Most of the producers I interview I have found because they produced a specific song, they had an impressive resume, or because of my hours of searching on YouTube for beats. This time though I am interviewing a producer I found through instagram because of him following the CuratedFlame account, being an engaged follower, and also his consistent uploading of high quality beat snippet videos.
Now it isn’t unheard of for a producer to upload beat snippet videos on Instagram, most of the producers I follow do this. But the same way that some producers turn other music videos into their beat videos for YouTube, NodGod does the same but seems to not only do real High Quality videos but he also focuses on Instagram way more then YouTube. And for him it seems to be working out well! I really liked his beats and I see him getting bigger so I reached out and you can find out more about him and check out his beats by scrolling down!
No major placements yet, but I’m hoping to achieve that milestone by the end of the year.
How old are you?
funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time?
I don’t send tracks out until the money hits my account so no late payments, but I did have a rapper offer me a Walmart gift card once.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in middle Tennessee, about an hour south of Nashville.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?
I started when I was 15, but I just played around with it as a hobby here and there. I didn’t actually start taking my music seriously until this January when I created my Instagram.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?
Honestly nothing to crazy yet, I’m still star struck when big names like my music posts still lol.
Who are your biggest influences?
I grew up watching Johnny Juliano, I don’t think it’s possible for that guy to make a garbage beat. Anything 808 Mafia of course.
If someone where to ask whats your story, what would you say in a quick summary?
I’m just a guy that loves his family and is passionate about his music, that’s all you need to know about me.
Want to give any shoutouts? Yea, shoutout Curated Flame for exposing all these up and coming artist and producers. Shoutout @prod_by_aybe that guys out here grinding and always showing love.
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats?
Honestly, I make most of my money from Instagram, it’s just so easy to get your music in front of people.
Do you have any other income streams?
I work a 9 to 5 just like the next man.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Most people are surprised that I was in the Army for 5 years.
Whats your process for making a beat? Twist something up, play around with some melodies and add some drums, if I have beat block I’ll usually just take a break and come back.
Where does your sound come from? I listen to a lot of Memphis artist but I wouldn’t really say I have a Memphis sound, I don’t know I’ll leave that up to y’all to describe lol.
What do your beats normally cost?
$30 Lease / $200 Exclusive
What is the most you have made from one beat?
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use?
FL Gang all the way, it’s so user friendly.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017?
Zero, I just started posting in January.
What are your plans for 2018?
I would love to get that first major placement, that’s really going to be a huge milestone for me as a producer.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018?
I think @1Taykeith bringing back the Memphis wave hard.