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Who’s Up Next With A.G.


 

 

 

 

OL

Orale Aaron, que ondas? Thanks for taking the time to do this!

A.G.

No problem man, thanks for having me.

OL

Could you introduce yourself to the readers? Who’s A.G. and what do you do?

A.G.

I’m a 24 year old producer, artist & engineer from South Texas (the Corpus Christi area). I love good art & hiphop.

OL

How long have you been producing and engineering for?

A.G.

I’ve been doing music since the winter of 2008. I still remember because it was around the time one of my favorite albums came out.

OL

Word? What album was that? May I ask in terms of production, who are your influences?

A.G.

‘808’s & Heartbreak’ by Kanye West. Production wise I really look up to Just Blaze, 40, S1, !llmind,  Wit, Kanye West & Boi1da.

OL

Those dudes are beasts and great in their own right. How did you get into production?

A.G.

It literally started with me messing with loops in GarageBand. I fell in love with choosing different sounds to put together & arranging them. I’ve come a long way from those days, thinking about it now.

OL

Dope, everyone has a humble beginning. Who have you worked with?

A.G.

I’ve worked with lots of local artists, from both where I’m from & out of state. But as far more well known artists, I’ve worked with Dre Murray, Victorious from the Warriors, and more. Also there’s a lot in the works right now that I can’t quite talk about just yet but I’m super excited for it.

OL

Ah man, could you at least give us a nugget?

A.G.

I wish I could bro, but if everything goes to plan, you’ll know sooner than you think.

OL

Alrighty, what do you use to make em bangers and what is your process in the studio?

A.G.

Maschine & Logic Pro are my weapons of choice and my process varies. It depends on how I’m feeling or it might start with a sample I’m listening to or a really dope drum pattern, and I just take it from there.

OL

Any artist you plan to or would like to work with?

A.G.

There’s some plans in the works & I’m not really particular on any certain artist as long as they are easy to work with.

OL

What can we expect from A.G. in the future?

A.G.

I recently signed a deal with Rekcity as a producer. I actually had a few deals on the table for a couple months but I’ve known Mpax (founder/co-owner of Rekcity) for a while now & he’s always looked out for me since we met. The deal they offered was great, plus he lives close by in Houston & we have good creative chemistry, so it was kind of a no brainier. I’m really excited to continue building with them & see where we can take things. People can check out our website, www.rekcity.com for more info on what the team is all about. A really special project I’m working on right now with my production team 3 Kings & possibly a solo 5 track EP from myself as an artist. That’s about all I can say for right now though, but there’s definitely more stuff in the works.

OL

Lastly Id like to ask you about your experience participating in the rapzilla beat battle. Could you tell us about it and what good came out of it?

A.G.

Oh man, that was definitely an unforgettable experience. I was grateful just to be a part of it. Had an amazing time & made some great connections with so many people. Although I didn’t come out victorious, I honestly am glad I didn’t. I kinda felt like Michael Jordan when he got cut from his high school basketball team in the 10th grade. Not knowing that, that would propel him to become who he became. I feel like I needed that, to make me hungrier. Since then, I feel like I’ve been making some of my best stuff & now, it’s just a matter of trying to get better everyday. Opposition will either make you rise up stronger or keep you down longer.

OL

Bet, true words my fellow beatsmith! Alrighty A.G. thanks for chopping it up with me! I appreciate it!

A.G.

No problem homie, appreciate you reaching out.

 

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