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An all music production podcast. Raw & uncut. Featuring Grammy Nominated Multi-Platinum producer !llmind, Atlas The Plug, Perfection & GLAM.

An all music production podcast. Raw & uncut. Featuring Grammy Nominated Multi-Platinum producer !llmind, Atlas The Plug, Perfection & GLAM.
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An all music production podcast. Raw & uncut. Featuring Grammy Nominated Multi-Platinum producer !llmind, Atlas The Plug, Perfection & GLAM.






Episode 85 With Trilogy

Special guest TRILOGY speaks on producing the viral hit, "Get The Strap" with Uncle Murda, 50 Cent, 6ix9ine & Casanova and getting it featured on the show Power. There's no such thing as an overnight success. Trilogy started producing in 2006, grinding and building relationships that's paid off in recent times. The producer community, and the music industry in general, has changed so much since then. He speaks on how he's adapted to it over the years and now more than ever, embracing...


Episode 84 With Sevn Thomas

Welcome back our special guest SEVN THOMAS for a second episode with us! Appreciate him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chop it up. We discuss his recent successes with Rihanna, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne and more. He gives great advice on how to manifest and execute your goals and how that mentality got him to where he is today. He also gives a stamp of approval for young producers to grind, sell beats and do whatever you gotta do because he's surprised at how many major...


Episode 83 With JWhite Did It

I’m always inspired by stories of people who were able to climb out of extreme low points to eventually reach success. When you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up. From extreme life difficulty only a few years ago, to now having produced Bodak Yellow and I Like It for Cardi B & so much more. He gives great advice on betting everything on what you believe in and the universe will pay you back. Listen to his full story on the risks he took and the decisions he made to be in the position...


Episode 82 With J Reid ("Chun - Li" Nicki Minaj Producer)

After the devastating news of Mac Miller’s passing, I talk about the importance of mental health and how social media has evolved to effect it. What was once a silly platform to post and share with your friends is now something that you can build an entire business around. For many of us creatives, we share with the world our most vulnerable work, our art. We guide you on how to navigate through the negative and hateful comments. And I encourage you to stop and think again before commenting...


Episode 81 - Working With Songwriters (with Father Dude)

What's the difference between working with a rapper and a singer? If I'm a music producer or an audio engineer, do I know the difference between the two? Chances are, you don't. Both worlds are completely different in their own way. If you've only worked with rappers in the studio, you've got a lot to learn when it comes to working with singers/songwriters. Some say working with rappers is easy because it's just verses and adlibs. With singers, you're stacking harmonies, coming up with...


Episode 71 - Knowing When To Shoot Your Shot

In this episode we speak about a multitude of things - Knowing when to "shoot your shot", taking chances as a music producer, why sliding in the DM's could actually prove to be effective sometimes + we chose 2 fans at random to be our guests on the show. Both are up-coming music producers who listen to our show religiously + actually apply some of the stuff we say in real life, yielding some great results. They also brought empenadas, chocolate covered strawberries for Perfection and...


Episode 70 With Koncept P (Tekashi 69 Producer)

It's always so fascinating when you try to dissect that golden moment for an up-coming music producer when their life changes in an instant. This very moment just happened recently with producer Koncept P. Having produced "Kooda" & "Rondo" for Tekashi 69, things are now just starting to really roll. We spoke about the grind leading up to both life changing records, what life is like now and what's coming in the future.


Episode 69 With 1Mind (Produced "Unforgettable")

What happens after you produce one of the biggest summer anthems of 2017? Life changes in an instant. That's what happened to production trio "1Mind" after they produced French Montana's hit "Unforgettable" featuring Swae Lee. We spoke to them about how that track came about, what the grind was like to reach that point & the sacrifices that were made.


Episode 68 With Dru Ha (CEO Of Duck Down Music)

From 90's classics that went platinum (Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah, etc), to modern classics that went platinum (Young M.A. "Ooh") we spoke to the genius behind the scenes - CEO & Co-Founder of Duck Down Records. Lots of jewels dropped, like how to maneuver in today's music industry climate, the importance of social media, creating a direct relationship with the artist to get more placements & so much more. With 20+ years in the game, there's so much perspective here that we can all learn...


Episode 67 - The Key To Success Is Knowing Why

There's no formula to reaching success in the music industry, but there are certain common denominators that contribute to people who are successful. They know why they're doing it. They are in tune with themselves. They are in tune with their craft. Oh, and we also debate on if smoking too much weed can be a positive or a negative, and why. This was a special conversation. Illmind + Atlas The Plug + Perfection + GLAM talking their sh*t.


