You’re not a bum. You’re not some sucka, ready to be mercilessly taken advantage of. You’re sharp as a knife. You’re the tip of the spear. Why? Because you Question F#cking Everything.
When you spend time in the company of giants, and you’re an observant person, you learn a few things.
Through the process of watching many around me and the interviews I conducted for Don’t Make Beats Like Me, I noticed a few habits of the successful that I readily pass along to you.
As creative people—no—as humans, many producers have a hard time dealing with risk. Risk is scary. Risk is difficult. Risk is the creative person’s kryptonite. Here’s what it looks like:
Let me ask you something. If you’re creating the same shit as everybody else, then why do they need you?
By the time I hit my late twenties, I had gulped down enough of the music industry to get a feel for what I liked and what I didn’t. I realized there were aspects of the business that conflicted with my own personal values.