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Freegame Producer Podcast Episode 117 | Needlz on his Path to Success

Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy Award Winning Producer Needlz swings by the Free Game Podcast and breaks down his incredibly focused path from business school to music business school, to producing for everybody from Cardi B to Bruno Mars, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Ludacris, Nicole Bus and the list goes on.

1:42 - Brian introduces Needlz with his insane list of achievements
2:27 - Needlz talks about how he started working with Nicole Bus
5:32 - Working with Honors English
8:04 - His process developing artists
13:08 - Needlz discusses "Leak Eazy" his new artist showcases
16:00 - Growing up in the midwest and how he got into music
17:35 - Starting off as a DJ, going to NYU and interning for Puffy
20:11 - Coming into his own as a producer, creating a sound and identifying a hit record
25:03 - The importance of songwriting and working with songwriters
32:52 - The importance of his team
38:37 - Discusses starting a label and not needing a major label
43:24 - Finding talented people
45:38 - Working with Cardi B on "Invasion of Privacy"
50:23 - Future plans