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Tuff House 20 Questions: Kashif Gooden

Kashif Gooden | Producer

How long have you been making music?
Since I was 16, so about 14 years

What’s your favorite food?
Crab, steamed, with lemon. No butter

What’s your favorite city?

Who’s your favourite artist of all time?

What musical trend would you like to see end right now and never, ever come back?
Death metal, for the screaming

What’s been your favorite collaboration to take part in so far?
Working with my brother, DJ Fatal, producing beats

Who are three artists you would you like to work with in the future?
Sia, Eminem, and Timbaland

What made you want to be a producer?
I always found it interesting, and it started up as a hobby

What’s the advice you’d give to somebody who wants to become a producer like yourself?
Be yourself, do your homework, and be unique. If you’re copying someone else you’re always a step behind

How long does it take you to produce a song, on average?
About a week, on average. Equipment failure happens, and that can make things a slow go; however, positive vibes can make things go more quickly

What’s the hardest thing about being a producer?
Working with people who don’t have any talent

What inspires you, in general?
I’m not sure, really. Good vibes, good music

What’s your favorite color?

What other styles of music inspire you?
Everything except for the screaming in death metal. Everything

What are three artists you’ve got bumpin’ right now?
Lady Deejay, Franco, and myself

Are there any myths about being a producer you’d like to dispel?
That it’s easy. People think it’s easy. it isn’t

Is we finish, or is we done?
I ain’t never finished

What do you have coming up that we can all look forward to?
A lot of music videos coming up. Nothing yet, but a LOT to look forward to for sure

What, to you, is ‘Living the Dream’? 
Working with sia would be a huge benchmark

Any shoutouts?
Everybody who’s ever supported me. One love


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