SB: It all started back in 2012, when I wanted to try something different which was making beats. I tried figuring out a name and came up with “SuperbBeatmaker”; I was 21 at the time. I bought my first drum machine an Alesis SR 16, which was made in 1991. I had to figure out how use a drum machine because the producers that inspired me always used drum machines from Havoc (Mobb Deep), Just Blaze, Araabmuzik & Jahlil Beats.
I moved back to New York in summer of 2012 to better establish myself as a producer because that’s where I was born. I started making beats and posting them online and grabbing the attention of up and coming artists. I didn’t have a laptop at the time just a Tascam DR05. I relocated back to Atlanta for a second time in 2014 and started networking.
I met Andre 3000 in January of 2015 and that changed my life because at the time, we conversed and he asked for my Soundcloud and info, at that time I wasn’t making music. After that conversation, I wanted to impact the music industry because I realize the industry moves very fast.
I understood that conversation was an eye opener of what I was suppose to be doing as a producer “always being ready”. In 2018, I was managed by the same management team as Dave East. I released 2 projects in 2018, “Long Awaited 1 & Long Awaited 2”.
I had the opportunity to work with Dame Grease on the project, Grease is an multi-platinum producer who produced for DMX, French Montana, Max B, and the list goes on. In the early months of 2019, I was offered a deal through a CashMoney & RichGang affiliate. This past April, I released my third project “High Profile”.
Currently I am working on another project which will be released towards the end of the summer. I recently dropped a single with an Atlanta artist by the name of Mr. 95 called “Connected” available on all streaming platforms.
RESPECT: How are you able to balance being a family man, with music?
SB: Being balanced with music and being a family man can become a challenge at times. I usually dedicate my time to my family throughout the daytime and at night I produce. You can say, I setup a schedule for myself. Both aspects of my life deserve time and can be time consuming. My family loves music so, when we all go out we’ll listen to music and they turn up; while I study hi-hats, snares and melodies they listen to. My family supports me 100%, that’s what I’m thankful for.
RESPECT: How you best describe your production style?
SB: I listen to all genres of music from hip hop to country. My sound is unique and very distinctive. I’ve been using hardware ever since the day I started producing music. I still use the MPC 2000 (made in 1997) and a Kawai K1 (made in 1988). My music gives you that 90’s hip hop drum feel while still using 808’s in the new trap music. All in all, my production style is futuristic because I don’t use all the sounds the rest of the producers are using.
RESPECT: In what ways do you plan to impact the music industry?
SB: I want to set the trend of stepping outside of the comfort zone of what’s the cool thing to do in music currently. My impact would be for all creators to believe in yourself from the start and stay to yourself. I would love to sit back and watch the producers after me go back into history and use vintage equipment while enjoying making music with it. I started out recording with a Tascam DR-05 and I don’t regret doing that because I didn’t have any new technology to feel comfortable about making music.
RESPECT: Who do you hope to work with in the future?
SB: I would love to work with Schoolboy Q, Griselda Records (Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine & Benny The Butcher), Joe Budden when he comes out of retirement. I love working with underdogs and up and coming artists,thats been my thing ever since I started producing.
RESPECT: How has Atlanta influenced you musically?
You might also like
More from Interviews
Despite the constant criticism, there's no denying that Drake is one of the best hip-hop artists our culture has to …
Up and coming artist, Goon Des Garcons* has recently released his debut album, Sheesh! and this is one project you …
RESPECT The Hustle: Kristinia DeBarge on new single ‘Bet’, Quarantine Life, & What’s Next for Her Career
Kristina DeBarge discusses her upcoming single Bet, how she spent her quarantine, and what's next for her blossoming career. RESPECT …