Quintessential "Bedroom Producer". I've loved music from an early age, went for some piano, perc lessons and hated it so much (my teacher had bad breath haha) I have a natural knack for distinguishing sound and notes by ear and as a beat programmer/mixer/producer I believe my primary function and duty so far is to bring out an artists best, most entertaining and authentic performance(s), in essence make/mold you into a bonafide star and maintain consistency. I have dabbled in multiple genres primarily HipHop/Rap. My main goal is obviously to make a living, meet and develop new relationships with artists, and turn your acapellas into entertaining songs.
Amateur Keyboardist, percs (bongos, djembe drums) yes my goal is to learn the guitar before I die ha.
Primarily FL Studio, used it since version 3. Record vocals with Cubase and Reason.
Korg mini, MAudio, KRK 5's the usual room studio set up. At the recording studio a berhinger mixer, focusrite pre amp, Yamaha Monitors, Samson Condenser Mic etc etc, fully equipped with 4 bass guitars and a full drum set for the live recording sessions and instrumentalists.
I still have a semi massive collection of 90's rappers and a couple songs from now; Drake, Future, Lupe, Hopsin, OF, Nicki, Tink, Wayne, Shmurda on Ipod rotation. I hope to recommend artists I eventually develop and work with but go listen to some Enya, really good for your soul.
My fav albums in no order
All eyes on me - Pac
Stillmatic - Nas
Harlem World - Mase
Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
Ready 2 Die - Biggie
Enter The Wu - Wutang
The Score - Fugees
Doggystyle - Snoop
World War - BTNH
And Then There Was X - DMX
War and Peace - Ice Cube
Dude there's just too many depends on my mood @ any given moment.
I've always loved everything my parents listened to and they had an eclectic palette, from the commodores to Springsteen, from Phil Collins to Enya, from the Jacksons to Madonna, from Fela to Duke Ellington, from Eartha to Elvis, and everything in between. My teen years were primarily shaped by the gangster rap sounds and production of Dre and his team, Quick, Warren G, Daz, Alchemist, Dilla, Rilley, Pharell, Timbo, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Premiere, Stevie J, Johnny J etc anything to do with hip hop and R&B from the 90's I am heavily influenced by. My fav group, BTNH.
I try to be as unique as possible especially with the drums, most times I let the artists performance guide the sound and treat their vocals like the lead instrument. I have a little bit of Dre, Premiere, Timbo, Quick, T.Riley, and whoever produces in conjunction with Enya.
Part time production assistant and work from home as a ticket broker, so yeah majority of my time is @ home except for when I gotta get out and fill orders, a production job and the like ))