Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: Torrance, California
Band: The Soul Seekers
Genres: R&B
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician, Producer


Nisan Stewart was born in Torrance, California. As a child and young adult, he played in the band at his father’s church. Nisan Stewart, along with his father and brother, also traveled throughout the local community and all over the country to perform at other churches as well. In school, Nisan Stewart joined his junior and high school jazz bands and was influenced by Dave Weckl of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band.

Nisan Stewart earned an associate’s degree in English from Cerritos College, but eventually decided that he wanted to focus primarily on drumming. Nisan Stewart quickly began touring, first with Puff Johnson and then Jon B. His career has been marked by a consistent return to his musical roots: gospel music. Nisan Stewart has worked with prominent artists such as Kim Stratton, Kim Burrell, and Beverly Crawford.

Once again in church, Nisan Stewart was discovered by famous producer Timbaland in 1998. That initial meeting let to performances at the Los Angeles House of Blues with Timberland’s The Super Friends. Nisan began touring with them and producing beats for an impressive list of artists, including R&B heavy-hitters Missy Elliot, Bust Rhymes, Sean “Puffy” Combs, and Beyonce. Nisan Stewart wrote and produced tracks on Nelly Furtado’s album, Loose, in 2006.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1998 Tim's Bio Timbaland
2000 My Life, Your Entertainment Parental Advisory
2002 2nd Chance Karen Clark Sheard
2002 Southern Hummingbird Tweet
2002 Wild Thornberrys Original Soundtrack
2003 American Life [Remixes] Madonna
2003 Dangerously in Love [Import Bonus Tracks] BeyoncÈ
2003 Let It Rain Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.
2003 Percy Bady Experience Percy Bady
2003 This Is Not a Test! [Clean] Missy Elliott
2003 This Is Not a Test! Missy Elliott
2003 Ugly Blaque
2004 Free Yourself Fantasia
2004 One Love New Edition
2004 Southern Hummingbird Tweet
2004 Stone Love Angie Stone
2005 Greatest Hits Live [CD & DVD] Angie Stone
2005 Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now Various Artists
2005 It's Me Again Tweet
2005 Mary Mary Mary Mary
2005 Soul Seekers The Original Soul Seekers
2005 Ultimate Aaliyah Aaliyah
2006 Gospel According to Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle
2006 Loose Nelly Furtado
2006 Stone Hits: The Very Best Angie Stone
2006 Surrounded Men of Standard
2007 Loose Nelly Furtado
2007 Welcome to the City [DVD] The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir
2007 Welcome to the City The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir
2008 WOW Gospel 2008 Various Artists
2008 Listen Terry Dexter
2011 Price Tag Jessie J ft. B.o.B
2011 Triple Pack: In My Own Words/Because of You/Year of the Gentleman Ne-Yo
2013 The Christmas Album Human Nature


  • Nisan was recently given DW's "Broken Glass" kit, which he lovingly calls "The Bling Bling Kit" for its diamond-like design effects.
  • "DW makes the Bentley of drums and they came out with this "Broken Glass" kit that has this diamond look to it. Though I like to play Pacific kits - they're well built and are affordable." -Nisan Stewart
  • Nisan recently built a home studio so he can work without traveling.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop/PDP
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Remo

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