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Famed producer Zaytoven has seen many wins in his career. From 1999 to today, the producer has worked with the likes of music’s finest like Nicki Minaj, Usher, The Migos, Gucci Mane and more.
In this exclusive interview with VladTV, Zaytoven reveals how he came to reach such successful wins and how he managed to do so as an independent artist in the music industry.
First, Zay explains how working extensively on your craft can help cultivate a distinct sound. While he didn’t reach success until 2004, he says the time doesn’t exist anymore for new acts because of viral fame. Making beats everyday and showcasing his work with artists helped his name build buzz.
Another tip Zaytoven recommends is staying true to yourself. Following the independent path inside and out has kept him grounded. He explains how Gucci Mane found faith in him because he used organs and piano sounds in his beats. Since it wasn’t the trendy sound spreading around Atlanta, Gucci was impressed by his work.
Lastly, Zaytoven says the “favor of God” has given him success. He prays and keeps a spiritual balance when it comes to his life path.
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The Alchemist sat down with VladTV and shared what he feels is his most classic production, who he’d like to work with in the future, and what mixtape he’s been listening to lately.
While the revered beatsmith has classic productions for Nas, Jadakiss, Eminem and a list of others under his belt, Alchemist named Prodigy’s “Keep it Thoro” as his most classic rap beat that still gets Hip-Hop heads hyped. When it comes to future collaborators, he feels it’s less about the name and more about the chemistry. He also reveals that he’s been listening to the new Drake mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s too Late, a lot lately, with his favorite song being “6pm in New York.”
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Honestly this was supposed to go down a year and half ago but whatever. Shit happens. Life happens. Stuff gets put on hold. Real life takes center stage. But now Backpack Theory/Scratch Recordings is looking for hot beats for Jakk Frost. Send beats to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no up front money. There will be a revenue split between the Frost, the Producers, and Backpack Theory/Scratch Recordings Do not send beats if you don’t agree with this. ***NOT LOOKING FOR TRAP BEATS*** Search for Jakk Frost on Youtube to see his steez. Thank and good luck.
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In this series we hang out with super producers Foreign Allegiance to get an idea of what it takes to be successful producer in the music industry. This episode highlights some footage from studio sessions and what you have to do to make things work.
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DJ Pain 1 discusses his top 10 mistakes for artists to avoid in 2014: Work smarter, not harder.
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Esteban at sits down with Evidence and Alchemist, who break down tracks from their debut LP “Lord Steppington.”
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