I recently did a short Q&A with the first officially singed Producer for Dream Chasers Records who goes by the name Nick Papz aka Papamitrou which you will hear more in the future on records he's produced, this Q&A is us getting his story on how he started in the music business to linking up with Dreamchasers records and the records he has on the upcoming album Wins & Losses by Meek Mill you can follow him on Instagram @Nick_Papz .
- I decided that after I started engineering rappers. I used to watch my younger brother make beats all the time and I really wanted to learn how to make them so I took the step and put my time in. After that, I pretty much fell in love.
2. How long have you been making beats?
- I've been making beats for about 6 years. Ever since, there hasn't been a day I haven't made at least 1 beat.
3. Did you ever have a point where you felt as though it wouldn't work out for you?
- Believe it or not, I never thought there was a time it wasn't going to work out because I believed that if you put time and dedication into something, you would get something big in return. For some reason, I always had this gut feeling I was going to make beats for big artists.
4. How did you and Meek and The Dream Chasers Crew link up, what was the big break for you?
- The way we linked up was through Instagram because that’s where I was found. At the time, I was already a friend with DJ Bran and Cruz just from sending beats here and there, and then Coon Philly had found me but had no idea I was friends with them. I remember I was in college when I got the DM and phone call from Coon. I was actually in class and I immediately flipped my entire desk and ran out the door because this was a dream come true to get signed to DC.
5. What was the thought process when creating the beat for the intro of Wins & Losses?
- When I was coming up with the Intro, the sample I used had so much energy so I had to go nuts on it. I originally made a beat to the sample and about a month later I listened back to it and said to myself, “damn this could be way crazier let me change this up”. I spent about an hour or two on it and re did the whole beat, adding more 808’s and simply just more energy. I kind of wanted to go for a “Dreams & Nightmares 2” kind of feel, but with my own twist. I wanted something people will go crazy to at the clubs, something you’ll see in NFL highlight videos or bumping in the locker room, and getting people amped like crazy.
6. How many tracks have you and Meek done together so far?
- Ever since I signed, Meek and I have made a bunch of songs. We have so many in the pot its crazy
- The definition of a “Dreamchaser” to me is to go after your goals no matter what position you are in. Let the hate motivate yourself.
8. What type of sound can we expect you to bring to Meek's 3rd studio album Wins & Losses?
- For Meeks 3rd studio album “Wins & Losses”, you can expect straight bangers from me and meek. When I say we spazzed on this album, we really spazzed on it. From the Intro, to “These Scars” (Ft. Future & Guordan Banks), to “Connect the Dots (Ft. Yo Gotti & Rick Ross). Connect the Dots is like “Ima Boss” on some steroids. That 808 is going to hit you so hard, along with the brass. The Intro is straight energy, and will definitely amp you up. These Scars is definitely a banger too and it seems to be the track people really want.
9. What's your long term goal you wanna reach in the music industry?
- My goal in this industry is to become the best Hip-Hop/Rap Producer out there. I want to become something bigger than Metro-Boomin or Murda Beats. I don’t really like to look at myself as just a producer, but a mogul to all the youngbulls. I want to do things differently then all these other producers are doing.
10. Can we expect a collaborative tape from you and Meek in the future, nobody but you & Meek?
- Meek and I never really talked about doing a collaborative tape, but I’m sure something will happen eventually.
Interview by: Jaekwan Landers (IG: @MeekMillNews)