changed
  • Ghetto Serenade

WC And The Maad Circle - Ain't A Damn Thang Changed

Priority Records1991
Boyz N The Hood (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • How To Survive In South Central

Various - Boyz N The Hood (Music From The Motion Picture)

Warner Bros. Records, Qwest Records1991
Yo-Yo - Make Way For The Motherlode
  • All Tracks

Yo-Yo - Make Way For The Motherlode

EastWest Records America1991
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
  • No Vaseline

Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Priority Records1991
Tone-Lōc - Cool Hand Lōc
  • I Adore You

Tone-Lōc - Cool Hand Lōc

Delicious Vinyl1991
Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo - Live And Let Die
  • On The Run

Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo - Live And Let Die

Cold Chillin'1992
Music From The Motion Picture Trespass
  • Trespass

Various - Music From The Motion Picture Trespass

Sire Records Company1992
Ice Cube - The Predator
  • Say Hi To The Bad Guy

Ice Cube - The Predator

Priority Records1992
Trey Lewd - Drop The Line
  • Hoodlum Who Ride

Trey Lewd - Drop The Line

Reprise Records1992
Yo-Yo - Black Pearl
  • Will You Be Mine

Yo-Yo - Black Pearl

EastWest Records America1992
Ice Cube - Lethal Injection
  • Lil Ass Gee

Ice Cube - Lethal Injection

Priority Records1993
Higher Learning (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Higher

Various - Higher Learning (Music From The Motion Picture)

Epic Soundtrax, 550 Music1994
Ce Ce Peniston - Thought 'Ya Knew
  • Give What I'm Givin'

Ce Ce Peniston - Thought 'Ya Knew

A&M Records1994
Sir Jinx - Chastisement (Deez Days)
  • All Tracks

Sir Jinx - Chastisement (Deez Days)

Raging Bull Records1995
Death Row - Greatest Hits
  • No Vaseline

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1996
Gooch - A Lot On It
  • All Tracks

Gooch - A Lot On It

Geffen Records1997
Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
  • Chamber Music

Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

Loud Records1998
Tash - Rap Life
  • Cops Skit

Tash - Rap Life

Loud Records1999
Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo - The Best Of Cold Chillin'
  • Letters

Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo - The Best Of Cold Chillin'

Landspeed Records2000
Xzibit - Restless
  • Intro/Restless

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records2000
Ice Cube - Greatest Hits
  • Jackin' For Beats

Ice Cube - Greatest Hits

Priority Records2001
Roxanne Shante - The Best Of Cold Chillin'
  • The Payback

Roxanne Shante - The Best Of Cold Chillin'

Landspeed Records2002
Kool G Rap - Greatest Hits
  • Letters

Kool G Rap - Greatest Hits

Landspeed Records2002
Westside Connection - Terrorist Threats
  • Bangin' At The Party

Westside Connection - Terrorist Threats

Capitol Records2003
Dysfunktional Family (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Dys-Funk-Tional

Various - Dysfunktional Family (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Death Row Records2003
Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef
  • No Vaseline

Various - Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef

Strange Music2003
Gangsta - Penitentiary Chances
  • On Me

Gangsta - Penitentiary Chances

Heat Rocc Entertainment2003
Xzibit - Weapons Of Mass Destruction
  • LAX

Xzibit - Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Sony Urban Music, Columbia2004
Kurupt & CJ Genavece - Originals
  • Bang'n My Amps

Kurupt & CJ Genavece - Originals

Kustapo Records2004
Kurupt - Against The Grain
  • Hustlin

Kurupt - Against The Grain

Death Row Records2005
Ice Cube - In The Movies
  • Higher

Ice Cube - In The Movies

Priority Records2007
Ice Cube - The Essentials
  • Rollin' With The Lench Mob

Ice Cube - The Essentials

Priority Records, EMI2008
N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo

Various - N.W.A And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI2008
Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II
  • Pray

Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II

Fat Beats2010
Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
  • The Nigga Ya Love To Hate

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority

Priority Records2010
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
  • You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint

Priority Records2010
Kurupt - Down And Dirty
  • Hustlin'

Kurupt - Down And Dirty

Death Row Records, WIDEawake2010
Ice Cube - I Am The West
  • Life In California

Ice Cube - I Am The West

Lench Mob Records2010
Sir Jinx Presents General Population
  • All Tracks

Various - Sir Jinx Presents General Population

Activate Entertainment LLC2011
Sir Jinx Presents Tri Star - Triology
  • All Tracks

Sir Jinx Presents Tri Star - Triology

Coastal Contra Music2012