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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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New York, NY

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

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English


Episodes

Episode 80 - Let's Build Fam (60+ random guests?)

8/10/2018
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So this is what we did. We put a tweet out the day before recording this episode saying "meet us at the podcast studio". 62 people showed up. It was nuts. They asked questions and we answered. Someone even busted a freestyle over an unreleased Illmind beat. Lots and lots of gems here and lots of laughs. We also spoke about Travis Scott's "Astroworld" album and how it's likely to leave a long lasting impact. One of my favorite episodes to date.

Duration:01:34:58

Episode 79 - Becoming Your Own Boss

7/27/2018
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The world of music production requires skills similar to any entrepreneur of today. The successful ones usually become their own boss. No one to report to (except the IRS lol). You get what you put in. We spoke about some basic philosophies to keep in mind during your journey as an aspiring musician. Whether you're a music producer, artist, engineer or all of the above, these are some of the fundamentals that will help guide you along the way. Oh, and BLAP OR CRAP is back of course!

Duration:01:11:41

Episode 78 With Lamont Graves (Music Publishing Consultant)

7/21/2018
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This might be one of our most informative episodes to date. We talked about various ways to generate income when FIRST STARTING to make beats and become a music producer. How much $ should you charge for your beats? Should you work for free? Should you do both? When is a good time to start increasing your prices? Our special guest for this episode was Lamont Graves who specializes in consulting music producers on what MUSIC PUBLISHING is, some best practices and how music producers can...

Duration:01:25:17

Episode 77 With Mike Cuz

7/13/2018
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I met Mike Cuz when I was working with Slaughterhouse (Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz & Crooked I for those living under a rock) back in 2013. He was an assistant engineer at Just Blaze's old studio. I didn't know he produced music as well. I just thought he was a great engineer from my experience working with him during those sessions. I remember later being in the studio with Wale and he needed an engineer. I recommended Mike to Wale and they ended up working together. From...

Duration:00:53:31

Episode 76 With Wayno (Everyday Struggle)

7/6/2018
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There's so much I can say about Wayno. Some people know him as the official co-host of Complex's "Everyday Struggle". Some know him as the guy who helped kick start Dave East's career. Some knew him from the early Rocafella days, or his company "Triangle Offense" (artist + production management, amongst other things). Outspoken, honest and will always keep it 100. One of my favorite and most genuine people in the industry. Lots of gems here you don't want to miss.

Duration:01:12:40

Episode 75 - How To Find Your Signature Sound

6/15/2018
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As music producers, we strive to eventually get to that point where we feel like we have our own "signature sound". Like, The Neptunes. Like, Timbaland, Like, Dr. Dre. Like, Metro Boomin'. The list goes on. So what does one have to do to achieve a signature sound as a music creator? We also discuss the current landscape of music and how important of a role music producers play.

Duration:01:09:09

Episode 74 - Set Goals Don't Be Lazy

6/8/2018
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In this episode we each tell our own unique stories on several moments where we set a goal and went out to achieve that goal. Whether it was trying to land a placement on a major album, or wanting to meet someone we admire. Going out of your way to try new things can alter the pathway to your future. We also chose our current favorite VST or PLUG-IN and why we love using it. Of course the hilarity ensues throughout. This episode was lit!

Duration:01:12:05

Episode 73 With Prince Paul

6/1/2018
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We back baby (after a 3 week hiatus) and we had the honor to have a LEGEND join us! His name is Prince Paul. The guy who used to hang out with Rza and ODB in the 80's before Wu-Tang became world renowned. The guy who started as a DJ in Stetsasonic. The guy who produced on De La Soul's "3 Feet High And Rising" classic album. The guy who did "Handsome Boy Modeling School" with Dan The Automator (one of !llmind's favorite albums of all time). We can go on forever. Oh, and his son is Lil Uzi...

Duration:01:06:48

Episode 72 - How To Find A Good Manager

5/4/2018
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Music producers need managers. Some don't need them early in their careers when they're first starting out. But eventually, you'll need an extra hand when things get too overwhelming. The real question is: When is it time to find a good manager? Also, where do I find a manager and how do I know if they're good or not? Will a manager help get me major label "placements"? We had an inspiring conversation about all of this. Illmind's friend (who works with Akon) surprised us with a phone call...

Duration:01:13:51

Episode 71 - Knowing When To Shoot Your Shot

4/27/2018
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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...

Duration:01:23:22

Episode 70 With Koncept P (Tekashi 69 Producer)

4/20/2018
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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.

Duration:01:16:59

Episode 69 With 1Mind (Produced "Unforgettable")

4/6/2018
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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.

Duration:01:28:41

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

3/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:33

Episode 67 - The Key To Success Is Knowing Why

3/16/2018
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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.

Duration:01:39:32

Episode 66 With Parks (From The Joe Budden Podcast)

3/1/2018
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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...

Duration:01:29:57

Strategies To Get More Major Label Placements - An Illmind Rant

2/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:15

Episode 64 With Buddah Bless

2/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:29:40

Episode 61 With Skibeatz

1/19/2018
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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...

Duration:01:31:25

Episode 60 With Statik Selektah

1/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:22:20

WORK HARD AS F*CK + STAY CONNECTED - An Illmind Rant

1/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:41