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When 14-year-old Paul Cabbin started learning to play the piano and drums at the same time, he didn’t think his well-rounded talents and honed ear would lead him into the full-fledged production career he has today. Nonetheless, it did, and Cabbin boasts an astounding list of collaborations with the biggest artists in the game, including Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jeremih just to name a few.
With one of his latest songs “Provide” by G-Eazy featuring Chris Brown and Mark Morrison out now, fans have more to hear from the musically-intuitive Compton-born producer, and the show isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Born in Compton and raised in Norwalk and Moreno Valley, Cabbin first got his start in the industry selling beats on MySpace for as little as a dollar back in 2007. In 2011 he got his first placement on Bobby Brown’s song “Doesn’t Anybody Know” ft. Ralph Tresvant, and it’s been history ever since.
Now, Cabbin is two-time Grammy-nominated, owns 16 plaques, and has a limitless list of other hit songs, including his work on two TikTok hits Wiz Khalifa’s “Something New” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Vedo’s “You Got It” that went viral this year.
Through and through, Cabbin recognizes that he couldn’t have gotten to where he is today without collaboration.
“That’s my formula to success,” he says. “I’m always collaborating.”
Such collaborators include producers like Hitmaka, Murda Beatz, Tariq Beats, Cardiak, and OG Parker, which only scrape the surface of the community that helped Cabbin propel his career.
“I’ve been a part of the online beat-selling community,” he says, “and growing up in the church gigging every Sunday really gave me a different approach to life and music. I think all these things together have given me an advantage.”
Now based in Atlanta, Paul Cabbin is always working, though he isn’t just motivated by his passion for music anymore.
“I have a son on the way,” he says fondly. “He’s already motivated me more than ever. I already want nothing but the best for him— no excuses.”
Follow Paul on Instagram @PaulCabbbin, and take a listen to “Something New” below!