Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Film Composer, Recording Artist
John “Sly” Wilson is a co-founding member of Sly Slick & Wicked, which is now displayed in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and inducted into The R & B Music Hall of Fame.
He has produced and recorded with Janet Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Mikki Howard, Barry White, Alfonso Ribiero [Fresh Prince of Bel Air], Sly Slick & Wicked, Minako Honda [Japan]- Toshiba EMI (2 number 1# Singles and 1# Album), Kodo [Japan]-Sony, Momoko[Japan]-Vap, David Lee –Le SuChan “ Grasshopper” [Taiwan]-Sony Taiwan /China, Andy [Iranian –Armenian]-Cherokee Records (Top single Tehran), Ahmad Azhad [Armenian-Persian], Ida Janibekyan-Agakhanyan-[
Russian-Armenian], LaToya Jackson[Sang in Japanese and Farsi]-RCA-BMG Japan, Jane Zhang –China, Lin Yu Chun –China- Sony Taiwan/ China, Lynda Trang Dai [Vietnam], Candice Phi Phi [Vietnam], and Henry Chuc [Vietnam]
Produced and Directed. The World Peace Choir [artists in the choir were Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight, Take 6, Patrick Swazey, Persia White [GirlFriends], Edgar Winter, George Clinton, Christina Applegate, Shanice Wilson, Layla Hathaway, Vanessa Williams,] John Rzeznik [Goo Goo Dolls], Freda Payne, Lamont Dozier jr. The Urban Nation Hip-Hop Choir, Lynda Trang Dai [Vietnamese], The Max[New Zealand], Jane Zhang [China], Shawn Harrison [GirlFriends], Andy [Armenian-Persian]
Private vocal coach to LaToya London [3rd. runner up American Idol Finalist]
Rapmania-The History of Hip Hop,
Walter Williams[The O’Jays],
Latin Grammy winners ,
Toyota European/ South American Soccer Cup [Wrote Theme Song],
Co-writer of Justin Timberlake’s # 1Suit & Tie from “Sho Nuff “ [sample]
J. Cole’s Chaining Day
John Reznac [Goo Goo Dolls]
Urban Nation H.I.P H.O.P Choir
Invited guest of Tokyo Asia Music Market Tokyo Japan 2009
Private vocal coach to LaToya London [3rd. runner up American Idol Finalist],
Received The Omni Humanitarian Award June 2012.
Inducted into The R & B Hall of Fame 2013.
BMI POP Music Award for “Suit & Tie” 2014
MUSIC PRODUCTION CREDITS
Janet Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Barry White, The Impressions, LaToya London [American Idol Finalist 3rd runner up], Rapmania- History of Hip Hop, Walter Williams [O’Jays],
FOREIGN PRODUCTION ARTISTS CREDITS AND COMPANIES WORKED WITH:
Minako Honda [Toshiba-EMI Japan],
LaToya Jackson RCA [United States-Japan],
David Lee [Sony- BMG Taiwan],
Lynda Trang Dai [Vietnam],
The Max, [New Zealand]
Andy [ Persian-Armenia],
Hearthrob, [South Africa]
Sony [ Japan]
RCA [ Japan],
Paramount Pictures [USA]
Gorilla Pictures [USA]
Grasshopper Records [ Sony-Taiwan],
Motown Records [USA]
FILM COMPOSER CREDITS:
Alien Seed,– starring Eric Estrada,[USA ]-1989,
Street War, [USA]-1989
Lost Pardise [Vietnamese] 1990,
The Legend of Saquatch starring John Rhys Davies, William Hurt won “Best Childrens Animation”International Film Festival Award February 2007,
Deadly Ransom starring Francisco Quinn-[USA]-1995-
Walky –Commercial [Toshiba-EMI],
Magazine Bomb Music Magazine Commercial [Japan]
* Co-Founder of Sly of Sly Slick & Wicked
*Co-Writer of #1 song “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake
*Wrote title song for TOYOTA EUROPEAN/ SOUTH AMERICAN SOCCER CUP
*Men of Motown Award October 11, 2003
*Proclamation from The City Of Los Angeles for being in the Music Industry and benefiting The Children of Los Angeles.
*7 Gold & Platinum Records
*Proclamation from The City of Cleveland, Ohio
*First to take Gospel to Japan-Earth Celebration Sado Island Japan- 1990
*Proclamation from The California State Senate for being in the Music Industry.
*Performed with The Latin Grammy Winners for helping innocent women of Juarez, Mexico.
*Gave Master Class talks at Tokyo Songwriters Association [Japan]
* Master Class talks at UCLA
* Master Class talks at Sacramento, California University,
* Proclamation from The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland, Ohio for Lifetime Achievements in the Music Industry and helping Youth
* Made AM Cleveland TV show WKYC channel 3 number #1 in the Arbitron ratings 2 years in a row.
* The Los Angeles Songwriters Association Board-Member.
* The National Academy of Songwriters Board-Member.
* The Truth In Rock Board-Member
Master Class Instruction Classes & Lectures
Tokyo Songwriters Association Board Member –Tokyo Japan
Sacramento University Music Class
UCLA Extension Master Class
Los Angeles Songwriters Association
Los Angeles Talent Academy / Musicians Institute Hollywood, Ca
Tio Jung & Chaiyi Universities- Tiawan
Rock & Roll of Fame ” Rockin with The Students”
LaToya London 3rd Place –American Idol –Private Vocal Coach