Supah Mario interview on the Producergrind Podcast. We got up with Supah Mario at a studio in Atlanta to sit down and really talk about a few of the current BIG issues in the music producer community right now. We got the background story on Mario growing up in Columbia, SC which is an area making a lot of noise in the industry right now. We talked about him getting his first placement with Young Thug back in 2013 when he was working a regular job as a janitor and how long it took him to get his next placement and eventually move to Atlanta. We talked a lot about producer tags as well as the grey area that comes when using loops from sample packs that aren’t royalty free loops and samples and getting placements with those beats. We briefly talked about how effective co-signs can be from major artists and how they can propel your career exponentially. Lot of real good producer talk in this one.
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0:50 Come Up Story
3:04 Producing Before His First Placement
4:26 Dropping Out of High School
6:31 Getting His First Placement W/Young Thug
8:28 What Business Happened After Getting Placement?
11:31 How Was Life Different?
14:56 Staying Focused On Your Own Work
16:40 Evolving With The Industry
19:15 How Co-Signs Effect Careers
26:53 How To Carry Yourself To Get More Opportunity
28:00 Take Notes, Develop Your Craft And Your Personal Skills
29:56 You Have To Have Communication Skills
31:48 Different Producing Styles and Making A Beat In The Studio
35:02 Benefits of Making A Beat With an Artist
37:15 Issues With Using Samples
43:23 Sample Packs Conversation
46:20 Line Between Samples and Loop Use
49:20 Importance of a Producer Tag
– (55:09) If you had to choose one VST for life, what would it be? [@majsrg]
– (56:30) You Can Only Choose 3 Plugins For Life, What 3 Do You Choose?
– (1:00:50) What’s The Realest Advice Anyone in the Game Has Given You? [@fast.lanefoh]
1:03:44 Is Music Missing Spiritual and Healing Elements?
1:07:54 Lil Nas Up Next?
1:08:50 What Do You Put On Your Master Channel?
1:11:52 Balancing Family Life and Producer Career
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