New York, NY -- Last week, we went
Behind the Booth
, a graphic/web designer who's lent his artistic talent to countless big names seeking a stronger online presence. For the fifth entry in our ongoing series, we've posed the same five questions to
in-house producer and
C Beatz Publishing
. Also known as
, the producer's first big break came in '06, when his work on
's "My Hood" caught the eye of
co-owner Jason Geter, who shortly after invited him to join the label family. Since then, C has worked closely with such high-profile acts as
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("Porn Star," "You Ain't Fly"),
"), and more. In this exclusive interview, Lil' C gives readers the inside scoop on the connections the helped him build his career early on, and drops a few details on his most exciting current projects.
What was your first job in the music industry?
I started producing from the get go. At fifteen, I was working in a studio that was housed under Hot 97.6 in Jackson, Mississippi, which is how I got a lot of my connects early on.
What is your proudest achievement?
When Young Dro's debut single, “Shoulder Lean,” hit #1 on the
What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on T.I.’s next album, the 8Ball & MJG Grand Hustle debut, as well as Kia Shine, Fantasia, Juice, and The Game.
How can the music industry prosper long term?
If artists and producers [don't] continuously make good music, the industry won’t go anywhere. The product has to be quality.
What are your goals for 2009?
To stay relevant and stay consistent on the charts. I would like to keep pumping out good music and ultimately make it back to that #1 spot.