Gabe runs most of the day to day operations of The Legion. He started his career working with 3-time Grammy Winner (including Producer of The Year) and multi-platinum producer Narada Michael Walden. For the past decade, he's run one of the premier recording/production studios in The Bay Area, working with a who's who list of local hip hop artists like E-40, Messy Marv, Too Short and many more. He's also worked with artists outside The Bay including French Montana and Bun-B and had music licensed on TV shows on VH1 and MTV.
Nate is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, singer/songwriter, and vocal coach who has been working with The Legion for a decade. He uses his extensive musical background to contribute in a variety of ways. You may recognize his melodies and harmonies in music on the radio, television, and for artists like Eric Bellinger and Ray J. Although he plays over 100 instruments, his greatest contributions to The Legion are coaching/producing singers, playing guitar, bass, and especially keys.
Phil teamed up with Gabe in 2006 to form The Slapboyz which would eventually be known as The Legion. Together they quickly climbed the ranks of the Bay Area rap scene, working with artists like Messy Marv, Mistah FAB and Keak Da Sneak. He Lives in Hollywood now and has recently produced music for TV shows on ABC, NBC, History Channel, Lifetime, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, USA Network, OWN, HULU and more.
Nexxus aka Seb of The Legion showed up at The Legion Studios when he was just a kid. He had an undeniable talent then and now almost 10 years later, he's working regularly with artists like Kelly Rowland, Akon and Pusha-T. He spends most of his time in LA, but comes back to The Bay regularly.
Vidal Garcia aka P Child started his career as a rapper and ghostwriter for some of the biggest names in Bay Area hip hop. He focuses more on singing on songwriting now, writing for artists like Pleasure P (from Pretty Rickey) and producing for and singing hooks for artists like French Montana and Wacka Flocka.
Jamillions has a voice that stands out amongst his peers, so it's no surprise that his last 2 solo albums have topped the iTunes R&B charts. He is a highly in demand artist for collaboration, working with artists like Lil Wayne and Clyde Carson.
Upon graduating with a physics degree from Occidental College, Mike Ma took a 180 turn and now optimizes production at The Legion Studio. Mike's entrepreneurial instincts drive him to engage with a wide range of responsibilities from creating marketing strategies to saucing up snare samples. Mike has lived on three different continents and draws musical influences from all of them.
Matt Kirner graduated from the University of San Francisco as a Media Studies major, and he has always found a way to create. Whether it is writing, making beats, or graphic design he loves to express himself through creative mediums. He currently heads all graphic design projects for The Legion, as well as contributing to the written newsletter and more.
Yani Barajas aka Yani Beretta, is a certified audio engineer and Pinnacle College alumni. Yan is a huge fan of hip hop from the lyrics down to the bass lines, and knew no matter what he did, he wanted to be surrounded by music. He has worked with many artist around bay area with mixing credits of E-40 & San Quinn, just to name a few.