Dem Jointz

  • I. Introduction

    Dem Jointz is an award-winning American record producer and songwriter, who produces songs within Kpop and American hip hop and R&B. He has worked with Eminem, Rihanna, Dr. Dre, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Janet Jackson, as well as Kpop artists like Red Velvet, EXO, NCT 127, Taeyeon, Super Junior, NCT Dream, NMIXX, SHINee, BTS, Kangta, J. Hope, Chaeyeon and Jamie. Dem Jointz' distinctive hip-hop future sound has created iconic singles for kpop groups, notably NCT's signature tracks, "Cherry Bomb" and "Kick It."

    II. Career

    Dem Jointz began working with American R&B, hip hop and pop artists beginning in 2010, including Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Brandy, Chris Brown and Janet Jackson. In 2015, SM Entertainment reached out to him work on songs for upcoming artists, developing a long-term partnership. He created his first song "Don't U Wait No More" for their The Red album, then continued expanding to other artists. For R&B-forward artists like EXO and Red Velvet, he created songs with retro 90s R&B styles, while he pushed the boundaries with unexpected instrumentals for other artists like NCT 127. He also combined the two styles in later songs for EXO and SHINee, as both groups continued to expand their discography with different styles.

    Dem Jointz continued to work with American hip hop artists like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre, producing platinum releases and Grammy-winning work. He also continued to work with Kpop artists, produced many of NCT 127's distinctive title tracks, including "Cherry Bomb," "Kick It," "Punch" and "Sticker." In 2022, he also began working with BTS and soloists including J. Hope, Jamie, Kangta and Chaeyeon.

    His producer tag is "incoming" at the beginning of a song.

    III. Discography

    This is a limited discography, only focusing on his work in Kpop.

    Key: L= Lyricist, C = Composer, A = Arranger, P = Producer

    U.S. refers to the Billboard U.S. World songs chart.


    This is only limited to his work in Kpop.

    Image courtesy of Dem Jointz Twitter account.