Hailing from the Shreveport/Bossier area in Louisiana, MistaT has slowly become a household name over the years. Just recently we caught up with MistaT and asked him a few questions… Here’s his response.
Q: How do you feel about the present state of the music industry?
A: Musically.. I think it’s in an aight place compared to some years ago. Business wise, these companies ain’t for the artists anymore. They hustling us.
Q: What do you think your “biggest break” or “greatest opportunity” has been so far in your musical career?
A: I honestly can’t say. I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished to much to brag about. If I could mention anything it would be just having the opportunity to be around people that put me up on game business wise.
Q: How many artist have you produced for? Any notable artist?
A: I’ve produced for a lot of artists, I can’t put an exact number on it. Lol of course I’ve produced for some notable artists like Mr. Envi’ and more.
Q: If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?
A: First I’d find away to get artists more money out of these companies like Spotify and others that stream our music. It’s disgusting how they distribute the funds. As you can see, streaming is the new lick in the game.
Q: Who do you feel is the best artist out now in your region and do you feel they’re receiving the attention they deserve?
A: Big K.R.I.T for sure. Not only in this region, but in the industry period. I feel like people are still getting in tune with his music, but not how I feel it should be.
Q: When working with a multitude of different artist, what are some of the thing you look for in order for you to working with them?
A: First, what do you have going other than just being able to record a song at the studio. Like visuals, shows and etc. Second, do you know anything about publishing and licensing. Now and days if an artists don’t know a slight bit of the business side I feel it’s a waste of both of our time.
Q: What are some of the turn off’s when approached by artist you encounter?
A: Maaaaane… weak presentations of their mixtapes. That drives me the most. And I don’t care how hot YOU THINK you are.
Q: We know that MistaT is not only a producer, but also an artist. Which do you prefer being and why?
A: Right now I’d have to say being a producer. It’s just where my focus is right now.
A: Right now my beat album “The Glory” is available on iTunes, GooglePlay and more.
Q: Any things else you’d like to say to the people?
A: Just stay updated on the music. Visit my website mistatbeatz.wix.com/mistatbeatz