When Atlanta-based Pi’erre Bourne dropped by MASS APPEAL, it was a sort of homecoming. Originally from South Carolina, the 23-year-old producer and artist spent his summers in Southside Jamaica, Queens, near 50 Cent’s old stomping grounds. One summer, he discovered Fruity Loops, the infamous beat making software known as the weapon of choice behind hits for artists ranging from JAY-Z to Drake. At the time, Pi’erre thought the software was just a video game, and his curiosity earned him a new computer to return home with. Fast forward a few years and Pi’erre is the man responsible for one of 2017’s best rap songs, “Magnolia.”
Pi’erre Bourne’s hustle is what led to his success today. Before landing six tracks on Playboi Carti’s self-titled mixtape, Pi’erre was already an engineer for Epic Records and working as a producer on the Atlanta scene. He attributes his choice of residence to not wanting to rely on family.
Now when Pi’erre isn’t working on his own music he’s collaborating with The Weeknd, MetroBoomin’, 808 Mafia, Lil’ Uzi, and of course Playboi Carti. Check out our Open Space interview up top.
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