Music producer Tucky Ent. won Feb. 2010's and Dec. 2011's Producer of the Month. I caught up and interviewed him, here's what he had to say about being a producer.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Tucky Ent.. Tell us a bit about yourself, your name, age, where you’re from and an interesting fact
Well my real name is John Peach, I'm from Brooksville, KY. 28 years old and I'm a farmer hahaha.
Is there a story behind your name Tucky Ent.?
Tucky is short for my home state Kentucky.
What genres of music do you produce? What's your favorite?
I'd say hardcore underground hip hop, I mean I do some softer beats too but really I just like that punch you in the face shit.
How long have you been producing?
Since 2000 off and on. I took a break back in 2005 until 2007 cause of a stupid bitch that I was dating thought I wasn't spending enough time with her, hahaha.
What first got you interested in becoming a music producer??
All the beats I was hearing people do at the time. I was a big listener on soundclick at the time and I just kept hearing people doing it. Figured I'd give it a show. Copped FL3 and it was a done deal...I was hooked.
What/who are you inspired by?
Good music plain and simple. I ain't gonna listen to something that isn't inspiring. I'm a huge fan of Vinnie Paz and that whole Enemy Soil movement. I actually got a few beats going on Doap Nixon’s Sour Diesel 2. Not sure about date of the project but it's a game changer for me for sure. That kinda shit keeps me motivated.
Do you use samples or compose your beats from scratch?
I do both. Although I sample waaaay more than I compose but a lot of my sampled shit I try and incorporate some composed flavor.
What software and hardware do you use to produce music?
FL Studio 10 and a Akai MPK mini hahahaha.
Do you see music production as a career or as a hobby?
I see it as a career in progress and a serious hobby.
What are you trying to do with your music? Do you want to help your community? Are you trying to get rich? What is your goal for your music?
I'm just trying to make hip hop dog that's it. If money comes from that, I sure as hell ain't gonna deny it.
Do you have any kind of management, publishing or distribution team behind you? If so what are their responsibilities?
It's all independent. I shop my own beats.
What are some accomplishments that you have achieved and are most proud of?
Every time someone shows interest in my beats. Well, like I said above being on Doap Nixons album is HUGE for me. I mean he's an underground cat too but man it sure would open a lot of doors for me no doubt.
Have you ever made any contact with big time people in the industry and do you keep in contact with them?
Celph Titled and I have shared a few emails back and forth (still trying to send him the right beats lol), Doap Nixon, ma dude Nico The Beast are at it constantly.
What one tip would you give to other aspiring music producers?
Don't EVER quit over a bitch. Stay focused on what YOU wanna accomplish from it. Try and elevate every day. Don’t get discouraged because someone says your shit is wack. Heed the words and come with it next time.
What do you see is in the future for the music industry? How do you think it will evolve/change?
Everyone is going to be doing it.
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Can you tell us how you found CrazyPellas.net?
Searching for drum kits, heh.
Has this website helped you at all in your musical journey?
Hell yeah it has. I've met some real down ass humble people off here. And the music I hear on here inspires me a lot as well.
Do you feel like the internet is helping you as an underground producer?
Yeah, but it's doing a number on my diet. Cause shit why go somewhere when all you gotta do is tap a few buttons hahahah.
How do you think social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have affected the music industry?
Same way the internet in general has. You’re able to shop your music to not just someone 5 states away... but the whole world.
Where can we check out your beats online?
What projects are you working on at the moment?
Ma dude Nico The Beast album "H.O.M.E. ", Rez The Silverbacks album "The Walking Sacrifice" Doap Nixon’s "Sour Diesel 2" and Rec Raw and his "Good Money Crews" album.
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?
Do you want to give a shout-out to anyone?
Well CP for one, you’re a good humble dude. And any and everybody down with me and my work, means more to me then you'll ever know.
Thanks again Tucky Ent. for doing this interview.
Pleasure was mine thanks to everyone who participated in aiding me for a double Producer of the Month.
You can also find some of Tucky Ent. beats in the Homemade Beats and Remix forum.