Producer Spotlight: Who is Egomi?
The Rapzilla Beat Battle afforded everyone the opportunity to witness some of the best up and coming producers in the genre. Today, we’ll be highlighting one of the participants, Egomi. He’s quickly been making a name for himself around the Christian hip-hop sphere, so pay attention!
Tell us a bit about yourself. How’d you get into producing and what’s your goal?
Well, I started producing about 7 years ago as a freshman in high school, but I had been a guitarist for quite some time before I started recording. In fact, I initially bought production software just to record songs I had written on my guitar. From there, it blossomed into producing rock, EDM, and hip-hop. As far as goals, I would say my main goal as a producer is to be able to do it for a living.
Do you have a specific style or genre that you work in?
When it comes to genre, as cliche as it sounds, I love to incorporate many genres in my production style. Due to my background in many genres, it is very natural to just incorporate them all.
What has been the biggest beat placement you’ve received so far?
As far as placements, my bigger placements are with XXL. I’ve also been able to play guitar on Derek Minor’s track, “Visions from the Top,” as well as a track for Tedashii from his upcoming project.
Who are some artists you’d like to work with?
It would be a dream to work with a Kanye or Kendrick. I also would love to get into pop music as well. I’m a fan of a lot of the alternative and indie pop artists coming up.
How was the experience of the Rapzilla beat battle?
Did you learn anything from performing beats live and competing?
I think performing beats in any environment is always a learning experience. This time I learned how much the rise and fall of excitement is important to win the crowd and judges. Excitement and surprises are key.
What’s the best advice, if any, that you received at the battle?
To be honest, I was so caught up in the energy and excitement of the battle, I can’t remember if anybody gave me any advice or not.
What’s next for you?
The next step is to keep working on music. I’m looking forward to seeing where it all leads. Right now I feel like I’m standing in front of a trail that leads to some unknown destination, but I’m excited to travel it!