Born in Far Rock Away Queens NY, Ramon Rivas is perhaps best known for engineering several Grammy award-winning albums for recording artists such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber & Alicia Keys respectively. Thereafter, Rivas connected with Mel Testamark and signed a publishing in-house deal with So So Def Recordings as an in-house engineer. At 17 Rivas joined So So Def Recordings In 1998, Rivas moved to Atlanta after he was offered a full time position with the label by founder, Jermaine Dupri.  Ramon's first major credit came in 2007 on Queen Latifah's Trav'lin Light album. Additionally, Ramon was an engineer and mixing assistant on the 50 Shades of Grey sound track and Despicable Me Movie and Soundtrack. Most recently, under the pseudonym 9000, Ramon has produced and released his own album "Touch My Soul Again 2" and the single "I Used To Be". Ramon co-wrote many of the songs on the album, as well as providing vocals and much of the engineering expertise.


  • Ramon Rivas – second engineering (tracks 1, 2, 4–11, 13, 14), assistant engineering (tracks 3, 12) - Album Beyonce (self-titled)

  • Ramon Rivas – assistant engineer, engineer, project assistant winner of Best R&B album 56th Grammy Awards

  • Ramon Rivas - assistant engineer winner of Best R&B performance/Best R&B song "Drunk In Love" single 57th Grammy Awards and Best Urban Contemporary album by Pharrell Williams "Girl" 

  • Winner of 59th Grammy Awards Mixing Engineer , assistant of Lemonade Urban Contemporary Album at the 59th Grammy Awards

Apart of the growing roster at Ruby Recordings distributed by Sony Music giant subsidiary The Orchard. http://www.ruby-recordings.com/artists/9k/ Ramon and his wife Michelle created All We Ask Is Trust LLC a sports management, production outlet branding 9000 as well as NBA clients Aaron Gordon, Vic Oladipo, and Guitarist Francine (who plays with Kehlani, Beyonce ) Ramon is keen colleagues with Lil wayne and Future, Since providing his services for free helping them in there beginning of stardom to the magnitude they have become. His projects will always showcase something fresh and new from them both. Ramon is married to Michelle a business tycoon HR/Sports Publicist. He has three girls with Michelle and recently a newborn boy. Ramon has a previous 4 year old with a beautiful woman in Tampa, Fl who is also in sports; coined his second youngest "lil 9000 the princess" cause she is his favorite child greatest miracle. Ramon also has a 8 year old in Oakland, CA.