“Commissioner" Gordon Williams has taken numerous paths during his musical career and has proven successful in many ventures. Dubbed the “Commissioner” by rapper KRS One—with whom he also worked very closely—his extensive resume includes multiple Grammy awards and numerous Gold and Platinum albums.
His credits include projects with Quincy Jones, Lauryn hill, Will Smith, Carlos Santana, The Marley Family and Amy Winehouse. Williams further extended his creative reach when he became Senior Director of A&R at Sony Music Entertainment. During this time, he worked on Lauryn Hill’s solo debut smash, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and Will Smith’s blockbuster movie and soundtrack “Men in Black.”
His label duties involved looking after the likes of Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean and 50 Cent and various movie soundtracks. On “Miseducation”, he reached in his bag of tricks and tied the vocals, music and effects together to help create one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.
The album was critically acclaimed and the “Commissioner” walked away with two Grammy's for his work on what was hailed as the Album of the Year. During those years, he was also the live sound mixer for Ms. Hill’s world tour.
In 2000, Williams won another Grammy for participating in the mixing of Santana's multi-platinum "Supernatural" (Arista) which also won for Album of the Year. Williams has finished music supervision for the film “The Banker” starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson, which won an NAACP image award for Best Independent Film and is working with Halle Berry on her upcoming film “Bruised” to be released in 2022. He is also working with new UK artist, Green Tea Peng on her debut album entitled “Man Made”.
His company, Lalabela Entertainment is focused on content creation and world wide distribution for various media outlets in Africa and the Caribbean.