AO! Preciate the key to The Beat Suite, I’m more than thankful to come through with our fourth segment highlighting another one of the toughest producers out right now. While kickin’ it from my new spot in NYC, I got a chance to hop on the web-cam with a talented craftsman from the Finally Famous family tree. With Big Sean and the entire movement at G.O.O.D. Music and FF down, you hear the detail and finesse in their music; the expression helps you understand the stories of making something out of nothing, and turning it into a financially free lifestyle that could make you feel invincible.
You know here at AO we show love to the people behind the scenes – the men on the boards. Reppin’ for Detroit, but checking in live with me all the way from Nashville the other day was producer and songwriter, KeY Wane. Although he has been holding it down with his good friend Sean since they were just teenagers, the up and coming noise maker is coming off a really successful year, and ready to continue his momentum on the sophomore album for Big Sean, Hall of Fame: Memoirs of A Detroit Player. I was lucky enough to get a bit of time the day before Superbowl Sunday to chop it up with the kid, and ask him some questions about his journey through the industry so far.
Both of us fresh out of college, it’s just a re-run for KeY Wane as he continues to work on projects and prepare for the next step in his career. The critical acclaim came after his hit single with Meek Mill dropped, “Amen”- right or wrong, controversy boosts chart slots, and the record did exactly what it needed to. His new mixtape So Many Keys dropped yesterday, and down below you can see what the process has been like leading up to this point.
After ducking rumors about collaborating with Beyonce, Wane went on to tell me stories about his first encounters with Kanye, and how everything has been something to remember this entire time. It might be his Detroit player shit, or just maybe he’s picked up a few characteristics from Ye, but there was no reluctance to dish many details or surprises planned for this upcoming year. With due process, when you’re working with the best, you better act the part. Check out our interview on page 2.