Man, I'm feelin' great. I just had a SON 2 weeks ago, .so I'm really feeling
Just Blaze signed you, how did that go down?
Actually the ink
is still wet nothing is written in stone as of yet but we got acquainted
through a beat CD I gave to my man Success. When Just heard the tracks he called
me up and said "let's do something" So, I came out to N.Y and we've
been making hot shit ever since.
How does it
feel being down with Just Blaze?
Man, it's very important to my development as a producer. I just hope I can
get large and show someone else the same love one day.
Have you ever
ghost-produced for Just?
That's not what I'm here for.
How does it feel giving your work to another producer and getting no credit?
Not good, especially when it happens behind your back!
Can you elaborate
On one instance,
I sold some tracks to a producer who promised me credit but in the end, the
credits got screwed and my name was not printed.
Can you give
us any hints as to who you ghost-produced for?
Can't say no names but I will tell you this, I produced a song on The Game's
Can you talk
about your graffiti background?
I used to do a lot of characters, no styles (letters and wildstyles) and I bombed
with a crew called B.U.C. out of Chicago. Like any graff artist, I got caught
up a few times.
What do you
love more, graff or making beats?
Definitely the tracks, my can-control fell off!
You also did tattoos, how did that go?
It was cool. My man Gnee put me on the tattoo game. I was actually pretty good!
I may even still hook-up one of my homies with a tat' every now and then..
What did you
learn working with Doug Infinite and NO ID?
How to make my shit much neater. Doug also stressed the importance of flipping
any genre of music when it came 2 digging.
How did you first hook up with those two?
Doug owned a skateboard store in a mall. He used to sell al
l types of graff' magazines and neat-caps. I knew who he was, so I asked him
to help me step my game up. He told me to get an MPC and he could help, so I
did just that. I met No Id at Doug's crib.
Did Kanye really steal their style?
Hell yeah, but he definitely took it to another level. They we're pros at finding
the obscure joints and flipping them. Yae' took that part of the game and elaborated
on it with the same instruments he was sampling. Dion (No.Id) and Doug we're
on that, but they didn't execute the way he did.(no offense)
producers do you respect in the game?
Anybody who's bringin that crack. Of course Just, Alc & Havoc are my favorites.
What MC's could
get free beats off you?
It would have to be somebody new like Saigon
Let's talk about the technical side of things, what equipment do you use?
MPC2000 and vinyl that's it. No modules, yet.
What do you look for in samples?
Emotion, mostly pain, and struggle. I look for a sound that's exciting, not
too flamboyant. It really has to make me want to keep playing it back-and-forth
before I sample it.
What's the most
important part of a beat to you?
First the start, then the climax and the ending...basically the whole damn thing!
How do you know when you've made a banger?
I play it for hours and hours, it becomes contagious.
What track that you've produced are you most proud of?
Man, it's still early in the game. I mite get a fast break, lol
up for you?
Be on the lookout for H.N.I.C. pt.2, that new Mobb Deep, P Diddy copped one,
I hit off my man Bump J with some joints, my nigga Serius Jones, Cory Gunz,
Fiasco, I did a joint for Alc and Evidence that I havent heard yet, Cam, Dirtbag
and a bunch of other shit Look out for me because I'm coming!
How can Heads get at you for beats?
You can hit me at email@example.com.Gundo is the name of my production company
'guns and doe'!
GOD, my son Kai, Just Blaze, Havoc, Alc, Prodigy, Success, InfamousMobb,U.C.,
John and Don at hustle, D.Prosper, Needlz , Delaney, Dry Rain, Dan Green, Doug
Inf, No Id,CHICAGo,380,Yak & Seuss, Reese, E.rolex, Ekim, Starcity, Baseline,
92.3/chgo, Goon Squad, Mass Hysteria, my fam, Mogul,Lisha,Gutta, my homie 730,
E.wilk and thats that.....