We caught up with Pro to talk about his music. At Indiy we champion musicians.

What do you enjoy most about being an independent musician?

Being able to connect with people like myself, and being a part of their music groups, and grinding together in general.

If we were to peek over your shoulder, what does your studio look like? What gear do you typically use?

I have a studio in my room, I use an Arturia midi keyboard, a Focusrite audio interface, fl studio, mic w/ stand w/ mic shield.

I just finished recording a song with a beat I made. There's definitely room for improvement, but it's a start!!

What makes a good song in your opinion?

I'd categorize it like this...

1. The beat- the beat has to be able to have the power to make you bob your head, something to freestyle to when you have free time, something that you know will spark the creativity of an artist

2. The Artist- you can't just send a no melody beat to somebody like Beyonce, every artist has their own style, that's why I like connecting with artists, I like them telling me what their favorite artists are, and describing the type of beats that they need

3. The lyrics- you cannot have an emotional beat with sus lyrics, or it wont sell, period the end.

4. Mastering- mastering is everything

5. Possible features- to give the song more exposure from the featured artists' fan base.

How do you know that you want to work with an artist or a group, or band?

As a producer, the only way to make money is to work with artists.

Now working with a group is different, because I work with my music group (816 ENT) and we plan to have a couple of mixtapes before 2024.

Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?

With my music group (816 ENT) we plan it together, but other than that I let the other artists do their own thing.

What can we expect from you within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?

One with C.W. Da Youngblood, he is a rapper from my city!

Are there any collaborations past or future that you are excited about, producers, artists, instrumentalists, or songwriters?

I have a song with an artist (Cequan peso) called "Heartless" that I produced.

Also, I have a future one with C.W. Da Youngblood, so be on the lookout!

Which artists inspire your creative process?

I want to get all my homies iPhone 12's instead of the androids they have, get them designer, instead o' puma, and the list keeps goin'.

Bottom line, my homies inspire me.

What are your top three favorite albums of all time? Why those albums?

1999 by Joey Bada$$, is probably my favorite of favorite instrumentals, because of his lyricism and how he had his friends on every other track with him.

Pregame Rituals by 2KBABY, I like this album because of how the instrumentals were "designed", and I like what he does with his songs.

Die a Legend by Polo G, I like how he went from being a gangster in Chicago to being a gang member but doing positive things with his music.

Where can we find you on social media?

Prod.Suburban is my YouTube
My Instagram is @prod.suburban
And https://soundcloud.com/suburban_made_dis is my Soundcloud.

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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists

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