The South has historically been known to birth some of the best songwriters, producers, and artists in music, so it should come as no surprise that Columbus, GA native Jason "hot" Scott hails from the Peach State. As a child, he fell in love with the drum machine and keyboard, teaching himself the ins and outs of the instruments. Encouraged by family members who were already professionals in the industry, Jason decided to seriously develop his talents and purse a career in music full time.

Jhot got his break in 2007, when Akon was looking for fresh talent to help break his first signee, Ray Lavender, onto the music scene. Thanks to his eagerness and eclectic approach to musical arrangement, Jhot entered into a working relationship with Akon and ended up producing "My Girl Gotta Girlfriend," the hit single which served as Lavender's debut. He would later produce Dru Hill's 2010 album "Indrupendence Day" and work with musical mainstays such as Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat.

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