JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Billy Blass, producer with Vintage Beatz Production
(Bosses That Meet Bosses Group)
Vintage Beatz Productions is a music production company consisting of artist,producers and engineers. Founded in the year 2000 by Jimmie Fingaz and Billy Blass,Vintage Beatz Productions has had the opportunity to produce/engineer work with many of the major and independent greats in the music industry from Hip Hop to R&B.
With the soulfull and very powerful sound, Vintage Beatz has created a new sound in a new age of music. With the addition of engineer/producer P-Nyce to Vintage Beatz Productions, they have created a team that is undeniable.
Working with artists such as Chink Santana, Serius Jones, Cab, Mo Chips, Avery Storm, Lenny White, Tatiana Okupnik, Shan Shizzy,Carty-Yeah, Toe Tag City, Jojo, Lil’ Eazy E, Jabbar, Static, Brasco, Sonni, Kindred The Family Soul & many more, Vintage Beatz is bound to exceed many heights in today and tomorrows music world.
Joey Pinkney: How did your love for music evolve in to becoming a producer?
Billy Blass: From hooking up speakers to make the music louder to getting a mixer for more volume then lil pieces of equipment then it evolved into me becoming a producer.
JP: Many artists have their own sound in mind when recording a song. What is your role as a producer to come with the best sound possible for the projects you work on?
BB: I just let the music take me where it may.
JP: With royalties, advance payments, etc., producing is much more than making beats. What business advice would you give to up and coming producers based on your experience in the music industry?
BB: Know the #1 Rule: Know the business in which you’re in, and don’t sell your soul.
JP: As an producer, what is your creation process? On average, how long does it take for you to come up with a beat?
BB: It depends on the situation, I still have beats that are half done.
JP: What’s on the horizon for Billy Blass?
BB: There are many new ventures are on the rise. I’m working with Exclusive Fashions & Fur creating a documentary and working with several independent artist. I’m currently putting together a instrumental mixtape dvd.
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