50 Cent talks money and time, Mike WiLL explains his craft on the MPC, and BT recollects engineering Raekwon’s acclaimed “OB4CL 2.”
While it’s been nearly three years since 50 Cent dropped his last album Before I Self Destruct, one thing is for certain: the Queens rapper is always about his business. And with a number of business ventures in tow, including Street King energy drink, Cheetah Vision Films and more, it looks like the G-Unit general has no plans of stopping. Now, in a recent interview with The Talks, Fiddy chops it up about his hustle and why money is freedom.
After Meek Mill’s “Tupac Back” soared to the top of the charts last summer, producer Mike WiLL quickly became one of the most in-demand beatsmiths in Hip Hop. Now, in a recent interview with The Fader, the Atlanta-based producer talks about his craft, his work with Gucci Mane and Future, and how he impressed a music store clerk with MPC the first time he ever touched the pads.
When he set out to craft his long anticipated follow-up to his critically heralded solo debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, Wu-Tang Clan emcee Raekwon assembled some of Hip Hop’s finest producers to handle the production, including J Dilla, Pete Rock and Dr. Dre. Now, meet the man who was behind the engineering boards for the entire project, Daniel Berger a/k/a BT. The SAE Institute caught up with its alumni to discuss his work with the Wu’s resident Chef.