Correction, Mastamind was creating beats using the mpc in the band (Asylum), Bunji bought a laptop (Mac) and Mastamind started using that to create beats. Bunji never showed him how to produce, that would be Daryl Braxton, Budha and Samuel Jack, those would be the people that teach Mastamind a thing or two about producing.Heared and interview some time back and mastermind said that bunji was one of the people that showed how to produce and gave him his break when he did the songs for him. I have seen most artist when the build a riddim they forget about other artist coming on the riddim and they does produce it to their flow not sure if any of you ever realize that on some riddims arstist does get the producer to change up the riddim a little to fit them.
This is coming direct from his bio:
By the time he graduated, Shawn then started studying to become an electrical engineer this is where he was approached by Junior of the Sensation Band , he quickly grabbed at the opportunity and became the keyboardist for the band. The Sensation Band had recently teamed up with Bunji Garlin and this is where he first met his first inspiration, Daryl Braxton, who at the time was producing for the vocalist in the band. Shawn let Daryl listen to some of his earlier attempts at producing, and he encouraged him to sit in on some of his recording sessions and this inspired Shawn to take producing seriously.
In 2003, the Sensation Band , now known as The Asylum, was on tour in the United States and while on tour, Bunji Garlin became aware of Shawn's Talents, he was producing beats using the bands equipment, Bunji invested in a laptop and it was fuel to Shawn's producing fires.
He then hooked up with Budha, a well known producer from the Producer's Coalition of America (this group is responsible for producing music for some of Hip Hop and R&B's well known artists such as Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Destiny's Child, and Dr. Dre). Budha took Shawn under his guide and introduced him to professional producing software, giving him a crash course on it's technicalities. By the end of 2003 Shawn had produced several songs on Bunji's Graceful Vengeance album, including Warrior Cry ( Trinidad and Tobago 's Soca Monarch 2004), The Latin beats of Snake Oil Part 2 and the soulful rhythms of One Family . He then went on to co-produce the Nightshift Riddim, working with Machel Montano, Benjai, Gailann, Maximus Dan, Mistah Shak (his eldest brother) and Collis Durante.
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