Guest Star: "Working W/ Someone As Huge As Kanye West, People Start To Notice You"
Monday, Mar 11, 2013 3:35PM
[With records like Kanye West's "Power" and 50 Cent's "My Life" adding to his growing track record, mega producer S1 gives SOHH readers the inside scoop on the benefit of building strong relationships in an ever-changing music industry.]
Of course doing a record like "Power" and working with someone as huge as Kanye West, people start to notice you.
You start to get certain things coming to you. There are certain opportunities that come because of that record and just because you're attached to that record. I built a lot of relationships off of "Power" but at the same time, even before "Power," I was building relationships with people in the industry and in these producer showcases that I would do, I would build relationships.
Even, for instance, with the 50 Cent "My Life" joint, something interesting had taken place. I had met Dre McKenzie and Tony G who are the A&Rs of G-Unit Records. I had met them back in 2008, two years before "Power" came out and I had maintained my relationship with them.
It came to a point where 50 ended up liking two joints of mine because I would continue to send records to them even after "Power." So it's really just about building that relationship and maintaining that relationship which helped in the process.
It really helped for everything to go smooth and that's a key element. You have to cherish and nourish those relationships and don't burn any bridges in this game.
Symbolyc One is a Dallas, Texas-based producer who is most known for producing the smash "Power" Kanye West anthem. Since then, he has worked with hip-hop heavyweights including 50 Cent, Game, Lupe Fiasco and more.
Check out "Power" and "My Life":