(AllHipHop News) Mustard has been on almost every popular song of 2014. During a recent interview, DJ Mustard explains when himself and label partner YG were planning on quitting rap, his sound being duplicated and more.
In 2014 alone, DJ Mustard has produced tracks for J. Lo, Jason Derulo, Trey Songz, T.I. and Iggy Azaela and a litany of others. Mustard, the official DJ of YG explained to Billboard how himself and YG were close to quitting years ago:
YG and I told each other when we was coming up that if we didn’t feel like we was close to making it by 25, we was going to stop. Now, we’re cool.
With ubiquity comes imitation and Mustard is aware of the imitations of his sound found in other production, specifically Iggy Azaela’s “Fancy. According to Mustard, “You can’t pick a fight with anyone doing something with your sound. I actually play ‘Fancy’ when I DJ. It doesn’t bother me.” While that criticisms is brushed off, Mustard addressed the idea that all of his beats sound the same:
I hear a lot of people saying my stuff sounds the same. When you’re in my position, people come to you to give them the same sound in a different type of way. And once they’re happy with it and you’re happy with it, there’s another hit record. But this album is going to show people I can do whatever type of music.
DJ Mustard’s debut album 10 Summers releases on Google Play tomorrow (August 12th).