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News 6 interviews local Grammy winner


THE BIG CATEGORIES ARE COMING UP TONIGHT, LIVE, RIGHT HERE ON NEWS 6. YES, SOME MORE OF THE WINNERS MOMENTS AGO, TONY BENNETT WON HIS 18TH GRAMMY. KENDRICK LAMAR WON FOR BEST RAP PERFORMANCE. A LOT OF GREAT MUSIC AND GREAT ARTISTS. THE BIG QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES IT TAKE AND WHAT IS IT LIKE TO ACTUALLY WIN A GRAMMY? I DON’T THINK ANY OF US WILL EVER KNOW. TO FIND OUT, I SPENT SOME TIME AT POWER 95.3 TODAY WITH DEJAY NASTY A GRAMMY WINNER HIMSELF. I FIGURED HE PROBABLY KNOWS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT. BY THAT TIME YOU’RE NOW TUNED INTO THE 95-MINUTE COMMERCIAL-FREE POWER MIX. ORLANDO HIP-HOP FANS PROBABLY KNOW THIS VOICE. THIS IS DEJAY NASTY. THE GRAMMY KID. DEJAY NASTY. HE CAN DO MUCH MORE THAN JUST SPIN RECORDS. HE MAKES THEM. WE ARE THE NASTY BEAT MAKERS. DEJAY NASTY AND HIS BROTHER ARE A GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCING DUO. SO WHAT EXACTLY DO MUSIC PRODUCERS DO? HALF OF THE SINGERS OUT THERE, THEY DON’T WRITE THEIR OWN MATERIAL, WHATEVER. SO, YOU KNOW, THEY MIGHT HAVE A VISION BUT WE’RE THE ONES THAT PUT IT ON PAPER. I’D LIKE TO START WITH A BEAT. ONCE I’M DONE MAKING THE BEAT, THAT’S WHERE MY PARTNER BECOMES INVOLVED AND HE STARTS COMING UP WITH THE MELODIE AND THE SOUNDS, THE GUITARS, WHETHER WE NEED LIVE DRUMS. THAT’S WHY WE MAKE SUCH A GOOD DUO. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD SOME OF THEIR TRADEMARK SONGS. WE KNOW PRESIDENT OBAMA CERTAINLY HAS. IT’S A NO-BRAINER, MY FAVORITE RECORD IS “ALL I DO IS WIN.” WHY WOULDN’T IT BE? OBAMA WALKS OUT TO THE RECORD. IT’S IN EVERY ARENA. THE SONG NEVER GETS OLD. AND OF COURSE THE TWO ARE PROUD OF THEIR GRAMMY-WINNING RECORD, LUDACRIS’ “GREW UP A SCREW SCREW-UP.” . WE WON A GRAMMY FOR “RELIEF THERAPY,” LUDACRIS’ ALBUM. THE WHOLE CONCEPT FROM A BIGGIE MALLS LYRIC, I GREW UP A SCREW-UP. I TOOK THAT LINE, PUT THE BEAT DOWN AND STARTED MAKING IT AND SAID, Y’ALL, YOU GOT TO DO SOMETHING TO THIS. MY BROTHER CAME IN AND STARTED PLAYING PIANOS AND CORDS AND IT SOUNDED LIKE A MONSTER. WE ENDED UP GETTING A GRAMMY FOR THAT. A MOMENT THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES. YOU GO FROM SUPER PRODUCERS TO GRAMMY-AWARD-WINNING PRODUCERS. THAT TITLE STAYS WITH YOU FOREVER. FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A HIT SONG OF THEIR OWN, THE BROTHERS HAVE SOME ADVICE. YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW. YOU CAN’T WANT TO DO THIS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS AND ALL THAT STUFF. YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE IT. HERE’S SOMETHING REALLY COOL. THEY’RE NOT JUST LIMITED TO HIP-HOP MUSIC THEY SAY. LENNY TOURED WITH THE BACK

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