Q&A: G-Rod Of Sour Muzic (@SourMuzicBeatz) Chops It Up w/@VannDigital
A while back, Sour Muzic made their debut on The DigiSpot with their collabo beat tape with Rem Ice, 'The Instrumentals'. G-Rod, the head of Sour Muzic, recently chopped it up with us about what it takes to be a producer & more. You can give what was discussed a read below...
VannDigital: What inspired you to do an instrumental record?
G-Rod: I felt there was a void with producers putting out their own projects. Sometimes, as producers, we get tired of chasing artists around and trying to sell beats. Sometimes the artist’s ideas and producer’s ideas don't match. Sometimes, it's not always about chasing the check. Also, I find people just like to vibe off the music alone and it also gives new artists something to write to.
How did you and Rem Ice collaborate on this? What was your creative process?
I kept hearing about how good Rem was from people in the streets. Everyone knows I'm a tough critic but when I listened I was like "wow this kid got it". I had to have him on my next project. The creative process came about with me just making beats daily and understanding how much people actually like my music. I didn't want to keep it locked away.
What do you think about the state of Hip-Hop production these days?
I think it's at a great place now. In my day (LOL I'm showing my age), I would have to book a studio, lug my beat machine, & spend hours in the studio. Now with today's technology, you can literally make beats on your phone. For example, I'm using an app called Beatmaker 2 on the iPhone/iPad. It's awesome. That says a lot from a guy that comes from the MPC/SP1200 era. I am also mixing records in a app called Auria. Could you imagine if I had this when I was younger?
Who are some of your favorite producers ever and why?
Of course you know I got my Primo, the D.I.T.C producers, Daz Dillinger, & Just Blaze. I'm loving Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, Zaytoven, & D Stackz. Those guys keep me on my toes. Again, remember we are at a place where these guys wake up, make a beat, & drop it on social media and sound websites. They are doing what they feel. They don't care about what corporate/the industry thinks. They are making music for their friends, fans, & most of all themselves.
Who are some rappers you’d love to work with and why?
Wow, you are asking some great questions today. OK, first because of my age, I always wanted to do a Rakim and Big Daddy Kane record. Also, a Slick Rick and also a Kool G Rap record. Now, with today's artist: Young M.A, Dave East, Jay Electronica, Punch from T.D.E, Drake, & definitely a Migos record. I like that they are in their own lane.