A Lost Pilot
Jahfi Go Crazy!
We got the chance to connect with producer Jahfi. He's had the opportunity to work with artists like Kodak Black and Money Man. Check out my personal favorite production of his "Purp" by Kodak Black. He's got some knowledge to drop on the producers trying to establish a name for themselves in 2019.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to producing music? And how long have you been producing music?
Well, I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida I started producing in 2016. I made my first connection in 2016 lol everything been up since then.
What's your producer tag? How did you create it? What's the importance of having a producer tag?
The importance of a producer tag is not really that big when you're actually getting paid for your beats but my producer tag is "Jahfi go crazy" & "Jahfi got hits". The got hits tag I created that just playing around and the go crazy tag came from an artist named g6 my guy signed with 300 entertainment bless me with that one I also have a Kodak Black unreleased tag.
What's your scene? Would you rather be at the crib cooking up beats solo? Or be in the studio collaborating with other producers?
I love both, to be honest because different producers come with different vibes and when your alone you can also catch the producing holy ghost and be creative, limitations working alone is that you can get tired faster and limitations with collaborating with other producers so much is that your sound can get lost in the sauce.
How/when did you first connect with Kodak Black?
I would say 2013 but I wasn't producing then but officially it was 2016 at Dollaz & Dealz studio.
Can you run us through the process of making the "Purp" beat? What was it like working with Kodak on that song?
Yeah so we made "Purp" in 2016 of may I think before he got arrested but the process was regular my normal process making the beat I find chords and then I continue on to drums then I add more sounds but this day as I'm making the beat Kodak walks in and I told him Orlando from Atlantic records drop off some beats he said na keep playing this one you making and the rest is history. I recorded him but he ended up re-recording with another engineer the next day!
What was your first taste of success?
Ummm I'll say actually working with the best label in my hometown with Dollaz & Dealz but there's more success to come. I'm kinda hard on myself...but I would say when I got my first real taste when I got my first music check lol in 2016.
Any advice to some trying to get their beats heard by artists?
Yes, network stay online and don't be scared to write these artists or if you see them don't be afraid to tell them hey I'm a dope producer can we work. So fear for any producer should be left behind.
How have you seen the music industry changed since you first started? Has it changed for the better or worse, explain?
It changed a lot because you don't need much to make a hit record these days you just need energy lol and motivation to just do it, and it changed for the better
rap music is number one obviously.
Artists stealing beats seems to be a common theme nowadays. Have you ever had problems with getting paid by artists for beats?
Never had that problem because I don't send beats out anybody that you heard on my beats 9/10 times I recorded them and I was in there. So I don't have that problem its the way I work in the industry, but not for everybody.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
2019 I'm getting my mixing and mastering company out there more it's called "mixnwavz" and I'm starting a music engineer company called "wav-men" also I'm dropping 3 mixtapes end of the year and maybe my own drum kit if I feel generous.
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