My inspirations early on were hip-hop record producers — The Rza, Muggs, DJ Premier. Later, Just Blaze, Alchemist, Hi-Tek and Kanye West.

In recent years, it’s been Dr. Luke, Max Martin and all the producers and songwriters they tend to collaborate with.

But really, the list of inspirations is endless.

I’m not in a band but I write and produce. Some of my stuff can be heard here:

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