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Well well well, it appears there’s yet another producer from Atlanta on the cusp of greatness. Lil Wayne stans already know the boy Vaushaun “Maestro” Brooks laced the track for “Prostitute,” which was actually one of the first times we heard Weezy F inflecting the sing-songy melody that is now so ever-present in his material. The song will be featured on The Leak. But Maestro’s not entirely brand new, having produced countless album cuts Dem Franchize Boyz and David Banner, who he actually credits in this Smoking Section interview as really giving him his first break. Even though I fucked with the Wayne record when it came out, I wasn’t really up on dude until I heard the new Ice Cube track, “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It.” That shit is hard body for real. I haven’t heard Cube sounding like that in a long ass time. You know, sounding like he actually wants to rap. Commenting on how the song came about, Maestro says:

Cube’s people called me and told me he was working on a new album called Raw Footage and that he was on some real gangsta s#!t. Being a fan, I looked at it as a great opportunity to make music with the man. [With the direction they gave me], I knew what he wanted before I even touched the keys! So i went in and cooked up that beat. The track was a perfect backdrop for Cube’s delivery—the kick drum beats you in the chest, the snare slaps you in the face, and the other instruments created a cinematic drama that makes the whole thing feel like a movie.

Check the Cube track:

Look out for more Maestro production on the official Carter 3 album and upcoming work on the new Dem Franchize Boyz album.

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  • Fred

    Yea congrats to the big homie V…i wish you much more success to come….CT Stand Up!!!

  • Shidi

    Man…i’m anxious for the whole album now! Maestro orchestrated a classic.

  • little pimpin

    man, i been following this dude for a second, hes doing it way big, this beat is the slap…keep it up my nig

  • Joi Pearson

    Awesome article! Maestro is a genius at making beats and production it is just a matter of time before his name and his sound is known to all music connoisseurs!!!

  • http://n/a FRED

    Congrats to the big homie V…the cube track is hot…keep making those hits baby…CT Stand up!….we got ur back.

  • Sarah

    great article! and i love both songs!

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  • Miesha

    Cube is rapping some real shit, on a great track! you can check more out on dude at

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  • Dat Bol

    YO! That bangs! Big ups to the producer, Maestro!

  • Tila

    I love the song! It sounds great, I heard it first on Halloween and fell in love with it!

  • Ris724

    I love it! I hear a promising future from Maestro because I love “Prostitute” as well. It’s GREAT to hear a fresh new sound instead of the same producers over & over again. Give the new ones a chance too! You never know what new sound they can bring to an artist especially one that has worked with everyone. Keep it up Maestro!!!! Look forward to hearing more from you!!!!!


  • rrr

    thought this was about Maestro Fresh Wes


    the bible say everymon have a talent, we are seeing Maestro’s!

  • Ed

    The beat hits hard!

  • hey_av

    the sound beats you in your chest, i love it!

  • Hector

    i like his style he’s bringing back that grimey street sound , openin the door for the rest of us cats in the game who are making those kinda beats…



  • wood grain


    This shit wil break ur neck..

  • bighorse

    Why everybody liking this? Sound like old doctor dre beat.

  • Willie

    Hot beats, hits hard. . . can’t wait to hear more!

  • dameSTAtus

    Big UP to my man V all day. Fellow Alumnus Stand Up!

    -Dame from the Bay

  • dynamicwayne

    I agree with CA KID.!!!

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