Young Bermudian Sees Success As A Producer

July 24, 2013

Rian Williams, also known as 8Track, is a Bermudian producer who is on the rise in the music world. In mid 2012 Rian made a conscious decision to pursue his dreams in the incredibly competitive world of music to try his hand at producing.

At the age of 14, he started making music, mixing, arranging and learning the tools of the trade. Spending time mastering his skills on studio equipment became his passion.

His early background training as a young producer lead him to start producing for local Bermudian artists who performed in talent shows, had music on local radio stations and even some of those who performed at Bermuda’s Annual, “The Underground” Music Awards – where he received “Best Producer of the Year” awards twice.


Last year [2012] in March, Rian decided to make a full time commitment to his career by traveling overseas to network, to learn and to catch a break. His first success, with the help of good friend Twanee Butterfield, was working with rap superstar 50 Cent.

With 50 Cent under his belt, Rian took advantage of this success by meeting more artists, showing them his work in the hope of creating more opportunities. He left for Atlanta where he experienced many challenges some expected some not, but with the help of a handful of people and his strong faith in God – that was all he needed.

Rian’s hard work and ethics paid off, landing the opportunity to produce for two other well known artists, Travis Porter and Trinidad James. This was exactly the break he needed and was offered and has now signed to a production management company, “Street Execs”, who currently manages “2chainz” amongst others.

“Street Execs” are expected to introduce their new production team, which features Rian amongst some real veterans. To follow Rian you can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

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  1. The Ombudsman makes a statement and says:

    welll done mane!!!!1

  2. Stefan Smith says:

    Rian has been working for a long time. Keep up the good work man!

  3. ggurl says:


  4. Mark Phillips says:

    I remember the day I met this dude and now he is producing for some hip-hop heavy hitters and getting mentioned in hp-hop blogs. I wish you all the best.

  5. loveGoodNews says:

    Well done 8 track! This guy is talented and humble!

  6. well done Rian!

  7. outkasted says:

    BOSS UP! Waaaay up! Do ya thing Rian. As the saying goes “The runs will come.”

  8. bermygirl says:

    Yes, congrats Rian. You are a wonderful man and very talented, well deserved!

  9. Bermuda Boy says:

    Good job,

    Where’s your website mate? It’s the 21st century and you need a website to showcase yourself professionally.

    • Teacher Teacher says:

      Links at the bottom of the story.

      To follow Rian you can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

  10. Jury says:

    Congrats to you Rian!!! Mom Joan must be so proud of you. Wishing you all the best in your endeavour.

  11. Teacher Teacher says:

    Good job, a testament to the fact , that hard work and a great work ethic pay dividends!!!!! I could tell this guy was smart when I saw him wearing the Toronto Blue Jays cap! Go Rian – Go Jays!

  12. BigggKai says:

    Nice work Ri! Been knew you had it in you to make it big!

  13. UpsetwithVerdict says:

    Well done Rian! Your really an inspiration to others and this is from a skeptical parent whose son is thinking of taking the same route and I think it’s a waste of time but your article has helped me to be flexible with my son aspirations to be a music producer as well. Many thanks for this article bernews cause its been meant for me to read this. Wow!

  14. TC says:

    Well done Rian!! Keep on rising to the top!

  15. Sharmaine says:

    Proud of you Ri!

    Still waiting on my song but that’ll prob never happen now that you’re official! j/k :)