Josh Latin goes by many monikers but this has done nothing to hide his talent which shows on every project he has worked on as a producer; he is also a singer and a songwriter. Latin in his career as a producer has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest acts in the music industry and has even produced the soundtracks for some films. To learn more about the rise of Josh Latin in the music industry keep reading.
Josh Latin Bio
This producer was born Jordan Asher Cruz in 1998, his birthplace is Broward, Florida. Asher Cruz goes by the names Josh Latin and Boots.
His decision to go into music was one he made as a teenager and this led to his dropping out of high school. Cruz started his career in music playing with some local bands in the area. He played with Stonefox, Young Circles, and Blond Fuzz.
Cruz’s next step in his career was creating the band Blonds and in 2012, their debut album, The Bad Ones, was a hit with their fans. But by the following year, the band had broken up and Josh Latin was homeless. This homeless period of his life lasted for about a year with him living in his car until he got the big break that opened doors for him.
This big break was getting signed to the Jay-z owned record label, Roc Nation. By the end of that year (2013), Beyoncé released her eponymous album and it came as a surprise to a number of fans to discover that a producer/songwriter who went by the name Boots was on more than half of the songs on the album. This triggered a frantic search for him and it was discovered that Jordan Asher Cruz was his real name.
Cruz has stated that he had been discovered by the Carters by chance; when someone had played something he had produced to one of them. This led to his signing to the record label. For the 2015 film, Fifty Shades of Grey, he produced the remix version of Beyoncé’s song Crazy in Love which was featured in the film’s trailer. His portfolio as a producer also includes songs produced for Autolux and FKA Twigs, but none of these songs have been released yet. Some of the other artists he has worked with are Run the Jewels, Vic Mensa, Kelela and Phantogram.
In 2015, Josh Latin released his debut album, Aquaria, which is an eleven-track album. Despite its raving reviews, it does not compare to his EP, Motorcycle Jesus, which was released earlier in 2015. He was invited to The Jimmy Fallon show the same month he released the EP and the performance of one of the songs on the EP was one that resonated with the audience.
Josh Latin has had a career in music that has lasted for close to a decade and although he had a slow start, he has definitely caught up with the time he lost and his sound is easily identifiable; this is one of the reasons he is as big as he is today.
His Net Worth
Working with Jay-Z and being a big part of Beyoncé’s album as a writer and producer is a surefire way to generate some revenue and this producer who is relatively young in the industry is said to have a net worth of $14.6 million. For a man who was homeless for a while, this is proof that he has indeed come a long way.
Josh Latin’s Family
Being secretive and ambiguous is one of the many elements of Josh Latin’s art and he has extended this ambiguity to his personal life. As a result of this, there is no information on his family, as he has chosen to not speak about his background and things of that sort.
Facts about Rose McGowan’s Ex
1. Josh Latin is not like a lot of stars, he has refused to create any social media accounts.
2. Sometime in 2016, it came to the public’s notice that Cruz was dating the actress Rose McGowan, the two however split up in 2018.
3. He came to be known as Boots for the footwear he often spotted, this name was given to him by one of the members of the bands he used to work with.