By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      After producing hits for the likes of Rick Ross (“Push It”), Rihanna (“S.O.S.”) and The Game (“Docter’s Advocate”), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem has signed a deal with Epic Records to develop, produce and sign new artists through his joint venture called Beluga Heights.

      "I think I have the ability to both make hits and help make artists,” Rotem said. “I don’t want to overstate things, but I’m very excited about my forthcoming work.”

Rotem, who has produced over 100 songs in the last two years for everyone from 50 Cent and Snoop to Jojo and Lil Kim, is working oin Beluga Height’s first artists, Sean Kingston, a 16-year old rapper out of Miami with a  Jamaican-inspired sound. Rotem will also be working on Britney Spears new album.