Stay tuned as MISI Entertainment catches up with the multi-platinum record producer and rapper, Drumma Boy. You know and LOVE his music, now get to know the man behind numerous & genius club bangers, such as Waka Flocka’s “No Hands” and Jeezy’s “Put On”. Find out what makes this man so passionate about his productions!
Top 3 songs produced by Drumma boy
MISI: How do you think Atlanta has influenced music?
Drumma: Atlanta has been a breakthrough city for the south standing as the music Mecca of the southern region. It has lead by example of how to work together and has displayed music unity. People working together to achieve overall goals. The city of Atlanta has attracted movie companies from all over the world to capture and embrace the culture.
MISI: Name your very first sound machine and your best memory?
Drumma: My first piece of equipment was a Roland XP 50 Workstation which was purchased by my mother. She financed it and all I could think about when I made music on it was how I was gonna repay my mother. This piece of equipment allowed me to start selling bass tapes throughout my high school market. I remember making a song about the quadratic formula for math extra credit. I made a quick beat , bounced it to tape, then recorded a quick rap over it rapping about the quadratic formula and received an A+ in math for 9th grade. 10+ years from then my teacher still using that tape to teach her students.
MISI: What was the first song you learned to play?
Drumma: Fur Elise on the piano.
MISI: Which famous producers do you admire? Why?
Drumma: Dr. Dre for his sound quality, Puff for his marketing & branding strategies, and Quincy Jones for his musicianship & relationship ethics.
MISI: Top 3 songs you produced and why?
Drumma: “Standing Ovation” Young Jeezy – was my first multi- platinum plaque, “Put On” Young Jeezy – was my first Grammy-nomination , and Waka Flocka “No Hands” – was my first BET Hip Hop Award (Best Club Banger).
MISI: How do you feel about all the recognition you’ve been receiving behind the song “No Hands”?
Drumma: I kinda saw it coming . The night we made “No Hands” was a celebration. Gucci Mane had just got released from jail & we were just having a good time. Roscoe Dash and his crew, Wale and his crew, Gucci Mane, Bricksquad, fans and supporters, plus Waka and his crew. It was literally a party and our energy rubbed off on the public.
MISI: Was “No Hands” intended for Waka Flocka?
Drumma: Yea I made it for Waka and told him it was his during the process of making it. A lot of people thought it was Roscoe’s record because he was on the hook n verse.
MISI: Are there any artist you haven’t worked with that you would like to work with?
Drumma: Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, and Adele
MISI: How do you feel about the music industry and its overall future?
Drumma: If I had to rank the music industry on a scale of 1-10, I would say right now currently we are at 6. Too many people making records to please A&R’s or radio formats.
Not enough people making music from true raw emotion. Overall future looks great because the game is wide open and people are hungry for good music.
MISI: What advice would you give to beginner producers?
Drumma: Pay your dues and earn your respect you can’t get paid without respect and won’t become powerful without getting paid.
MISI: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, and job?
Drumma: Real simple. You make time for what you love and no kids for me yet so the few things I do love are quite manageable at this moment lol.
MISI: Last comments?
Drumma: Follow me on twitter @DrummaBoyFRESH and checkout my new website www.drum-squad.com
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Interview by Mogul Nailah B