Brian "Excel Beats" Whittaker is a professional music producer known early in his career for his work on Grammy Award-winning group Bone Thugs N Harmony’s eighth studio album titled “Uni5: The World’s Enemy”. Excel produced the leading single for the album titled “See Me Shine” which peaked at #10 on the Billboard US Rap Songs Chart. Uni5 would go on to peak at #3 on the Billboard US Top Rap Albums Chart and #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Excel would eventually become most notable for sync licensing and composing for major television and film projects. He also has a history of performing and working with Grammy Award Nominated and Emmy Nominated band and production group “House Of Vibe All-Stars”.
Excel comes from a long line of industry professionals. His father Woody Whittaker was a songwriter and member of the band Taxie. His uncle “Lon Fontaine'' was one of America’s top choreographers in the 1980’s. Fontaine was most known for his work with The Temptations, even designing their signature microphone stand. His uncles Armstead and Norman were both touring percussionists who played for Ella Fitzgerald who was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century.
With over 15 years of experience in almost every aspect of the music and entertainment industry Brian has Co-Founded Eclipse Distro to provide independent artists with education, guidance, and clarity in such a rapidly changing and fragmented industry.