“I’m trying to be here for at least 10 Summers,” said DJ Mustard, the man everyone credits for the resurgence of West Coast Hip-Hop.
Mustard began spinning by accident at the tender age of 11. Today, it’s no mistake he’s the most sought after producer in Hip-Hop.
“In 10 years, I see myself like Dr. Dre: a billionaire,” Mustard says half-seriously as he takes a break from working on his upcoming solo album 10 Summers at the studio inside of The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He’s referring, of course, to mega-producer Andre Young, and with Mustard’s own unique up-tempo, club-oriented sound, the comparison to the mega-star producer (who’s not quite a billionaire, but isn’t that far off either) is not all that crazy. As Dr. Dre is credited with the rise of gangsta rap in the 1990s, many say Mustard is creating a resurgence in West Coast hip-hop.
Read more of Mustard’s in-depth interview about his coming of age over at OZY!