Producer Needlz took home yet another honor last night at the 28th annual ASCAP Pop Awards. The producer won an award for his work on Bruno Mars’s smash single “Just the Way You Are,” a song that also earned him a Grammy earlier this year.
“Both winning a Grammy and receiving the ASCAP Pop Award are major,” he said. “Overall though, just being relevant after so many years [is] a big accomplishment to me. So many people come and go, and I just had the best year of my career thus far, so I’m definitely blessed. I’m all about the music these days – I’m really all for making an impact, it’s about more than money to me.”
He added, “I think it’s awesome that after doing urban music for so long, I’ve been able to have such a big mainstream record. I find myself listening to a variety of music these days, and eventually I want to get in to dance and electronic music. I’m just looking for the right artist to break in with.”
Needlz isn’t content with simply winning awards, however. The beatsmith behind hits from the likes of Ludacris and Drake recently linked up with emcee Honors English to release a new EP, which the singles “Crazay” and “Flying High” with Lupe Fiasco and TL Cross.
The EP is due out this summer.