19 May Working 9 to 5 To Stay Alive
I finally have a one on one with one of my favorite producers 9to5 representing for The Moochers. 9to5 is a producer from the Bronx,NY and also a college student balancing his studies and working to turn a dream into reality. I have been working with 9to5 for awhile now and I must say that I am very proud of this young man and I see nothing but big things in his future. -Mz. Fierce
Fierce: For those who are not familiar with you, can you please introduce yourself?
9to5: My name is 9to5 The Producer I am from the Bronx, NY. I am 23 and also a college student.
Fierce: Where did the name 9to5 come from you?
9to5: It actually came from my friend Denn Wulvarro. We were chilling and he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I was like I did not want to work a 9 to 5 for the rest of my life and he was like that its right there. I first I was not with it but it stuck with me eventually.
Fierce: How did you get your start in music and specifically being a producer?
9to5: Well when I was 7, my mother’s boyfriend at the time put fruity loops on my computer. I use to always go on there and play around with it but I did not take it serious at the time. I was 16 and rapping and started producing. When I begin college it was something I knew I really wanted to do and I started to invest in equipment and taking it seriously.
Fierce: Who are some of the producers that inspire you?
9to5: Definitely Kanye is one of them. Just Blaze and the is another producer I intern with Swaggr’celous that I look up too. I shadow over him and watch what he does in the studio.
Fierce: How would you describe your sound that you come up with?
9to5: My sound is kind of psychedelic, Hip-Hop, RnB, and a new school sound, everything put in one. I do all types of music but mainly Hip Hop and RnB. I don’t do rap.
Fierce: Why don’t you do rap?
9to5: There is no creativity in rap. You can be creative in Hip Hop and RnB but when it comes to rap everybody is doing the same thing.
Fierce: When coming up with a sound or a beat, what’s the process like for you?
9to5: Definitely when I make a beat I sit down and I think about what I am feeling. My music is based off of emotion and when I am working with any artist, I like to talk to them and see what type of mood they are in. I like to feed off of their aura and by doing that you are making a special thing when it comes to producing.
Fierce: Now you are a college student, you are interning as well, how do you balance it all?
9to5: Honestly through the grace of God. Without him I would not be able to do it to tell you the truth.
Fierce: Being in the music business everyone plays a very intricate part especially when putting together a music product. How important of a role does a producer play?
9to5: Honestly I think the producer plays a very important role and I say this because a lot of artist are not very talented. The producer will put the song together and tell the artist what to do. There is a difference between a beat maker and a producer. The beat maker just makes the beat and the producer orchestrates the whole thing.
Fierce: Seems like every producer is trying to sound like a Mike Will or a Pharell. How do you try to set yourself apart from everyone else and not sound the same?
9to5: I take certain elements from everyone and at the end of the day I still have my own flavor and people will listen to it.
Fierce: You have several projects on Bandcamp.com Dreams X Realities, First Day on The Job, etc. What do these different projects mean to you?
9to5: They mean a lot to me but its only the beginning. My sound has changed and it shows growth. I want anyone that is following a dream to know that this is growth and development. It takes a long time to get on. But yes they are very important to me.
Fierce: How important is it for you to do music and be successful with it as well?
9to5: It’s very important because music is my first love and I want to be successful and with success I don’t mean just money. I just want to be a successful music producer and accomplishing my goals and produce hit records, and get royalties. I have to do this. There is nothing else that I am good at.
Fierce: What’s next for 9to5?
9to5: Well I am going to continue to intern and I am also working with a young lady from Connecticut by the name of Brittany Crush. I will be on her EP and I also did a song with Radamiz so yeah check them out.
Fierce: Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans or supporters?
9to5: Whoever has supported me I just want to say thank you for being there and to my fans, always put God first in anything that you want to accomplish.
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