Our first #TYC2017 artist is Primeboi. He is a successful entrepreneur and producer who has produced hit tracks for many artists including GOT7, Changmo, 15&'s Jimin, The Quiett and San E. Primeboi is also the CEO of the Prima Music Group record label. He shares some inspiration in the interview below! We hope his story inspires you to achieve your goals.
Name: Jinhyeon Park (Primeboi)
Age: 21 years old (International age)
City: Mapo-gu, Seoul
Q. Who or what inspired you to pursue music?
A. I didn’t have any hobbies but I got into hip-hop after I listened to the 'Minos in Nuol' album.
Q. How did you get into producing?
A. I decided to become a person who can actually give Minos the beats that I make. I think my dreams happened approximately four years after this.
Q. How would you describe your producing style?
A. I can show any genre based on hip-hop.
Q. What are the differences from producing for major K-pop singers (GOT7 etc.) in comparison to the underground hip-hop artists?
A. Their production process. I think there are lots of differences. Hip-hop artists start and work together on their general album work whether they are underground or main stream. However, K-pop artists start and work with their companies.
Q. What is the biggest challenge you’ve had as being young in this industry?
A. I made my own company last December. I hope you remember Prima Music Group.
Q. What made you want to begin your own company? Prima Music Group
A. I wanted to build a safe home for my friends in this business.
Q. Can you share any inspiring words to young creatives like you?
A. Even though you think you are not ready, that doesn’t mean they are not ready too.
Q. How old were you when you knew this is what you wanted to do?
A. Since I was 19.
Q. How did you get to where you are today?
A. I actually learned from watching lots of Youtube videos. I spent so much time on repeating and making my own beats, practicing what is original and copying them.
Q. What sets you apart from others/ makes you unique?
A. You will see in my new album which is releasing soon. (T/N: Pimeboi 'TRAILER' album is available now!)
Q. What’s the most memorable thing that’s happened to you in your career?
A. My parents were not happy with my career before but now they are happy. I am so grateful for this.
THE YOUNG CREATIVES - DOING IT OUR WAY