I’m a drummer. I’ve been playing since I was three. I was in college bands when I was in elementary school: you’d see all these older kids and then this little kid behind the drums creating this big sound.
I’m not stuck strictly doing hip-hop. Songs from the dance/electronic scene are my favorite to make and remix, and I like that world.
People are going to be seeing me a lot everywhere: TVs, music, movies, festivals. You name it, I’m gonna be there.
What’s crazy to me is that people now assume I’m behind [hip-hop] tracks that other people are putting out. They’re just sitting on the edge of their chair waiting for me to put out [rap beats]. But it’s not going to happen. I’ve graduated from that.
I saw someone label me as a dubstep producer but I’m definitely not a dubstep producer. There’s nothing wrong with that, though, because that’s major. But it’s like a school bus driver being labeled as a NASCAR driver. I would love to be a NASCAR driver, but I drive buses for a living.
I’m always blowing the speakers out in studios, like, there’s smoke coming out of them. I found out that I’m not built for studio monitors. I record and mix down everything in the headphones and then I bring it to the speakers.
There are a lot of people who have used the same samples I’ve used, but there’s no way they flipped it the way I did. So, when I put my version out, people completely forgot that this [other] person did it. Everyone can have the same product, but it’s more about the way you present it and put it together.
I want to produce with people that are going to be on the charts and win Grammys because having regular old street songs is cool, but I did all that already.