CEO of Producer Collective 808Godz, Will Major Talks Meeting The Migos and Placement on Culture II
Last week, I got a chance to catch-up with producer Will Major. Major is a 27-year-old, New Jersey native and CEO of producer group 808Godz. They had a placement on the Migosâ€™ Culture and currently have a placement on their latest album Culture II with the previously released MLK Day snippet, â€śCulture National Anthem.â€ť
Who exactly are the 808Godz
â€śIt started with two other guys â€” I went solo carrying the name by myself. I produce under Will Major now and I am the CEO of 808Godz.â€ť
808Godz consists of Will himself along with StaccDaGreatest. Fellow producer Figure Made It also contributed to the record.
I asked Will how the creative process behind the beat went down:
â€śWell, the beat started with a simple melodic piano loop from Figurez. I sent it over to StaccDaGreatest to lay down some dope counter melodies including flutes, arps and a choir which sounded official.Â I topped it off by adding the drums, mixing the beat and arranging it.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s different from other beats out there â€” an instant hit if you ask me.â€ť
So, the 808Godz had their hit, they just needed to get it in the hands of the right artist. Will talked about how the Migos got a hold of the beat and how they ultimately ended up using it:
â€śYeah, I went out to LA for The Set Gala and met the gang in person. I chilled in the mansion they had for a couple of days. When I was leaving Quavo told me to leave a pack if I wanted to be on Culture II.â€ť
Let this be a lesson to aspiring producers â€” you need to get out and network in person if you want beat placements.
So Will left a pack of beats for Quavo and a few weeks later…
â€ś…DJ Durel hit me up on Instagram and said, bro, I got a gift for you stay tuned…”
“Once he said that I knew what it was.Â I’m just excited to be a part of Culture I & II! â€ť
Make sure you guys check out Migos full-length album Culture II out NOW. Also, the 808Godz produced record â€śCulture National Anthem.â€ť