How Record Producer Southside Influenced Hip-Hop
Introduction: Who is Record Producer Southside?
Southside is a record producer from Atlanta, Georgia. His production credits include tracks for artists like Future, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Waka Flocka Flame, and many more artist in hip-hop. Southside is one of the new school producers who has been in the industry for about 10 years, but has been around the game much longer. Southside is heavily involved in rap music, and creates a lot of hot tracks, many of which have had an effect on the sound of rap today. The production style currently used by Southside is trap-influenced and incorporates heavy basslines that are characteristic for trap music.
What Influenced the Music of Record Producer Southside?
Record producer Southside has made a name for himself as one of the most influential producers in the rap game. His influences are many and varied, but he says that his music is mostly influenced by his hometown of Atlanta. Atlanta's hip-hop scene has been influenced by a number of different genres, including funk, R&B and soul ,as well as electronic dance music. He has produced for artists including T.I., Young Jeezy, Usher, G-Eazy and more.
What are the Best Songs Produced by Southside So Far?
Southside also has a team of producers with 808 Mafia as a production company. They are most famous for their trap sound.
Some of the best Southside produced rap songs are:
1. "Trap House" by Gucci Mane ft. Young Dolph, Migos, and Jeezy
2. "Ham" by Kanye West & Jay-Z
3. "What You Know" by T.I., Ludacris, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne
4."Bank Account" by 21 Savage
5."In My Feelings" by Drake
Record Producer Southside Interview With Arkatech Beatz
Arkatech Beatz was early with identifying Southside as a emerging talent. The platinum producers featured him in an interview on www.arkatechbeatz.com back in 2010. Check out the interview below:
Producer Southside is quickly making a name for himself. His hard hitting, menacing beats can be heard on albums and various mixtapes. From working as an inhouse producer knocking out bangers with Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka, South Side has lined himself up perfectly to be a producer to watch out for in 2011. Check out my quick Q&A interview with him below.
ATB: For our readers, run down your resume real quick. Let em know some of the joints you did, some of the artist you’ve worked with, etc.
S.S: I’m South Side aka Sizzle, I’ve worked with Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, Wooh Da Kid, Oj Da Juice Man, Lil Scrappy, Rich Kid Shawty, but I’m mainly a Brick Squad producer
ATB: Good sh*t! Where are you from?
S.S: I’m from Atlanta
ATB: ..and how long have you been producing for?
S.S: For about 3 yrs
ATB: How did it feel to have your first major placement? And how did it happen?
S.S: um it was crazy… um it just happened..dey told me da songs where going on the album
ATB: Just like that…that’s dope. Is the biz everything you’ve expected?
S.S: um no it’s the complete opposite of what everyone expects
ATB: How would you describe your sound?
S.S: Gangsta but I can make a variety of things but dark n up tempo
ATB: Dope! What equipment do you use?
ATB: How long does it take you to make a beat?
S.S: 10 to 15 mins
ATB: Wow that’s pretty quick. Do you make beats with artist in mind or do you go with whatever and stash it until the right artist comes?
S.S: Never, I just do me
ATB: Interesting..now we have this column on arkatechbeatz.com called Music Industry Bullsh*t where we vent about some of the B.S we go through as producers. What’s one thing in this biz that your tired of dealing with?
S.S: Snakes! Everybody is trying to snake everybody, just do business da right way
ATB: That’s true. Now there are a lot of young cats trying to get into music production or just trying to take their sound to the next level. Do you have any production tips?
S.S: Don’t be scared to be different
ATB: Good advice, so now what’s next for you? What projects do you have coming that we should look out for?
S.S: um Juice Man album, The Brick Squad album, um Wakas new album, Guccis new album n of course there mixtapes. Ima do another mixtape wit my beats n sh*t n things wit a lot other people. I want some of em to surprise yall
ATB: That’s wsup, you got your hands full. Any artist you would like to work with that you haven’t yet?
S.S: Lil Wayne
ATB: Yeah Lil Wayne is def one of those artist that everyone wants to get to. So how can fans keep up with you and stay informed on the latest with you?
S.S: World star, twitter @sizzlemonopoly livemixtapes.com I have a mixtape with all the beats I have made go check it out (It’s a South Side Track)
ATB: Oh that’s dope! We gon have to check for that. Now If one wants to get a track from you, how would they go about it?
ATB: There it is! Ok, I think that about wraps it up for now. I want to thank you for giving arkatechbeatz.com this quick exclusive Q&A interview. Do you have any last words for our readers?
S.S: Keep supporting me and da whole Brick Squad n Mizay Entertainment we love yall
Conclusion: The Evolution of Producer Southside and Where He's Headed Next
The evolution of Record Producer Southside is an interesting one. From the early days when he was just a producer, to his current status as a rapper and producer, he has come a long way. He has made it clear that he wants to be more than just a rapper and producer, which is why we see him expanding his horizons into other fields.