EXCLUSIVE: Sonaro – The Beatsmith Behind “Cuffin Season”
HHW: How did your relationship with Stack develop?
Sonaro: When I noticed things were [going] so well for him, I took a step back and played the role of the music guy, ya know? I’d recruit producers and get music for him, and then [that] just started busting my brains to produce music my damn self. I’d have all these ideas, but not know how to put it together exactly. Then I got introduced to a program, which still didn’t mean anything ‘til I got around Needlz.
HHW: What was that like?
Sonaro: I was an in-house writer for Needlz, did hooks for him and for Stack – unreleased stuff. Being around Needlz and seeing how he was stretching those sounds around, really just inspired me.
HHW: Speaking of unreleased material, I hear that there is a posthumous album in the works…
Sonaro: Vibe was reaching.