Whilst taking a trip over the pond to work on some Rihanna and JLS tracks for upcomming projects, the producer extrordinaire had to be put to the test. No, not in the studio by the talented rappers on RWD Records (big up MC RWD), but by a few quick fire questions as to what the man thought of x, y and of course z.
RWD: So when we say Rihanna, what do you think of?
Ummm, I dunno (laughs)
A great group, because they get along.
And finally yourself?
(laughs) That’s modest
The man kept it a milli with his cockiness.
If there was one track you wished you’d produced which would it have been, of all time?
Why is that? The writing credits or the producing credits? Or just because it’s a good song?
Just because it’s the most selling album in the world.
Fair enough! So what do you think about other producers who have turned into rappers? Who do you look at and think, they’ve done well?
Kanye definitely! I mean he was always a rapper first but the beats worked for him too. Dr Dre made great albums. I like Timbaland’s beats more than him rapping.
As an artist what would you like to achieve that you feel you haven’t already as a producer?
Just branding my company, to present other acts that I’d like to put out. I have a female rapper...I have a female singer from Belgium.
What’s her name?
Brenda Mota. She’s a young 15 year old with crazy vocals. She can sing anything. So it’s just really building at the moment, I'm starting to train her and getting it moving along.
Our eyes are open. What do you think of Hit-boy rapping?
I haven’t heard him rap.
He has a song recently called Jay-Z interview
That’s dope. I'm gonna check that out. It’s all music. All producers are talented in other areas, I grew up in the choir, I can sing, I can do whatever, it’s just about what I wanna do. Everybody’s talented though (laughs).
If you had to choose between producing or rapping which one would you chose?
Producing. Because it’s my first love. I produce because it’s my calling to do. I rap because it’s a business move.
So you’re all about the money and the music?
It’s not all about the money. It’s about setting up plays. It’s like when you’re a point guard on the court. It’s just a branding move man. So it ain’t about the money it’s just about opening up other opportunities and getting my face out there to people who don’t know that I did What’s Your Fantasy? for Ludacris or Eight Ball & MJG or Kelis or Beyonce and all this stuff. It’s just getting familiar and on top of that, it’s so much swag and they just can’t be concealed. They got to be out there. People "swaggerjack" it before I can present it so I might as well give it to your a**, know what I'm saying (laughs).
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