BIO: Chris is a High School Senior and Teller with Capital One Bank at Parkdale High School. Devoted and passionate to music, Chris holds the position as the producer and co-engineer with Solo Music. Chris got his handle "KIDD" one day during a session when his creative director LaBrew said, "you have an old soul, yet your joking personality contradicts it" and that in itself is a double entendre.
Define Music Producer? A Music Producer is someone who creates and expresses themselves through music. Music Producer’ s have the capability of writing full records, producing instrumentals, and working with a wide range of artist to make music that last a lifetime.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? I draw my inspiration from what I feel at the moment. I may feel like touching up on some southern roots or deep African percussion. I believe that’s why my beats range from many different genres. I try not to limit myself to just one genre.
What inspired you to produce music? I always loved music. A lot of artists have said they grew up on old school artists like Curtis Mayfield or The Isley Brothers, but I had foreign parents so there wasn’t much of that. I researched and listened to music my brother and I liked. He influenced me the most to really produce. We recorded songs when we were younger and I always took it really serious even though we were simply playing around. It was so much fun for me that when my bother introduced me to a beat-making program I went full fledge into learning to make beats.
Why is what you do important? I have pondered on why what I do (music) is so important. And I realized, that Beyonce records music people love in the club and there is a music producer behind it. The music producer is also behind the song that gives a girl butterflies when she thinks about a guy she has a crush on. The music producer is instrumental in creating the music that makes you feel good as well. If you take the time to think about life without Music, then you’ll realize how important it is.
What do you think is the most important tool for a music producer? Honestly I don’t really think there is a critical tool you need to be a music producer. You do not need a $1500 dollar keyboard or beats by Dre equipment. I have seen producers that simply have a microphone and record natural sounds from the earth to make beats.
What advice do you have for someone that wants to be a music producer? Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do. Be honest with yourself, is this something you are going to take serious? Are you willing to put in the work and take very harsh criticism at times? Add your own creative swing to your music and have fun.
What is an interesting fact about you? An interesting fact about me is that I am Nigerian.
Where are you from / Where do you live? I was born in Maryland but my parents are From Nigeria. I live in Riverdale, Maryland as of now.
Who is your favorite music producer? I don’t think I can just pick one. It ranges from Timberland, Kanye West, 9th Wonder, Quincy Jones, and a lot more.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? By Gods Grace 5 years from now I see myself with the company I am with now successfully making music, loving what we do, and working with many other artist in the industry. Taking care of my family and having a family of my own years down the road.