Learning To Produce
SpaceGhostPurrp: “[I started to produce] at 13, playing with Fruity Loops. I saw my cousin had it and I was like, ‘What the fuck is a Fruity Loops?’ I was young and that shit looked weird. He started making beats and I was like, ‘You know what? Lemme try that shit.’
“I was always into drums, like snare drums. So I started fucking with the bass line and I grew up with Three 6 Mafia, so all I knew their drum patterns. I started working on my own little drum patterns. I always had crazy sounds in my head when I was in class, so I used to put them in there.
I grew up with Three 6 Mafia, so all I knew their drum patterns. I started working on my own little drum patterns. I always had crazy sounds in my head when I was in class, so I used to put them in there.
“One day my cousin Za—he's an O.G. nigga—he had all his O.G. niggas in the crib. They used to get high and rap, and I was in there making a beat. These niggas was higher then a motherfucker, they heard the beat, and they were like, ‘What the fuck? This shit is hard as fuck! Who made this shit?’
“My cousin been making beats longer than me and I told him one day that I made a raw-ass beat and everybody was going crazy over it. That nigga was so proud, he didn’t know I had it in me. From then on, I just kept making beats and I didn’t stop.
“I don’t gotta tax no niggas [for some of my beats]. Wiz Khalifa hit me up, I didn’t tax that nigga. Wiz is getting his money. He’s grinding, he's independent. I'm not taxing Wiz. Not cause I ride for Taylor Gang. Hell nah, because we’re both black and successful, nigga.
“Hit the beat, do your thing—that’s love. I ain't say, ‘Oh, but I'm gonna have to tax you, the beats gonna have to go for five racks.’ What? He would say, ‘Who the fuck is you? Five racks for a lo-fi beat that’s not even mixed? I’ll hang up!’ Shit, that’s the thing. It’s out of love and respect.”