Tyorzel Victory" Gatson, a 24 year old music producer
from Dover, DE is blazing a trail one beat at a time. He recently put his city
on his back by winning the SCG Beat Battle during State City Weekend, in front
of a panel of well established producers. He plans to keep the momentum going
by staying consistent and kicking down all doors!
AllHipHop.com: How did you get the name Victory?
Victory: Ahh man, Victory came about [over time] but
it was originally Villain at first, to all of those that knew me
locally. But when I was 13 I met my big homie Harlem god. And we were
all on the 5% nation time, so I took that V and broke that down and made
Victory. And I have rocked with that ever since.
But also because I view all of my beats as winners! Whatever
I try to do musically I put my all into it, and it makes me feel as though I am
winning, by doing that.
AllHipHop.com: How long have you been producing?
I have been making beats since like 16 or 17. But before that I was
rapping since the age of 9 and I was DJing since the age of 6. So I guess you
can say I am a DJ turned Rapper turned Producer. Im 24 right now so Ive been
involved in music my whole life. Everything just evolves, you know? I may learn
how to break dance one day, and be over all the elements of Hip Hop!
AllHipHop.com: What influences your sound as a producer?
Something new, something different! I am a smooth guy, real humble and
laid back, but I like to ride a lot, because I am in the car about 85% of the
time. So I try to make head nodding music, like something hard hitting. But
even if it is slow or up tempo as long as it is unique in sound, like my
government (Tyorzel). Anything that is one of a kind.
do you feel about sampling?
I use samples, aint nothing wrong with that, I make original joints as well.
But I do sample, I want to use something that nobody has touched yet. I have an
ear for it and I just try to do something that hasnt been done yet, trying to
blaze my trail.
AllHipHop.com: Congrats on winning the SCG
Beat Battle during State City Weekend. What would you say are the positives
from you winning that for you and your state?
Coming from out of Delaware, Dover
Delaware at that, we do not get any recognition as far as hip hop. So I did it
for myself, my state and my city. I dont play when it comes to this music, so
that was definitely a good look for Delaware. There is a lot of talent in my
area. There are cats out here that are nicer than dudes in the game right now,
as far as singing, producing, rapping. And I am one of those dudes, and this is
the momentum builder for Delaware and myself. So this is definitely a good
AllHipHop.com: Are you solely
focused on production?
I rap also, but as far as making beats, that is where the money is at. But this
music thing is never going to stop for me. This is what I do, so now its like,
lets get some gwop off it. So yeah my focus is production.
AllHipHop.com: Who have you worked with that
we can check out?
I worked on my boy E-Fluent, he is in Upstate NY. He has a new mixtape called The Trip Upstate Vo. 1, I did the title
track to that. I worked with Rise Ascend. I was on Face of Day, Come with May, I produced Future Freshness and then
on The Awakening I produced Future Freshness Pt. 2. I produced the title
track on The New Institutional Street Hustlers (N.I.SH.). Was also on a bunch
of other projects with Butter B and others. But Im always trying to work with
more people, big name or not.
AllHipHop.com: Give us your TOP 5 Producers
of All Time
Ahh, damn .definitely got to throw Rza up there. Pete Rock. Premier. [Dr.] Dre.
And man its so many I cant even think of a 5th.
AllHipHop.com: What do you think of the
current state of Hip Hop?
Well from the production standpoint it has definitely evolved. But everything
comes back around, no idea is original. So everybody is taking parts of the old
and injecting it with the new. People still want to dance, and party, which is
not a problem. But when the inspirational music come out, it gets downplayed.
Its still some hot stuff going on right now though, there also is some bullshit
though too. The game started in the Bronx, but now it has become more
international and people are using sounds from all over. I personally want to
get back to that Boom Bap shit. That hard 90s shit! I grew up on that.
AllHipHop.com: Who are the top 5 new artists
Well the artists I like arent really new .maybe to mainstream. But I like Wiz
Khalifa. I like Frenchie [French Montana], shout out to him, you keep grindin
it pays off. I like Big Sean, hes kinda hot. J. Cole, is nice I heard some of
his shit, he hot. I aint gonna
lie, Drake hot too. But he aint new. One day hopefully youll be doing this
interview with someone and ill be in that slot and they say Tyorzel.
AllHipHop.com: Is there anybody you would
like to get in the studio with to work on a project?
Anybody thats willing to work with Victory. Say no more!..........I got joints
AllHipHop.com: Where do you see yourself in
the next 5 years?
Next 5 years, aint no telling Im not a fortune teller. But if I keep moving
forward with opportunities like this, and get my name in people s mouths and
grabbing their ears with this Hip
Hop culture and way of life. Ill be where I thought I should have been years ago.
AllHipHop.com: How can the readers get in
contact with you?
Yea they can get me on FaceBook just look up Victory da Producer. Im on
MySpace, not sure if people are still foolin with that but you can get me at MySpace.com/grickyfontaine. Or you can come to Dover,
DE and find me, ya know [laughter]. Come through, come to the casino, blow some money
and buy some beats!