Young Philly trap and Lo-fi producer who has produced a song for the mini documentary series Black History Mini Doc.
My name is Hello (or 'lijah) and I'm a producer based in the Philadelphia area and I specialize in lo-fi hip-hop and trap production. In addition to beat-making, I also have background in mixing songs and sound design for plays and movies. My first music production gig started with a rap competition in New York called "Mayor of My City," where teenagers from all over the city compete with a chance to travel to Paris, and I produced the preliminary beats for said competition. That soon lead to me producing a song for the mini-documentary series Black HIstory Mini Docs, where I created the song for the Emmett Till mini doc. As of recently, I did sound design at the Philadelphia Theater Company's Teen Drama camp where I led the design for four plays there. I always promise to respond in one business day, if not immediately.
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Interview with Hello
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because that is what I started working with when I got into producing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always promise great quality for my clients, I will always put the work in to get my clients on the radio, or get them the single with my aid in production/beat-making, etc.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my laptop,my mixtrack, my TV, a ukulele, and my California amp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started doing this three years ago, and ever since couldn't really stop. I got into sound design at this camp I helped at, and did these volunteer jobs all throughout my music career.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: East-coast chill beats, kind of electronic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with someone like Kendrick or Earl Sweatshirt because I feel that the studio time would be fun and really productive.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always have someone to strive to, and always practice.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I generally do Lo-fi or chill hip-hop, but I sometimes do trap when I feel hype.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills are sample cutting, and pitch-finding.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is pretty minimal, I use my laptop, my Numark Mixtrack II, my tv from time to time, my beats. My computer runs FL Studio and Virtual DJ
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: People like Just Blaze, J Dilla, Black Milk, and Madlib inspire me, so I constantly try to achieve their sound.