“Keep learning and striving for greatness”: An interview with Hip Hop Producer Thundaa

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Interview:

How old are you?

I’m just or already 19. 

Where are you from?

I’m from Eastern Europe. No, not Russia. I’m from Latvia, a small country with some cool people. If you’re a fan of basketball you may know that the NY Knicks young star player Porzingis are from there too.

Hardware or software?what kind?

Software all the way. I always use FL studio, It’s pretty easy to learn and use + you don’t need any equipment to start producing too, just plug in your headphones and you’re ready to make some hits.

How long have you been producing?

I started messin with beats 2 years ago I think but not very actively like 2-4 times a week I’d try to create something but at that time it still felt a bit uninteresting to me. I started taking it more seriously early last year when I started to really like what I was hearing. I was impressed by my beats and from that moment my passion for music only grew bigger and bigger.

What advise would you give to aspiring producers?

Keep working. Keep learning and striving for greatness. Watch tutorials. It may seem boring to watch the tutorial videos at the beginning but they’re really helpful for anyone that wants to be a producer. I myself have watched hours of them learning all the basics and theories when I first started. Knowledge and practise really is the key to success. I almost forgot to mention that it takes time to make a name for yourself so be patient!

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?

Connecting with talented people from all over the world is really the greatest thing.

Who are your biggest influences?

I have a lot of them.. from Pac to Neil Young. But I’d like to think that Clams Casino, Noah 40, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky and Nirvana had (has) the biggest impact on my music and the emotion I’m portraying.

Want to give any shoutouts?

Yeah, shoutout to all the YouTube producers that are killing it always and keeping me inspired – GHXST, Cxdy, Origami, Lucid soundz, Yondo, Urban Nerd and canis major. These are the producers who just can’t make a boring beat.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

I can’t rap on my own beats. I tend to freestyle in my head to other people beats just for fun but it’s hard for me to do the same on my own instrumentals.

What do your beats normally cost?

https://thundaa.bandcamp.com/

they’ll always be free for non-commercial use though.

Who has been your favorite artist to produce for?

https://soundcloud.com/therealthundaa sometimes I repost some cool sounding rappers.

How many leases or beats, do you think you have sold in your career?

A lot. But I dislike to talk about money because I started making music just coz I liked to do it not because I want to be rich or anything like that. So talking about money just feels like bragging – drags the inspiration away.

Links:
∆ instant Regular Lease purchase – https://thundaa.bandcamp.com/track/no…
∆ twitter – @thundaabeats
∆ instagram – @thundaabeats
∆ get the exclusive rights / leases – thundaabeats@gmail.com
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