| Zaytoven announces the release of a new track with rapper and producer, Belly, The Weeknd, and Young Thug called “Better Believe” tonight at midnight. The song begins with a crooning Weeknd on the hook followed by Belly rapping a strong first verse discussing his success in the music industry. He is then joined by Young Thug on the second verse with dynamic bars that follow The Weeknd’s lead on his catchy hook about rising to the top. The song will be available on all platforms. Zaytoven says “the music game is about crazy combos and we just put together the craziest”. He describes the song as “magical melodies mixed with heavy weight verses. This is a certified hit, BETTER BELIEVE”.
His name alone sets the tone for who he is, what he does, and the magnitude of his skill set. Super-producer Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson copped his name from the German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, because of the many similarities the two musicians share. Both were born in Germany, both mastered the organ and piano at a young age, both boast a genuine interest in music, and most notably possessed the same foresight to align themselves with key people who could help further their careers. For Beethoven it was the dignitaries of Vienna, for Zaytoven it was Gucci Mane, king of the streets of East Atlanta.
Zaytoven is the epitome of a multi-layered musical genius. He has been on his grind behind closed doors for over a decade. Not only has he mastered playing the guitar, drums, organ and piano by ear, but he is also a gifted producer, songwriter and performer. The man behind the magic can even be considered an instrument himself, expressing his passion and poetry through keys, strings, and drumheads. While he wears many hats, he wears them all well, constantly re-inventing himself and his sound to become a crucial force in the entertainment industry.
The Weeknd was dubbed the songbird of his generation. He rose above other fellow newcomers with his rich expertise in music. Born Abel Tesfaye in Scarborough, Ontario on February 16, 1990, he grew up listening to a variety of music genres, including soul, quiet storm, hip hop, funk, indie rock, and post-punk. He dropped out of high school at 17 and “left one weekend and never came home” with some of his friends. It was where his moniker came out. It was supposed to be The Weekend but got altered to avoid a copyright issue with a Canadian band of the same name.
He broke into the music scene with the 2011 mixtape “House of Balloons”. He went on to work with Drake