ⓘ 6ix (record producer)


ⓘ 6ix (record producer)

Arjun Ivatury, known professionally as 6ix, is an American record producer mostly known for his work in Gaithersburg, Maryland with rapper Logic as his in-house producer. Other artists he has worked with include Dizzy Wright, Michael Christmas, Sylvan LaCue, and Jessica Andrea. He is associated with the independent record label Visionary Music Group. He is best known for his innovative and avant garde hip hop beats which are considered one of the reasons for the success of Logics early works like Bobby Tarantino and Under Pressure.


1. Early life & career

Ivatury is a native of Bowie, Maryland, being the son of Telugu-speaking, Hindu immigrant parents originally from India. He comes from a white-collar Indian American background; his father and mother being a doctor and engineer respectively as well as his brother being an aerospace engineer at NASA. Before he became a full-time producer, 6ix attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in neurology and physiology. In his senior year he dropped out of college in 2009 to move to Los Angeles with Bobby Hall, known professionally as Logic, to pursue a career in music production; he was 30 credits shy of his degree. Ivatury is known to have a penchant for coffee as can be noticed from his Instagram posts, where he is always holding a coffee cup. He even explicitly mentioned his obsession with caffeine in an Instagram caption and also in his interview with HardknockTV on YouTube.

6ix is best known for his work with Gaithersburg, Maryland rapper Logic 2010 – present for whom he has produced over 43 songs since late 2009 to the present day, including eleven from Logics 2018 album YSIV. The first song Logic and 6ix produced together was Love Jones from Logics first mixtape. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the first time for producing the song "1-800-273-8255" by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.

On 15 February 2019, he also performed on stage with Eminem during his concert at Aloha Stadium, Hawaii.


1.1. Early life & career Latest projects

He is also the executive producer of Logics album YSIV released on September 28, 2018, and of Logics latest album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind released on May 10, 2019. The latter, although having mixed reception, has been widely praised, by critics and fans alike, for its production, mixing and sound engineering.