HHW gives you another exclusive Behind The Beats featuring Colorado Springs own, Scorp Dezel.
Colorado Springs, CO
“Yeahboy” – Yung Joc
“So Sharp” – Mack 10, ft. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross
HHW: How did you first get into music?
Scorp Dezel: I always been into music. I always kept keyboards and pianos around, and I learned playin’ gospel chords, playin’ in church when I was young.
How’d you start makin’ beats?
I bought a drum machine and start puttin’ sounds together. Then me and my older brother basically had a competition to see who could make the best beat. After I made my track, I realized, “Man, my beat sound kinda hot!” It was like, better than my brother’s. So every day after school I came home and got right on them beats, man. Actually, lemme say this – back in the day when I started off, I had a sequencer drum machine that I let just ride for like 3 or 4 minutes. But when it came time to put in the melody part, I wasn’t really up on sequencing. So if I wanted a bassline, I actually had to play that bassline for like 4 or 5 minutes, break downs and everything, without messin’ up, and then go back and add some horns and keep on goin’ back and forth.
That must have made you really good at playin’…
I’m real precise. It’s not even so much knowin’ all these chords, it’s just the way you struck them keys, man. And by me just doin’ it so long, that’s what I’m real good at. I basically had to make a decision; do I wanna be this big ol’ nice keyboard player that know howda play all these songs and all that? Or do I wanna make production and make beats. I felt like makin’ beats, I can go further than just bein’ a musician and playin’ in a band tryina find gigs. Being a producer, you actually put music together. I can come up with my own records, and sell and submit records, and submit beats to other people.
How’d you make the transition from learnin’ to make beats, to doin’ it professionally?
I had a group called The Cowboys that I made beats for. We was local out here in Colorado. Then we started buyin’ verses from cats that’s known, and a lotta these Rap n—– that’s on, they just started likin’ my music.
Who was the first artist you produced for outside of your group?
I produced for Yukmouth. It was his last album on Rap-A-Lot. I had a song on there called “Make It Rain.” I actually got a check from Rap-A-Lot that was a thousand dollars, and I cherished that, man. I really felt like my music started to take off and really get serious.
Who have you been workin’ with lately?
I did Joc new single. He actually got two songs out there that I produced. The “Yea Boy,” which is real big, and I did his second single “What She Like,” featuring Yo Gotti.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is worldwide, man. You’ll be able to feel my sound from everywhere. That’s what I got over a lotta producers – I can do West Coast music, I can do down South and East Coast and Pop – I’m just worldwide, man!
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