This is a few days old, but I'm still really happy with the way it came out.
ML: Caltroit is just one of the collaborative albums you’ve done this year. You did The Set Up with Fat Ray and almost all of Elzhi’s album The Preface. How do you approach doing an album with one emcee with you producing it, as opposed to placing one or two tracks on someone’s album? What’s the collaborative process like for you?
BM: When I’m doing beat CDs, there’s really no set sound or certain direction I’m going for when I’m creating music. It’s really the first thing I hear off a record that I like, that I’ll chop up. Whatever the genre of music I’m sampling from. When I’m working with an artist, like the Fat Ray project or working with Elzhi, when I can actually get in the studio with these dudes and you know, get ideas from them, give them ideas from what I’m hearing about what the project should sound like, that’s different. That’s what I prefer anyway. I’d rather sit in a studio with an artist and do my job as a producer, and produce the track than just email in 10, 15 beats off to somebody. They might [laughs] do something you really want with the track, every now and again it might happen with a track. But I’d rather be in a studio with an artist.
Read the whole interview here.