Zaytoven has collaborated with musicians such as Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Future, and others on his road to producing hundreds of tracks. He released fifteen mixtapes between 2009 and 2015, including eight in 2015.
He was born in Germany as Xavier Dotson and raised in San Francisco, California. In August of 2008, he married Stephanie. They have two children: a son and a girl.
Quotes by Zaytoven
To me, my studio is my trap house. That’s where I trap out of; that’s where I hustle. That’s where I make my money.— Zaytoven
I think that the sound that the world knows as trap music is the sound that Gucci and I created.— Zaytoven
When my dad retired, he moved to Georgia, but I stayed in California. I was in San Francisco: that’s where I first went from being a musician to making beats and producing. I was 18, 19. It started going pretty good for me out there in California, so I stayed in SF while my parents moved to Georgia.— Zaytoven
It’s been a blessing that I can provide for my family just by doing music. I never thought this would ever be my occupation.— Zaytoven
When I think of trap, I think of something that is unrehearsed. It’s something that’s edgy, not too well put together.— Zaytoven