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This brings me back to 98 i remember watching this song on “Rap City The Basement” it has cameos from the other Harlem rappers & fellow Children Of the corn members Big L (RIP) Cam’Ron this was the lead single to his debut album “Destined 2 Be”
1.) How long have you been producing?
V Don: I’ve been producing for about 5 yrs now.
2.) What makes your sound stand out compared to others?
V Don: My sound differs from others because it’s a mixture between a late 90s feel and something new .
3.) I know your track record speaks for itself but who would you like to work with that you haven’t had the opportunity too yet?
V Don: I would like to work with Kendrick Lamar , im really feeling his music . I spoke with Asap Rocky about doing some work with him. I would also say definitely Rick Ross , Meek Mill & Common.
4.) What inspired the “Large On The Streets Big L beat ?
V Don: I made that beat a while ago , like the top of 09 . I came across a lil sample an added a dope drum break to it . At the time I was making beats with signature hooks on them
then I chopped up Big L vocals on the beat it went perfect.
5.) What was your breakout song?
V Don: It definitely had to be Vado Large On The Streets.
6.) Who is your top 5 producers of all time?
V.Don: I would have to go with Kanye , Alchemist , Hi tek , DJ Premier & Just Blaze.
7.) How can people reach you for beats?
V Don: You can hit me up on twitter.com/vdonsoundz or Soundzserious@gmail.com
8.) What do you use to make your beats?
V Don: FL Studio , Pro Tools , MPK
9.) What do you think the best album of 2011 is thus far?
V Don: I would say Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the throne or Kendrick Lamar Section 80
10.) Is there any projects you got on the way the people should know about?
V Don: Yes definitely I just placed a track on 50 Cent upcoming album , I just did a track with Lloyd Banks on “The Cold Corner 2” . I have my own artists SteadyFam im working with from Richmond Va . im also working on a ep with a new artist Bodega Bamz called Sidewalk Exec . In the future expect to hear me working with Trae Tha Truth , Willie Da Kid , Smoke Dza & Asap Rocky
11.) What are your thoughts on rap music as a whole right now?
V Don: I think rap music is in a changing stage right now , there’s a lot of dope new artist and a lot of garbage out too overall.
12.) Why should artists come to you for beats?
V Don: Artist’s should come to me for HEAT because my music definitely brings the best in you..
10) DMX- He should be a lot higher but he just had a lot of setbacks. DMX made a lot of good music i hope he has another run because he helped change the game.
9) Raekwon- Smooth mobster flow he has stayed true to his roots. He is the best member in Wu-Tang clan
8.) Jay Z- I don’t care how many records he sold because when B.i.G & 2pac was running the game an Nas & Mobb Deep was going hard he was two albums in an irrelevant. Dont get me wrong he has put out Great music over the years but he didn’t have much competition outside of DMX at the time
7) Eminem- His record sales are untouchable with a flow so mean he kills everyone on tracks even his family.
6) Big Pun- He was Hannibal with a pen deady & killed everything that featured him. He put out to good music in the time he was with us.
5) Jadakiss- The most lyrical emcee in the game now hands done. As he said he hasn’t spit a wack verse since the 90s
4) Notorious B.I.G – He put nothing but classics that everyone could vibe to while he was live. And to this day a lot people feel he is the best of all time
3) Big L He was really the first rapper to put Harlem on Camron Mase Mcgruff made debuts on his album along with Jay-Z. He put out a lot good freestyles in short time.
2) Nas- Very creative probably the most crafty with song concepts Rewind,I gave you power prime examples
1) 2Pac – Great poet even better work ethic to many classics to name too much music to listen to
Some Artists that would make Top 20
This is real hip hop late 90s right here 2 members of the D.I.T.C group. This song was a classic of the Jewelz album by O.C featuring Big L enjoy y’all