Headphones

How do you feel about the Beats by Dr. Dre? Some people say they're great, others say they're over priced fashion objects.

Rico Love: To be perfectly honest with you, my favorite color is red and it matches what I'm wearing 'cause I'm always wearing red. It's a good accessory. But, seriously, they're kind of loud, I don't mind, I like them a lot. I like Bose as well, and Sennheiser. But, there's something so young, fresh, and fly about the Dres to be perfectly honest. Yeah, they're good and loud, but there's something fly and fresh about them.

What headphones do you use when you're making music on the road?

Rico Love: Sennheisers. They deliver quality sound; it's clear, especially when you're recording. You can hear everything. Sometimes you can't hear yourself with certain headphones.

How important is it for a young producer to invest in a great pair of headphones?

Rico Love: Extremely important. From a recording perspective for hearing yourself back, and for listening back. You want it to be as close to the mix as possible so you definitely want to make sure you're hearing it back the way it's supposed to be heard.