Producers Sounwave and Tae Beast and engineer MixedByAli speak with Brian “B.Dot” Miller about their relationships and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, the Black Panther soundtrack, their rise to fame under the tutelage of Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the late Mac Miller and what it takes to stay true to the game. #tde #rap #RBMA
00:19 – The making of the Black Panther soundtrack
05:24 – The importance of finding your own voice and staying original
11:25 – The place of TDE in LA’s rap history
19:00 – Remembering the late Mac Miller
23:52 – How Top Dawg Tiffith brought them together and built a family
27:26 – Working with Kendrick Lamar
31:05 – The making of Section.80 and DAMN.
21:05 – Mac Miller – “Small Worlds” https://youtu.be/nHc_7yeiLvc
36:50 – Kendrick Lamar – “FEEL.” https://youtu.be/TZEc9CcqYmc
LA natives Sounwave, MixedByAli and Tae Beast are some of the key people responsible for shaping the sound of LA rap in the second half of the 2010s – and by extent defining a style with global impact. Sounwave and Tae Beast are producers, helping to shape albums by artists like Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock as well as working with the likes of Mac Miller and St. Vincent. MixedByAli, the man with the golden ears, is an engineer who is equally prolific, contributing to projects by artists ranging from Danny Brown and Childish Gambino to YG. Together they’ve earned and won multiple nominations and awards, including Grammys and Oscars – Sounwave was nominated for the latter in 2019 for Best Song, for co-writing “All the Stars” from the Black Panther soundtrack.
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