Stevieknocks Talks working with Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter Andre Merritt
Q: What is your name and where are you from
My Name is Stevieknocks, I’m a Music Producer from Compton California.
Q: What inspired you to become a producer
As a kid I was always inspired by Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, and Scott Storch, I loved the fact that they created their own sound
Q: Have you collaborated with any producers recently?
Yes I have collaborated with Producer Xeryus Gittens who has produced for August Alsina, Future, Chris Brown and so many more
I have collaborated with Another Dope Producer Beazie Beats and so many more, collaborating with other talented producers is definitely fun because they have their own styles.
Q: Do you remember your first rhyme?
Yes, I was 12 years old when I and my cousin started writing raps at my grandpa's house in Pasadena, I can honestly say I did Terrible.
Q: What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I have ever received was to focus on my craft every day, to network and to be myself
I attended Diddy Revolt Music Conference a few years back and I can say that advice really helped me
Q: How has it been working with new artists such as Christian Royce?
I was actually introduced to Christian Royce by Darlene Deluna, he came to the studio I played a few beats and he went right into the booth, he’s extremely talented, his entire style is crazy he’s easy to work with. He’s definitely one of the hottest artist to watch out for. The next session I brought in Beazie Beats who is another dope producer and we really kicked things up a notch.
Q: How long have you been working with Andre Merritt?
We only worked on one song together which was for another dope artist name Sasha Krut, It was a great experience working with Andre Merritt, I got a chance to really see his creative process.
Q: What is the latest project you have worked on?
The latest release was a single I Produced called City Girls with a Dope Artist Name Billyracxx from Houston
Q: What Surprising lesson have you learned along the way?
I’ve learned that people don’t respect or care for loyalty in this business, they will cross you over money or someone, you could go to mars and back for someone and that person wouldn’t even care!
Q: What do you like about artists in general?
Depends on the Artist, but I don’t like artists being late for studio sessions that I’m paying for out of my pocket.
Q: How often are you in the studio and what’s your process?
I’m in the studio about 3–4 times a week, although I make some of the best beats at home, I normally like to go to the studio when we record.
Q: How can fans find you?
Fans can find me at
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