Why the Demos are usually Better

It’s raw and unprocessed energy. You weren’t thinking about hitting a certain note or about how the last 90 takes were trash. The only thing you’re thinking about is laying down the idea that you had in your head. You don’t know if it sounds good or bad as the only thing you’re certain of is that you’re excited to hear it.

Save the scratch vocals. They’re always a great reference point and sometimes you can use parts of them with the “better” takes.

Secret sauce.

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The underdog gives a voice to to voiceless, hope to the hopeless, and inspiration in times of desperation. Your actions aren’t just for you, they’re for the ones who are scared to jump off the porch. Your marathon is viewed as motivation to take the first step, not a stark reminder of suffering. Your climb allows the ones at the base to dream.

Don’t stop.

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The Secret to Finding Your Sound

Pharrell Williams and Pusha T

A long time ago DJ Premier gave me the secret to finding success as a producer.

Find an artist you like.

Give them your best beats.

Make them a star.

It’s a formula that’s helped me elevate so quickly as a producer that has…

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