Written by Imani Wj Wright
"School is the same as producing: If you want to make it far, there are a million, trillion people trying to do the same thing. If you're not in over-grind mode, it's probably not going to work the way that you want it to." — Metro Boomin
Most of my family are from down south, and the west coast. I personally am from Baltimore, but nonetheless, it was always made very clear in my house that you give credit where credit is due. From a very young age, listening to WuTang, Nas, and Biggie, my father made it very clear that Hip-Hop is the child of one particular city- New York. And with that, whenever someone is attempting to make a splash in the Hip-Hop scene coming from New York, there seems to be a bit more weight attached to that. Fledgling powerhouse producer, Wyll Power is carrying that weight and taking it as far as he desires. He’s living up to his name, exemplifying what a ton of skill and will power can accomplish.
Like many artists in the Rnb, Soul, and Hip-Hop lanes, Power started his music journey in the church at the age of 7, and has been putting in his time-on-task ever since. Playing piano in church has suited Power well, as present day, he is the lead act of NHO. Power has produced for major acts such as Jim Jone, and is an integral musical piece in the rising careers of artists like Mr. Chicken, OnPointLikeOP and Dyce Payso. With his background of being a pianist, there’s no surprise that Power is versatile in his styles and looks to take on the genres of Hip-Hop, RnB, and Afrobeats head on.
Being such a talent, one may wonder how Power balances incorporating his sound, while also working within the realm of whichever artist he’s producing for at the time. “I get a full understanding of the artist's vision first. Then make some suggestions to the artist based on where I envision the record going. A lot of my beats draw inspiration from old gospel and RnB. Depending on the type of day I could even add environmental sounds to the production. Overall I generally draw inspiration from anything and everything around me,” Power told SwanoDown.
Having a current foot in the game, we asked Power to give some words of wisdom to producers who are right outside the door, but not necessarily in yet.
“I’d say definitely hone into your strengths first and make sure you have a surplus of beats. If your beats are fire, they’re going to get cut and placed fast. Maintain your relationships with artists, engineers, and even content creators. I sanctioned myself in a bunch of studios in my city. All I have to do is make a call or text and I can get into some of the hardest studios to get into. And most importantly, work with confidence if you don’t believe in your work why would you expect others to,” Power explained.
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