I began this journey of music at the age of 16. Early in my music career, I had the opportunity to share the stage with well-known artists such as NAS, The Roots, and many others. I currently have my own independent label.
I currently do production, and songwriting, I have ghostwritten for multiple rap artist. I have also written songs for independent artist. My background is hip, Gospel, and R&B
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Interview with Dee Black
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a project for an Artist named Eshon Burgundy. He just left a label and decided to go independent. We reached number 8 on Billboard and accomplished more than he expected.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a compilation album and two albums for independent artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both depending on what I want to achieve.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise integrity and honesty.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being creative and seeing my visions become reality.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I give them a hit single. My answer is that depends on you!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There is a blueprint.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for the song and what emotions do you want to evoke?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific and have a vision of what you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My music, My wife, A pad and pen, My phone, Recording gear
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this since sixteen. I am currently in school for business entertainment. I graduate next year. I have been involved in the music industry full time since 2010.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A mix between Hip Hop R&B and Gospel
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharell. I believe he has a true passion for the music and its evident in his work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes keeping it simple is the best option.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, R&B, GOSPEL
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Song writing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Melodies and catchy hooks.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work from inspiration. I like to ride and listen to music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use ProTools 8 or 10. My mic is the Rhodes NT1A with a kaotica Eyeball attached.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Mos Def, Kanye West, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Nas,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, Hook Writing, Music Production