Jeff Bass
Birth nameJeffrey Bass
Born (1961-05-16) May 16, 1961 (age 62)
Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.[citation needed]
OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer

Jeffrey Bass (/bæs/ BAS;[1] born May 16, 1961), is an American record producer from Detroit, Michigan, best known as one half of the Bass Brothers and for his work with Eminem. Bass is considered one of the most influential people in Eminem's career.[2]


At age 16, Bass, along with four of his childhood friends, formed Detroit-based R&B group Dreamboy.[3] In 1980, when Bass was 19 years old, Dreamboy was signed to Qwest Records, a record label created by Quincy Jones that same year. The group released their debut album in 1983 and a follow-up in 1984 before their contract expired and they were dropped from the label in 1985.[4]

Bass would eventually go on to co-produce the song "Lose Yourself" alongside Eminem which won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 75th Academy Awards.[2] The song was featured in the film 8 Mile, which starred Eminem in his movie debut. Eminem and Bass previously shared a Grammy Award for 1999's Best Rap Album, The Slim Shady LP.[5] Bass was also the speaker in "Public Service Announcement" and "Public Service Announcement 2000" (from The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP respectively),[6] two tracks that serve as introductions to the albums they are featured in.

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1999 The Slim Shady LP Grammy Award for Best Rap Album Won [7]
2000 The Marshall Mathers LP Grammy Award for Album of the Year Nominated
2002 The Eminem Show Nominated
"Without Me" Grammy Award for Record of the Year Nominated
Nominated|- 2003 "Lose Yourself" Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
Grammy Award for Song of the Year Nominated
Grammy Award for Best Rap Song Won
2003 Academy Awards "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile Academy Award for Best Original Song Won


  1. ^ Barshad, Amos (November 6, 2013). "» Q&A: Producer Jeff Bass on Discovering Young Eminem: 'He Was Sitting on the Toilet, and He Came Up With the Alter Ego'". Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "'Lose Yourself' Writer Jeff Bass Reflects On Oscar-Winning Eminem Track 15 Years Later". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Dreamboy (3)". Discogs. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  4. ^ "Discovering and Rising To Fame with Eminem – Rare Jeff Bass Interview Part 1". Youtube. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "Eminem and Jeff Bass Find Oscar Triumph With "Lose Yourself"". BMI. March 24, 2003. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Public Service Announcement 2000". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jeff Bass". November 19, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2019.