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I came across this article on the Life Files and thought I’d share. You know ‘40’ as not only being the producer behind several hits for Drake, but for being a very close friend. He sat down with The Hollywood Reporter ‘to talk about the rappers’ upcoming project and his approach to making hit records.’ Check out excerpts from the interview below. xo @rozOonTheGo
THR: How long does it take you guys to cut a track?
40: Because I’m an engineer and a mixer, we’re mixing. We’re on the move. By the time we finish a session, the record doesn’t sound that far off to what the people hear. We move very quickly in that regard. By the time we’re done with a session, we could leak it right now. We leak stuff occasionally on purpose. That stuff is all very quick. Those are the references.
THR: Speaking of recording, how much of Drake’s new album is completed?
40: I don’t know, I don’t know. Every day it changes. That’s tough. That’s a hard thing to say. It depends. Because you know we work, and we have ideas and we have songs but as we create more songs, the shape of the album will change and the progression of it will change. As much as we might be sure that we’re on a path and we’re… We’re sort of working sequentially right now. We feel like we have 1, 2, 3, you know we’re going 4, 5, 6. That’s how we’re moving forward, in order of the actual playlist of the album. But as we make more music that fits in other places, it will change and adjust as far as how many songs, or how far we’re going to go so it’s yet to be discovered. We’re still too early to make a call about whether or not we’re half done or a quarter done or 75 percent done. I mean, it could be any of the above.
Read the rest of the interview HERE.
You’re obviously running the gamut of projects — from Snoop’s reggae project to No Doubt to Bieber to Major Lazer to Chris Brown. Does all of this production come from one place and get fine-tuned into different genres, or do you pretty much sit down and devote yourself to one specific sound at a time?
I wish I was just like a music vending machine. But no, I take every one session really seriously. Sometimes one track might carry from one place to the next and I’ll change it to fit that artist. But it’s usually a simple formula — what do I love about this person, what am I good at and how can I help them make the best possible song?
Do you find that most producers tend to limit themselves to one genre ?
I think there are a lot of guys who don’t. Like Rick Rubin, but that’s a different generation. All these guys in my scene are definitely not able to maneuver between genres very easy. Some carved out their own genres like Pharrell or Timbaland — they are who inspire me.
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Collectively these young producers have produced for Kanye, Jay-Z, A$ap Rocky, Adele, Justin Bieber and Drake! Great sound guys! Keep at it! xo @RozOonThego
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— via @ThaBizness (Producers of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” HIT)