What’s good AWALL? For those who don’t know tell us where you’re from & what motivated you to become a producer?
I’m originally from Newark New Jersey (Brick City) but I currently reside in Burlington New Jersey. As a kid I always knew I anted to be a musician but as I got older I realized I actually wanted to create the music. It’s one thing to play someone else’s masterpiece and then it’s another thing to create it yourself. That’s what motivated me.
Describe your style. What do you want artist to hear when they listen to your beats?
No matter what genre of music I produce, my style is emotional. I want the artist who listens to my music to identify with the emotion in the tracks. I want them to feel the instrument selection and the arrangement.
Since doing the Istandard showcase, what are some of the things you learned that you take back to the drawing board when making beats?
Since the showcase I’ve learned to stay consistent with my sound. While my sound is appealing in 2016, I definitely think it’s going to be relevant two or more years from now as well.
What projects are you currently working on?
Currently I’m working on several indie artist EP’s and projects. I am also working on a single for R&B/Soul artist Bradd Marquis.
Tell us what artist major or underground have you work with so far.
Some artists I’ve worked with include Q Parker (from 112), Mya, Bradd Marquis, Amanda Brown, Felicia Temple, Mic Jones, Vertical Jones, CeCe Rogers, and many more. I worked with a few artists as a musician and also as a ghost producer. Now it’s time for me to step out on my own and win.
Every producer has a couple of people in the game they looked up to coming up. Who are these people for you and why?
One of my favorite producers has always been Ryan Leslie. The way he can put a groove together in a matter of minutes and play almost every instrument amazes me. Another producer I recently started following is Sound Oracle. The way he uses his gear and creates sounds is great.
What is your definition of Grynd?
My definition of Grynd is never giving up on your dreams, visions, goals, or purpose even when it’s not easy to achieve. Go get it done.
Outside of music if there is one thing you would change in this world what would it be in why?
If there was one thing I could change it would be the price of college. I’m a big fan of learning and its becoming harder for most people to further their education after high school all because of the cost. It’s crazy! I would definitely change that.
Any Shout outs? Where can we find you online?
Shout out to the Grynd Report for the interview. Big shout to my wife Brittnee for always pushing me beyond myself, and to my team AWALL PRODUCTIONS! You can find me on my website www.iamawall.com and all of my social media, facebook, instagram, twitter etc… is listed on my site.