HHW gives you another exclusive Behind The Beats featuring Atlanta, Georgia’s Sonny Digital.
“Racks on Racks” – YC featuring Future
“10 Summers” – Tity Boy featuring Rick Ross
HHW: What are you in the studio working on right now?
Sonny Digital: In the studio with Travis Porter and them, we doin’ some stuff. We just knocking out music…ain’t nothing specific. We just working, staying productive.
What are some of the records you’ve recently produced that people may know?
You know, the “Racks…” that’s probably the only one like the mass people would know. As far as my underground people, they know a whole bunch of stuff that I done…I got a long list. The Roscoe Dash song “Put It On Me” and one with Wale called “Talk To Me.” One with Gorilla Zoe called “What’s Going On,” I got one with Gorilla Zoe and Yo Gotti called “Nasty.” I did 7 on Gorilla Zoe album. I did two wit’ Plies, “Pocket Watchin” and “Whole Thing.” I did this one song with Tity Boy featuring Rick Ross called “10 Summers,” that’s gonna be a banger.
How would you describe your sound?
I prefer to make like the more trap sounding beats…like hood, hard, bass-hitting…but I make sure I can go everywhere wit’ it though. I can make girlie stuff, pop records, club music…I try to open up my doors to do everything.
How did you first get introduced to music?
I was born in Michigan but I grew up and I was raised in Atlanta. I was thirteen when I had got started. My older cousin he had came down from Michigan, he had started making beats and I kinda followed behind him and started making them. It just picked up from there and I just kept on doing it.
How did you go from making beats with your cousin to doing it professionally?
From the jump though I knew that I wanted to make it on some professional type shit. I ain’t play any sports, I ain’t really do anything else. I just went to school. I ain’t play video games and none of that. That’s all I had to do. Plus I had been making music way before then kinda like rapping that’s when I was younger and stuff though. So you know when I started doing it I already knew I was gonna make it a full-time thing…But what really made me in the game is when “Racks on Racks” came out.
What should people look out for from you next?
Really, I mean, it’s a lot of things dropping. I’m just really working with everybody in Atlanta. I really got that sowed down. I don’t want to have a huge buzz and then fall off. I would rather take my time and make boss moves that span decades versus days. I’m young, so I have the time to focus, grind and dedicate myself to being one of the best in the industry, but I look forward to redefining my generation’s sound.
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