Exclusive Internet Traffic Magazine Coverage With Louie Valentino
How did it feel when first heard yourself on the radio?
Louie – When I first heard myself on the radio I was hella excited I felt like all the hard work paid off. But after that I felt like I had to come with another song that was better than that record to stay consistent.
How does it feel to be a successful artist in today’s time?
Louie – It feels good but the success part is behind me. It’s all about evolving & being in competition with myself to get better & better each day. There’s always room for improvement in my music career.
When did you mix and master your first official project?
Louie – I’ve always mixed my own music from singles, eps & albums. My first project outside of that was Mistah F.A.B Gold Chains & Taco Meat 2 Skinny Jeans & Designers Shoes and then it took off from there with other artists.
How many hours do you think you spend in the studio?
Louie – I spend at least 6-8 hours in the studio daily rather it’s me mixing or mastering, tracking for clients, or working on my own music. I’m usually in the studio 7 days a week. I try not to take any days off and get as much work in as possible.
If a fan came up to you for advice? What are 2 things you could tell them?
Louie – If a fan asked me for advice the 2 things I would tell them are 1. Stay consistent even when it seems like it’s not working. Keep working and challenge yourself every single day to get better because what you did yesterday doesn’t count for today. Each day is gonna be different 2. Never let anyone tell you what you can’t do if you have an idea try it there’s nothing wrong with trying it doesn’t hurt at all believe in yourself before you try to make anyone else believe in you
If you had to choose one artist to work with from the industry who would it be and why?
Louie – If I could work with one artist right now it would be HER. I’m a big fan of R&B music and she is the true definition of that in today’s time all organic natural music you don’t hear a lot of autotune it sounds natural like the 80’s & 90’s R&B the lyrics aren’t watered down everything is a vibe and something that you will be able to play years from now that classic sound as I like to call it.
What’s the latest project you are working on for the fans?
Louie – The latest project I’m working on right now is ” Late Night Hype ” Part 1 & 2 mostly all engineered by my intern/assistant Reggie Shelton aka X Seed. The project has that old-school hyphy feel to it, something you can play at functions, car shows, turf battles, etc. The beat selection is a big part of the project. It has that old-school 808 feel to it that will have your trunk rattling widows vibrating & speakers ready to blow out.
Did you lose any friends on your journey?
Louie – I have lost plenty of friends along the journey of my career but you have to leave the pack to lead the pack especially if the people in your circle don’t have any motivation or anything going for themselves. I’ve had people use me to get to where they need to be in their career and once they reach that goal they act like they don’t know you anymore and turn Hollywood. I’ve had friends who expect you to do something once you get in a position like you owe them something because they were around supporting you when it was really fake support. It’s all a part of the game like they say it’s lonely at the top so get used to it.
Does your music career affect your family in any way? Negative or positive.
Louie – My music career has definitely had a great effect on my family if i may say so my mom is my biggest supporter. I’ve been able to enjoy my career, make money from it and help take care of things. I also have a daughter so everything I’m doing right now it’s to build a legacy & business for her so she has something when she gets older. i go to work every day for her to make sure she can have the best education, play sports, have nice clothes, have a roof over her head, have food on the table & never have to want for anything at all.