We had the good fortune of connecting with 808SpinZ and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi 808SpinZ, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
I think people are really unaware of how much work goes into being a producer. Production is really only a small piece of of the pie. The business side is really what you spend the majority of your time handling. I am lucky enough to have brought some new, amazing managers onto my team this year who have really helped me solidify my brand. This industry is cut throat and it is extremely important to know the laws, your rights, and handle everything as soon as it comes up so you don’t get taken advantage of.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I really take pride in calling myself a producer, not just a beat maker or engineer. I love finding artists I have chemistry with and building songs from the ground up. Music is my true passion, it is my everything and to be able to guide an entire song through piece by piece to the final master is truly amazing. It defiantly wasn’t easy getting where I am now. I have had many struggles along the way, but I have learned the best way to move is just be cool with everyone and get your own work done. Although I am very proud of where I am, but I still have a long way to go.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honestly, they’re going to have to come to the studio with me.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my high school teacher Mr. Dickerson. I would not be even close to where I am now without his guidance in my younger years. He really helped me find direction with my music and gave me an environment to grow and learn when I was beginning.