DJ Plugg “Off The Porch” Interview
Atlanta producer DJ Plugg is one of the most underrated producers in the game. His production credits include everybody from Lil Uzi Vert (numerous songs w/ more to come!), Future (he was once signed to him for 2 years), 21 Savage (he produced his first song) to even going platinum with Fall Out Boy. He’s also one of the hardest working DJs in the city as well, having spun at almost every single club in the city at one point or another & has ties to virtually every artist in Atlanta.
We recently sat down with DJ Plugg for a very entertaining and in-depth “Off The Porch” interview. During our conversation, Plugg talked about the following topics:
0:32 Making beats since he was 12 years old, growing up in a neighborhood right behind the Blue Flame, starting off producing using hardware, describes his production sound as “Transformers coming out the ground” & explains how he got his tag
4:59 Being introduced to Future by Will-A-Fool, playing Future 6 beats the first night he met him and Future choosing 5 of them, signing to Future for 2 years
7:21 Speaks on how if streaming was around during the mixtape era how much money he would of made, always getting paid for his beats
10:00 Co-hosting and producing 3 songs on Rich Homie Quan’s first mixtape, starting “I Love My Plug” w/ DJ Kutt Throat, documenting the Atlanta culture 10 years ago
15:00 Producing 21 Savage’s first song “Picky”, knowing 21 before he was a rapper
17:13 Reveals to us that T-Hood is his blood brother, his favorite songs that he has produced for him & their upcoming “Flexx Gods Mafia” project w/ Bobby Kritical
21:00 Explains how he linked up with Lil Uzi Vert, their close relationship, explains Uzi Vert’s recording process that he has never seen anybody record like him before, “For Real” going Gold
23:50 Producing Fall Out Boy’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright” & being a fan of rock music
28:21 Talks about getting his start as a DJ working teen parties when Pop Lord and Johnny Cinco were promoters, explains how he deals with drunk people asking him to play a song, says he has been paid $1000 before to play a song
33:26 Reveals the wildest thing he’s seen in a strip club, talks about Kevin Gates stopping by the club recently when he was working and the importance for rappers to still show love to the DJs
37:16 Talks about how being a DJ helps him as a producer, mixtapes becoming a thing of the past
40:46 Talks about going to Waffle House after the club every night, reveals the wildest thing he’s seen at a Waffle House, his hilarious IG page, reveals he is working on an album & more
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