age did you start producing?
I Started producing at the age of 17
What made you want to start producing?
the whole hip hop movement at that time.
Were there any producers at that time that were a major influence on
Yea my major influences at that time were Dr.dre , dj premier , havok
When you first started out What type of equipment were you using?
mpc-60, korg keyboard, synth ,
From the time you first started till now How much has your sound progressed,
and what type of equipment do you use now?
My sound has progressed greatly Greatly, the equipment I use now are the mpc
2000 ,and a phantom keyboard,
your ingredients to making a track? What do you start out with doing first and
what do you end the process with?
Basically I start off with the melody , then I add the drums , then I add the
Who was the first major artist you worked with?
Big L, I did 4 tracks for his album called the big picture
How did yall link up, and how was the whole experience?
Well I was cutting school one day to go home and make beats , so I was walking
home and I bumped big L , I mentioned that I made tracks and he asked if he
can hear some so I took him up to my crib play a couple of tracks for him and
that’s when he picked out the beat ebonic’s , from there that’s
how I ended doing 4 tracks on his album.
was a really serious track you did for nas Can you talk about what your process
was like making “Ether”?
I made ether at like 3 am in the morning one day , my peeps used to come through
and I would play it for them and they would always say the track was crazy,
so one day a mutual friend introduced me to my manager Big Fuzz as an artist
because I used to rap at that time. Then a couple of months go by and my manager
Big Fuzz saw my name under the credits on Big L’s album and he was shocked
, mainly because I was introduced to him as a rapper. So after that we met up
and he shopped the track to nas A&r and then from there it was history.
it like being in the studio with Nas?
Nas is a real humble dude , he made me feel real comfortable, the first thing
he told me when he saw me was “this song is gonna be crazy”
vicious track you did was “We Run This” for Fat Joes album “Loyalty”,
How was that whole experience?
Fat joe that my dogg, he was mad cool to work with it me and joe clicked from
you have worked with Big L , Nas, Fat Joe, Lil Kim, DMX, and Ludacris, out of
all these platinum selling artist , Who has been your favorite artist to work
with so far?
TO BIG L, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH ALL OF THESE WERE FUN TO WORK WITH,
As the sound behind ludacris’s “Blow it out your ass”
How was it like working with him?
The story behind blow it out your ass is , one day my manager Big
Fuzz got a call from luda. At first he thought it was someone playing games
on the phone but then someone came on the phone and confirmed it was luda, and
from there I just sent the track straight to atl and luda laced it
did all the music for the show Street Skillz which received a 2004 EMMY nomination
for best sports program how was that like?
It was fun, cause I got to actually make a basketball soundtrack it was a real
What producers are you feeling right now?
Who ever is makin heat I like , I give credit to any producer that makes heat
differentiates you from most of the producers in the game now?
I try to make the craziest tracks, but my tracks have a street/party bounce
that come along with the production game?
The only thing that I can say is negative in the game are producers hating on
other producers. That shit don’t rock PRODUCER STOP HATIN!!!
2004 is going be a big year in hip hop with so many albums about to
drop, what albums can we expect to see you on?
BANKS, the joint I did for his new album is crazy the track I did is called
“play ball” the track is fire. also Nas street disciple, Lil Kim
Are there any artist you want to work with in the future?
I'm comin With my whole money ave movement with my artist T-rex, Pop Roscoe,
and Severe, besides that im willing to work with anybody in the game.
Shout outs to my manager Big Fuzz (Stop Hatin!!!) The whole money ave family
to my doggz One800 (up and coming producer from the Bronx), all the artist that
I have worked with, and the whole staff at HipHopGame.com