A.D. THE GENERAL: Congrats on your recent win at the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program Beat Battle and your nomination as emerging producer of the year 2013. How do you feel?
RUDY: I feel good, its a good feeling to be recognized & acknowledged for your talents/art form.
A.D. THE GENERAL: How long have you been producing?
RUDY: I've been producing for about 9 Years now!, I started in the 6th grade
A.D. THE GENERAL: Who influences you as far as producers?
RUDY: Oh man, that's a lot. Let's see there's; Kanye West, Ryan Leslie, Red One, Rico Love, 9th Wonder, J. Dilla, Skrillex, Nero, Flux Pavillion, Datsik, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Dr. Luke, Dr. Dre, RZA, Rick Rubin, Pete Rock, No I.D., Lord Finesse, Heavy D, Mike Dean, The Alchemist, Marley Marl, MF Doom, Prince Paul, DJ Premier, Timbaland, Noah Shebib - 40, Bangladesh, Just Blaze, S1, Harry Fraud, Max Martin, Stargate, Diplo, Danja Handz, Benny Benassi and lastly, Quincy Jones...Those are the producers who influenced my sound, I've taken aspects from each and adapted them to my sound.
A.D. THE GENERAL: Which artist would you love to produce for and why?
RUDY: It might not be expected, but it's gonna be either Selah Sue, Lauriana Mae or Jhene Aiko. I love all of their sounds, their voices/styles are very unique to me, plus I just have a thing for women that sing lol.
A.D. THE GENERAL: Who are your top 5 producers in the game?
RUDY: Top 5 as of now to me is Kanye West, Just Blaze, Stargate, Dr. Luke, Noah Shebib - 40
A.D. THE GENERAL: Where do you see yourself in a year from now?
RUDY: A year from now, I expect my career to finally be solidified. Whether I'm signed to another label, Indie with my own label or both. I just don't want all of this hard work to go to waste, the skill either! Hopefully by fall this is achieved.
A.D. THE GENERAL: Any last words an Thank you’s?
RUDY: I just want to thank God firstly, you A.D. for the opportunity and a shout out to my friends & family that supported me from the start and continue to support me now. None of this would be possible without them.
WRITTEN BY: A.D. THE GENERAL
COURTESY OF ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM 2012'