Ralph Dejean (born January 2 1980) better known by his stage name Sontwisted is a Haitian born American rapper and producer out of Brooklyn New York who specializes in boom bap and R&B instrumentals
I make Boom Bap Beats for pure lyricist's and soulful beats for singers
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Interview with Sontwisted
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: i have maachine studio,akai mpk61,an mpd 18,rokit krk 5 monitors,saffite six audio interface a custom built pc running windows 7 ableton live 9, adobe audition 3, reason 5 and audacity
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: i dont have a specific process i let inspiration dictate the process
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: i bring my 29 years as a rapper i know how i can flow on a beat and i craft my beats for lyricists
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: my willingness to keep learning
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: oun p,locksmith,ra the rugged man,saigon they are real lyracists who would do justice to my production
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: straight boom bap
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the creative process
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: i dont know anyone
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: my album
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: producing hip hop instrumentals
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: young guru,9th wonder,just blaze,dre,boonie mayfield,scott storch,tcustomz
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: hip hop some r&b
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: be patient and keep practicing and learning you dont get good overnight and even the people who are good run into challenges when creating
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: starting an independent label to help artist make a real living off of their music i have been producing for 4 years but putting my beats out for a year and a half
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my laptop ,maschine studio,mpk61,saffire six,krk5 i really wanted to put my mic in that list but but it comes with other gear itself
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be clear about what you want to accomplish and serious about what you are trying to do and know there are real costs associated with being a musician
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: how many beats do they need what is their budget and do they need a specific sound or feel
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that anything should be given for free based on whether you are currently making money with your music some artist dont realize how much money and time it cost to be a producer even with a small home studio
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: i will work on your track until its right
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital it allows for less space and physical gear to be used
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently produced a track for my fiance's cousin i actually made it before we really got into details and she loved it
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: how much do i charge $250 for custom made $150 for pre-made exclusives $25 for leases