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Returning to Atlanta, Simms formed the songwriting company Knightwritahz with several other writers, since he was more comfortable writing for others in the background than being a full-fledged artist. Through his company, Simms wrote songs for several R&B singers, including Mario and Tyrese. However, after crossing paths with producer Teddy Bishop in 2004, he wanted to perform again, and great opportunities kept coming his way. He first signed with the indie label One Recordings, which led to his demo falling into the hands of Island Def Jam executive Antonio "L.A." Reid. Simms was then picked up by Def Jam and even appeared on rap superstar Jay-Z's comeback album Kingdom Come at 2006's end. Around the same time, his single "Jump Off," featuring rapper Sean Paul of YoungBloodZ, was enjoying regular rotation on urban radio. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi