Myster Whyte Talks Working With A Boogie For Free, How He Got His Placements + More
I got the chance to connect with producer, Myster Whyte. A producer that had big part in A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie blowing up. Boogie and Whyte have been working with eachother from the start releasing their first track together in 2016. Make sure to check out his Beatstar, YouTube, and Instagram.
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 was born in Port Au Prince Haiti, moved to America and grew up in Stamford Connecticut, made my connection with producing my freshman year in college in 2002, met an inspiring artist using fruity loops who was kind enough to give me a copy.
What's your producer tag?
My producer tag is “Myster Whyte”, I made it from watching a tutorial from beatgenerals.com on how to create your tag.
Cooking up by yourself? Or collaborating with other producers and artists?
I like both. Cooking by yourself can be good because you can create with no distraction, and on the other hand collaborating with other producers is beneficial because. You're able to come up with ideas from someone free styling while you're creating.
At what age did you start taking producing music seriously?
I started taking it seriously as soon as I got fruity loops, but didn't get my first major label placement 14 years later after meeting A Boogie.
When did you first connect with A Boogie?
I met a boogie back in 2013 in Florida, we both lived in the same apartment complex, I was looking to sell beats and asked people around if they knew anyone buying, they pointed me to a boogie, he wasn't working but he had talent and you don't come across talent like that all the time, so I decided to work with him for free.
Can you run us through the process of making "Temporary" with A Boogie? A Song thats put up close to 10 million plays on SoundCloud since its release in 2016.
Temporary was the first song me and A Boogie mad together. I was listening to Drake heavy and I really enjoyed his song “Headlines”, I picked the things in that song that made it great and tried to recreate the vibe but my way, made the beat and gave it to Boogie, the first time we recorded, it didn't come out right, I told Boogie that until he had the song down, that he had to wait on recording, we didn't see each other for a week and one day he called me and told me he was ready and he surely was, we finished the track and put it on SoundCloud and it went brazy.
Can your us through making the "You Don't Understand" with A Boogie?
"You Don't Understand" was produced by me and my business partner Micheal Claudio aka @MixedByRican, he's an engineer who was recording Boogie while he was still living in Florida, Boogie did a remix to Drake's “0 To 100/ The Catch Up” and the ending was very catchy so I got with Rican and decided to recreate a vibe like the ending to Drake's “0-100”, once we finished producing the song, I called Boogie and told him to use the lyrics he did on the end of his remix to “0-100” as a hook and the rest is history. Boogie wrote that song in a day and recorded it the following, he got in his bag and now he's one of the biggest artists in the world, super proud of him.
One thing you know now as a producer that you wish you knew when you first started?
I’m ok with learning on the go, I’m an adamant believer that everything happens for a reason, I learned things at the moment I felt I was supposed to.
How did you get placements? Any tips to producers trying to get their first placement?
The placements I got were with A Boogie just because of the relationship I had and still have with him, I’ve been on most of his projects, he made sure to come back where it all started, I think that every producer should have that artist that they can collab with and still do their producing on the side but building something with an artist that could possibly turn into a Drake and 40, Eminem and Dr. Dre, Missy Elliot and Timbaland.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
As far as what’s going on for 2020, I run a super team of producers called @bngrzonthebeat and a label I hold dear to my heart called @582entertainmentllc, be on the lookout for more placements by my team, myself, and also my artist @ryanluriea.