Y’all sleep on producers a lot, you know that right? Sure you might know Metro Boomin, the members of 808Mafia, Zaytoven, etc etc. You’ve known these producers for so long because some of your favorite rappers have been using their beats since the beginning of time. But what about the producers that produce you’re favorite underground artists instrumentals? *thinking emoji* You hear the skill and talent in those beats but yet you never think “Hey lemme go see what this producer is on, this sound is contagious.” Well while you have no clue on what to look for while trying to scramble and think of some good underground producer, why don’t I just introduce you to one? Meet HERTZKETCHUP, the 17-year-old producer from Virginia Beach, VA. Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking “This kid’s only 17 and he’s being interviewed?” Yes, we are interviewing him; because not only do we see his current talent, we can also see his potential in the future. Hertz right now is in the mix of perfecting his sound and seeing what he can do himself, and he’s showing that he can be very diverse and fluent in his ability. I got the chance to sit down and talk with Hertz to get a better insight on the 17-year-old future super producer. Before the interview you’ll be able to get an idea of HERTZKETCHUP’s sound with GERONIMO by Raely which premiered earlier this week with Raely’s interview.
*GERONIMO by Raely (produced by HERTZKETCHUP)*
Who are you?
Hertz: I’m HERTZKETCHUP and I am a music producer from Virginia Beach, VA. I’m 17 years old and currently feel like I can change the fucking world.
How long have you been producing music?
Hertz: I’ve been producing since I was 15. I would play around on my Mom’s iPad with garage band and make the most horrible beats known to man. I’d always try to copy Dr. Dre because at the time i was super into Eminem and the whole Slim Shady vibe. The beats never came out sounding like what I intended but it was still fun to mash random piano chords and freestyle over my premature beats.
Did you ever see yourself taking music production as serious as you do now?