Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
I am Andrei Lgnd, Mr. Make Other Producers Insecure. I started making beats in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and I’ve been doing this for nearly 15 years.
My production credits include Wiz Khalifa, Jim Jones, Jimmy Wopo, Icewear Vezzo, Ralfy the Plug, Fenix Flexin, Desto Dubb, Young Slo-Be, Lil Cadi PGE, Splurge, Big Sad 1900, Yelohill, Allstar JR, TayF3rd, and many, many more.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I make consistent, hard-hitting industry-level beats. I know my worth, and I have an innate ability to craft beats that bring the best sound out of the rappers I work with. I have an extremely diverse skill set as far as production which means not only am I extremely knowledge and comfortable on my daw (and others) but also that I’ve mastered my sound and the tools I have available. I catch on to waves before anybody else and by the time they peak, I’m already on to the next. I’ll give you the absolute best version of whatever sound you’re looking for.
I will go beat for beat with any producer, any time.
“bUt AnDrEi, tHaTs CoCkY!”
How else do you breathe confidence into your career? I have the credits I do because even at 13 I realized I am willing to take the risks nobody else will.
I know I got the sauce cause I’m not even from here and I’m surpassing producers i looked up to 6 months ago.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
This moment, right here. The past few years have culminated into me finally opening up my own studio in downtown Los Angeles this past month, and getting attention from every iconic West Coast rapper I felt was pushing the genre AND the culture forward is just a blessing on top of it.
Walking into my blue-lit studio in downtown made me realize I really did that. I came with nothing and built the foundations of something huge; on my DJ Khaled shit!
Since I could remember I had an ear for music nobody else did and this past year has proven to me that I have the talent. As long as my goals are consistent there isn’t anything I can’t do.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
The biggest challenge I’ve had to face was figuring out who I was and who I wasn’t. When I was on the east coast it was easy to get lost in the ideas of others. Coming from a city with a much younger music scene, I found myself kind of going with what was most popular. But when I moved to LA that feeling only grew, and even though I’d been making west coast beats for a few months, I realized I was not enjoying what I was doing. So I took a step back and thought about the kind of producer I wanna be as well as the kind of person I want to grow into.
I realized it comes down to the fact that I want to make the music I’d listen to with the artists I like, and since then its been smooth sailing. I’d found my style, found my sound, and built a platform to evolve with it.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
Honestly I wanna work with my idols and the people who inspired me to make the beats I do
Ron Ron the Produce