Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I worked on National Recording Artist "Chingy JackPot" Project. I was proud as he was a major artist and he was from my home town. He actually heard my track and reached out to me. We also featured him in our online magazine at the time call Soul Essence Magazine. He asked us to meet him in Nashville at his performance and we chopped it up about business. My role was to make a hot track or two for his project!
What are you working on at the moment?
Just making beats and song concepts to send to publishers.
Working with a Neo-Soul Artist
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
no new to the site
Analog or digital and why?
Digital is always the best way to go in this error! But, analog has a fat sound quality and it could be good in some cases! Specially if you trying to capture the sound from that error!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Integrity, hard work, see it from beginning to end, make sure the product is professional and that it will compete with what is industry standard!
What do you like most about your job?
Creativity, and feeling accomplished, knowing the artist has a dope product
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make a beat like this other artist has.
My answer is always no I make tracks like I make, if you want a beat like them then you have to get that producer
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think anybody could do it or they think all producers are the same. They think it should be free
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are they trying to accomplish.
Are they willing to work hard.
Do they understand the business
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure They have a vision outside of the environment they were raised in
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
midi board, computer, head phones, interface, microphone
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My ultimate goal is to become a topnotch music producer and live off of my craft.
I have been doing this 20 years plus
How would you describe your style?
Edgy! Not Afraid to go there. I have a Mainstream Sound but I can also keep it underground as well!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Kendrick Lamar because of his substance and ability to paint a picture of the story!
I would like to work with new beginning artist because it is a challenge to create a hit with them i like to take a new jack and create a master piece!
Can you share one music production tip?
Yes, listen to music and become a fan of it!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Pop, Experimental
What's your strongest skill?
I produce hot tracks, I work well in studio environments! I write dope songs and hooks and I understand how to make a great song over all.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the beat, The hook concept, Management of the session, Making sure business is correct. I make sure the session environment is correct for the type of artist I am working with I make sure engineers are doing their job and I also make sure the song is professionally recorded and we leave with the session files and the song ids a hit!
What's your typical work process?
I sit with client find out what is needed come up with the direction we should go in!
I also find out the taste of the client and what he or she wants to add to the project that is most important!
Tell us about your studio setup.
My at home set up is Reasons 8
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Producing, Making tracks, Writing hooks