Al Shux

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Al Shux
Birth nameAlexander Shuckburgh[ citation needed ]
  • Producer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active1999–present

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. [1] [2] [3]

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." [4]

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.

Songwriting and production credits

TitleYearArtist(s)AlbumCreditsWritten withProduced with
"Back for You"2006 Sway This Is My Demo Co-writer/Producer Derek Safo -
"Little Derek" Derek Safo -
"Products" 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"
(featuring Sway)
2008 2face Idibia The Unstoppable Tuface Idibia, Derek Safo -
"Saturday Night Hustle"
(featuring Lemar & Slickx)
Sway The Signature Producer--
"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
"Drug Dealer"
(featuring Takura)
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
"Live Once"
(featuring Kano)
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 EPCo-writer/Producer Kawbena Adjepong -
"Purple Light"
(featuring Doja Cat)
Elliphant One More EP Ellinor Olovsdotter, Amala Dlamini, Thomas TysperTommy 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 LostCo-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"TayaTayaTaylor "Taya" Fowlis, Felix Snow, Thomas Havelock, Raoul ChenFelix 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 EPCo-writer William Heard, Simon Bloor, Laura Pergolizzi -
"Unworthy" Vancouver Sleep Clinic Revival Co-writer/Producer Tim Bettinson -
"Whispers" Tim Bettinson -
"Living Water" Tim Bettinson -
"Empire" Tim Bettinson -
"Letting Go" Tim Bettinson -
"Sleeping World" Tim Bettinson -
"Wildfire" Tim Bettinson -
"Revival" 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"
(with SZA)
2018 Kendrick Lamar Black Panther OST Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe, Anthony Tiffith Sounwave
"Can't Be You"L Devinenon-album singleOlivia 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 singleCo-writer/ProducerAlma Miettinen, James Abrahart-
"I Forget My Name"Hopium feat. Jafarisnon-album singleCo-writer/ProducerJosh Karl Simon Hardy, Benjamin Mclldowie, Percy Chamburuka-
"We Don't Say" Mabel High Expectations Co-writer/ProducerKelly Kiara, Mabel McVey-
"6 Feet Under" Lola Young IntroCo-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/ProducerAaron Bortz, Bijou Choder, Kwadwo Adu Genfi Amponsah, Kyle Dion Aabo

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