DJ Mustard: "I Need Producer Of The Year For Every Award Show"

DJ Mustard also discusses his work on Kendrick Lamar's next album and questions why Hip Hop deejays switch to EDM.

DJ Mustard reflects on his string of Billboard chart successes. In an interview with HardknockTV’s Nick Huff [April 11], the Los Angeles, California-native says that he recently learned that he has eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100. He also says that every award show should select him as Producer Of The Year.

“I just read that shit,” Mustard says. “We got eight [songs on Billboard’s Hot 100] now. We’re 8% of your Hot 100. I’m trying to be 10%. I need Producer Of The Year for every award show. Every one. All of them. I think I deserve it. I had an epiphany right now.”

DJ Mustard Discusses Kendrick Lamar's Next Album

The “Show Me”-producer also details the progress of his expected collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. Though he says the track—which is expected to be included on Lamar's next album—has yet be created, Mustard guarantees that the song will be “greatness.”

“[Kendrick] told me he wants me to yell on some shit,” he says. “You know how I been doing that Fat Man Scoop shit? It’s coming. Nobody wants to do that anymore. Nobody wants to have fun. Everyone always wants to be all serious and shit. I’m trying to turn up. I’m trying to have a party. That’s what I want to do. I don’t know what the outcome of that’s gonna be but I know it’s gonna be greatness…I know me and Terrace Martin were working on some shit for him, but we didn’t do it yet. It’s gonna come. It’s gonna be hard.”

DJ Mustard also questions why Hip Hop deejays feel that the only way to play big festivals is to switch to Electronic Dance Music (EDM).

“I feel like they don’t have to do that,” he says. “I feel like it’s cool because I want to do EDM, too. I think that’s dope, but why can’t a Hip Hop deejay do that? I can. I know it’s possible because I just did it. I just did the Raybans thing, South By Southwest. I’m doing a Brisk Bodega tour. I feel like that’s by being a Hip Hop deejay. I don’t do any EDM records right now. That’s all by being a Hip Hop deejay. Why can’t we do [big festivals]? We can. I just feel like they’re so quick to jump to EDM, they don’t think that we can play our own music. I did a show with my nigga Young Chop before. He don’t even deejay! But he can do a show.

“I feel like if people start pressing that line hat we can do whatever we want to do, there will be more influence,” Mustard continues. But they just be like, ‘Oh, we can’t get shows like them because they do EDM.’ No. You can bring out the same amount of people. A lot of people like Hip Hop. Everybody don’t just like EDM. Make your Hip Hop build up like the EDM. That’s no respect for EDM. I got a lot of homies that [are EDM deejays]. Diplo. I met Skrillex before. Cashmere Cat—that’s the homie. Disclosure—they hard as fuck. I went to the Horror Fest. That shit changed my life, but it also made me feel like you could just be a Hip Hop deejay and do that, too. I’m actually playing the Horror Fest this year and I’m playing all Hip Hop.”

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47 Comments

  • Anonymous

    watching these producers work is like watching a moron, "and then i added a 'ha' on top.."

    • Will

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  • Anonymous

    He doesn't have 8 songs on Billboard. The artists do.

  • Anonymous

    His shit is basic as fuck

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  • Anonymous

    there is a huge difference between a producer...and a beat maker which is what he is

  • OVO

    Fuck this fat nigga...Noah "40" Shebib, T-Minus and Boi-1da are all better than this clown. OVO all day!

  • RealTalk

    All he makes is loops. 1-2 bar loops tops. That's nothing to celebrate. That's not even a real producer to me.

  • VS

    How is this man famous?

  • Anonymous

    no Kdot please. we dont need this fat nigga beat on ur next classic

  • Anonymous

    he needs a new drum kit and keyboard

  • Anonymous

    This guy shouldn't produce any Kendrick Lamar song EVER. Stick to produce Lil Wayne and those other bullshit artists.

  • TMOIS

    Hes a bitter!!!! I miss producers with a original sound

  • drone killa

    he deserves producer of the year, he's the hottest right now. producing a lot of dope tracks. i don't think he'll last though because a lot of his beats are the same, he'll need to switch it up to survive.

  • Anonymous

    fuk this nikka and his ancestors

  • Anonymous

    these wack producers/djs dont even own a god damn vinyl record. the culture has been raped dammmmmn

  • Anonymous

    DJ Mustard, Mike Will and Young Chop got production locked for 2014 and beyond...Aint Nobody touchin them right now...

  • Bret Hart

    The Excellence Of Execution Soundcloud.com/p-ez-2

  • tha OG

    DJ mustard is the best producer of the year that nigga beats are all good

  • Anonymous

    FAT RETARD FAGGOT. NO MUSICAL ABILITY WHATSOEVER. MAJORITY OF PRODUCERS IN RAP ARE NOB TURNING DUMB FUCKS WITH ZERO MUSICAL ABILITY AND VERY LITTLE SOUL. DJ MUSTARD IS A ONE NOTE BUM THAT ENTERTAINS AND APPEALS TO VERY DUMB PEOPLE. THE MAJORITY OF RAP LISTENERS TODAY ARE VERY DUMB PEOPLE. THEY WILL ATTACK THIS POST AND ACT LIKE MUSTARD IS SOMETHING SPECIAL. ALL HIS BEATS SOUND THE SAME AND THEY'RE EXTREMELY REPETITIVE AND HEADACHE INDUCING. NONE OF THIS TRASH RAP ON THE RADIO AND BLOGS TODAY WILL STAND THE TIME. IMAGINE PLAYING A DJ MUSTARD RECORD 10 YEARS FROM NOW AND REMINISCING ON THE "GOOD TIMES". YOU ARE FUCKED UP AND CULTURALLY DEPRIVED IF THAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN 10 YEARS. RAP IS FOR GAYS AND RETARDS NOW.

    • Anonymous

      "it's Mike Will Made It's time, Young Chop is the future" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

    • Anonymous

      lol, y'all were defending Lex Lugar not long ago Harry Fraud was hot just a while back, Lil B was that new conscious guy, it's okay for V Nasty to say n!gga, it's Mike Will Made It's time, Young Chop is the future homers can't even stay loyal to the side you chose, why would you think anyone believes what y'all say?

    • ^

      We got a delusional Mustard dickrider. We don't believe you, you need more people. Nothing you say is fact at all.

    • Anonymous

      well, partially true, but people will actually be reminiscing about his songs, like rack city, yeah its a shit song, but people will remember that and definitely be like "aah, remember when this can out, good times", when you associate good memories with bad songs you will automatically change the perception of the song. But to say that he has no musical ability whatsoever is a little harsh. is you compare this to most old school producers, who didnt come up with a single melody of their own since they only relied on samples, you can see that he has alot more musical talent than alot of them, since he is actually able to create melodies on his own. also, soul is not per definition the ultimate sound to go after, if he got his own style that people actually likes, why should he be looked down upon? And if im not mistaken, one of the biggest complaints i hear about old school soul hip hop is that it all sound the same. And you have to remember that these are only his first years, when hes really confident he will be able to really switch up his sound, and that's when ell really see what hes made of. As of right now, he got no need to change he style as its getting bigger and bigger every time he drops something, but when he needs to drop something with a new sound, thats when we really get to know what hes made of... Im not sure yet, and really no one should be. FACTS

    • DE

      Best comment on this site ever, ever

  • Anonymous

    That's funny, cause I have yet to listen to any of this nigga's beats.

  • Anonymous

    Mustard is one of the worst producers ever.

  • Anonymous

    that shit looks easy. these producers are dumbasses

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