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Terrace Martin On Wiz Khalifa, Producers, Backing Up

May 19, 2011

Producer Terrace Martin talks about working with Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar along with the importance of hard work, ingenuity, and remaining humble in the face of success. He also the difference between being a beat and producer and why he refuses to send beats to artists.

Important Lesson:
Yes, Terrace Martin also lost an enormous collection of original music due to a harddrive failure. If you haven’t done it recently, please back up right now.

There are like six or seven producers in the world.

My job is to help you make your dream come true.

Related posts:

  1. Grammy Week Studio Sessions w/ Battlecat, Illa J, Murs, Terrace Martin, and more.
  2. Terrace Martin’s Favorite Microphones & Recording Gear
  3. Hip Hop In Context w/ 9th Wonder & Christopher Martin
  4. Update: Backing Up Is For Nerds And The Paranoid
  5. Most Slept On Hip-Hop Producers (Nominations)

{ 17 comments }

spirit equality May 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm

“art is the one of the things in life where you’ll always be a student…you’ll die being a student. if you forget that, you’ll die being wack” – awesome quote from terrace martin. this interview was superb.

Vitamin T. May 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

agreed.

Mr Hugo May 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

all my samples and data is on two little flash drives. I love reason. all i need is the data file and that sample and am good.

Juney May 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

True or you could export all the sounds into a reason file. Then all youd need is reason and the reason file.

juiceboxjackson May 20, 2011 at 1:20 am

damnit, stop scaring me with all this talk of data back up!! :) I’m out of USB ports (yes, that’s TWO, 7-port hubs maxed) so I’m just waiting until I can afford an iMac or something with more dedicated ports…

I’ll come crying here when I lose all my beats though :D

Chris D May 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

Real Talk!!!!

KIZ May 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

As far as back up in my old music class, the teacher said that you should have 3 back ups.
1. harddrive back
2. CD/DVD back up
3. a back up that you only touch to back up the 2 back up’s, and put in to a saftey deposit box in the bank.

Vitamin T. May 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm

This is an awesome interview. I love the part where he talks about a producer “adding colors to the sketch” and “art is one of the few things where you will die a student” powerful words. As a beat maker myself, i need to keep these things in mind and stay on my hustle.

Get Real! May 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Same Old Same Old, its like theses guys get a few years in the game and automatically get a philosophy degree, its smoke and mirrors hes saying nothing you didn’t know already and he’s lazy he plays sax, keys i’m sure he’s got the ability to make the shit he’s sampling but his sound is pretty boring esp on wiz stuff… CMON SON!

Ghost47 May 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

True True… C’mon son!

django May 23, 2011 at 8:04 am

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RESTLESS May 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Little off topic but are the forums ever coming back?

Semantik May 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Yes, I’m actually working on some of the issues right now. It’s a ton of work and a huge time suck though.

RESTLESS May 23, 2011 at 3:52 am

Thats what I needed to hear! Appreciate all the hard work!

Shawn Biggs May 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

This a very excellent interview, I see very few interviews like this on hip hop production on the internet.

I will be backing my music soon I just lost all my beats this weekend lol

Yo cratekings, where you been at?? Going M.I.A for months I see no e-mails of new posts, yall slackin lol.

Shan Money May 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I lost alot beats a Producer/Beat Makers Nightmare and usually when I am the most focus and at a great peak of making heat drive crashes.

anti-est.org May 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

And by the way, great interview – offered somee insight.

ANTI-EST.

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