SXSW Video Interview: How Christian producer S1 landed with Kanye West’s label Very GOOD Beats

Few Christian producers have made as much noise in mainstream hip hop as Symbolyc One (S1), who is signed to Very GOOD Beats, the production arm of Kanye West’s record label GOOD Music.

At SXSW 2015, interviewed S1 about how his first hit with Kanye, “Power,” happened, as well as how he landed with his label. S1 also shared one of his funniest Kanye stories that, at least for S1, wasn’t funny in the moment.

This was Part 2 of a three-part interview with S1. Here is Part 1, in which he discusses how he navigates working in the mainstream hip-hop industry as a Christian.


Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at and the managing editor of He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

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