The Team

Our world-class team of experts: 

LARRANCE 'RANCE' DOPSON 

CEO of 1500 OR NOTHIN'

2X GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER / MUSICIAN 

A talented multi-instrumental musician, Rance is credited with constructing the Grammy-nominated crew of 1500 or Nothin'. Over the years, Rance has worked with artists such as Alicia Keys, Travi$ Scott, Kendrick Lamer, T.I. and many more.

 

JAMES FAUNTLEROY II 

PRESIDENT of 1500 OR NOTHIN'

2X GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER-SONGWRITER / PRODUCER 

Grammy award-winning R&B/Pop-Singer/Songwriter who's repertoire includes numerous songs for artists like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Timbaland, Usher, P. Diddy, and many more. In addition, Fauntleroy received a large portion of the writing credits on Justin Timberlake's "20/20 Experience," Drake's "Girls Love Beyoncé" and Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail". 

LAMAR 'MARS' EDWARDS 

PRODUCER of 1500 OR NOTHIN'

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER / MUSICIAN 

Hailing from Los Angeles, Calif., Mars is a multi-time Grammy nominee and award winner multifaceted recording artist, best known for his production, songwriting and for his work as a solo musician. Born to musical parents, with his mother (Tracie Edwards) a singer and his father (Clifton Edwards Jr.) a minister, songwriter and artist, My Guy Mars grew up with the sounds of gospel, soul and R&B happily filling his family's household, inspiring him to explore his own talents from a young age, even playing organ each week in his grandfather's church.

BRODY BROWN 

PRODUCER of 1500 OR NOTHIN'

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER / MUSICIAN / SONGWRITER 

Singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who shared songwriting credits on the two Grammy-nominated songs "Young, Wild & Free" and "Grenade". He also works with a band called "Groovy Maniacs" and initially became a musician at age 14 and initially toured as a bassist. Brown has worked with artists like Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and many more. 

"AIR" JARED SELTER

PROFESSIONAL DJ, MUSIC PRODUCER, AND SOUND DESIGNER

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER FOR SOUND ACADEMY 

“Air” Jared Selter is a professional music producer, DJ, musician and sound designer. He has toured extensively and has taught music production in Los Angeles and beyond for the better part of a decade. He has a degree in music from the California Institute of the Arts and is Chief Academic Officer for the 1500 Sound Academy.

DJ RAP

OVER 3M RECORD SALES WORLDWIDE

ABELTON EXPERT

With over 25 years experience in the industry, 3 million records sales worldwide, owner of her label Propa Talent, DJ Rap understands the difficulties aspiring artists, producers, and DJs face and knows how to navigate through the challenges the industry presents. While still enjoying a very active artiste life, DJ Rap’s passion for teaching led her to instruct and write curriculums for Dubspot, Icon Collective as well becoming a prolific Ableton teacher to her many students at MTC! She has the ability to pay it forward and share her wealth of knowledge and experience with up and coming artists, DJs, and producers. She is passionate about assisting students with their specific musical needs and helping them on the path to success.

MATT MAULDIN

PRODUCER 

Matt Mauldin, who hails from Houston, was one of the first producers outside Chicago to pick up on the footwork sound in a big way, fashioning bass music hybrids for labels like Embassy and Well Rounded. Southern Belle is his own platform, and he’s launching it in fine form with an EP from DJ Rashad. According to FACT, the four-track We On 1 includes collaborations with DJ Spinn, Gant-Man and DJ Manny.