Chris Pfaff, who's better known by his music alias, Drama Beats, redefines the term multitasking on a daily basis. In between shooting episodes of Fantasy Factory and running his apparel brand Young & Reckless he produces records for some of the biggest names in hip-hop and manages his own production company, Causin’ Drama Productions. CCS caught up with the renaissance man himself to get the scoop on his music career and to find out just how he manges to juggle so many items at one time. Here’s some of what he had to say.
How did you get into producing records?
I originally started by making beats in my bedroom just like everyone else. From there I learned how to produce and how to make a full record. Now I run a production company called Causin’ Drama Productions. I have two other producers signed to my company, an engineer and a couple A&R guys. We send beats out to people and do stuff for TV—just tryin’ to be the next Pharrell.
What’s up with your studio?
Hands of God is the studio I built in the Fantasy Factory. Rob was kind enough to let me take over one of the offices and turn it into a studio space. We made it as ridiculous as possible with a big painting of god on the wall, a spaceship and the vocal booth is a cave. It’s a little left field, but everyone seems to like it when they come through. It’s the headquarters for all my music.
Who are some of the artists you’ve worked with?
Chris Brown was a big one. We just did a record on Kelly Rowland’s last album called Keep It Between Us and I did a big record with Yelawolf called Daddy’s Lambo. I’ve also been in with Snoop Dogg. You never know who’s going to come through the studio on any given night.
Who inspires you musically? Who’s killing it right now with production work?
I’m all across the map in terms of where my inspiration comes from, but as far as beatmaking I would say Da Interns are killing it, Hit-Boy is killing it too and then there’s the usuals like Polow Da Don, Pharrell and Swizz Beatz. I hate to be unoriginal, but those guys always kill it!
What’s up next for Causin’ Drama Productions?
I’m trying to get to where I’m putting out my own music. I don’t mean like me me rapping, I mean putting out artists that I find and groom. I want to find my own artists, build them up and put them out. That’s what’s next hopefully. Just trying to be like a miniature P Diddy.
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