Barack O’ Drama raises his campaign to the Third Power.
How long have you been working on your album 3RD POWER?
Well to be honest I have never stopped workin’ since my last album so really I’ve been workin’ on songs for over a year.
Where is your favorite place to record and why?
ATL – Powerhouse, Patch Work.
What types of vibe do you like or try to create while working in the studio?
A comfortable atmosphere, I’m pretty laid back myself and it all depends on who I’m goin’ to the studio with.
When do you prefer to have your recording sessions? Is the time of day relevant to your creativity?
I run around in the daytime gettin’ a lotta things done so nighttime works best for me.
What are a few things that’s a must have at your sessions?
Loud speakers, a bottle of Ciroc, Candy Coronas and “Sportscenter”…my Blackberry, my Iphone and a good engineer.
How did you come up with the album title 3RD POWER?
Fab said it on “Oh My” and that s— was hot and I found some use for it and plus this is my 3rd album so when Fab said that I was like, ‘Oh yeah that’s good we can work with that.’
How do you know or determine that you have had a successful session?
I take what was done in the session and listening to it, living with it for a couple of days or leaving it in the whip an ridin’ to it.
Who are some of the producers/artists you worked with on the album?
Kane, D12, Drumma Boy, Bangladesh, Hit Boy, Tha Bizness, B.o.B, Trey Songz, Big Sean, J.Cole, Tip, Jeezy…
If there was one thing you wanted people to know about DJ Drama what would that be?
I’m still havin’ fun with this!
What else can we expect from 3rd Power?
I don’t wanna give away too much, but I got some things in the works. I got some things for the girls, I got some things for the A town, just tryin’ to keep quality music goin’.
Let’s talk about your first single “Oh My,” by the way is a very tuff joint, how did that come about as well as the remix?
Just being creative ya know, goin’ to the homies. Every one on the record is the homies, we had did like three records. I think “Oh My” was the third one we did and that was the one I focused on. I took it to Wiz and Fab…and that’s how the record came to life.
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