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Producer Talk

Producers Behind “My Own Worst Enemy” Tragic Hero.


 

 

 

 

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Marv
Trag! What up bruva!

Tragic
Whats good Marv.

Marv
I’m good bro. First off thank you for getting up with me. Are you excited about the album?

Tragic
Of course, its been a long time coming. Can’t wait for people to hear it.

Marv
Yeah mang likewise. Now for those who may not be familiar with you. Can you tell the readers who you are and what you do?

Tragic
Im an MC/songwriter from the city of Camden, NJ. I have written and featured for a lot of artists you my have heard of. Married with a stepson, I work a full time job, and I love playing ball lol.

Marv

No doubt. I want to talk about the process working with the Producer’s on the album. Let’s start with Wit. I know you did most of recording with right. How is it working with him studio?Processed with VSCOcam with b3 preset

Tragic
I recorded half of the tracks in his studio. It’s great, he’s got great equipment and he’s recently build a booth. I’m comfortable recording there and thats important for me. One thing that’s even more important is how I deliver the vocals. Wit always challenges me in that area and bring out the best in me.

Marv
Ok what joint did he do on the album production wise?

Tragic
He gave the project direction sonically overall. He produced four songs on the album and co-produced one song with D. Steele.

Marv
Wes Pendleton… How was the vibe working him? What song or song’s did he produce?

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Tragic
Working with Wes is such as a smooth process. We seem to really get each other. The genius behind Wes’s style, comes from the soulful samples and the minimal approach he takes when producing. Since I personally enjoy messing around with different ideas, patterns, and hooks, it’s always great to get this musical blank canvas that allows me to express myself without restriction. Determination, produced by Wes, was just one of those songs. I could probably write another three verses listening to that beat.

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He also brought in 42 North as well right? How was it working with them seeing that they live instruments?

Tragic
42*North consist of two brothers, John and Joel from the South Jersey. John is amazing on the bass and guitar, while Joel is a beast on the keys.

Before working on My Own Worst Enemy, I had the privilege of working with them on some other projects, so I knew beforehand they were going to be all over the album. Those guys are just naturally gifted and really humble dudes. You’ll definitely be hearing more from them in the near future.

Marv
Hothandz… You and Kev are good friends right? What song or song’s did he produce?

Tragic
That’s a good friend right there. I have known Kev (HotHandz) for almost ten years now and besides him being a great producer, he’s been by my side cheering me on since I started. Processed with VSCOcam with b3 preset

 

Not too many people know this, but Kev is the one that helped me put together Going Home when no one really knew who I was. I’ll always be grateful for him. He produced Happy People.

Marv
One of my favorites, Daniel Steele… Definitely one the joints I’m looking forward to hearing. What joint did he produce? How was it working with him?

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Tragic
D.Steele and I have been wanting to work with each other since I met him during the Southern Lights concert in NY. When I first started working on the project he submitted a really dope beat, but the song unfortunately didn’t make the final cut. While wrapping up the album, Wit and D.Steele hooked up to complete two songs on the project. D. Steele really added some subtle but important elements needed like some drums on 1984 and some of the synths on Nothing You Can Do.

Marv
And lastly the rookie that has been establishing himself as a well rounded producer, JRHDN. Philly native as well. How was it working with the hungry beatsmith.

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Tragic
I met Jay Rhodan when he came out to a producer showcase in Philly that Wes, 42*North, and I were a part of. Apparently, Jay was a fan of Wes’ work and they were able to build since then. While working on my album, Wes heard some production that Jay had been working on and it must have moved Wes enough to help Jay complete it. I was able to write Charlie’s Song in a couple hours and the rest is history.

Marv
Would all these guys likely to be your go to producers for any future projects.

Tragic
I hope so, that’s a great team to have.

Marv
Any last words for the readers?

Tragic
I hope everyone enjoys “My Own Worst Enemy”  and is challenged by the content and music. We took our time to make a home cooked meal and I’m glad we didn’t settle. I hope it inspires other artists and producers to the same. You can Pre-order on Itunes right now. Pre-Order Here!!!

Marv
Thank you for letting us in the production process of “My Own Worst Enemy”.

Tragic
No doubt fam. Thank you…


Marv

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