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Interview + 5 beats with Prod. Cecil

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Prod.Cecil is a producer I found on YouTube and I keep seeing his name around. He is prolific, with at least 220 beat videos on his page, and his stats are impressive, 5K+ subscribers and 870k+ views.  His most viewed video is a Playboi Carti type beat video that currently sits at 230K views;
 So I reached out and after awhile he got back to me with his answers. You can find out more about this producer plus check out his beats below.
BEATPACKS
Major credits? (artist/song)
CookLaFlare – Fighter Jet ft. Lil Yachty
C Roy – Don’t Go ft. 909 Memphis (Prod. Og Abi and me)
909Memphis – So Mean (Prod. OG Abi and me)
And I got some more coming soon.
How old are you?  I’m currently 19 years old.
Where are you from? I live in Portugal. I’ll probably visit the US frequently in the future to work with some producers and artists over there.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I started producing around 4 years ago. But I didn’t took it serious for like the first year.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? Probably the positive feedback and that a lot of my friends that I know through music are starting to really build a name for themselves. We all knew eachother since we had like 100-200 followers on Soundcloud and now we are all starting to grow.
Who are your biggest influences? There are too many to count. I listen to a lot of different types of music. Almost everything from Trap to Jazz to Alternative Rock. And I found a lot of the artists and music I listen to on YouTube while searching for samples lol. I also get inspired by the beats and music my friends make.
Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout to my bro Nixon, shoutout to Og Abi, Dollie, Alto and SurrealGang, Bricks, and everybody else that fw me.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Maybe that I live in Europe and not in the US.
Whats your process for making a beat? I usally start with the melody or a sample and then I add some drums. I mix my beats whenever I feel like they’re done or when adding more would be too much.
What do your beats normally cost? My leases start at $25 at the moment, and my exclusive rights start at around $200.
What is the most you have made from one beat? The most I’ve made from one beat was with a sync lease that I’ve sold. I won’t go into too much detail but I made more from that one lease then I would with selling a few exclusives.
Any stories on how you got some of your placements?  Artists that use my beats usually find them on Soundcloud or YouTube but I also send out beats from time to time.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? I use FL Studio 12 and KRK Rokit 5 studio monitors. They are pretty good but I plan on buying a new pair of studio monitors soon.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? I’m not exactly sure how many but it was a good year for me.
What are your plans for 2018? Just growing as a person, as a producer, networking, and being as successful as I can be in everything I do.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) Producer wise every producer that I mentioned earlier but also just those who work hard and deserve it. I think if you really love what you’re doing, you’ll succeed if you stay consistent and never give up.

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