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Richie P the Producer

Richie P the Producer

@ProducerRichieP

“To be honest, from the time I was a child I fell in love with rhythms and melodies.  I just always loved the way the music blended together to create harmony. I think initially, producing music began as a coping mechanism to deal with household/family/environmental issues, when I was about 13 years old. I had been competing in freestyle “cyphers” in my middle school and high school where groups of people would gather around the lunch tables & such, and I would tap out beats using whatever I could get my hands on: pens, pencils, coins, bottle caps, etc. A friend introduced me to a keyboard equipped with an 808 kit when I was about 14–that was all it took.”

I met Richie P through Ajene tha.God and his manager Cameron Nelson of Csquared Management. Richie produces a lot of Ajene’s magical spittage. He has a love for hip hop and a love for hustlin’ that cannot go ignored. He never stops. When I think about all that I’m doing and how hard it is sometimes, I just think about the people around me who are doing just as much. My hustle is significant but theirs sometimes blows mine out of the water. Someone who is multi-talented clearly intrigues me to death aka the reason I’m writing about Richie P.

Richie P the Producer

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that no one can push me like I can push myself. As with anything creative, being productive can’t be forced, it has to be inspired and flow naturally. At the same time, when I find myself facing a “creative block,” I reflect back on how much I have grown emotionally and musically/creatively over the years, and use that to remind myself that I have made significant progression from year to year.”

Richie P says it best–No one else can pursue a dream for him. You can’t be in this industry without putting your all into it. Music is not something you can do half-ass. Even when you have a part time or full time job on the side, your hip hop (music) passion must get as much attention as your paid work. That means it’s a full-time grind! Without God, we wouldn’t be able to do any of this. And Richie certainly addresses that himself.

“In addition to that, I rely on God and prayer, to keep me grounded and focused in the right direction. I think one of the most important things to remember when pursuing your dreams, is that, you do NOT need anyone else’s validation.”  

Richie P the Producer

“As far as hiphop goes: on the production side of the things….Warren G, he was so ahead of his time, Dr. Dre, Kanye, DJ Premier, Alchemist, 9thWonder. Then as far as artists: Twista, Bone-thugs-N-Harmony, Lupe, Fiasco, Nas , and Outkast. I was definitely inspired by the golden era, aside from the beats, I was always drawn to a lot of artists with substance. I try to put a lot of substance and texture into my beats as well.”

All of us who enjoy music have specific musical interests and influences. Mine would have to be Mariah Carey to start off with. I don’t want to be an artist and even if I did, I could never be her, but as a 3 year old I was listening to her. I got mad when my mom turned off the song “Vision of Love”. I guess I was also a Van Halen fan, so I was told. My sister danced around to AC/DC “Thunderstruck”. Our influences come from so many places and we then merge to be the promoters/producers/mangers of hip hop.

“Well, anybody close to me can vouch for me that I have ALWAYS had a side hustle(s) since I was a kid. I never put all my eggs in one basket. Right now, I keep a steady job to pay the bills, am a full-time graduate student, produce instrumentals, mix, master, record/engineer, DJ, do photography, and do video production as well…..(takes deep breath). I definitely get my work ethic from my mother.”

For inquires regarding instrumentals, mixing/mastering, DJing/Mixtape Hosting/Slowing & Chopping, photos, videos send email to:
richwpaul@gmail.com

Twitter: @ProducerRichieP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richiep.theproducer
Instagram: ProducerRichieP

Richie P TheProducer Official Instrumental Page
http://soundcloud.com/producerrichiep

Production Credits:
“My B—H” and “Bond” from Riddles/Denzel Bond “Dangerous”
http://www.datpiff.com/ITSRIDDLESBABYDENZELBOND-DenzelbondCrue-Dangerous-mixtape.306990.html

“Dangerous” –Riddles/Denzel Bond, Slowed and Chopped by Richie P TheProducer.
http://www.datpiff.com/DenzelBond-Richie-P-TheProducer-Dangerous-slowed-Chopped-mixtape.307073.html

“Esoteric Rap Son”-Ajene tha God, mixed/mastered/chopped by Richie P TheProducer.
http://www.datpiff.com/Ajene-Tha-God-aka-Swoope-Esoteric-Rap-Son-mixtape.310444.html

“Boom Baby”-Ajene tha God, produced by Richie P TheProducer
http://soundcloud.com/teamspittage/boombaby-my-earth-prod-by

“Cristiano Ronaldo (Patience)”-Ajene tha God, produced by Richie P TheProducer
http://soundcloud.com/teamspittage/cristiano-ronaldo-patience-ft

Tattoo Muzik

If anyone coins the motto I use, “pursue many interests,” it’s Amani Tre Niner. The guy is a guru at just about everything he does. He’s a car fanatic, tattoo artist, musician, and on top of all of that, a single father doing a damn good job at every aspect of his life.

This interview will give you some insight into not only the artist he is, but the genuinely good person that he is. He is humble but confident about his talent and is solely pursuing these interests because they make him happy and people like the results. He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met and the talents he possesses are multiple but plentiful. “Tattoo Muzik” doesn’t just go well together because Amani is a rapper and tattoo artist, but because his music will remain permanent like a tattoo because he’s genuine about who he is and what he does.

“I literally am on my own and am building this by myself.  So, others that want to do it know that they don’t have to run and join a team or label.”

“Being a tattoo artist or rapper, were never a “dream” for me. They were just things that I tried and came seemingly easy. Also I am my own ambition,” said Amani. “I chose to tattoo because my appreciation of art could never be completely understood or as widely spectated if only on canvas or paper. So, I chose to take it upon myself to research and learn the craft of tattoo and have been aiming to master it ever since , as for muzik, I LOVE certain aspects of every genre and aim to create music for everyone because of my respect for them.”

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Being able to master two skills such as these is truly amazing. Sometimes it takes someone years just to figure out one thing that they’re good at or they only master the one thing they’re good at, but when you’re hungry, you’ll do it all! It takes persistence and commitment, really that’s it. Clearly Amani has his shit figured out. He’s the CEO of what he’s doing and because of that, he’s going to the top.

“Marketing and branding are two things I am working to master, but as for now, I am branding myself as a tattoo artist and promoting my muzik through it,” Amani said. “#TeamTreNiner is something that came by way of a few clients, friends and fans that genuinely enjoy my muzik, tattoos, and personality. So working on that and the mixtape set to release Aug. 1st and is titled “Tattoo Muzik.”

I began rappin’ in 04′ at some rap battles hosted by Dj Topspeed at small under 21 club called “J2.” Years later, with the advise of a good friend Don V, I began writing and working on the mixtape, Fast Forward. Here we are today working with DJ Holiday. In 5 years I don’t expect or aspire to do anything but whatever comes my way. Plans are made to be broken and expectation is a gate ways to disappointment so I just follow the guidance and play my position, that’s truthfully how I live my entire life.”