Joog Talks Working With Shoreline Mafia, Ron-Ron, 03 Greedo & More
We got the chance to connect with Joog, who is also a member of HitMob. HitMob is a group of producers including, AceTheFace, Ron-Ron, QuadWoofer, and more! To be a member of HitMob and work alongside multi-platinum producers your beats have to be next level. All the members of HitMob put out unique beats and often multiple members work on one beat and it’s something truly unique. When Joog and Ron-Ron collabed on the “Spaceship” beat you could really tell how different that beat was from anything else you hear nowadays. I linked Joog and HitMob’s SoundCloud and Instagram down below make sure to give them a follow and make sure you keep an eye out for Joog beats and the members of HitMob.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to producing music? And how long have you been producing music?
I'm from Leimert Park (Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, CA). I have been producing since 2014.
What's your producer tag? And how did you create it?
My Producer tag is a stove igniting and the flame followed by my best friend saying “Joog”.
What was going on in your life when you made your first beat? Was producing always the goal?
I just wanted to make some hard shit. It was producing or basketball but I didn't see myself in the NBA especially after I got shot.
When did you first connect with Shoreline Mafia? Can you run us through making the "Spaceship" beat with Ron-Ron? How did Shoreline end up hopping on it? Were you with them in the studio when they recorded it? If so can you run us through that session?
Shoreline Mafia got on a Ron-Ron beat ("Musty") they connected and I met them in one of the sessions. Ron-Ron and I were making beats one day in the HitMob studio and decided let's all 3 collaborate and that's how the "Spaceship" beat came about. I remember the session was crazy Ron-Ron recorded Ketchy's high energy, Ralfy's & Good Finesses laid back flows, with Shoreline's wavy bars and mixed them. They complimented in the most amazing way.
I first met Greedo in a session. I was on probation at the time so it was rare that I could be around due to the smoke-filled sessions. This was one of those occasions where we all collabed on the beat and little do people know Greedo added contributions to the production side. I don't remember if I was there when he made "Rude" he ran through so many songs in the session.
Favorite project that you've worked on?
So far my favorite project is the upcoming AzChike album. The way we came together like butter and toast. I made all the beats on the spot in the session and immediately Chike went in the booth and as fast as I could finish the beat he finishes the verses. I can't wait for everyone to hear it.
With all the music producers in the world, what made you think that you were still going to be successful in this field?
My determination and drive and the way I hustle. I never gave up even when people cut off on me, don't hold their word. Also, I got a dope ass HitMob family. We sharpen each other
How did you build up your placements? Any advice to producers who might have a fire sound but not the connections to get in touch with bigger artists?
My HitMob family. We not selfish we split everything evenly. The key is to share knowledge with your people and never compete. Everybody has room to eat at the table and there is nobody bigger than the family.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
Stay tuned. A lot of great music dropping and moves outside of music taking place.
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