I’m yet to meet artistes I create beats for —Willis Beatz
FOR the past 14 years and counting, sound engineer Willis Beatz has been busy producing beats for top Ghanaian artistes and most of them have turned out to be hit songs.
Talk of Shatta Wale’s Taking Over and Freedom, the late Ebony Reign’s Maame Hwe and Sponsor, Kuami Eugene’s Wish Me Well among others.
Interestingly, Willis Beatz mentioned in an interview with Graphic Showbiz recently that he has not met most of the artistes he has worked with because of technology.
“Truth is that I haven’t met most of the artistes I have worked for but there are also a good number of them that I have personally met but as long as I get the work done, we are cool.
“They do the vocals and send it to me then I create the beats, mix and master and we are good to go,” he stated.
The beat maker who has worked with artistes such as Medikal, Guru, Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene, Sister Afia among other top acts told Graphic Showbiz that his 14-year-old journey as a music producer has been a very good one.
“It has been a long journey but the best way I can describe the entire journey is that it has been very successful,” he stated.
As it is with every profession, there are challenges and one that easily comes to mind for Willis Beatz is when artistes he works with sometimes refuse to take his pieces of advice.
“You know we do this together and put our minds together so there are times I make a suggestion but some of them refuse to take it and insist on doing their own thing, that is about the only major challenge I face otherwise everything is fine.
“However, this doesn’t happen with every artiste I work with, every artiste is unique in their own way. It just happens every now and then with some of them but I manage it and we are always good,’’ he stated.
When asked which artiste enjoyed working with the most, this is what he had to say, “I have enjoyed working with most of the artistes who have come my way, it really has been fun working with all of them.
“One person I haven’t worked with yet and I would love to creat beats for, is Stonebwoy. I have worked on a song he featured on but I haven’t done anything directly for him before. I am really looking forward to working with”.
Willis Beatz had a word for his fans, “They should keep supporting my works, this year, I have a lot of mind-blowing songs coming out so just keep your fingers crossed and watch out for me”, he concluded.