What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I am working on a new mix tape for my rap group "UNO". Uno stands for "Under No Obstacles". We are writing and recording tracks to feature on the mix tape. I also have a few live performances coming up. I am also working with an established author to turn one of her novels into a theater production, and I am helping her write the music for her characters to perform.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise my clients a product that they are pleased with. I offer revisions if they are not happy, until I produce a song that they are happy and proud of.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How will this song be used? Do you want explicit lyrics? Do you have specific phrases that you want used in your song? What is the time frame?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If a customer is looking to hire me as a musical provider, they are guaranteed to be happy with the final product. I take good care to meet all the requirement of my clients. I go above and beyond for my clients. My advice would be to be as clear as possible in your vision for your song, so I can create it for you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
If I was stranded on a desert island and I could only have 5 pieces of gear, I would have a knife, a source for fire (like matches or a lighter), a rope, a tent, and a lot of drinking water.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been writing, producing, and performing music for over 10 years. It is my passion. I love the story telling aspect, and the complete creative freedom I have when making new music. My goal was to produce music that touches people, that tells a story, and most importantly that makes an impact.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my musical style as smooth hip hop.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
If given the opportunity, I would love to work with "Rocko". I admire his work.
Can you share one music production tip?
My biggest production tip would be to master your musical genre, but have an open mind to experiment with other styles of music. As an artist, I love it when I am given opportunities to create music in other genres. It keeps me creative, and I love a challenge. I feel like it also enhances my own music, because then I can incorporate new styles into my tracks and deliver something unique to my supporters.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I typically work on Hip Hop and Rap songs. I have experience though producing music for other genres as well. I have worked with R&B, Reggae, Soul, Gospel, EDM, House, and Rock. I can work with just about any genre of music.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is my ability to come up with catchy memorable hooks, and creative word play in my verses.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring passion and creativity to every song I produce. I have a lot of life experience, and draw from that to write my songs. I pay attention to the musical composition, and the over all "feel" I want for my song. The music determines my flow. What my lyrics say is just as important as HOW they are being delivered. I want my listeners to really connect to my songs.
What's your typical work process?
When I am working on making a new song, I typically like to start with the beat, or instrumentals first. The beat dictates the flow of my lyrics. Once I have a feel for the beat, I start to freestyle lyrics. The hook needs to be catchy. After I record the main vocals, I go back in and record background vocals and ad libs. Then I mix it down to audio perfection to create a great song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
This is what I am working with in my home studio.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I look to myself as inspiration. I am my own man with my own style. My only inspiration is to grow and be better than I was the day before.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Provide vocals and inspirational word play