Peso Piddy Flick That Wrist!
Peso Piddy is one of the most fi producers we've got the chance to link up with. He's worked with artists like: Yung Bans, Lil Peep, Maxo Kream, XXXTENTACION, and more! He's got some crazy songs out, check out my personal favorite: "Hit Mane" by Maxo Kream.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to producing music? And how long have you been producing music?
From Wichita, Kansas. It’s kinda ugly but I’m still here. Umm, when I was like 15 I was one of the only kids in the hood that had a computer. So I cracked FL Studio 5 from Limewire and people would come over and fuck with it. (Shout our Vinny) But my homie Marcus came clutch and gave me some drum kits cuz all the drum kits people could get on their own was ass back then. I started using it more and more until I understood the sequencing on it. That was back in ‘06 when I finally picked it up.
What's your producer tag? How did you create it? What's the importance of having a producer tag?
I’ve had like 3 tags before I settled on sampling this Mexican dude saying “deniro” over and over lol it just has character to it. It’s nonsense really. Before that, I had the dude who did the 808 mafia tag but it was unoriginal since everyone uses the same guy to get tags. Before that I used my homie Blake to say “Peso Piddy Flick That Wrist” and before that a tag saying Peso Piddy that used hella fx on it to chop it.
What's your scene? Would you rather be at the crib cooking up beats solo? Or be in the studio collaborating with other producers?
Just an ultrabook and some headphones. I like making shit by myself to an extent. But sending projects back and forth is more fulfilling. More heads coming together to make something greater. I have 1000 unfinished beats because I don’t know how to finish them so having others input is always quintessential. Very rarely does somebody get a hot pack and ruin it. But it does happen.
How did you build up your connections with artists and other producers? What's the best way for a new producer to get their beats out to artists?
I got most of the big name features after my big bro Big Cliff who passed away last August got me features from big Houston artist like SUC and Swisha House, buzzing Dallas artist and Jeezy’s group USDA. After having a catalog it was easier to make plays. Maxo hit me up Twitter I think after working with Houston artist. Took me a year to send him something he liked. But everybody else was mostly me being fans and on SoundCloud and sending them a message and sending beats. Just make good music with anybody you can find and stop putting yourself on a pedestal. Also, be consistent. Maybe pick up other skills that help. Video, shirts, editing, engineering, or graphics.
Can you run us through the process of making the "Bodies" beat? How did X end up hopping on the song?
It was 2015 and I was sitting on my girl's bedroom floor like 2 AM, with my laptop and headphones after getting off work. Running through sounds I found an old 3 6 sample that had the grimmest texture to it. I added some drums and bass. Really simple. Then sent it to Patt. He finished it and sent it to X. Then X told him he was using it. I don’t know how he ended up being a feature with the other dude having it as his song. But I was stoked. I mean it wasn’t a big deal at the time. I was in Twitter chat with everyone. Ski mask. Pollari. Like a dozen other people who blew up too.
Can you run us through the process of making the "Crying Diamonds" beat? How did Peep end up jumping on it?
My kid had just been born and I sitting with her going with sounds when I found an acapella of some Weeknd song. I chopped it up and tried to make it sound as dark and punchy as I could. I released a mixtape with short beats and a few remixes. ITSOKAYTOCRY hit me up, said he was with Peep and they were banging the tape and Peep wanted that beat so I sent it. The next day, the song was out. I wish I would have sent him more. Bothers me.
Can you run us through the process of making the "Let It Go" beat with DJ Patt? How did Uno end up hopping on it?
I’m a big DanceGavinDance fan and was going through the album they released at the time when I heard a song open with that guitar and flute and knew I had to grab it! I sampled it right away and through all the drums and sent it to Patt. He changed the bass to the spinz 808 and made pattern flow way better and mixed it. He said he sent it to Uno and we didn’t hear back for a while. Then he put the song on his EP and I was blown away. So good! To this day everybody tells me it’s there best song he did and a couple of people tell me they almost cried after watching the video. I’m proud of all my features but that one makes me happy.
Do you have help write lyrics while in the studio collaborating with artists on songs?
If I’m in the room I’ll make the lyrics and cadence on point. But when it comes to the features I have no input. They do their own thing. Which sucks because I’ve had some songs with bigger features come back and the song is ass.
How have you seen the music industry change over the course of years you've been in the music industry?
I don’t know if it’s better or worse since it’s easier to get songs to people but at the same time, you're more expendable. You really have no say so since an artist can just choose somebody over you if you're not walking on eggshells. A lot of the time rappers are dickheads kinda remind me of girls playing games. But just keep doing as much as possible and you can get it.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
I’m trying to get into video editing. So I can give you a fire beat with a truly original video like Cole Bennett or Haoyan Of America. Music gotta kinda un-new for a lack of a better term because it’s not old to me. It just feels like I could be doing more of a part in everything. I’m working on a crazy EP coming up, I can’t wait for it to be finished. Kasimgotjuice and I got some big features this year too. I’ll be sure to forward to you when they’re public.
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