The role of being both an artist and producer is a rather difficult dual-responsibility to carry across, as in these days of categories, genres and niches your artist persona will be pitted up against your producer skills.
For when you are an artist, your ability to control a crowd and being the frontman/front-person, is at odds with the more subdued ability of being able to support others as a producer. The hyper criticism flung at artists-cum-producers such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Timbaland comes to mind.
JAQUEBEATZ who hails from Atlanta, USA, is one such artist who is willing to confidently undergo the ‘baptism of fire’ and close scrutiny that goes with being both an artist and producer. Signed to B.O.B.’s label No Genre, JAQUEBEATZ took a moment from his busy schedule to speak to Lavatory Records.