Gorillaz​ are a British ​virtual band​ created in 1998 by ​Damon Albarn​ and artist ​Jamie Hewlett​. The band primarily consists of four animated members: ​Stuart “2-D” Pot​, ​Murdoc Niccals​, ​Noodle​, and Russel Hobbs​. Their ​fictional universe​ is presented in music videos, interviews and short cartoons. In reality, Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, and he often collaborates with other musicians. ​Remi Kabaka Jr.​ became producer for the band in 2016 after several years providing the voice of ​Russel Hobbs​ and was listed as an A&R producer alongside Albarn and Hewlett in the 2019 Gorillaz documentary ​Gorillaz: Reject False Icons​.