|Birth name||Alexander Shuckburgh[ citation needed ]|
Alexander Shuckburgh, who is also known as Al Shux, is a British record producer and songwriter from London, England. Shux has worked with musical artists Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Lana Del Rey.
In 2009, Shux produced and co-wrote the Jay-Z track "Empire State of Mind", which earned him a Grammy in the Best Rap Song Award category.
In 2012, Shux scored the music for Plan B's film Ill Manors . Shux also co-wrote and produced seven tracks on Plan B's Mercury Prize nominated album ilL Manors, including the title track which The Guardian hailed as "the greatest British protest song in years."
In 2018, Shux co-wrote and produced Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars" for the Black Panther OST . The song was nominated for multiple Grammy awards, a Golden Globe award, and an Oscar.
|Title||Year||Artist(s)||Album||Credits||Written with||Produced with|
|"Back for You"||2006||Sway||This Is My Demo||Co-writer/Producer||Derek Safo||-|
|"Little Derek"||Derek Safo||-|
|"On My Own"||Derek Safo||-|
|"Sick World"||Derek Safo||-|
(featuring Snoop Dogg & Poo Bear)
|2007||Lupe Fiasco||Lupe Fiasco's The Cool||Wasalu Jaco, Jason Boyd, Calvin Broadus||-|
|"Go Down There"|
|2008||2face Idibia||The Unstoppable||Tuface Idibia, Derek Safo||-|
|"Saturday Night Hustle"|
(featuring Lemar & Slickx)
|"Empire State of Mind"|
(featuring Alicia Keys)
|2009||Jay-Z||The Blueprint 3||Co-writer/Producer||Shawn Carter, Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Alicia Cook, Burt Keyes, Sylvia Robinson||-|
|"Empire State of Mind|
Part II: Broken Down"
|Alicia Keys||The Element of Freedom||Alicia Cook, Shawn Carter, Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Sylvia Robinson||Alicia Keys|
|"Simply Unstoppable"||2010||Tinie Tempah||Disc-Overy||Patrick Okugwu, Vanya Taylor||-|
|"Illusion"||Patrick Okugwu, Samuel Frank, Jonathan Hill, Luke Steele||John Hill|
|"In Spirit Golden"||I Blame Coco||The Constant||Co-writer||Eliot Sumner, Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton||-|
|"The Constant"||Eliot Sumner||-|
|"Party Bag"||Eliot Sumner, Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton||-|
|"Atlantis Found"||Eliot Sumner, Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton||-|
|"This Is What Makes Us Girls"||2012||Lana Del Rey||Born to Die||Producer||-||Emile Haynie|
|"Freedom"||Paloma Faith||Fall to Grace||Co-writer/Producer||Paloma Faith, Samuel Dixon||-|
|"Roses"||Nas||Life Is Good||Nasir Jones, Daniel Dodd Wilson, Sean Felton, Brandi Flores||Dan Wilson|
|"Ill Manors"||Plan B||Ill Manors||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Vincent von Schlippenbach, David Cohen, Pierre Baigorry, Dmitri Shostakovich||Plan B|
|Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"Deepest Shame"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B, Eric Appapoulay|
|"Pity the Plight"|
(featuring John Cooper Clarke)
|Benjamin Ballance-Drew, John Cooper Clarke, Christopher Haywood Brown||Plan B|
|"Lost My Way"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"The Runaway"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|Producer||-||Plan B, Eric Appapoulay|
|"Your Mother Was a Prostitute"||Co-writer/Producer||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"My Boy's a Bad Boy Y'Know"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Amir Amour||Plan B|
|"Michelle"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"Bullet in His Head"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Eric Appapoulay, Nicholas Ryan||Plan B|
|"Did You Just Call Me a Cunt?"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"See, It Didn't Kill Me Did It?"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"Pity the Plight Score"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, John Cooper Clarke, Christopher Haywood Brown||Plan B|