Episode 66 With Parks (From The Joe Budden Podcast)

He goes by the name of Parks. He's an engineer for the stars (Slaughterhouse, Prhyme 1 & 2 (Royce Da 5'9" + Dj Premiere) & more) a music producer & part of the JOE BUDDEN PODCAST (yes, they actually film and record it at his crib). This was a fun episode. Lots of jokes. Lots of gems. Def want to listen to this if you're curious about audio engineering & how to go about approaching the business. This episode was heartfelt. Well, they're always heartfelt. You will cry tears of joy when you...


Strategies To Get More Major Label Placements - An Illmind Rant

Illmind went on a rant and dropped some major gems on how to get more placements. It's something we all want as music producers. Here's a quick and dirty stream of consciousness on some things you can do NOW to increase your odds of getting closer to that first song placement.


Episode 65 With Buckwild (DITC)

Buckwild produced "I Got A Story To Tell" for the Notorious B.I.G. What else is there to say? That's just one record amongst a SLEW of legendary records this man has produced. We had an in depth conversation about how the music producer hustle was in the 90's, compared to the hustle now, why the internet is a gift and a curse and the importance of going back to true "artist development" to push the sound of hip-hop. Also, what a perfect time to drop this episode a day after the death...


Episode 64 With Buddah Bless

Buddah Bless this beat!! The tag might be new to you, but my man has been putting in work for a long time. Seems like lately we've heard this tag everywhere. Well, it's because Buddah has had a hell of a run so far. Having produced records for Migos, Drake & so many more, Buddah has risen up the ranks in the ever competitive ATL producer scene. We spoke about his early beginnings playing organ in church, to Timbaland shouting him out and how he's managed to stay hungry, sharp and innovative...


Episode 63 With Brasstracks

You don't want no problems with me!! - Chance The Rapper - In this episode we interview the production duo geniuses behind the track "No Problem" that won a Grammy last year and is probably Chance's biggest hit to date. From the early days grinding as musicians in NYC, to getting discovered on Soundcloud and Chance The Rapper replying to a tweet, we dig into the story of how this amazingly talented group rose to stardom. What's life like for a touring production crew and how do you balance...


Episode 62 With Buda & Grandz and JoeJoeBeats

In this special episode, we celebrate the release of Dave East's brand new album "Paranoia 2" with 3 of the music producers who contributed a bulk of the production on the project (oh and Illmind produced a song on that project as well, so technically we have 4 producers here lol). What an inspiring conversation. From Buda & Grandz's early days of grinding with Dave East and having to split $10 each in the studio to get some food, to now seeing the fruits of their labor. Also, newcomer...


Episode 61 With Skibeatz

Jay-Z "Dead Presidents" "Feelin' It", Camp Lo "Luchini", Curren$y's "Pilot Talk" projects. What do these all have in common. This gentleman named SKIBEATZ produced all of those records. We had an amazing conversation about his start in North Carolina, sampling records on the vintage SP-1200 beat machine (less than 4 seconds of sample time, can you imagine!?), his extensive work with Dame Dash during the Creative Control days (the birth of Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa + more), to his now obsession...


Episode 60 With Statik Selektah

Perfect way to kick the new year off. Our 60th episode with the one and only Statik Selektah. We spoke about his early come up as a DJ, transitioning into a producer and how he's utilized the power of confidence, work ethic and hustle to rise to the top of his game, now signed to Roc Nation. Who has Statik not worked with? The guy is an animal. If you're a music creator on the come up, this episode has too many gems that you don't want to miss. Also, Youtube "production tutorial" master...



One of the best strategies to follow. Just put the work in. I know that sounds cliche'. Do it. And stay connected with the people around you that inspire you. This Illmind rant is a must listen for all music creators.


Episode 59 - The 2017 Wrap Up/Best Of

Man, what a crazy year. 2017 had a SLEW of moments we will never forget. In this episode, we wrap up by choosing some of our favorite music producers, beats, songs, favorite new VSTS and DRUM KITS etc with our own "Best Of" lists for 2017. Our good friend Cameron "Chef" Pasquale also joins in on the fun (he produced "KMT" with Drake & Giggs and was a previous guest on our show - for those living under a damn rock lol). Cheers to 2018 and beyond!