Childish Major Stays Selective in the Studio
Childish Major, a proud member of the Swisher Sweets Artist Project Class of 2019, made a name for himself producing tracks for the likes of Jeezy, Rocko and J. Cole. He's even stepped out from behind the boards and into the booth, delivering his own solo projects including Woo$ah and Dirt Road Diamond. Now the Atlanta native is a Grammy-nominated producer for his contributions to the Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III, which is nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Although Childish is a noteworthy producer, he felt it was also important to showcase his talent in front of the microphone rather than solely working behind the scenes. "A lot of other people might have [taken] the route of 'I produce hits for other people, I could produce hits for myself,' which I feel that way of course," he explains. "But I want people to know me first, and then, you know, we can go to the live stuff."
In September, Childish released his Dirt Road Diamond album. The 11-song collection features honest life stories told from the 28-year-old MC. “[The album is] an ode to anybody from a small town or with a small-town mindset that’s trying to do some big,” Childish says of the project.
On the LP, Childish collaborated with fellow ATLien Ludacris on the new song "No Sweat” as part of the Swisher Sweets Artist Project. The partnership was a dope experience for both the young artist and the veteran rhymer. Since establishing himself as a respected rapper and producer in the game, he's mindful of the artists he collaborates with in the studio. "I feel like now, I'm more selective," he admits. "I make music for you or I make music with you if I love you and I love your music and if we have a real friendship, a real bond."
Whatever the Grammy-nominated artist does behind the scenes or on the mic, it will always be major. Watch Childish Major discuss his producing career in Swisher Sweets' Sealed With Freshness interview below.
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