A day after wrapping up Tyga’s ‘Careless World’ tour, I (Don Bleek) got the chance to speak to West coast DJ and music producer DJ Mustard. The South Central L.A. native is the man behind Tyga’s “Rack City”, which is now almost double platinum and YG Ft. Tyga & Nipsey Hussle’s “B***hes Ain’t Shit.” He is keeping busy by producing new tracks for Bow Wow, Meek Mill and Red Café as well as working on his mixtape, Mustard On The Beat. During our phoner, DJ Mustard talked about getting his start as a DJ and producer, craziest tour experiences, which was the shooting in Omaha, bringing the West coast back with dance & fun music and much more.
During our phoner, DJ Mustard talked about getting his start as a DJ and producer, craziest tour experiences, which was the shooting in Omaha, bringing the West coast back with dance & fun music and much more.
I hear your name a lot, how did you start DJing?
Well, I started DJing at the age of 11. My uncle DJ Tee is a DJ as well and he left me at a party. I didn’t know what to do. I just started playing songs and after that, I started DJing.
So you just finished DJing on Tyga’s ‘Careless World’ tour, correct?
Actually, I finished it up on Tuesday (April 17). I just got back to L.A.
You basically been all over, what is your favorite city and why?
Milwaukee, because it was so turnt up there. People were screaming everywhere. They had the most energy out of all the cities we had been too.
What have been the craziest experiences you’ve had so far while on tour?
The shooting after the Tyga concert in Omaha, Nebraska. It happened so fast, we never expected something like that to happen because we don’t promote violence. That was the craziest thing that ever happened on the road. Thank god everybody was okay.
How do you prepare for a show?
I just listen to music, relax and chill. Just try to put myself in the right move. It doesn’t take too much.
Didn’t you start off as YG’s DJ?
Yeah, I did and I am still his DJ.
I read somewhere that YG is one of your best friends, and you guys recently did that 4Hunnid Degreez mixtape together, how did that collabo come about?
I started making beats for YG; he was one the first people to do my beats. I started with him, so for us to do a mixtape was easy. We created this dancing sound. I feel like we owed it to the streets and we’re not stopping.
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