Zaytoven Breaks Down His 5 Biggest Beats
Red Bull Music sat down with Zaytoven last week at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City to break-down 5 of his biggest beats.
“We weren’t thinking that we was going to be in the game this long or will people going to look up to us. Or people are going to mimic our style and sound and we would mean so much to the game,” Zaytoven said regarding his joint venture with Gucci Mane. “We was just doing music and enjoying what we do.”
Last week we covered Zaytoven’s interview on Sway In The Morning, which he revealed he doesn’t spend more than 10 minutes on a beat.
With the number of beats the Bay Area producer (Now in ATL) is cranking out, it was only right for Red Bull Music to ask the Grammy Award winning producer about his 5 biggest beats.
Check out the list below.
1. Migos – “Versace”
“I remember waking up in the morning, getting my kids out to school maybe about seven in the morning, then I was just at home. I was making some beats. I maybe made about five beats that morning but Versace was the first beat I made and it just felt special, like this just feels good. I didn’t meet Migos till two years later. So this beat had been sitting around for a long time. But when I met Migos and got them over to the house I started pulling beats that I felt like, ‘This will be special for y’all. It got the energy that y’all got.’ That’s how Versace came about.”
2. Future x Young Scooter – “Ooooh”
“I’m in the studio – that might have been in the evening – and I just had a couple of guys over at our house, making beats and just using the energy of the people who were in the house. And I was working on beats more with Future. And as soon as I made it, I sent it over to him. ‘I’m on the way to the studio,’ I told him, ‘but I’m sending you the beats before I get there.’ So by the time I got to the studio he was already recording to it.”
3. OJ da Juiceman x Gucci Mane – “Make The Trap Say Aye”
“Make The Trap Say Aye was something very special because that day we were at my mom’s house, we were in the basement and me and Gucci might have started at like seven in the morning. We had done a song called Bricks and that was the first song that we did that day. And the energy was so good that we just kept recording songs. As we were recording songs, he was like, ‘Let’s call some people over.’ I remember calling Waka [Flocka Flame] over there. Day calling Yo Gotti over there. Day calling OJ da Juiceman over there that day. Make The Trap Say Aye might have been like the seventh song we did that day. But just the fact that we did so many special songs that day and the energy was so good, I will always remember. Because I made Make The Trap Say Aye right there on the spot, as we were doing songs. I made it in five to 10 minutes. They rapped on it right then. I never knew the song was going to be as big as it was.”