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Zaytoven: Biography, Careers, Achievements and More

Who is Zaytoven?

Xavier Lamar Dotson, popularly known by his stage name, Zaytoven, is a renowned record producer, disc jockey, and keyboardist from the USA. He produces Hip hop and traps music. He was recognized with the prestigious GMA Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year for his excellence in the genre. He is the cousin of budding female rapper Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, aka Saweetie. Zaytoven bagged a Grammy Award in 2011 for his association with the hit album Raymond v. Raymond. 

The producer has a record of producing fifteen mixtapes in 2015, including Beast Mode. Zay is known for encouraging and giving a platform to aspiring talented singers. His extended play GucTiggy was released with the collaboration of Gucci Mane. Zaytoven has made appearances in films like Birds of a Feather and its sequel. The notable albums by the record producer are Let the Trap Say Amen collaborating with Lecrae, A, Greatest Gift, 

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Quick Bio

Birth NameXavier Lamar Dotson
Birth DateJanuary 12, 1980 (Age 41)
Birth PlaceFrankfurt, Germany
Current residentAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth SignCapricorn
Other NamesZaytoven
High SchoolGalileo Academy of Science and Technology
CollegeLocal college in Atlanta
ProfessionRecord Producer, DJ, Keyboardist
Active Years1997- Present
CountryGermany, United States of America
NationalityGerman, American
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight70 kg
Eye colorDark Bown
Hair colorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Spouse(s)Stephanie Dotson (2008- Present)
ChildrenLil Zay and Olivia
Social Media HandlesInstagram




Net worth$6 million


What is Zaytoven’s profession?

  • Xavier Lamar Dotson, aka Zaytoven, is a German-born American record producer. He has been interested in music since his childhood. While visiting church and hearing instruments playing in the teenage, he became curious to learn those. With the other three siblings, the artist started playing the piano. While attending middle school, he was keen to observe rap music, and hence during his high school period, he started composing songs. His endeavors attracted JT the Bigga Figga, one of Zay’s neighboring producers who gave him the chance to create music. He joined a barbershop for a part-time job. Zaytoven sold his solo created beats to artists like Messy Marv and E-40. Gradually, he became a known name among the local musicians and singers. 
  • The young producer started collaborating with the local rappers and consequently built his studio. During his stay in the barber college, he got a chance to meet Gucci Mane, which ultimately changed his producing career. The duo started working together and released their first hit song, Icy, in 2005 featuring Jeezy and Boo. The collaboration between Gucci Mane and Zaytoven became famous over the night that resulted in creating masterpieces like Pillz, I’m a Dog, Bricks, I Don’t Love Her, Guwop Home, Wayback, St. Brick Intro, and other singles in the later years. 
  • His another hit collaboration marked with the hip-hop trio Migos. Their association provided hit songs like Versace, What the Price, Get Right Witcha, Big on Big, Brown Paper Bag. Zaytoven produced hit singles with the association of rapper Future like Wifi Lit, Cuddle My Wrist, Racks Blue, Red Light, Some More, etc.

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Personal Information

What is Zaytoven’s physical appearance?

  • He is a 41 years old American record producer. He is 5.7 feet tall and weighs around 70 kg. Zay likes to keep facial hair. He has Dark Bown eyes and black hair. The producer was born on January 12, 1980, in Frankfurt, Germany. Zay moved to the USA with his family later on. The identity of the artist’s parents is not known, but his father has served in the army. He has three younger siblings. He has both German and American nationality.


Is Zaytoven gay?

  • He is straight and has been married to Stephanie Dotson since 2008. They are living a happily married life with two kids Lil Zay, and Olivia.

Net worth

How much does Zaytoven earn?

  • He is a notable record producer in the USA. His net worth is $6 million.


  • Zaytoven is a disc jockey.
  • His birth sign is Capricorn.
  • Stephanie Dotson is Zay’s wife.


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