Kreayshawn Producer DJ Two Stacks on the Making of "Gucci Gucci"
Do you feel it's going to be hard to live up to the success of "Gucci Gucci" with the next song you release?
I don't feel any pressure 'cause I already know what's coming and I'm confident of what we've made and that they're gonna continue to love it. I know that just off the reaction of the first record, and I think Kreayshawn feels the same way.
Did you make much money off of the "Gucci Gucci" beat, or has it mainly been about boosting your own profile?
I made a little bit; I'm not gonna really speak on that in detail. But yes, I signed off on it and I've been compensated. But I also have tons of people reaching out now, so I'm sure people are going to start hearing my sound on a lot of other artists' albums now.
Which other hip-hop producers do you look up to?
DJ Premier, RZA obviously 'cause I'm from Staten Island, the Neptunes ... J Dilla is one of my big inspirations in life, plus Madlib. I listen to a lot of "rappity rap" kind of stuff.
People might not expect to hear you name-check Wu-Tang Clan, what with "Gucci Gucci" having some Southern hip-hop influences in it.
Yeah, I mean, Wu-Tang was huge in Staten Island -- they were everywhere really! I'm young though, so I wasn't really in the mix during that whole era, but it's definitely a big influence on me.
Beyond working with Kreayshawn, what else do you have coming up for release?
I have a lot of mixtapes that I'm about to drop -- I've been doing that for a minute -- so watch out for them.