Roahn Hylton

Roahn Hylton
Birth nameRoahn Hylton
Also known asFirst Born
BornHouston, Texas, United States
GenresHip hop, R&B, pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, engineer
Years active2005–present
LabelsSony/ATV Music Publishing
Musical artist

Roahn Hylton, known as "First Born", is a Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop music producer from Houston, Texas. He attended Oral Roberts University before becoming a professional music producer.[1] First Born was a co-producer with Kane Beatz[2] on Nicki Minaj’s first Billboard Top 5 single "Super Bass".[3][4][5][6] In addition to the song being a platinum hit in the U.S., "Super Bass" spent several weeks inside the top 20 and is Minaj's highest charting solo single to date.[7] First Born has also worked with Flo Rida, Plies, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Kaleena, Ludacris, Cassie, Ariana Grande, The Game, Gucci, and New Boys.[8] Additional projects Hylton has worked on include Shonlock's LP Never Odd or Even and Darrell Vanzant's Broken: A Musical.[9]

In 2019, Hylton and Jacob Yoffee created the original score for the docuseries Free Meek, about rapper Meek Mill's battle to free himself from the criminal justice system.[10]



  1. ^ "PLATINUM PRODUCER: FIRST BORN". Empire Radio Magazine. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Kane and First Born". Kane Interview. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Ester Dean's works". Super Bass. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Bing Results". Super Bass credits. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Top 10 Songs". Super Bass Top 10. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  6. ^ "KWIN 97.7 Super Bass". Super Bass Lyrics.
  7. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Nicki Minaj, Super Bass". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "ALT: ROAHN HYLTON". Astute Magazine. August 1, 2012. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  9. ^ "Roahn Hylton". AllMusic. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  10. ^ "Composers Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton Talk About Scoring Amazon's 'Free Meek Mill' Docuseries". Blackfilm. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
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