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Who’s Up Next With RavO


 

 

 

OL
What up RavO! First off thank you for taking the time to do this interview! Hope all is
well!

RavO
What’s up, what’s uppp, and thanks for even having me! Hope all is well with you, too

OL
Could you introduce yourself to the readers? Who is RavO and what do you do?

RavO
I am RavO, real name is Raven McGriff. I am a music producer, singer, lyricist, songwriter,
and engineer. I love music, I love to create, I love making music that connects with the
listeners with a positive impact. I just love it.

OL
How long have you been producing for?

RavO
Since November of ’07, so almost 8 years, although, I’ve been creating music since the age
of 5

OL
Wow thats crazy! How did you get into production?

RavO
Well, it’s been an interest of mine since I was younger, I just didn’t know how to get into
it or get started. All I knew was my keyboard and my two tapedeck boomboxes with the record
and playback lol. But a had a friend that introduced me to music producing software, and
from there I taught myself basically everything I know now.

OL
Ah….how I miss the boomboxes and tapedeck days! Who have you had the pleasure to produce
for?

RavO
So far, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gemstones, producing Lyrical Miracle, Quick
Go In, and co producing Temple. I’ll be producing pretty much his entire upcoming project.
I have music in the works for him and Bizzle, and a Lyrical Miracle remix featuring Twista.
Other than that, a few artists by the name of Dometi the Prophecy, Jae Ali and Angel DeQuen

OL
Dope! What do you use to produce?

RavO
I currently use FL Studio

OL
#FLStudioGang lol any midi controllers or hardware in your arsenal?

RavO
Currently, just an M Audio Axiom 61 and an M Audio Keystation 61

OL
Whats your process in the studio? How do you go about making a beat?

RavO
Many processes.. I guess however I’m feeling? But I must say, I 95% start off with melodies
or chords. Very rare do I start off with drums.

OL
I see…..who you would like to or plan on working with?

RavO
Whoever’s ready to work man, and who’s serious, honestly…..Whoever has that passion for
music or whoever has a meaningful or positive message to get out. It’s way too much
negative music out here…

OL
True…..what can we expect from RavO in the future?

RavO
Well, a lot of music from Gemstones and I, can’t wait for you all to hear it! Also, I’m
putting out a project entitled By Any Means under my company, FLOW (Front Line Of War)
Records, dropping this fall.

OL
Great looking forward to it! Alrighty RavO, thanks for chopping it up with me! Appreciate
it!

RavO
Thanks again, I appreciate you, be blessed!

 

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