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Illmind on Signing a Bad Publishing Deal, Reveals His Price for Beats (Part 2)

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Part 1: https://youtu.be/iHqjvOx8ILs
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In this clip, Illmind reflects back on signing a publishing deal that he should not have signed back in 2010. The iconic record producer states that he signed the contract out of desperation because he needed the money. He also shares that anyone who intends on signing a publishing deal should get a lawyer first. From there, the New Jersey native reveals that he used to sell hip-hop beats for $25-50 before sharing that he now charges $50,000 per beat. This prompts Shirley Ju to ask the record producer how the track that he created for “The Morning” landed on the radar of Kanye West. To that, Illmind details the events leading up to the epic collaboration for the “Cruel Summer” compilation album and the doors that opened for him in the music industry afterward. The 41-year-old then shares his feelings on Kanye West, the artist/producer, before explaining why he looks up to him so much as a creator. Moving along, Illmind talks about being one the first music producers to release his own brand of sound packs (back in 2012) for musicians to use with their production software. Lastly, Illmind gives the origin story of how he earned his stage name.

Interview by: Shirley Ju
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