Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am prod of everything ive created because it all came from a place of authenticity and was relevant to that point in my life.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on my own album as well as some other freelance projects.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not at the moment.
Analog or digital and why?
Analog has a deeper textured sound to it but digital is cheaper so it depends on the project.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will love what we create. It may not be exactly what you had in mind at first but that is the creative process at its finest.
What do you like most about your job?
I love to create. Writing is my passion and to get paid for your passion is a literal dream come true.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
All rap sounds the same. There are so many Niche markets in the hip hop industry that differ.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you looking to express with this song? Who are you looking to reach? What do you want the listener to take away from this song?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Find provider who fits the style you are looking for and if not give them examples of who you want to relate to.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Hmmm. Obviously something to write on. and something I could record loops with to make simple beats. Thats all I really need.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been writing my whole life but was introduced to the music industry 4 years ago. I began as an intern at a recording studio and from there found my own passion for music.
How would you describe your style?
East Coast meets West Coast Rap with Pop influence. Yea something like that.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with J. Cole because I feel his music comes from such an authentic place.
Can you share one music production tip?
Get your levels right before anything else.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly Hip Hop/Rap but I have also worked with Pop, RnB, Indie, Rock
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is the ability to write a verse about a topic with very little to no deviation.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring interesting groupings of words that create distinct melodies and unique rhythmic patterns.
What's your typical work process?
I usually start by listening to the instrumental and freestyling a bit to find a natural rhythm, then I build from there.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in a professional studio fully equipped with HD Pro Tools, Vocal Recording Isolation booth and Video & Graphics editing suites.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
When I was 10 years old I got Jay-Z's Blueprint on CD and learned every word. Ever since then I have loved to perfect lyrics and write ear catching punch lines.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I assist my clients in either conceptualizing a song or helping them to express their concept and sometimes both. My goal is to help the client say exactly what they want to say in a clear, concise and creative manor.