I’ma Pro prod by DrumAddick
I finally finished the song and it’s about to be available online everywhere (Pre-save my new single “Ima Pro” on Spotify: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/tmp5/ima-pro (powered by @distrokid).
Quick story about this beat/song and what it means to me.
I had the privilege of playing/performing this in front of 3 dope individuals that also happen to be big time producers at an event with Istandard called Beat Camp in Atlanta. I was going to get 2 songs/beats critiqued by Mark Byrd (most notably known for being the lead producer on Cyhi The Prince No Dope On Sundays project – he’s credited on every song). As I was standing in line waiting my turn I realized that his room had the smaller speakers and WLPWR (most notably known for developing Yelawolfs sound although he’s worked with tons of other huge artist like Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Kodie Shane and tons more) was doing critiques in the room next door with the big speakers that made everyone’s beat rumble. As my turn approached WLPWRs room was possibly going to become available so the organizer was giving me a chance to chose what room I wanted to go in since nobody was after me. I wanted to go in the room with the big speakers but the 2 trax I brought wasn’t trap/club bangers so I decided to stick with the more subtle room plus Mark had just came off of Cyhi project so in my eyes the bars I had would be received well. So now it’s my turn and as I’m going in and about to sit down Smitti Boi (produced for Cee-Lo Green •Booѕιe Badazz•B.O.B•Cυrren$y •TracyT• Projecт Paт•Caѕѕιdy•ScoттyATL•SyAriDaKid and more) walks in and starts joking about how he wants to get critiqued do Mark says sure come and we all share a laugh (mine is more nervous because now I have 2 great and established producers I have to impress smh). I do my intro and thank them for being at this event and giving us up coming producers & artists their opinions and advice. Meanwhile WLPWR has one last producer he is critiquing and his trax are banging like a mf, 808s hitting hard and I’m like damn I should’ve waited and went in that room. Nervous as shit they both say aww man naw thank you and all y’all for taking y’all craft serious and investing in your career that’s what its about. C’mon man now I’m extra nervous cuz they we’re down to earth too. Welp Mark says do you have your flash drive, I reluctantly give it to him and tell him what to play. The first one plays and within 20 seconds or so he stops it and says pretty good but you need to work on your sound selection (not a bad critique at all because the beat was old [no clue why I chose that beat considering o had harder beats on the drive] and I used stock sounds so that made perfect sense). Smitti Boi was in his phone and barely even looked up. He then started playing the next track, which is this one from the post. Smitti looks up a lil Mark gets a lil into it as I say I something to it and soon as the beat drop I start spittin my verse. The energy started going up and was getting crazy so I started acting out the words like I was really performing. I started getting super confident and next thing you know (about 6 bars into my verse) WLPWR walks in the room and starts bobbin his head and jammin (speakers were louder than I thought apparently), by now I’m in full I’m a mf star mode. I go for it and rock out, lmao. Mark is smiling, Smitti, still his cool self, is paying attention now, and WLPWR is pumping me up. I get to the hook and they go crazy. I semi get so excited I just stopped in the middle of the hook. They give me props, Mark says this what you need to be on its your passion I can tell, WLPWR says bruh you were snapping like a mf, SMITTI cool as fk shakes his head and confirms lol. This made me believe in myself as a producer to the point that I entered into another Istandard producer showcase (I bombed my 1st one) the next year and placed in it. Because I placed I got invited to Beast of the Beats which is an end of the year event that all producers who placed at the showcases all over the states throughout the year get a chance to compete against each other. I didn’t win that but I did finish in the top 9 out of hundreds of dope as producers. Crazy times and I just wanna say never give up on your dreams and always believe in yourself. Thank you to all that support, people that I know and all the fans that I have gained worldwide sense I dropped my first song in 2018 called Hands on Er Knees – T.M.P ft Mr Wired Up & Tsunami Papi aka Reddy Redd (it has over 50 thousand streams worldwide and I made the beat). I finished this song in around 2019 and now it’s time to release is so click that pre-save up top and help me get to at least 150 pre saves. More music coming from me I promise