Rsonist makes more than music. ‘Heat’ is a word that gets thrown around a lot in music today. But what really makes a track hot? Is it flow? Word play? Sure, those are all part of it. But there’s no REAL heat without the right beat.
Rsonist makes heat. Both by name (The Heatmakerz) and by reputation. For over a decade Rsonist has produced iconic beats for Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and Ghostface Killah. Oh and he also produced all your favourite Diplomats songs too. Cam’ron, Juelz, Jim Jones… Rsonist built the beats that defined an entire era of hip-hop.
He pressed pause at Diamond District Studios long enough to share his thoughts on the importance of energy, the best beat he’s ever made and how to go from ‘just a track’ to ‘real record’.