|"Hope in Hell"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"Waiting for The Sun Score"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"Rescue"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"What's That? It's a Baby"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"Pity the Fate Score"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Christopher Haywood Brown||Plan B|
|"Altered Score"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Harry Escott||Plan B|
|"Ed Woz Ere"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew||Plan B|
|"I Have Always Loved You"||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Harry Escott||Plan B|
|"Oh What a Night"||Elle Varner||Perfectly Imperfect||Gabrielle Varner||-|
|"Young and Beautiful"||2013||Lana Del Rey||The Great Gatsby||Producer||-||Rick Nowels|
|"Wicked Love"||2014||Katy B||Little Red||Co-writer/Producer||Kathleen Brien||-|
|"Drowning"||Banks||Goddess||Jillian Banks||Tim Anderson|
|"Cruel Sexuality"||La Roux||Trouble in Paradise||Co-writer/Co-producer||Eleanor Jackson||Ian Sherwin, La Roux|
|"Saved"||Kwabs||Walk EP||Co-writer/Producer||Kawbena Adjepong||-|
(featuring Doja Cat)
|Elliphant||One More EP||Ellinor Olovsdotter, Amala Dlamini, Thomas Tysper||Tommy Tysper|
|"Mirror Man"||Ella Henderson||Chapter One||Ella Henderson, Laura Pergolizzi||-|
|"Goldmine"||2015||Kimbra||The Golden Echo||Producer||-||Rich Costey, Kimbra, John Hill, M-Phazes|
|"What You Don't Do"||Lianne La Havas||Blood||Additional producer||-||Matt Hales|
|"Fight for Love"||Kwabs||Love + War||Producer||-||Starsmith|
|"If Your Man Only Knew"||2016||Erik Hassle||Innocence Lost||Co-writer/Producer||Kaj Hassle, Daniel Ledinsky, Tikmothy Mosley, Melissa Elliott||-|
|"Kidz "N' Stuff"||Shura||Nothing's Real||Aleksandra Yakunina-Denton||Joel Pott, Shura|
|"Fuck with Myself"||Banks||The Altar||Jillian Banks, Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Lung"||Vancouver Sleep Clinic||Revival||Producer||-||-|
|"Killing Me to Love You"||Co-writer/Producer||Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Someone to Stay"||Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Deeper"||Taya||Taya||Taylor "Taya" Fowlis, Felix Snow, Thomas Havelock, Raoul Chen||Felix Snow|
|"All of You All Over Me"||2017||Erik Hassle||Innocence Lost||Kaj Hassle, Daniel Ledinsky||-|
|"Minnesota"||Kaj Hassle, Jonathan Hill, Daniel Ledinsky||John Hill|
|"I Better Love You"||Will Heard||Trust EP||Co-writer||William Heard, Simon Bloor, Laura Pergolizzi||-|
|"Unworthy"||Vancouver Sleep Clinic||Revival||Co-writer/Producer||Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Living Water"||Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Letting Go"||Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Sleeping World"||Tim Bettinson||-|
|"Take Me Apart"||Kelela||Take Me Apart||Kelela Mizanekristos, Dominic Salole, Jordan Asher||Jam City, Ariel Rechtshaid, Arca, Loric Sih, Kwes|
|"Underdog"||Banks||non-album single||Jillian Banks||-|
|"Heartbeat"||Plan B||Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose||Benjamin Ballance-Drew, Kwabena Adjepong||Plan B, Show N Prove, Dom Search|
|"All the Stars"|
|2018||Kendrick Lamar||Black Panther OST||Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe, Anthony Tiffith||Sounwave|
|"Can't Be You"||L Devine||non-album single||Olivia Devine|
|"Bad Luck"||2019||Khalid||Free Spirit||Co-writer/Co-producer||Khalid Robinson, Kurtis McKenzie, Michael "Scribz" Riley||Kurtis McKenzie, Michael "Scribz" Riley|
|"Summer"||Alma||non-album single||Co-writer/Producer||Alma Miettinen, James Abrahart||-|
|"I Forget My Name"||Hopium feat. Jafaris||non-album single||Co-writer/Producer||Josh Karl Simon Hardy, Benjamin Mclldowie, Percy Chamburuka||-|
|"We Don't Say"||Mabel||High Expectations||Co-writer/Producer||Kelly Kiara, Mabel McVey||-|
|"6 Feet Under"||Lola Young||Intro||Co-writer/Co-Producer||-|
|"My Whole Life"||2020||Alina Baraz||It Was Divine||Co-writer/Producer||Alina Baraz, Roget Chahayed, Hayley Gene Penner, Spencer Stewart||Roget Chahayed, Spencer Stewart||-|
|"Stressed Out"||Kyle Dion||That Don't Mean A Thing||Co-writer/Producer||Aaron Bortz, Bijou Choder, Kwadwo Adu Genfi Amponsah, Kyle Dion||Aabo|
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