Q&A With Toronto Producer Chef Byer

byer1Gregory “Chef” Byer is a Producer From Burlington Ontario. His credits include Ob Obrien, Sonreal, A Game, Andy Mineo, Sese,  and of course….P8e!

I met Chef while working on Sonreal “One Long Day” , He’s got 2 track credits on the album, “Monday Night” Ft.Kardinal Offishall, and “All“.  About a year later I bought some production for my album.

 

 

CHEF BYER Q&A 

An artist that you started listening to at a young age and still frequently listen to
?

This is a difficult one. Gangstarr. The production on those legendary albums really drew me into the world of hip-hop at a young age. I was 6 when I saw “Mass Appeal‘ for the first time on Rap City. I still bump “Hard to Earn” and “Moment of Truth” till this day.

Favorite producer?

Easy Mo Bee

Favorite Album of all time
?

Ready to Die” Notorious B.I.G.

If you could collab with any artist living or dead
?

Kanye West

If I wasnt making music I would be…..?
-

a registered nurse living with great health benefits and a govt. pension plan



Any Ideas on how to help the music industry grow
?

haha Ask me this in a few years

Favorite song of your own or worked on or placement?
-

Now I Know” for Andy Mineo…I had a lot of fun creating that beat.

 

I hate it when rappers………..
-

Marginalize their potential by conducting bad business

Favorite movie?
-

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Fav Sneaker?
-

Nike Air Trainer Huarache

Where do you see music in ten years from now?

The market will be filled with independent labels…and I’ll be around

A vst plugin or outboard gear that gets used on every or most records u make
Fruity EQ 2…my favourite

First thing you made a beat with/on
-

Creative Labs Wav Editor…I used to chop samples and line them up with drum loops. The beats were dope, but the process was super advanced lol I’m surprised what patience and creativity I had with that simple wav editor.

Fav compressor
-

API -2500 (digital version by Waves)

Fav Beatles song?

Hey Jude

Fav Stevie wonder song?

Ribbon in the Sky

Any plugs shout outs ect?

Shoutout to everyone who ever bought or downloaded a song I produced. I love y’all.

Fav Dr.Dre Song or album (doggy style counts)


The Cronic 2001 – That album is incredible…not one bad song from start to finish.

Scotian Sparxx “All I Do” Stevie Remix

 

This is one of my favorite Stevie Wonder Joints to begin with. When Sparxx hit me with vocals back for this I was blown away,  I had to go right to work putting this one together,

Visit Scotian Sparxx @       www.scotiansparxx.ca

 

Interview with Adam Bomb

adambombagainAdam Bomb

Ive enjoyed Adam Bomb’s music for quite a few years from his early solo stuff, Freedom Writers ,all the way to Natural Born Strangers (his group with Tona and Rich Kidd.)
He is one of my top favorite hip hop artists from Toronto. He has a classic rap style and doesn’t sugar coat his rhymes. I got a chance to shoot him a bunch of questions about his influences and thoughts about hip hop!

Favorite producer
Premier.
Favorite Album of all time
The Man and His Music (Sam Cooke)
If you could collab with any artist living or dead
Sam Cooke
If I wasn’t making music I would be…..
Into Graphic Design or Alcoholism
Any Ideas on how to help the music industry grow
Artists and management must be willing to try new ideas
rather than following standard formulas.
Favorite song of your own or worked on
Nowhere – Empire
I hate it when rappers…….
Say “lyrical” or “verbal” anything.
Favorite movie
A Bronx Tale
Favorite Sneaker
White/Cement Jordan 4
Where do you see music in ten years from now?
Still in need of improvement
Favorite plug in or VST in the studio
Sometimes I plug in my phone to charge it. I know zero about the
recording process. I should learn though.
An artist that you started listening to at a young age and still frequently listen to
Chuck D.
Any plugs shout outs ect?
Look out for anything Adam Bomb, NBS, Freedom Writer related
and to P8e for the questions.
Favorite Tona solo track
Show Me Some Love

Favorite Adam Bomb Solo track
Let Me Down Easy

Ft.Mayhem Morearty & Navy Sealz

 

Favorite Rich Kidd Beat or Solo Track
Syke

 

 

Favorite NBS (Natural Born Strangers) collab Track

Angels

BONUS QUESTION Fav Dr.Dre Song or album (doggy style counts)
DoggyStyle

(P8e)  One my person favorite Adam Bomb Solo tracks

Stay tuned for more dope interviews!!! Subscribe to get them 1st!

P8