Woo conducted by Bill "Low Key" Heinzelman  

On The Grind

March 2005

MVRemix.com is always searching for the next big artist or producer. We feel the game is blessed with an abundant amount of talent, however, most never get the chance to be heard. Woo is one of those producers, as MVRemix feels he deserves some shine. But Woo is not a newcomer to this game. He has worked with a variety of artists, such as Cam'ron, Tragedy Khadafi, Mr. Cheeks, and B2K. With a varied production sound, Woo definitely has the talent to succeed in the industry.

MVRemix: Lets start in the beginning so fans can get to know you better. Where were you born and raised, and what was it like growing up there over the years?

Woo: I was born in London, England. It was a real 80's experience here. Hip Hop was still booming even though we were across the pond.

MVRemix: What is your first memory of Hip Hop?

Woo: Of course The Sugar Hill gang, Mantronix, Davey D, Grand Master Flash and Melle Mel, Adidas and Hi lows!

MVRemix: What was the one album you constantly listened to as a kid?

Woo: My all time favorite albums are "Liquid Swords" by Gaz, "Knocturnal" by Heltah Skeltah, "Illmatic" by Nas, and Jeru The Damaja's "The Sun Rises In The East."

MVRemix: How did you first get into producing?

Woo: I got myself an EPS 16 PLUS Ensoniq with a turntable and CD player and I was off!!

MVRemix: How would you describe your production sound?

Woo: It's a chameleon of sounds ranging from Gospel, R&B, Pop and Hip Hop. I do it all baby.

MVRemix: Why the name Woo?

Woo: Because after you're done hearing my music you're like Woo that was hot!

MVRemix: What equipment do you mainly use?

Woo: I use a Triton, a Karma, a Nord Lead 3, a Proteus and a MPC2000.

MVRemix: What was the first beat you ever sold?

Woo: I sold my 1st beat to a former artist of Deathrow Records named Milk Bone.

MVRemix: What artists have you worked with over the years, or sold beats to?

Woo: Cam'ron, Mr. Cheeks, B2K, Milkbone, Tragedy Kadafi feat Ja Rule. See the discography for the rest of them.

MVRemix: You have worked with such a wide variety of artists in all types of genres. What do you attribute to that?

Woo: I have a vast knowledge of music in general and can adapt to any artist with ease.

MVRemix: Do you have an all time favorite beat of yours?

Woo: I guess "All Night Long" that Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz recorded to.

MVRemix: How did you go about getting your name out there? What is the key to shopping your beats around?

Woo: Hush Hush Management! Honesty, hard work, creativity and persistence.

MVRemix: What has been the most frustrating thing about this Hip Hop game?

Woo: The rush and wait from the labels who half the time don't know what they're doing.

MVRemix: I see that there is a big controversy with the new Tweet song "Turn Off The Lights". Apparently, you originally produced the track? Tell us about the situation.

Woo: That track was recorded about 3 years ago by my artist Ley Ley (not the lyrics) and she shopped it around to a lot of different people and 3 years later Tweet is singing over my track or I am I being paranoid? Because no one jacks tracks in the Rap Game, right? Bullshit!

MVRemix: Overall, what is your main career goal?

Woo: My main goal is to create good music and get proper credit and pay for all of my hard work. I'm like any other hard working citizen. Cut the check!

MVRemix: Who else have you recently sold beats to or worked with?

Woo: I'm currently in England with a Publishing deal thru BMG. It's a lot different from working in the states. Over here I'm working with "all the top acts!"

MVRemix: Currently, who are some of your favorite producers?

Woo: Rob Fusari, Scott Storch, The Dream Team, Cool N Dre, Kno Body and Bink.

MVRemix: Production wise, who are some of your influences?

Woo: Rob Fusari! He is a god! He has some of the best production in my eyes as well as Scott Storch.

MVRemix: What else do you have going on in the future?

Woo: I may start my own label, maybe a film company too, who knows. I'm just going with the flow right now.

MVRemix: Any last words, shout outs, or plugs?

Woo: Yes please, Ben Davis, Teddy Gramz, Rob Fusari, Tono and Tia, Miilk Bone, Duke, Gil Keyes and anyone who I forgot. Also, check out my website at www.thewoosmusic.com.

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