Gaining recognition as a music producer in Christian rap can be challenging, especially if they are from a different country. Signature Nation, however, has managed to beat the odds and become a well-known name within the CHH community. I had the opportunity to talk to the melody prodigy himself about his journey so far.
Signature Nation is a 29-year old music producer from Wellesley, Ontario, Canada. He started producing while at university, experimenting with Logic Pro x. To master his craft, he used to study his favorite hip-hop songs but switched to lofi beats because it was less distracting without the rapper.
He has been playing the piano since he was a child which has allowed him to make melodies flawlessly in his production. He believes this skill is his selling point as he is able to create unique melodies that catch the artist’s attention.
The meaning behind his producer name Signature Nation comes from him making music for God’s kingdom (his heavenly nation) and for the people who are part of this nation, who are written in the Book of Life according to Revelation 21: 24-27 (signature). Therefore, he makes music for God’s signature nation.
Sig was brought up in a Christian home and grew up listening to worship and Christian rock bands. He discovered Christian hip hop as a teen through artists like Lecrae and Andy Mineo which led him to post beats on SoundCloud in 2011. He started DM’ing smaller artists via Instagram to collaborate with. This allowed him to connect with artists like Adrian Sings, Britton Rauscher, and Eric Heron. Heron’s song “On Deck” was Sig’s first placement.
Since then, Sig has worked with a variety of artists including Doxamillion, Bugus, Dru Bex, Tylerhateslife, Nic D, Vic Sage, Hilgy, Fvmeless, and Swaizy. The proudest moments in his musical journey involve releasing a melody pack for producers, connecting with big artists, and being a Rapzilla Freshmen.
Sig is currently working on records with Britton Rauscher and is finding himself in a new lane with tracks he’s working on for Hyper Fenton. He has goals of his own, such as releasing a fully instrumental beat pack on streaming platforms, continuing to get placements, and eventually becoming a full-time music producer.
When asked about how he felt being a Rapzilla Freshmen, Sig said he was excited to get recognized for his achievements and the moves he has been making in CHH. He also mentioned that he was excited to be part of the Rapzilla Freshmen album. Sig says that he is trying to be a role model for upcoming producers and that he is transparent about his career and encourages young producers to reach out to him for advice or suggestions.