This week Miguel and Luis discuss:
00:00-08:50 – Chicago Spotlight: We Talk about new songs by Rockie Fresh, Monster Mike, Ran$ah, & Oddcouple. We also review Memorial day weekend events by Phero, Femdot, Smokepurpp & Navarro.
08:30 – Vince Staples new single
09:18 XXXtentacion new songs and official project
12:13 Travis Scott’s New Songs
14:59 Matt Ox taking the rap world by storm
16:55 Thoughts on Filthy x Lil Yachty collab
17:50 T-wayne Mixtape Review
24:03 Buddy x Kaytranada EP Review
25:35 Producers have always been a staple part of rap music and it is important to recognize the ones who are putting in work and allowing rap artists to make some of the best songs in their career. This week I had the opportunity to interview up and coming producer Luke Almighty who has been making hits for tons of local artists including Supa Bwe, Roo$ki, Monster Mike, Freako, and Adot. We talked about Luke’s background, his creative process, some of his influences and favorite artists, as well as how he feels producers are valued in this day and age of music. You can read some excerpts from the interview below!
Name: Luke Almighty
Genre Influences on Production: Soul, Oldies, Rock
Artist Influences: Nirvana, The Doors, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye
What inspires your creative process? “I personally have ADHD so I feel like I deal with this on a daily basis. Listening to all types of music, especially artists like Lucki who are young and doing it. That inspires me other people on the same level as me doing it, it keeps me going.”
Local Collabs you would love to be apart of in the future: Lucki, BigbodyFiji, Qari and Mulatto, Plu20 Nash, Ran$ah, Femdot
Dream Collabs? Chance, Kanye, Migos, Frank Ocean, Smino, Wifisfuneral
Future goals/ambitions: “Have my own label, have my own studio in Chicago, build on that. Not so much a label where I take a percentage of the artists money, more so a collective of artists. I just feel like a team is so powerful in music. Moving to the city would definitely be helpful. I would love to eventually branch out to LA and New York, I don’t want to stay in one place, I don’t want to stay stagnant. I want to be everywhere and always be improving. Always seeking out new talent, staying true and passionate to music. That’s always been my first passion before producing, music. (Essentially) to really make history, make shit that lasts and to never be forgotten.”
How do you feel that producers are treated in this day and age of music? “There’s always room for improvement. Definitely an improvement from the past, back when I became a Hip-Hop head in 4th and 5th grade I personally never knew who the producer was unless they really had a loud tag which was pretty rare back then. Now producers are more appreciated because you do get that credit. Financially and monetarily they still aren’t respected as much. It goes both ways, I think it’s important to show love, whether it be financially or just show love and support each other. I just think it needs to be mutual… if you don’t appreciate the beat or producer do you really appreciate your own music? It’s all about having integrity in what you do.”
Upcoming music? “I don’t want to speak too much on the big stuff but there is always new music coming. New music coming with Supa, lotta new shit with Freako, Adot, and Roo$ki, got some shit with Nina Tech, me and Monster Mike got some new stuff too. Me and DuffleBagBuru are going to have a song coming out really soon.”
Be sure to stay on the look out for more from Luke Almighty, his name will be popping out a lot more often so get in tune now. You can listen to the full interview below!