We caught up with Bud’da, the multi-platinum selling record producer to chat all things Muzique!
Hi Bud’da, congrats on all your success! Have you always been into music?
I have always enjoyed making music, I never would have dreamed that I would be doing it for a living! It excites me to create a composition, here’s something in my head, and then articulate it for others to enjoy the vision that I was given.
I grew up in a musical household my mother and father had a band, and I actually began DJ’ing at the age of 13. I never thought that music would be my path but now I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s my gift and calling to share with the world!
Did you train in music?
I am not trained in music theory, I create off what feels good to me! I was self-taught in hip-hop, and for years I spent searching for records to sample. That gave me a knowledge of music that I use to this day.
You’re famous for producing groundbreaking hip-hop music, but do you dabble in other genres?
Yes, absolutely. I have self-titled myself a musical chameleon. I love all the music genres and appreciate them for what they are worth, so I incorporate everything depending on the project.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, I play drums, and a little keyboard but I mainly do programming and arranging. I love to see a project from conception to working on every step of the process. It’s exciting for me, from sequencing the first drums to recording vocals to adding embellishing instruments to mixing to mastering. Everything is a beautiful process.
What have been some of your career highlights to date?
I have multiple moments in that I have felt proud in relation to my career. One of them was winning an EMMY award for a project with the purpose and meaning of helping others called “Unspeakable”, another is actually being self-taught in hip-hop and transitioning into film and TV. To me, that’s just unheard of. I’m proud to say that I’m not in a box!
Is there anyone you’d like to work with?
I would like to collaborate with Drake, Kirk Franklin, or Post Malone. I would also love to do a film score with Danny Elfman, he’s one of my favorites.
I’ve worked with some of the top producers in the music industry Timberland Dr. Dre etc. it would be nice to work with some of the newer producers like Skrillex, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Hit-Boy just to name a few.
What is one thing you’d want to say to your fans?
My one message that I would tell fans is that hard work beats talent. When talent fails to work hard never give up, always under-commit and over-deliver.
How can people follow your journey?