Just dropped "Trip To The Moon" my instrumental LP. Currently working with Yelo bLack on our album. We go by DumbNice. Also gonna drop this project with this cat Jubien called "Soul Gutter" im producing all the beats on both projects. I also work with Japan native Takuma The Great who just got best newcomer in Japan's hip hop world. I produced like 4 tracks for his debut album and producing 6-7 tracks for his sophomore album! Gonna be out in Japan in the summer doing some shows. Other than that, just making beats and doing beat battles...
Damn, thats a lot of work. You are definetly a busy dude.
I first heard of you last year when your last project, "Break Bread" dropped. I think my boy Drake Blackmon turned me on to it. Real dope beats and Sean Price on the first joint. How did that come about?
Well I usually try to get 1 feature for each project. My project before break bread was Gems. I had nocando & Franco as the feature. I reached out to a few artist for break bread and was able to get in contact with Sean P and he blessed me with a verse. For Trip To The Moon I was thinking of artists and Soul Khan came to my mind. Thought he was the perfect fit for my beats. I talked to his manager then ended up talking to him. I sent out 4 beats to him and he layed down an ill verse on the beat I was hoping he choosed! Dude is a humble guy!
Where do you start when making beats?
I use reason 5 & recycle. So I chop the sample first... Then might lay the drums first or lay the sample first depends at the time. I do it all on my Akai MPK... Then add the bass and touches at the end!
How many Beat Battles have you been in?
Started to join beat battles last year... Ive been in like 6-7 battles...
Do you find yourself creating beats especially for battles or do you use beats that you have created that you think will win?
I'll create beats for the battles, but I also use ones that I've made already that are battle worthy
Who are some folks ( Rappers, Singers, Producers) you would like to work with in the future?
Rappers? I would say, Ab-Soul, Illmaculate & Sene. Producers, Swiff D. Dude is a beast
Last question, when are you gonna be a part of one of my beat battles? Hahahaha
Haha!! When's the next one?? I'm down! Right now I'm only doin Urban Undergeound beat battles & Chinkyeyed for the la area. All the other ones are janky lol
OOOOO WOrd!! You will definitely know when the next one hits! Thank you for giving us some insight into the world of JUELS and keep making moves.
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