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June 01, 2008

Drumma

By Walter Jones

drumma

Drumma

Your most recent project, Rick Ross/Trilla went #1 it's first week, what do you think people are responding to the most in it?

I think people, as well as just in hip-hop, appreciate the versatility in the lyrics and production. Ross put together a GREAT album, which all coasts can identify with.

What are you planning to work on next, and where are you planning to work on it?

I'm planning to work on the upcoming projects of T.I., Luda, Jeezy, Plies, Monica, & many more. Lately I've been working out of Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami.

Where are you from originally and where do you live now?

Born and raised straight outta Memphis, TN. Currently, I reside in Atlanta.

What was your first project as a musician that you really felt was important?

One of my first projects as a musician was making the All-West Tennessee Band playing clarinet. As a producer/musician, "Here I Am" on the Rick Ross/Trilla album was my first Drumma Boy LIVE placement.

Who do you look to as a mentor in your career, and what have they helped you to learn?

In my career, my family members are my mentors. My grandmother was a piano teacher. I learned many things from her as a child. My father is a clarinet teacher and the 1 st chair clarinetist in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. My mother was an opera singer. My aunt taught violin at New York University and currently teaches at Harmony Elementary School in Cobb County. My older brother, Ferrell "Ensayne" Miles, introduced me to the music game. He was making beats and playing keys with Memphis legends Slicse Tee and Jazze Pha. So, it's pretty much in my blood. Through my father, I was able to understand how to read music; sight-read, musical composition, composing, and arrangements. My mother helped me understand entrepreneurship, accounting, marketing, and music business. Knowledge itself is my BIGGEST mentor.

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