Updated: Feb 9
If you have not heard of this up and coming and talented producer 10Fifty, you're truly missing out. From insight on his career in music so far, to how he started working with Lil Gotit, to his advice for aspiring producers, this interview is a must-read.
Where are you from?
I am from Woodland Hills, California. It's in the valley in LA, and close to Calabasas.
When did you start making music?
I started actually recording and learning how to make beats my sophomore year of college which was five years ago. So yeah, about five or six years ago I would just freestyle for the longest. I was just rapping and killing time, and then eventually I wanted to start recording and making music.
Was it hard to learn how to make beats when you first started, and how did you learn?
I learned a lot from my friends at that time. My friends were making beats just for fun, and they kind of showed me how. And it's funny because none of them are really making music as a career anymore. But yeah, it was really just a lot of my close friends had Ableton, which is a software I use, and they just kind of showed me how to do the basic stuff. I also did learn a lot from mainly watching Nick Mira YouTube tutorials, even though he used different software, he made it really easy to transfer the knowledge from software to software. So, definitely a lot of Nick Mira tutorials.
What was the first song you did that truly sounded good, and who was the first artist you worked with that left you in awe?
It was the first song I did with Lil Gotit called "All Season", which I don't even think it's on the internet anymore, and it was from like two years ago. But the first artist that I worked with that I was kind of like "Holy shit, I'm working with this big of an artist" was actually Soulja Boy. I'm Jewish so at the Bat Mitzvahs they would play all of his old songs, so he's still like relevant in some regards, so it was cool. But yeah, "All Season" was dope because it was just the first time I had ever heard Gotit on one of my beats and Keed was on the song too and I didn't know who he was at the time because it was a long time ago.
How did you meet Gotit and how did that team come about?
My best friend started working at Alamo Records where Gotit is signed to, she started working there about two and a half years ago, around the same time I sent that beat over and we got the song done, because around the time she started working there she immediately just kind of stumbled across Gotit's music on YouTube and she signed him and eventually started managing him. But when she signed Gotit, I was working for my dad. I was just working a marketing job, I couldn't get a job in the industry and it was tough. But yeah, I had nothing to lose and my friend was a believer in Gotit, especially with Keed by his side, they're like brothers, you know? They're going to go crazy. So yeah that's how I got connected with him in a musical aspect, but then we developed a really close bond by just being with each other. Whenever we're in the same city we just always stay with each other and we just spend a lot of time with each other regardless.