MIKE ELIZONDO IS A GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, AND MUSICIAN who has collaborated with major artists across many genres.
In addition to an 11-year partnership with Dr. Dre, Elizondo has produced songs for Eminem, Carrie Underwood, NF, Fiona Apple, 50 Cent, Keith Urban, Twenty-One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Gary Clark Jr., Regina Spektor, and the Jonas Brothers. A three-time Grammy nominee, Elizondo took home the “Best Rock or Gospel Album” Grammy award with Switchfoot in 2011 for the band’s Hello Hurricane. In 2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda asked him to produce three songs on the Hamilton Mixtape.
Elizondo has extensive co-writing credits, including Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” and 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.” He’s also penned songs for artists including Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Eve, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado, and Mandy Moore, amongst others. Elizondo also worked at Warner Bros. Records where he used his passion for artist development to work with bands such as The Regrettes.
Elizondo is also an accomplished musician, having contributed bass to Ry Cooder’s Chavez Ravine and B.B. King’s Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. B.B. King, among other albums. In 2018, Elizondo became the music director of American Public Media’s Live From Here, which is hosted by Chris Thile
Elizondo recently relocated to Nashville, where he actively continues to produce, co-write and seek new talent.
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