Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling American producer G. Ry has seemingly done it all. He’s worked with just about everyone in Hip Hop and R&B, from PARTYNEXTDOOR, to Drake, to Jay-Z, to Big Sean, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. As he told us in our interview with him, he’s been using FL Studio from the start, and you can read more about his career and journey below!
Lil Tjay – Calling My Phone (feat. 6LACK) (prod. by G. Ry)
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music and how you started using FL Studio.
My friends Hitboy & Chase N. Cashe introduced me to producing, and it actually all started on FL Studio because my brother had the demo version on his computer. I was inspired by my other friends and seeing them producing on FL, so when I saw Roland (my brother) had it on his computer, I thought to myself, “I’m going home to make beats and mess around with that program he has.”
Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later (prod. by G. Ry)
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
My trademark sound has always meshed really well with the artists I’ve worked with and their creative vision for the records I’ve been a part of. When I think of my signature, it’s an atmospheric/ethereal soundscape with hard & simple production – I think that combination is why PARTYNEXTDOOR connected so much with my production. And for the records I’ve done with Drake, Lil Tjay, Kehlani, Big Sean, Summer Walker, etc., it’s been the same: those songs happened when my production style and their creative ambitions aligned.
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
Though I do love collaborating, my favorite thing is to be in the studio by myself with just my laptop and FL Studio open. I always have the step sequencer in front of me so I can get my process up and running as quickly as possible, especially if I’m with an artist and cooking with them in the room. I also always have FL’s built-in Maximus preset on my master – it literally makes whatever I’m working on feel like a radio smash.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I’ve been working on and preparing my own producer artist project for the past couple of years now. It’s really special and showcases my production style in a whole new light. I’ve also been stepping into more of an executive producer role with some developing artists. I’ve really wanted to build with someone on their artist project from the ground up – so it’s been great to finally be able to do that. Otherwise, I’m still tapped in with the artists you know and love me for working with – Party, Tjay, etc.
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