This months artist reps the 26 and wants to lay the sonic foundation for Hip-Hops future lets slide thru Fayettenam with……….. OG Dynasty
Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your producer name?
OG Dynasty: My producer name used to be Dynasty Beats when I started, but some producer messaged me on twitter one day and said that they owned the name already and people were asking them for beats I made. He told me if I didn't change it that he would sue me. So I just put an "OG" in front of my name which is short for original. Dynasty came from the actual meaning of Dynasty. For example, people call the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors Dynasties due to them winning consecutively for a long period of time. There was a time where they ruled the throne every year and dominated. That is what I want to do as a producer.
Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?..
OG Dynasty: I rep Fayetteville, NC and the hip hop scene is one of the most dominant in North Carolina. It continues to grow due to J Cole's influence on the small town and everyone is inspired by him for the most part. Plenty of diverse sounds and artist are making great content right now in Fayetteville.
Mistajay: You stated your father would leave his old CDs around the house and you would get a hold of them play them over and over from his computer and mini radio, a large contribution to his immense ear for sound and strategic way of creating unique instrumentals....What are your overall influences of your music? And what inspires you?
OG Dynasty: My overall influences of music would have to be a little bit of everything in general. I was introduced to R&B, G Funk, Funk, Dirty South, & West Coast at an early age. For example, my Dad had created his own CDs with Dr.Dre, Master P, Aaliyah, Joe, Scarface, Jackson 5, and plenty of more artist. I am inspired by new and old music, but mainly the connection the two have despite the differences. People say that new music is different, and it is, but someone is always inspired by someone else even if they think they came up with a new sound. People are inspired by others without truly realizing it sometimes. Therefore, I feel listening and studying music from the 30s all the way until today inspires what I place in my beats.
Mistajay: You are now a technical engineer...How do you describe your style of production?
OG Dynasty: I am a technical support engineer and I work for Dell Technologies. I work with virtualization, networking, storage, and plenty of other stuff. It is good to have other streams of income when your trying to make it in the music industry. I would describe my style of production as very integrated in a sense of like...attempting to mix old school with new school into a perfect blend, while still creating a new wave of some sort. I like to try things other producers may be scared to try because its not hot or popular, but I want to make stuff popular.
Mistajay: What is your best song recorded to date and why?
OG Dynasty: Bali Baby - Nasty is the biggest song to date that I produced due to her popularity. It is pretty much my biggest placement right now. She has songs with Rico Nasty, Trippie Redd, and more. Hopefully, I can continue to get major placements consistently.
Mistajay: If you could work with any other 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?
OG Dynasty: I would work with Drake, Meek Mill, and Kanye West. I say this because Drake is the biggest artist in the world right now and I always used to imagine him rapping or singing over a beat of mine. Meek Mill is my favorite rapper right now and I always envisioned doing an entire project with him. As for Kanye, he is like the golden child that most if not all producers look up to. He pretty much changed the entire game production and song wise.
Mistajay: A lot of artists/producers come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?
OG Dynasty: Business is very important to me as it is great to get payed for your passion and there is no better feeling in the world. However, everyone needs to make sure they get what they are owed. I spoke to a few producers and engineers in the industry to learn more about mechanical royalties and performance royalties. I have to do everything myself since I have no management and I am not signed to label. Meaning I had to create my BMI, Songtrust, and register the songs I produced, which I own 50% of in order to get paid for the rest of my life. You should get an advance as well if the artist is signed to a label. As for my website the process is simple and I have been selling beats online since I started on BeatStars. People pay for the beat and I still own 50% of the song which allows me to get those royalty and publishing checks also. All producers need to study this stuff.
Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2020? How do you see yourself fitting into that?
OG Dynasty: 2020 is going to be great for music astronomically despite the touring being stopped due to the virus. I see myself getting more placements this year despite the virus situation. The week stimulus checks came in my website got lots of sales. As for major placements, I have a lot coming out with big artist and upcoming artist that recently got signed to major labels. I am looking forward to this year and next year.
Mistajay: How has covid 19 situation affected your plans as related to music?
OG Dynasty: Covid 19 hasn't really affected my plans due to me having a studio in my house. However, it has affected me traveling wise to join artist in other cities in their studios.
Mistajay: What are your future plans?.
OG Dynasty: My future plans include having my own technology business one day after working the technology field a little longer. Me and my wife have other business ventures we hope to launch once I get more placements that bring in the right amount of payments to start them.
Mistajay: Any last words?
OG Dynasty: If you put faith in God and work hard you can achieve anything. Thank you for interviewing me. Stay safe and blessed.
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