I have been self-producing hip hop records for 10 years and am happy to offer my songwriting services and expertise. I will write and record a custom rap feature or song for you.
Xavier is a writer and musician residing in Ocoee, Florida. He released his first song in 2010 after moving to Norcross, Georgia in high school. Since then, Xavier has performed a series of shows in Atlanta, including a showcase at A3C Festival, and released 2 EPs independently in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Xavier produced 3 independent music videos, including 2019’s lil gardener - a short film concept to his EP, 1447 (2018), that he also starred and co-wrote.
Looking for a rap feature OR writer for your next song?
I will write and record a reference track of your song or rap feature with unlimited revisions. I can also write verses, hooks, bridges, etc.
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Interview with xavier
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest film/music video 'lil gardener' because it was one of the first projects I actually executed on a creative idea and risk without fear of opinions or for validation.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New album and a lot of visuals
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We are partners.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Self-expression. Therapy. Collaboration.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why do you make music? Why do you love music? Why do you love your genre of music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure creative styles are alike or are two that can inspire each other. Collaboration is a mutually beneficial parnership.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mic, DAW, Acoustic box, Mic cables, Interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been an independent artist since August 2018.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: 'subtle lowkey rap' because my delivery is laidback with deep personal reflections and I'm inspired by lo-fi sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Childish Gambino because I can learn a lot from his work ethic and the music wouldn't be boxed
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing free-flowing cadences and vulnerable lyrics.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Rawness and vulnerability.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Scavenge beats/production for pockets to explore in the writing. Record several different melodies until cadences feel natural. If I have a specific topic in mind, abstract it into a transferrable metaphor and begin creating the story of the song. If I don't have a topic in mind, generally I abstract my sentiments into a metaphor and tell that story. I normally try not to write songs in one sitting because I like for each song to breathe and mature throughout its process. How long a song takes to finish writing depends completely on its subject. The process for every song is different and can't be formulized but these are typical routines during my writing sessions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Garage. Logic Pro X. MXL Studio Microphone. Audio Interface. Mackie CR3 Monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Drake, J. Cole, Kanye West, Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.