HEDDcast #3 with !llmind
HEDDcast #3 features NYC-based, grammy-winner, multi-platinum producer, !llmind (read: Illmind). Prolific as a writer and producer Illmind has released multiple albums under his own name, as well as working in various guises with artists such as Drake, Kanye West, J Cole, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, and labels such as Cash Money, Def Jam and Aftermath.
Recent years have seen !llmind embrace online platforms and communication channels to build an engaged audience across Instagram and Twitch with his beat-making Twitch sessions watched by aspiring musicians all around the world. This education element to his activities has expanded out to running a producer-focused subscription service, beat packs, and holding in-studio sessions with up-and-coming producers. In short, he’s one of the busiest and most successful producers we know and it was great to chat with him about his career, production techniques and equipment, and his plans for the future.
“My name is !LLMIND. I’m a music producer and I’m passionate about sharing my experiences. Things that worked, things that I f*cked up and what I learned from it all. No guidance and no mentor. I know what it’s like to want to create music but not know how to start, where to go or how to turn it into a living. I don’t have ALL the answers, but what I can promise is that I will always touch on topics that I have personally experienced. At the end of the day, I hope to empower you to be your best self, regardless of what industry you’re trying to pursue.”