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I recently had the chance to chop it up with 1080p The Producer, one of the next Jersey producers you’ll be hearing more about soon enough. P. comes to us from Trenton, NJ, and says he’s been a hip-hop head since high school. As we talked, he played an instrumental of his for me called “Radiant” which unfortunately is not on his Soundcloud. That’s a shame, because it’s definitely a mellow, chilled out beat I think a lot of people would enjoy.

High school was the time when 1080p started to take producing seriously. Hip-hop was his life; even the first album he ever purchased was Black Sheep’s A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing. Like a lot of producers, P. got his start to producing by being a DJ and creating his own blend tapes. By using DJ software and making countless volumes of his own beat blends, he was ready to move on to producing his own beats & found new software.

If you listen to his beats, specifically “Deadly Hard 12”, you’d almost be able to guess some of his musical influences. P. says Mannie Fresh is a distant mentor of his, mainly for his popularization of the snare roll that revolutionized the production game. You can check out Juvenile’s “HA” to see what I mean. P. also says he looks up to other greats of the boards such as Kanye West, DJ Premier, Jus Blaze, Alchemist, The Heatmakers, Beats by the Pound, and Havoc of Mobb Deep.

From about 2000 to 2001, P. says he was a novice producer. After a 3 year hiatus, P. says he decided to pursue production as a true passion and try to make a career out of it. A lot of rising DJs, artists, and producers can relate to that (myself included) especially when the issue would be funding for better equipment. Acid Pro 6 was the first production program P. used. Looking back, he says it was a great teaching program and great for beginner producers. After he purchased his MPC 2000 XL “the rest is history,” he says.  These days he works with an Akai MPR 61, keyboard controls, and MPC 1000.

Jersey rapper, Scarlett Nuvvo is just one of many hometown artists that have used beats from P.’s extensive catalog. He believes it’s important to collaborate with as many local artists as possible, and says there’s a huge need for South Jersey artists to gain prominence within the music industry. Currently, P. is working on creating his own sound and style for South Jersey. His movement New World Order (NWO Ent.) is growing fast.

NWO Ent. is in the process of creating the Criminal Intelligence Album, which will be the 1st mixtape project due out this Spring 2014. For beats & contacting 1080p The Producer, stream his Soundcloud here.

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Check out how P. does what he does best in his studio by building a beat LIVE on camera above!