“Chopsticks” Interview with ForeignGotEm

I found out about ForeignGotEm because of a comment on one of my instagram posts. And honestly, I don’t know how I didn’t know about foreigngotem already, he’s absolutely killing the game on YouTube:

  • 17.8k subscribers
  • 6.75 million views

If that’s not reason enough, homeboy produced the beat for the YBN Almighty Jay track “Chopsticks” that was a bonafide underground hit with 8.6 million views on YouTube. He’s also got placements with a slew of other notable names. I dm’d him and dude hit me back asap saying he was down to do the interview, scroll down to find out more!

major credits? YBN Almighty Jay, Rich The Kid, Famous Dex, Jay Critch, Skinnyfromthe9, Icy Narco, Ohtrapstar, 55Bagz.. I literally started getting placements like 2-3 months ago, so all of this happened in that short period of time
How old are you? 19
Anything funny or crazy ever happen in this game we call rap? I mean every day crazy when you in the music industry honestly
Where are you from?  I’m from Belgrade, Serbia. Europe.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? For over 3 years now. And I dont really remember how I started, I was a 16 year old kid – probably was bored during the summer break or something so I got FL Studio and started playing around in it.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? This moment right now. I’m getting so much attention and people are finally giving my beats the love I know they deserve
Who are your biggest influences? Bruh when I was starting to make beats DJ Mustard was popping and at first I was trying to be him lol. But even tho my beats sound nothing like him now I still feel like he influenced me a lot in the way that I’m always trying to make hits and just catchy music people will vibe to
Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout my people. They know who they are
Whats your process for making a beat? Make the melodies, make the drums, arrange the beat, mix the beat
What do your beats normally cost?
  • Leases go from $30 to $150.
  • Exclusives are around $500 for independent artists usually but a lot more if its gonna be a major release
What is the most you have made from one beat? A few thousand
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Almighty Jay got the beat for Chopsticks on my youtube channel – hit me up on twitter asked me to send him the beat.
I never even heard of him before that and I never send beats for free but for some reason I did this time.
Then he released the song and video a few weeks later and it just blew up. His team bought the beat later on obviously…Crazy.

https://soundcloud.com/ohtrapstar/guap-ft-55bagz-prod

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? I have no idea honestly
What are your plans for 2018? Plan is to keep killing it
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)? A lot of people are really putting in work right now and will be huge in 2018. I don’t wanna mention any names cause I know I’ll forget someone but just check who I’m working with and you’ll see what’s the next wave.
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