The Gateway to the North and Beyond [Mixtape]
Introducing WHOISPDP, the Birmingham producer with more than a UK sound.
Introducing the one they call, WHOISPDP. He is one of the key tastemakers and music producers currently on Soundcloud making a name for himself in the Hip Hop/Trap world, online and offline. Representing Birmingham, UK, WHOISPDP takes pride in championing his hybrid sound of UK Hip Hop and US Hip Hop.
We wanted to know the method behind his madness when it comes to finding new names, collaborators and exactly why he is the gateway to the North and beyond.
For the newcomers, what are the three words that would best describe WHOISPDP?
Vibrant, blessed and energetic!
Do you know that you are considered to be ‘the plug’ for this wave of music you’re cosigning?
No I do not! Jheeeze me a whole plug y’know!
How do you come across these new northern UK artists, or do they find you?
Well, I went to University at Northampton in 2016 and made some connections at the studio with some of the artists down there like Theo Chanesta, Devonta Jj, Khari Ka Vinci, Eli-San and more. They’re like my family now, the music that they make is incredible and diverse. There’s not a single one of them that isn’t talented down there that I’ve come into connection with. Their music needs to be heard and the least I can do is support them!
Because of artists like, Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Ski Mask The Slump God, the term, “Soundcloud Rapper/Music” gets thrown about. What is your take on this, as people might mistaken you for this type of artist… or is this who you are?
Personally, I find the term funny and lit because of the memes, but it’s like a part of our culture. An unconfirmed sub-genre in a kind of way. Our sound is different from the music you would have heard 7 years ago, I accept the label because it comes with recognition at the same time. At the end of the day, we are all artists no matter what platform we put our music on. They can mistake me for it, I appreciate it!
What is the ultimate goal for WHOISPDP?
TO DEFEAT THE ULTIMATE ‘CLOUT MASTER’
Nah but for real, music makes me happy and I often find myself lost in it because of how great it makes me feel, it was a way out for me in one of my challenging and darkest moments in my life. For me its my release of me sharing my gifts that God has blessed me with, whether that is in the ambience of the production I make, to the lyrics in the songs that I write, I want to share my blessings with the world and every time someone tells me my music makes them feel good too or has made their day, my goal is accomplished.
Listen below to the universal hand crafted mixtape by music producer, WHOISPDP.