Travis Porter has mostly been relying on upstart beatmakers up to this point, but their forthcoming debut, From Day 1, promises to feature brand-name production when it hits stores May 29th. In addition to F-K-I, who produced the Atlanta trio’s breakout hit, “Make It Rain,” Diplo, Jim Jonsin, Drumma Boy, T-Minus and Justice League have all contributed tracks to the LP.
“Most producers they be already having beats for niggas,” Quez told XXL. “They have five beats with your name on it. So you just gotta find those producers that really fuck with you before you fuck with them. Nine times out of 10, they already have a folder for you cause they already fuck with you.
“Jim Jonsin, he made [Lil Wayne's] ‘Lollipop’ now, [T.I.'s] ‘Whatever You Like,’” he continued. “For him to already have beats for us in a folder. Like, What the fuck? What kind of shit is that.”
Though guest appearances on the album have yet to be finalized, TP has already recorded with Meek Mill, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Jeremih and Miguel. They hope to add some more fire power to the LP by the time it’s turned in to the label.
“In our previous mixtapes we done had names like Kelly Rowland, all the names we done said already,” Quez explained. “Were trying to get some bigger names in there. You know, like the Rick Rosses, Weezy, Drakes, stuff like that. But that’s kinda predictable on a nigga album, though. ‘I’ma have Rick Ross on that joint.’ That’s why we’re trying to take our time and get it right. Expect the unexpected.”—Carl Chery (@cchery)