What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently working on a solo project for myself with the help of a good friend at APG and a freelance producer/ mixer with a strong history of awesomeness.
Analog or digital and why?
Both because in this day and age, technology is becoming boundless.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to do my very best to make your ideas come to fruition.
What do you like most about your job?
I live that I work in a creative industry. It affords me the ability to impact live and have fun doing it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Songwriting isn't an exact science. Sometimes it takes only one try, sometimes it take 8.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you have a reference for style or vibe?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Let's talk about what you like and what you need. I'm open to working for someone, but I really like working with someone.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop, Headphones, Midi Controller, Hard Drive of Sounds, & Microphone
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started out writing poetry in middle school while learning to play piano and clarinet. Eventually I moved into music production with the help of my older brother and friends from high school. During my high school years, I wrote and produced my first project with a local artist. Eventually I began to write for myself as an artist. In 2009 I was accepted in Berklee College of Music and began my first semester in May of 2010. After deciding my major, I formed a hip hop duo and began writing music and touring the Northeast states. In 2014, I moved to LA in pursuit of my dream of being a full time professional writer, honing my skills and working with a few established and accomplished producers.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my lyrical style as a mix between Kendrick, Childish Gambino, Coldplay, & Miguel
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Currently, I would like to work with Tom Misch. His production style is very reminiscent of the late Nujabes.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I'm usually working in the genres of Hip Hop, R&B and Soul. I love to add live instrumentation and songwriting that keeps the listener engaged and interested.
What's your strongest skill?
MY strongest skillset is Songwriting. I've been songwriting since the age of 15. I also studied songwriting at the number contemporary music college in the country, Berklee College of Music.
What's your typical work process?
I typically will get as much direction from a client as possible. Next is drafting the songs and doing revisions. When the final is complete, I render the client all the work files and stems.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I currently have a home studio equipped with an Apogee Duet, 2 Yamaha HS-8s (with sand base stands and foam shock mounts), Neumann Mic (TLM-103), Macbook Pro & Logic X Pro
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Max Martin, Kanye West, Pharrel, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work i do is songwriting. I'm usually asked to topline or co-write although I can write a song prior to receiving the musical production. In those situations i usually rely on my piano skills and/ or produce a demo.