Interview by Spitty
We recently connected with the legendary DJ Toomp for an exclusive, in-depth “Off The Porch” interview! During our sit down he talked about Atlanta becoming the entertainment capital for the South, learning how to sing when he was 8 years old, the skate culture in the Atlanta during the 80’s, people in the streets influencing fashion, his thoughts on the Ja Morant situation being inspired by rap culture, jumping off the porch after he graduated high school, going on his first tour with MC Shy D, explains how he got the name Toomp, his father having to do time when he was growing up, working on Shy D’s second album in Miami, the Miami culture at the time, bringing Miami bass music to Atlanta, reveals how he locked in with Uncle Luke & 2 Live Crew, DJing for Poison Clan, rap being censored with parental advisory stickers on records, explains how he locked in with T.I., recalls their first studio session together, T.I. getting his first deal with LaFace Records, recording T.I.’s first album ‘I’m Serious’, working with Lil Jon “Get Crunk”, producing Kanye’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” that sampled Jeezy, having 3 placements on “Graduation’, artists from all over working with him, explains why he never had a producer tag, working on an instrumental album, wanting to do a Verzuz against Drumma Boy, upcoming placements, his thoughts on artists selling their catalog, streaming not paying artists enough, his thoughts on A.I. for music, always embracing new technology, and much more!