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|Born||Columbus, Georgia, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, hip hop, new jack swing, pop rock, electropop, dance-pop|
|Musician, songwriter, record producer, film producer|
|Instruments||Keyboards, drums, harmonica, guitar|
|Labels||Rowdy, Limp Records, FREEWORLD|
Austin got his start in the music industry by way of Klymaxx member Joyce Irby. Under her guidance, he was enlisted as a producer for her company Diva One Productions. Austin produced the lead single of Irby's debut for Motown Records as well as the songs "My Music" and "I Will Always Love You" for Troop's 1989 album Attitude.
In 1990, Austin branched out on his own. His work on Motown led him to work on albums by other acts signed to the label - the first being the little known group Glasswurk. Austin later helmed the bulk of the debut albums for the Motown signees Another Bad Creation and Boyz II Men.
Austin was later recruited by L.A. Reid and Babyface to work on a couple of projects for their record label, LaFace Records. The duo recruited him to work on the debut album for TLC. From there, he was granted a deal for his short-lived group Highland Place Mobsters, which was Austin joining the members Glasswurk who were formerly signed to Motown.
After his success with other acts, Austin was recruited by After 7 to produce a few songs on their second album, Takin' My Time. Austin then worked with Madonna on her 1994 album Bedtime Stories. In the 2000s, Austin worked with pop acts and produced hit singles like TLC's "Unpretty", Pink's songs "Don't Let Me Get Me" and "Just Like a Pill," and Gwen Stefani's 2004 single "Cool."
Austin is married and has four children including a son, Tron, born in 1997 during his relationship with TLC's Rozonda "Chili"[sic] Thomas..