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Interview with GRoc


 

 

 

 

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Marv
Groc what up my guy?

G Roc
Aye My dude. I’m out here feeling real well my G. How about yourself?

Marv
Man I’m grinding bro. It’s been a long time coming for this interview bro lol

G Roc
My apologies for that homie. But I believe it’s all timing. I appreciate you for reaching out and really shining the light on some of the guys behind the scenes,  Some times it’s the only way we get heard on this side of the market,

Marv
No doubt fam. For those who may not know what you do. Can you tell the readers who you are and what you do?

G Roc
Yeah of course my bro. I go by G-Roc. I’m a music producer and  songwriter, I’ve had the honor of producing for artist such as KB, Andy Mineo, Flame, Thi’sl, Lecrae, and several others in the CHH Genre. My productions have been played in Movies and TV Networks such as Spike TV, VH1, BET. Glory to God for everything, It’s a lot.

Marv
Dope fam. How long have you been producing for?

G Roc
I’m going to say 10 years. First couple years don’t count though. We mostly suck terribly in the beginning lol!

Marv
Ok how did you get into production?

G Roc
Well I began as a musician at first. My father had a Mariachi group and when I was finally old enough he gave me a uniform, taught me basic chord progressions, and had me gigging overnight. However I loved hiphop but never knew anything about programming. One day I was walking with a friend on mine and ge told me he wanted to get involved in the music business and saw the opportunity. I asked him to plug me in with some of his producer connects who basically schooled me on productions. From there, I ran with what I had learned and started developing my skills along with my musical backing. Rest is history, as they say.

Marv
Great stuff bro. So you in Florida right?

G Roc
Yeah, out here in Miami. Born and raised.

Marv
No doubt bro. How is the CHH music scene out there?

G Roc
Its moving. Obviously Social Club is killing out here. Fern is working on an independent project I’ll be apart of. Marty has his solo album in the works.  S/O to my brother D-Flow working on Butta P’s project along with Rey King & Tyshane. There’s also Serge and Mashell which is an incredible duo working. Rayrock just recently moved out here, and we’ve been working. Things are cooking up in Florida.

Marv
Man I see! Rey King… That’s my guy! How connected are you guys and how did you all meet?

G Roc
We are often at each others shows supporting, showing love, and catching up. I guess we just met with time. Being in those music circles, you rub shoulders with the same people very often. It’s real dope to see everyone always working and making moves. Especially in this market. It’s a blessing.

Marv
I seen recently you were working J’son. Is it better for you to be in the studio with the artist

G Roc
It’s different all the time. Sometimes I catch a vibe. With his project I worked closely with Mashell. Who is an incredible pianist and producer. We produced about 4 records in 5 hours the day of Json’s arrival, which you hear on the project, But mostly I like to work on my own because it allows me to get all my ideas out and flow.However, when it comes to writing, I enjoy collaborating. Lately I’ve been working with RayRock & RevMizz which are partners of mine. They definitely vibe more together in the studio, and they’re pushing me to do the same.

Marv
No doubt. What’s a day like for you in the studio?

G Roc
I start off always with Worship Music. I pray and ask God to guide me before I begin, Then I go through my phone, where I record all my concepts. To be honest. I never get ideas straight in the studio. They always come when I’m out and about. Then I pull out my phone and sing/hum the melody, beat box, say references, remind myself of instruments to use, etc. When I finally sit down in the studio I’m basically playing out what I heard in my head, Then I spend a lot of time mixing, structuring, editing, and just working on all the small details until I think its ready to write to.

Marv
Mang I think every producer hum and beatbox ideas on their phone. The Producer’s life huh lol!

G Roc
lol..yeah.. sometimes I’m in the  studio playing back ideas in front of people. They laugh because I’m a lousy singer and my ideas sound crazy. Then I work on them, and they end up loving them.

Marv
How did you get into in TV production? It’s such a hard market to get into.

G Roc
Well I didn’t. I just have records with Reach and RMG that get a ton of License request. They have their own publishing agency scouting licensing opportunities. I just end up being apart of records that get chosen.

Marv
Nice bro! Even nicer when does royalty checks come thru lol.

G Roc
Amen, I build my entire production studio on royalty checks lol. SO praise God!

Marv
What you using production wise?

G Roc
I work out of FL Studio.

Marv
What is the one unique thing you love about Fl Studio?

G Roc
Its simplicity and they’re always upgrading! FL has come a long way. It’s awesome how we cab run Waves and Native Instruments. Before they were still working out the glitches. But I feel really comfortable in FL.

Marv
Simple is better bro. We can we expect from you in the future?

G Roc
Yes, I did for records on Flame upcoming Album. I did a couple of records for TonyTillman at RMG. And I’ll be Executive Producing Canons next album along with my team RayRock and RevMizz – very exited for that, Working on Fern’s and stuff for Tdot. Its a honor to be apart of what God is doing with these artists man. I’m humbled that they work with me.

Marv
No doubt. Any last words for the readers?

G Roc
Yeah, Keep God at the center. And if he enables you to be used by Him always remember its by His grace. He chose us and didn’t have to. We didn’t deserve it and never will. Yet He enables us to do great things for Him. Always remain humble and never be entitled.

Marv
Any Shout out?

G Roc
Shout out to My team, RayRock & RevMizz. Doc Watson & Derek Minor along with all of RMG that really has blessed me more than they know. And Lex Borrero, who really took me under his wing as a young producer and taught me several principles I still live by to this day. Appreciate you family. Thank you for what you do!

Marv
Amen my dude. Thanks for chopping it up with me.

G Roc
Thanks for the opportunity bro!

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