My first beats
sounded like good music which gave me the confidence to carry on.
your sound changed?
My sound has grown
musically, now I use more live instumentation.
do you use now?
Triton, MPC, Proteus
does it take you to make a beat?
It depends on
the vibe I'm feeling at the time.
you know when you're done with a beat?
Well I don't know,
I just try not to overkill, usually simplicity works.
what sounds do you look for in a sample?
I prefer not to
sample, I'm into original compositions. Or at worst create interpolation of
an original song. For example, Certified Gangsta is not sampled its played over.
the best sample you've ever found?
The Funky Worm.
The reason being is that it landed me my first placement. You can hear this
very beat on Jay Z's Fade to Black. Problem is the edit made it look like my
boy Kanye might have done the track. I was actually shown on the couch sitting
behind him and Jay. Anyway the beat ended up on Camron's Purple Haze album.
Check for it, Dopeman.
worked with Cam'ron, what's that like?
Cam's a cool dude
with a good work ethic. We've done several joints together and you should look
forward to us doing more.
"Certified Gangstas" for Jim Jones, how did you go about making that
Well like I said,
I did a beat that was an interporlation of NWA's Dopeman, Jay loved the beat.
Which pretty much sent whispers through the industry of a new hot producer.
Meanwhile, I was always in contact with Diplomat A&R Duke Da God & since
I got such a good response from the Dopeman beat I thought I'd hit'em with another
rendition of Boyz N Tha Hood. Which turned out to be Certified Gangstaz. Damn
Dre's gonna kill me.
your beats complement his style?
My beat scompliment
anyone's style. Nothing on Jim Jones album album sounds like Certified Gansta
yet it complimented his style along with Camron,Game, & Lil' Flip.
you get people like Stack Bundles to listen to your beats?
By Making Banging
Muzik or be being introduced to him by hometown constiguent Walter Randolph.
worked with the Outlawz too, what's a studio session with them like?
I've known them
for almost 10 years. They've been rhyming over my beats since 97". Its
always the shit working with the Outlawz. They definately have a superior work
ethic. An almost heriditary trait passed on from the late great Tupac Shakur.
artists are you working with now?
Gravy, Timmy G,
and Dan Danna
you like to work with next?
Dre, Mary, Scarface,
Prince,and Jay I got a beat that will bring him out of retirement.
the last beat you've heard by another producer that amazed you?
I've feeling been
producers like Alchemist, Needlz, along with my man Kanye.
coming up for you?
Well as far as
established artist, Trina, Jaheim, and Slick Rick.
Heads reach out to you?
My man Walt at
email@example.com thats if his email aint full,we been getting hits like