Farid “Fredwreck” Nassar has been part of the West Coast hip hop scene and its sound for over a decade, writing and producing for artists including Dr. Dre, Eminem, D12, 50 Cent, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Everlast, and Cypress Hill.
He grew up breakdancing and deejaying in Southern California and was a member of the King Tech Wake Up Show with Sway, King Tech & Joe Quixx. Fred's unique beats and street credibility led to a position as Director of A&R at MCA/Universal Records, under legendary producer Hank Shocklee.
While at MCA, he oversaw recordings for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Immature, Al Green, King Tee, and Bobby Brown, and soundtracks including "Dangerous Minds" and "Tales from the Hood." After leaving MCA/Universal, FredWreck worked with Dr. Dre on the multi-platinum album, "The Chronic 2001."
Fred played keyboards in bands for Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill and Westside Connection, for whom he penned the top 5 single, “Gangsta Nation.” He has produced other hip hop and pop artists such as Britney Spears, Westside Connection, Lil Kim, Hilary Duff, Xzibit, and Mobb Deep. He received an MTV Europe Music Award for "Best Album" for his work on Britney's "Black Out."
Fredwreck cites influences and inspiration from a wide variety of artists, including Prince, Dr. Dre, Parliament, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Farid El Atrache, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, and Marley Marl. His songs and scores have been featured in numerous film soundtracks and he is currently collaborating with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, and Eminem.