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How excited are you that Life of Pablo is finally out and everybody knows your name?

Man, look, I don't wanna drop some tears. I probably did, I just didn't wanna admit it to myself. It was just an unbelievable experience. A dream manifested right in front of my face. All of the hard work, all of the grind, sacrifice. All of the relationships that were torn apart between me and music. It makes it all very, very worth it. It's a reassurance that hard work does pay off.


One thing about Kanye is, when he's recording an album, it seems like you're never quite sure what's going to make the final cut. How does it feel to not only be on a couple tracks, but then "Facts" is labeled as the "Charlie Heat version"?


It's unbelievable. There's nothing really I can say to express that emotion. It's finished, I'm in history, I'm on his track and on the tracklisting for Kanye West's seventh album. He went seven for seven, and for me to be a part of that forever, it's an unreal feeling.

Was your version of "Facts" already in the stash or did you rework it?
I just went in and did a little rework. Big shout out to [Metro and Southside]. They definitely influence everything that's going on right now. But pretty much, I'm trying to bring my own interpretation of musicality and hard drums, I'm trying to mix those as my style and my stamp on music. You heard in "Facts," I had basic, classical 101 chord progressions on there, or whatever you wanna call it, but it's still musical. That compliments Kanye's delivery and cadences very well. It sounds so different. A lot of people think he did something different, but nothing was different but the beat.[To have] somebody fresh and new with a sound that really hasn't come to the forefront as much go in on one song, it's gonna come out that much different. Not saying it's for better or worse.

What was Kanye's reaction when he heard that finished beat?
It's crazy because I wasn't even there to see the reaction. I think I was working on something else and just sent it over. But I wish I could've seen it.

I saw you were at the MSG Yeezy event.
I don't think people understand how major that was, just 'cause it was Kanye and they're used to him doing amazing stuff. People spend their whole life trying to do three things he did in one night: release an album, release a fashion line and sell out Madison Square Garden. He knocked out three life goals in one night. People are not thinking about it.

What was it like hearing it in Madison Square Garden?
People act like it's nonchalant, "Oh I done that before, or I've done this before." I hope I never get used to it because if I do these types of moments, you don't get back and you don't forget. I don't wanna get numb to any of that stuff. It's a whole different feeling. It's cool in situations like that 'cause people don't even know who I am yet, so I can sit back and get honest reactions. When people know you and know who you are, they gon' look at you in a certain way, nod, please you kind of in a nonverbal way. But if they don't know you, you're gonna get an honest reaction.

What's your day to day like as an in-house producer for G.O.O.D. Music?
It's pretty open. When I get the call to work, or when I get the album call, it's go time. It's non-stop, as it should be. Outside of that, I'm pretty much self-sufficient. I think that was one of the reasons they were interested in signing me. When 'Ye reached out to me to send some beats over, I sent 100. I've had 100 ready since I was 15 or 16 years old and started making beats. I said if I ever got a call from Jay-Z or Kanye, I'mma have 100 beats ready for them. And that's exactly what happened. Today, my work ethic is being ready to go. There's no real instruction unless it's album time.

WHEN KANYE REACHED OUT TO ME TO SEND SOME BEATS OVER, I SENT 100. I'VE HAD 100 READY SINCE I WAS 15 OR 16 YEARS OLD AND STARTED MAKING BEATS.

What are some of the coolest places you've worked? Kanye is notorious for going all over the place, like Hawaii, Mexico...
Yeah, Mexico was crazy. Paris was crazy. We went to the Louis Vuitton museum, that was right when "All Day" dropped. That was the first Kanye single I produced, along with a bunch of other people. I was like, "I'm in Paris at the Louis Vuitton museum watching my idol perform a song I helped produce. What is going on right now?"

Were you bummed when "All Day" didn't make the final cut?
Not really! As far as sonically, I feel like every song on there is better than "All Day." "All Day" was a really good idea and it think it was really slept on. But just the ability to put a cohesive album together and have it sound like it is, [The Life of Pablo] is perfect to me. Of course, my opinion is a little biased, but I love it. I haven't stopped listening to it, and I was there working on it. Usually it's the opposite, when you work on something long enough you're tired of it but I wanna hear it more.

So is the album officially done? He said he was going to "fix" "Wolves"...
I would guess so. Who knows.

Are you still putting finishing touches on anything?
I don't think so. I'm not sure.

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So is the album officially done? He said he was going to "fix" "Wolves"...
I would guess so. Who knows.
 

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"...Says The Final TLOP Is Most Likely The One Released". Where are you getting that from? He said he didn't know. Granted, I'm not saying it will be drastically different, but I'm not sure how you're drawing your conclusion.
 

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"...Says The Final TLOP Is Most Likely The One Released". Where are you getting that from? He said he didn't know. Granted, I'm not saying it will be drastically different, but I'm not sure how you're drawing your conclusion.
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