I absolutely love being in the studio. Today was the first day in the studio to kick off the New Year. The studio will always be a second home to me although sometimes I wish it could be my first. This is where all the magic happens. I've been recording at Long Beach Most Wanted for some years now and I've always loved the experience. We actually stayed in the studio longer than expected today. 4 hours turned into 8 because of all of the talent that happened to stop by. Shout out to everyone who came through: Big Freez, Marc Payne, "TC" Turner Classic, Chizzle, Mike Philson, Jamaal, and of course Lil Brudda was in the building. The level of talent I am around lets me know that the big payoff is right around the corner. It feels good! DJ Soulo is the man behind the sessions and he is great at what he does. Whether it's engineering, production, or recording he gets it done.
Everybody has their own process when it comes to writing and recording. For me, I love writing in the studio. After so many years of doing music, it does not take me long at all to write a verse or a song on the spot. Being surrounded by loud music fills me up with the energy needed to come up with dope songs EVERYTIME! I do not think I have a certain formula for the songs I write. Sometimes I can start by writing the hook and other times I start by writing the verse. It really just depends on the beat. Usually after hearing the beat, it tells me what to write. Coming up with the subject is much easier after hearing the track. When it comes to a structured song, I always write it out. I definitely freestyle but writing seems more professional to me. It gives me time to actually put everything I want into a song.
Now you know a little bit about the studio process. Of course I can't give you all of the secrets and tips but you get the idea. Doing what you love should always bring you complete joy and it should never feel like work. They say that if you do what you love in life, you will never work a day in your life. Very true! I challenge you to start doing more of what you love but don't just do it, be great at it! If you can be great at what you love, the money will follow. If you hate your job or working for others, create your own lane. Why help someone else build their dream when you can have your own? Think about it!
La' Wanda Hodges
1/6/2015 02:59:28 am
I'm sooooo proud of you Shorty. Keep doing ya thang. Can't wait to hear the new music 😊
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