Rapper, Olamide Adedeji, also known as Olamide, has explained how he began self-producing after he was unable to communicate his music preferences to his team.
In an interview with the Grammy on the amount to which he participates in the production of his tracks, the founder of the YBNL Nation record label revealed this.
Olamide claims that he usually speaks to his producer or sketch his thoughts for him to comprehend.
“‘UY Scuti‘ album was my major [foray] into Logic. I started production because sometimes I don’t know how to explain to everyone, apart from a few people, how I’m feeling,
But most times, I’m not always at home. I’m out on the road and don’t have the luxury of doing the producer’s life.
“So I have to always made sure I record my ideas and tell my guys to teach me one or two things. I’ll make something tiny and skeletal, just put down the idea.”
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When asked about the methods he used to create the 2021 album, Olamide explained,
“My producer (P.Priime) has a church background. He’s also a choirmaster and plays almost every instrument, from piano to bass, guitar to trumpet—you name it.
“In most cases, I don’t know the right words for all the things in my head. I have good ears for music.
“I didn’t join music school. I didn’t join the choir. I know nothing about that. I’m just a street dude that fell in love with music, so all I do, when I sit down, is try to explain that. This is how I’m feeling. This is what I want to hear.”