In a recent interview with Lalaa Shepard & The Progress Report, DJ Burn One discusses life as a producer, DJ, and a tastemaker with a natural ear for music.
DJ Burn One is credited for the soundtrack production of Snow On Tha Bluff and breaking the careers of several artists such as Scotty ATL, Starlito, YelaWolf, Pill and more.
As a producer, DJ Burn One suggests getting your money upfront but still being mindful that you must put in work before you can call the shots.
As a DJ, DJ Burn One says there is no right or wrong protocol for artists to follow as far as networking with DJs versus only targeting online consumers as the lines are now blurred as to who serves as a DJ, the people or actual DJs in the clubs.
DJ Burn One admitted to serving multiple roles in the music business before finding his niche and that learning is an ongoing process which doesn’t stop.
As a Mexican male, DJ Burn One feels that racism and sexism is a terrible trait amongst people and that people should treat others as they wish to be treated.
Last but not least, DJ Burn One shared a few insights on Gucci Mane’s upcoming autobiography and struggles to list his top 5 rappers dead or alive.
#tbt one of the first albums I had a hand in helping mold. I met gucci during the black tee days. he took me to zay's the first day we met and played me so icy and some other joints. I thought he was funny despite being menacing at the same time – which struck me as unique. fast forward a year or so, we spent a crazy 2 months working on the album. I sequenced it & thought it would work better as a double disc than 20+ songs together. I even took the picture for the cover because he didn't have any promo shots. I paid for the pressing out of my own pocket & forced my issue with retailers who thought he was done at that point in his career. we made history and i'm thankful to have been a part of it. this is for those who choose to walk their own path & create their own lane. fight for what you believe in and don't take shit from nobody. #thefivepointsbakery #chickentalk #onceinalifetime #grateful
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