“Money Is A Tool”, Music Producer Bizness Boi Discusses Working With PARTYNEXTDOOR, His First Big Placement and Living A Positive Life.
Bizness Boi is a producer who has worked with PartyNextDoor, Quavo, and 6lack. He also works with rising artists producing projects for Ye Ali and has made music with Eric Bellinger, ishDARR, A Chal, Xavier Omar, and Nessly. He has placements with Trae Tha Truth, Rockie Fresh, and Cyhi the Prynce.
Even with his industry connections and placements Bizness Boi stays humble, reflecting on his success he stated “Money is a tool, that we need to survive, happiness is everything, because even … Even before all the success came, I was still happy, even when I was struggling, even when I was homeless … I was happy because I knew I was on my way”. Moving from his hometown to Atlanta to pursue his music career, at a young age he learned to define his life path, work valanty, and not let tough circumstances stagnate his goals.
For him happiness and growth, and taking care of the people around him are paramount. “I’m focused on being happy and longevity. And I got the right people around me, my team. My family, I talk to my grandparents every day. They straight … I’m in a happy place, man. I can’t complain.”
This interview was edited for content and clarity.
Juneil: What does the phrase, “Living my best life” mean to you?
Bizness Boi: Really, just being happy at the end of the day, whatever you do in life, you just want to be happy. If you don’t learn it now, you’ll learn sooner or later. money isn’t everything.
Money is a tool, that we need to survive, happiness is everything, because even … Even before all the success came, I was still happy, even when I was struggling, even when I was homeless … I was happy because I knew I was on my way, And also, the people around me were great people.
So you know when you have, $20 to your name if you’re around people that make you laugh, cause sometimes people will become millionaires- and they’re still not happy [even though] they got all this money, but they not happy.
So before all the money came in, I understood that I’ll take the happiness. money comes and goes, happiness, that’s what we all should be chasing, ’cause at the end of the day, [you] just wanna live your life, the best way you can. I’m glad I learned that.
I’m focused on being happy and longevity. And I got the right people around me, my team. My family, I talk to my grandparents every day. They straight … I’m in a happy place, man. I can’t complain.
Juneil: I was doing my research looking at all of the artists you’ve worked with, you have a pretty impressive portfolio of artists up and coming, and popular whom you’ve worked with. So I want to ask, what was your first big record, and how did it feel to have your name credited on a highly successful track?
Bizness Boi: So my first ever industry placement was Jae Millz in 2010. I was just happy that an industry person hopped on my beat. And then I started working with Trae Tha Truth and Cyhi the Prynce. But the place that really really changed everything was working with PARTYNEXTDOOR.
My bro, Prep, he’s from Milwaukee, we grew up together. So he got the gig over there. Engineered for Party prior, Party recorded himself, mixing, and everything.
So Prep went over there, and after a month or two of building the foundation, I asked “Yo, can I send him some stuff?” And he was like, “Here’s the email”. But … He’s like, “Don’t send it yet, I’m still building it.”
Bizness Boi: Just trying to get in before he bust any kind of other moves. So, I’d say after two or three weeks after that, I was like, “Yo, we have this beat called “Pickering Tings”, and me, Sevn Thomas, and Larry Sanders, he used to be in the NBA, he was playing with the Bucks, he made the beat, and it sounded like a Party beat. I sent it right to him along with some other stuff, and he, recorded that and a couple other tracks. And then he had emailed me back, like, “Yo, who is this?”. “Yo, this is Biz, Prep’s homie”, and then from then, we just kept in contact, working, I’m sending him beats, everything.
And then we dropped “Don’t Do It For You No More”, that was the first record we ever did that dropped.“Cuffed Up”, me and Murda Beatz did “Cuffed Up” for Quavo and PartyNextDoor, that was like a SoundCloud track.
My name is tied to PartyNextDoor. So it was like, “Yo, who is this new cat?” So I was the only producer to have four on P3 so everybody was like, “Yo, how do you get four on there?” And it was just back to back. I executive produced Traphouse Jodeci – Ye Ali. I produced MTFU, on Free6lack. He was an emerging artist and then K. Forest, Rockie Fresh and all these placements back to back. So I played it for Party, and … it got real lit after that.
Juneil: Musically, what new artists inspire you?
Bizness Boi: I like H.E.R., I like Daniel Caesar. I like Xavier Omar., and Charlie Stardom
Juneil: So you’ve been producing records for a while, you have a lot of placements. Who are some cool people that you didn’t expect to ever meet?
Bizness Boi: I met NoID a couple times.
Juneil: Oh that’s tight!
Bizness Boi: Yeah, with Big Sean. Big Sean, recently he had a birthday party, I got invited. So, I was in Newark, chopping it up with NoID. To be honest, Party, because I was always a fan. But I met Party, and he was a great person, he really takes care of people. He always makes sure I’m good. He makes sure Prep is good. Everybody around him is good. Money-wise, spiritually, working hard. But most definitely NoID.
Juneil: I’m really happy to do this interview, man. Do you have any closing remarks?
Bizness Boi: If you thought of a reason to chase your dreams. Keep at it and even when it’s not looking too bright, just still have perseverance, you have moments where you think you’re not gonna to make it and, boom. A blessing that’s going to change you.
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