Started out as a recording engineer, perfected my craft and made my way as a producer. Spent the last 10 years of my life being a part of some great projects. Ive been blessed to have lived my dreams and meet some great people. Would be great to work with you.
Multi-Platinum Grammy nominated Producer Engineer and Songwriter
Credits include Nicky Minaj, Ariana Grande , Big Sean, Juicy J, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songs, Disney, Nickolodeon and more
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Interview with Firstborn Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Very proud of Arianna Grande. I was a producer on her debut album. She is an amazing talent and im sure she'll be around for a long time to come
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 5th Harmony, Tinashe, Britney Spears
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh, Marshall Bryant, Breana Marin
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Anadigital lol. Analogue just sounds so much sexy but it can be VERY expensive and inefficient
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I wont quit until we are both satisfied
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work on projects that i find meaning in and i can work whenever i decide
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy and anyone can do it
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision musically and what are you trying to accomplish
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Invest in mutual trust. Your songs will come out as great as possible if you let me do what i am capable of doing
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac laptop with protools, Sony C800, Neve 1073, pair of Jbl Monitors, Apollo interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as an engineer at a conservatory of music in Oklahoma. From there i honed my production skills working with very talented musicians. After a few years i moved to Atlanta to get more and better work and it paid off. I got hired as an engineer for universal. After spending some time engineering and mixing for various signed artists and producers in the universal pipeline i began passing my tracks to the A&Rs that i worked for. Eventually i began getting major placements and In 2007 i got my first placement on Florida's First album Mail on Sunday. In 2010 I produced my first Grammy Nominated song and Billboard top 5 record "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj. In 2011 I signed a publishing deal with EMI opening many doors. Currently i am signed to Sony ATV and have had the pleasure of being a part of many major projects. Its been a long crazy road and i could'nt be more excited about the future
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very diverse but the common thread is
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: i would love to work with Quincy Jones
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Capture an authentic emotion and make the music enhance it
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually work on pop music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is melody
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It varies from project to project but As for production i take the vocal idea and build around the melodies. As for mixing i start with the rhythm section and blend it with the vocals to anchor the movement from there i build in the melodic components and then finish with vocals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools Hd 3 rig various about gear from Neve,Avalon, Chandler, Teletronix, Lexicon Etc
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im a HUGE Quincy Jones fan hes been doing it for a long time and has worked and produced all of your favorite artists
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix produce and write for my clients