Rudy “Mayru” Maya (Composer)

Rudy “Mayru” Maya has been a musician since his earliest memories. He grew up with a father who is a Latin record producer, and has kept a focused eye on the music business ever since. Rudy plays keyboard, horns, and bass, and to this day, all of his compositions are 100% original, sample-free works. It was apparent to Rudy early that his calling was to become a musician and producer, and by the time he reached college he could no longer ignore it; Rudy left college with an almost flawless grade point average to pursue his dream.

Mayru would soon work with hip-hop recording artist Hot Karl, signed to Interscope Records. He produced three tracks off of Hot Karl’s debut The Great Escape to much commercial praise. In the meantime, Rudy kept himself busy with commercials for Wendy’s and Nickelodeon. In 2004 Rudy scored an entire soundtrack for the film Nora’s Hair Salon, starring Tatyana Ali ("Fresh Prince of Bel Air"), Lil’ Kim, Bobby Brown, and Whitney Houston. As impressive as this sounds, it only scratches the surface of Rudy’s accomplishments.

By the fall of 2004, Rudy was introduced, by fate, to super-producer Evan Rogers (N’Sync, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, and Kelly Clarkson). Rudy’s music was an instant hit with Evan, and through Evan’s contacts, Rudy saw his road to success paved quicker than he’d ever thought possible. Rudy soon became Evan’s protégé, and was introduced to manager Zach Katz (50 cent, Snoop, Dr. Dre, etc.) who now co-signs on Rudy for further proof of his legitimacy and undeniable talent. Through Rogers, Rudy has gone on to produce on the multi-platinum album Music of the Sun by Def Jam recording artist Rihanna, two songs on Capitol recording artist Javier’s recently released album Left of Center, three songs for Sony recording artist Nikki Flores, and several tracks for the MTV/Bad Boy Records project “Making the Band”. Rudy has also signed a worldwide deal with ringtone company Blingtones to produce custom ringtones (they work with such artists as Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, and Hi-Tek). Rudy now has many plans for the future, foremost of which is an Urban Latin female group he’s developing from the ground up, and a new work for A Night at the Alhambra Café.