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One year removed from gaining his first major placement as a producer (XXXTentacion's "Fuck Love" featuring Trippie Redd), the newly minted 18-year-old is looking at the fruits of his labor. So I'd say I was 14, 15. I was just looking at videos. As far as songs, placement wise, I didn't have any songs out aside from just random SoundCloud artists, because I was selling my beats online, on YouTube. We would just send [Juice] beat packs. He got inspired to study up on the scene when he heard Clipse's "Mr. Me Too," a track produced by fellow Virginian Pharrell. What does a typical day at the Internet Money crib look like? In other words, Mira is on the rise, and he's nowhere near complacent. That was like the main person I watched on YouTube make beats.
Those were the main things I listened to before hip-hop. It'll be like dispersed. Nick Mira: I got into making beats when I was 13. The ambient feeling. XXL: You've been with Internet Money for a few years, so you pretty much jumped to the big leagues from day one. They use that because I have a lot of ties listening to alternative rock and post-hardcore. On there I would make money just selling simple beats for $30, $50, $100. Here's the Ultimate Guide to Rappers With Acronyms in Their Name, Rappers With the Most Instagram Followers, XXXTentacion's "Fuck Love" featuring Trippie Redd, Cop Drags Handcuffed Black Teen Over Concrete During Arrest, Gets Paid Susp…, Joe Biden Campaign Ad with Brad Pitt Runs During World Series, NYPD Cop Blasts 'Trump 2020' Over Car Loudspeaker, Adele Jokes About Her Weight Loss on 'SNL', Attributes it to COVI…, Felicity Huffman Officially Off Supervised Release, Sentence Complete, Voters in Long Lines Offered Discounts by Restaurants, Mike Tyson Makes EDM Debut With Self-Titled Banger, 'I'm Mike Tys…, Silento Arrested After Allegedly Driving 143 MPH in Georgia. Yeah, some people also say it's melancholic. And then I just got even more invested in it. Over the last few months, "All Girls Are the Same" and "Lean With Me," two other tracks produced by Mira, have also made a home for themselves on the chart. I didn't even sample the actual original audio. "Lucid Dreams" came together just like any other song we had. But now that it's like, as big as it is, it's kinda hard for me to say it's my favorite just 'cause it's the biggest. "Fuck Love," I love that song too. It's like you're at your house. I had to go back and listen to [them] myself because I never grew up around that. I would just play that song back to back to back to back, day after day listening to that beat and the song.
So talk a little bit about Internet Money. We had it for sale online. Your beats have a dreamy quality. Check out what Mira has to say about his favorite beats by peeping the latest episode of XXL's Pay Homage above. So, it's hard to put in a direct box, but it's just melodic. You're getting your production credits up a lot. How aware of the fact that you produced that song were your classmates? It's just funny. He is best known for being part of the Internet Money record production collective and record label, as well as producing notable songs such as Juice Wrld's "Lucid Dreams" and Lil Tecca’s "Ransom". What's it like being in high school and having a top five record in the Billboard Hot 100 chart? Internet Money's Nick Mira speaks on his favorite beats while citing Pharrell as the producer who showed him the influence of Virginia hip-hop. One year removed from gaining his first major placement as … "Strictly Business" with Lil Skies. Me and Taz had sampled a melody and it was basically structured into a whole song. You can go and eat breakfast at your table and someone's over there making a beat. But then it's also like a home, so it's also you're really comfortable in what you're doing. I thought about what I wouldn't major in, which is music.
It's really hard for me to say producers, because when I got into making beats I was never, like, solely looking at certain producers. Have you thought about what you'd major in if you went to college? I know I'm not going to become a doctor or lawyer or anything so I know I don't need to go over the requirements that they need me to do. I had heard it before, but I didn't think about it when I was making it. Then you go into the living room, there's a studio set up there in the corner. When then did you decide that you wanted to be a producer for a living? Then when I was 16 and 17—actually 17—my first major placement was XXXTentacion, Trippie Redd, "Fuck Love." Someone making beats as loud as they can be. So I texted it to him and a week later he sent the song back. I'm like, "This is cool, what have you got else?" Me and Sidepce, the other producer who worked with Juice along with me. In music, there's no rules. For Mira, "Mr. Me Too" was a track that stood out immediately. Somehow, someway, it got into the hands of another producer, Beats By Dex, who also produced on the track. For someone who has never heard your music: What does a beat from Nick Mira sound like? It was kinda funny because that whole time I could see what it was like when ["Lucid Dreams"] wasn't around. Since last summer, "Lucid Dreams," which is a track he helped produce for Juice Wrld around that same time, has peaked at No. I don't see someone just going to a place, they teach you some formula, how to do certain things in music.
I like making good songs and good music—not just good beats. Nick Mira is a young, talented songwriter & producer who is enjoying his first big hit on the charts. It's sort of different, you have to learn your own ways. Nick Mira: I’ve been making music my whole life. There's no guidelines.
I'm not like, "Oh, I did this, I did that." It uses the same Sting sample ("Shape of My Heart") that Nas used for "The Message." He lists the beat as one of his five favorites, with other offerings coming from producers like Smokeasac ("Awful Things" by Lil Peep and Lil Tracy) and Maaly Raw ("Dark Queen" by Lil Uzi Vert).". It was just so different than the stuff he was making at the time. He co-wrote & produced the single “Lucid Dreams” for rapper/singer Juice WRLD, which has been in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks and reached #3 on the chart. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's even funnier with "Lucid Dreams" because "Lucid Dreams" had been out for almost a year. It already had like half a million plays on SoundCloud, but it didn't get on the radio and it wasn't on Billboard yet. Nick Mira hasn't been around all that long, but he's already made a big-time impression. Sounds like you've got a grip on it. I can say I watched videos of Cardiak Flatline. Did you know that Nas had used it for his song before you guys made "Lucid Dreams"? How do you manage being a producer with being a student? Aside from that, I change up a lot my stuff drum-wise. It's not like every single room in the house at the same time is doing something. Which of the beats you've made is your favorite? "When I was first starting out producing I didn't know that many people had come out of Virginia doing big things like that. Nick Mira. And then one day I say [to Juice], "Yo, I got this crazy interpolation of a sample," and I'm like, "You should hear it." Sometimes you might want a break for your ears, but you can step outside. There's always somebody working. A couple of weeks later he puts it on his 999 tape that he dropped on SoundCloud and then it gained a lot of traction. Who were some artists or producers that influenced your sound growing up? And then you have the obvious, like everybody's influences, Kanye, Timbaland and Pharrell. So you love that Missy and Timbo stuff back in the day? We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Nick Mira: We made "Robbery" in either December 2017 or January 2018. I learned a lot from him. I change up my patterns.
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