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HPO Exclusive: Anweezy, The Mad Money Producer.

Anwar also known as Anweezy. He is an Ethiopian-American producer that was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Anweezy has records with NoCap, BIGBABYGUCCI, Young Moe, and a good amount of bubbling artists. He comes from a computer engineering background, and that is what truly assists him in this music game. Anweezy has two degrees from Penn State in Computer Science and Mathematics. He also owned a few food trucks in LA and DC. Anweezy is anticipating having over 100 records released with his production this year alone.

Q: How did you get your producer name?

A: Anweezy was my nickname in high school and it wasn't affiliated with music at the time.

Q: What was your first record placement?

A: The first record released with my production was "Gratitude" by Moeazy.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you learned while working in the music industry?

A: 99% of people cap about their value and what they can provide you, but if you don't confront that activity, they'll get comfortable with lying to you. The best thing you can do is build a mini-community around your own self. For example, build a 1-to-1 relationship with artists, producers, and teams. Once you feel good about that relationship, start sharing your network with them and help them build cause in reality that forces you to grow.

Q: What makes you stand out from other producers?

A: I'm a mad man. I reverse-engineer everything that I do or have done. I look into stats of teams, artists, producers with a series of tools. And lastly, I maneuver like a CEO of a label because I'm not just a producer, I'm a facilitator. Once you understand my history, both inside and outside of music, you'll understand why I stand out heavily from any other producer.

Q: What is your favorite record you placed and why?

A: My favorite record with my production is "Toxic" by Sandra Sahi. It's a french record that has such a toxic meaning. Once she gave me a lyric by lyric breakdown about the record, I was appalled by her. My second favorite would be "Pick A Side" by Young Moe and NoCap.

Q: Where are you from, and how did it mold you into the person you are today?

A: My family's background is Ethiopian, which I carry heavier than being American. I was born and raised in Northern Virginia, Falls Church, Virginia to be exact. Being from the DM(V) has its pros and cons. The pros about living in the DMV is that there are corporate positions everywhere for anything. The nightlife is dope, and people are straightforward with you. The cons are that musically no one is supporting you. It doesn't matter if it's friends, family, or anyone in that manner. Due to no one having creative friends, no one understands how to support a creative. Even if it's just streaming them. You literally have to leave the DMV and come back to the DMV to receive any type of support. Also, no one wants you to win unless you are already winning. But regardless, I can't say my support came from DMV cause it didn't. I lived in Los Angeles, Austin, Raleigh, and have been to Atlanta, New York, Estonia, and even Brussels. All of those cities care about their creatives and love to collaborate. I wish I had a good experience with my own area, but that ain't the case and I'll never lie about my experiences. So yea, it showed me that it's the people you don't know that are going to elevate you, not the people you do know. Just continue networking and don't believe what anyone tells you what they can do for you. See what YOU can do for YOURSELF.

Q: What is your favorite DAW and your favorite plug-in to use? Why?

A: My favorite DAW to use is FL Studio due to how efficient and easy it is to make drum patterns on there. My favorite plug-in has to be Analog Labs V due to it having 1000 sounds and instruments I actually like.

Q: What makes you a hot producer?

A: Ahhh, I'm a rising legend that's never greedy and understands true values in most situations. I make sure to take care and protect anyone that's involved with anything that deals with creativity(involving me). My blueprint is going to speak for itself. Just give it time...


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