Chatting With SoMuchSauce A Producer/A&R For 300 Entertainment
SomuchSauce is one of the best producers we've had the chance to talk with. Signed to 300 Entertainment he's been in the game for a while and has an impressive list of placements. He's worked with artists like: Famous Dex, Pollari, D Savage, Thouxanbanfauni, Unotheactivist, Rich The Kid, KEY, Warhol.SS, OG Maco, Swaghollywood, A$AP Ant aka YG Addie, Robb Bank$ and many more. Check out my personal favorite productions of his: "Wock" by Thouxanbanfauni.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to producing music?
What’s good, this is SoMuchSauce and I'm from Gulfport, Mississippi. I got into producing music when I was 17 literally 2 weeks before I graduated high school.
Were you educated in producing? Or did you teach yourself?
I definitely had no clue what chord progressions were and had no clue how to piece beats together when I started so for the entire summer of 2015 after I graduated high school I was dedicated to teaching myself. I watched a lot of basic tutorials on how to use FL studio and worked my way up from there. There weren’t any videos out back then that actually ”taught” you how to make beats step by step so it took me literally 3 months before I was able to make a beat with a solid “Hook, Verse, then Hook” layout.
Describe your creative process?
Tbh, I usually just hop on FL studio and open up a VST (Virtual Studio Technology) that I like and just start playing chords until I find a sound that I like. After that, I piece the melody by adding 2 or 3 patterns that are gonna make up the entire melody of the beat and then I add the clap, hi-hats, percussions/snares, and the 808 being the last thing I add before I lay the beat out.
How long did it take you roughly to start excelling with your career as a producer?
I’d say that it took about a year after I started before I actually noticed that I was starting to level up. It really didn't start until after I say my second big placement.
What's your scene? Would you rather be at the crib cooking up beats solo? Or be in the studio collaborating with other producers?
Tbh, I’d choose to cook up in a studio any day over being at the crib making beats. You get a creative vibe that I can’t really explain when you're in the studio with other producers. You can share techniques and sounds and it’s WAY EASIER to collaborate since everyone is right by each other in person. Also, you can network and build connections with artists and other producers quicker than just sending beats out or collaborating over the internet. Making beats at the crib is fye though also because you’re where you’re most comfortable. I pretty much cook up at home most of the time myself due to where I’m from and have made most of my best-known work right from home.
Do you send your beats out to any artists or are you selective on who raps on your beats?
I used to send beats out to anybody when I first started just because I was hungry to hear anybody on my beats but since I got signed, I’m very selective of who hops on my beats now. It’s nothing personal at all, I just hold my work to a way higher standard than I used to so I only send beats to artists who I know are going to do them justice.
I used to post beats on YouTube and Fauni happened to have seen it and purchased it from the beat store I used to have. I didn’t know who it was who bought it but about a month later I heard “Park My Car” on SoundCloud. After that, I hit him up on Instagram so I could send him more beats and the rest was history. The beat for “Gorgeous” and the beat for his song called “Wock” were both sent at the same time as a pack of beats for Fauni. He sent back both songs a day later and I didn’t like gorgeous at first tbh lol. It grew on me after I kept playing it for a while but I thought “Wock” was a better song and was gonna be the one to blow tbh. “Pay Me” was a beat I made early last year that I sent to Fauni specifically for the FCS2 project because I’d worked with both him and Unotheactivist so much. They hopped on and sent the song back within a few days after I sent it and I knew right away it was gonna be one of the best songs on the tape.
How did you end up connecting with UnoTheActivist? What was it like working with him?
I started working with Unotheactivist in 2016 around the time gorgeous dropped. He heard my stuff through Fauni and hit me up to send some beats through. We have, for a fact, about 30 unreleased tracks with some of them being hits so I’m hyped and hope people can hear them one day. Uno is one of the most versatile artists that I’ve ever worked with and he’s a workhorse honestly. I would send a pack of beats through and he’d message me back about a day later saying he’d recorded on most of the beats or all of them. The only thing I can criticize tbh is that he doesn’t drop music as much but he’s been dropping a good bit of music lately so that’s fye.
What do you do in your free time when you're not producing?
I’m an A&R for 300 entertainment also so I’m always looking for new artists to work with. I also manage 2 artists, Koi or @ripcoye and Guapo Cobe or @guapocobe. Other then that, I play video games and hang with friends and family when I’m not doing anything music related.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
A lot of big things are coming for me this year. I’ve been working with Lil Keed, Young Thug, Gunna, Famous Dex, Lil Tracy and more already so I’m looking forward to what the rest of this year has in store.
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